I'm retired from racing. Really.

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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: 3.00 Month: 79.50 Year: 79.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 26.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
48.500.000.000.000.0048.50
Progrid Guide Miles: 17.00NB 769 3 Miles: 14.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 7.00Fuel XC 2 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Hilly lunch 9 with the guys.  Actually wore tights- below freezing with 25 deg wind chill.

My whole family is sick right now, and all I can think of is Star Wars characters. 

Progrid Guide Miles: 9.00
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It's 15 deg right now in Greenville (before windchill), and 32 deg in Logan.  Something just doesn't seem right.

No run today- dentist during lunch, then at work too late to run.

I haven't signed up or even spent any time looking for upcoming races.  I think it is because I am slowly, very sadly coming to the realization that my competitive running career is likely over.  Between my work hours and extreme lack of access to good trails, my trail running certainly will only go downhill.  And for road running, it is difficult to run enough miles to be competitive even under ideal circumstances.  The less-than-ideal conditions here (i.e. no running trails/bike paths, very unsafe to run on many roads, particularly when dark) make it that much more difficult.  I know I can certainly run recreationally and even somewhat competitively and enjoy that, but it's hard to accept that my fastest days are probably behind me.  I just can't see 100 mile weeks happening.  I'm pretty sad about this.  I'm not seeking sympathy or pep-talks, just venting to myself.  It's a bitter pill to swallow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch 8.  Todd took us on a new route that included a little nice grass and dirt running.  Nice to break out of the standard 3 routes, and real nice to be off pavement.

Progrid Guide Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch run 8.  It was 32 deg and rainy, which is about as miserable as conditions get.  But it actually wasn't that bad- a couple of us were even wearing shorts.  There was a bit of ice on the roads this morning so they cancelled the schools, which the definitely would not have done in Utah.

Evening update- according to weather.com, it is now 46 deg in Greenville (and increasing!), 7 deg in Logan, and 9 deg in Idaho Falls.  Life is good again. 

 

NB 769 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM- Woke up early to run with Todd.  The 9 laps on the GE track seemed to go real fast thanks to steady conversation.  About freezing temps, which felt pleasant.

PM- First trail run in over a month!  Maybe that's why I've been so depressed.  Parked at Barry's house, 1 mile from Paris Mtn.  7 miles in about 70 min (that's what happens when the whole run is on leaf-covered trails and it's night).  Didn't see a single person the whole time, and there was a nice stillness all around, a good Christmas peaceful feeling.  I could actually see the lights of Greenville from the mtn, since the leaves are gone.  1200 ft climbing.

NB 769 3 Miles: 6.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

AM- Headed back to Paris Mtn.  Temp was 35 deg and it stopped raining just as I started, so I was not cold.  Only saw 5 runners and 1 hiker the whole time on the trail.  Felt pretty good and pushed the pace a bit, esp. at the start and finish.  My longest run since my race on Nov 6, and my first time over 40 mpw in 6 weeks or so.  Kinda sad, I know.  But it's nice to be on the dirt again.  10.5 miles in 1:37:30 with 1900 ft climbing.

Fuel XC 2 Miles: 10.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
48.500.000.000.000.0048.50
Progrid Guide Miles: 17.00NB 769 3 Miles: 14.00Fuel XC 3 Miles: 7.00Fuel XC 2 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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