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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I also maintain a blogspot running blog. Check it out. 

5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals 

None for now

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon

Personal:

I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 55.00 Year: 1175.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 335.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 201.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 118.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
48.000.000.000.000.0048.00
Adrenaline Miles: 9.00NB 767 Miles: 8.00Tangent 2 Miles: 7.00NB 768 Miles: 9.00XT Wings Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

My slacker month is officially over.  I only ran 110 miles in October, much lower than my old low in April of 180 (when I was sick for half the month).  And almost half my miles were on trails in Oct!  But I am feeling much better and not burnt out anymore.

PM- It was a dark and stormy night... darn daylight savings!  I was planning to run on the treadmill watching MNF but Cody called so I went with him.  We ran into Joe (man, must be a small town!) a few miles into the run and convinced him to run with us.  Ran thru Providence, River Heights, and up to campus.  Cody dropped me off near home but I decided to circle around some to get 9 miles.  Just over 64 minutes.

Adrenaline Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

PM- 8 miles.

NB 767 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

PM- 7 miles.

Tangent 2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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I realized today that, other than Saturdays, I won't run in sunlight until March or so.  5 months of darkness!  I might as well move to Alaska.

I was looking at the La Sportiva Mountain Cup trail racing page today and found a cool picture.  It is of the top 500 m of the mountain climb at Jupiter Steeplechase I ran in August.  I estimated to climb to be 35-45% grade.  Take a look at the picture and see if you can identify where I am (it should be very easy if you know anything about me).  Just for reference, you can see the first place runner about 2/3 of the way up the mountain... and that is 5 minutes ahead of me.  It was about a 10-12 minute climb.

PM- I convinced Cody last minute to go running with me.  I had to drop my car off at the shop near the airport, then we worked our way over to 1200 E, thru USU campus, then eventually home.  I rediscovered how hard it is to run a fast pace in the dark.  9 miles. 

NB 768 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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I found some videos this week of some races I ran this year. Very fun races in Park City. Some of you may enjoy these clips. If anyone wants to run them with me next year, let me know.

The first one is from the Mid Mountain Marathon and has several good green short views, plus an interview of someone you guys might recognize.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZT5kITnKTc

The second one is from another the Jupiter Steeplechase, the race with the picture from yesterday's post. The winner, who is one of the best trail runners in the country, says it was one of the steepest hills he has ever climbed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T8Otb9xZY8

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

AM- Met Joe at the start of the canal and ran with him up the canyon to the Logan River trail where we met Paul.  Cody was a no-show.  Then we ran up almost to Guinavah Malibu campground, then back down.  I talked Paul's and Joe's ears off the whole way.  About 30 deg, nice day for a run- very peaceful feeling with most the leaves scattered about the ground.  Very few people on the trail.  Easy pace, about 15 miles, 1:59:27.

XT Wings Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
48.000.000.000.000.0048.00
Adrenaline Miles: 9.00NB 767 Miles: 8.00Tangent 2 Miles: 7.00NB 768 Miles: 9.00XT Wings Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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