I'm retired from racing. Really.

Lookout Mountain 50 miles

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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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 76.50 Year: 76.50
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
77.500.000.000.002.0079.50
TS 7 Miles: 26.50Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 16.00Trail M2 Miles: 35.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Lunch- it was a cold, rainy day.  Bonini and I ran 4 miles, then swapped B for Jim for 5 more miles.  Pacing with Jim was about 45 sec/mile faster.  Good practice for the race Sat as it's supposed to be 37 deg and rainy.

TS 7 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.002.008.00

Lunch- 6 running, 2 xt.  

Gotta love traffic around work during the Christmas shopping season.  I left my work parking lot and it took me 25 minutes to go one mile to get dinner.  Then, it took me another 30 minutes to go 2 miles to get the church for scouts.  3 miles in 1 hr.  Wonderful.  At least I have the 21-disc "Crime and Punishment" books on tape.  That can keep me busy for a while.

TS 7 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- ez 6 with the guys.  Goody day at work, which is exactly the best way to carbo load for my race Saturday.

TS 7 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

Lunch- busy day at work, so a lunch run was a welcome break.  I really don't remember how far we went- I seem to recall 42 min, so we'll call it 5.5 miles.

Looks like the nice weather this week is ending.  Forecast for Lookout Mountain 50 miler is 35-45 deg and rainy all day.  Should be wet, cold, muddy, and fun.

TS 7 Miles: 5.50
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Race: Lookout Mountain 50 miles (50 Miles) 08:27:39, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
51.000.000.000.000.0051.00

Quick race report- it was a rainy, cold, wet, muddy, muddy, muddy Lookout Mountain 50 mile.  The first part went well, reaching the mile 22 aid in 3:03, 22 min ahead of pace and tied for 5th, 9 min behind the leader.  Unfortunately, poor course markings saw most of the top 20 runners miss a turn, including my group.  We unknowingly ended up on the 10k course, running a loop we weren't supposed to (I was with Troy Shellhamer, 4 time finisher and 1 time winner, so we did have some idea of where to go).  We found the course eventually but then went backwards for 10 min before turning around.  Lost 30 min in all (most lost people only did an extra mile or so).  Kind of lost my killer instinct at that point and just enjoyed the rest of the mudfest (literally knee-deep shoe sucking mud at points).  Moved up from 30th to finish in 9th overall.  Had a fun time.  Running buddy Barry finished it as his first 50 ever, so congrats to him, barely edging out Jason.  Overall a bit disappointing to get lost, but still had fun in the mud and beautiful mountains.  It would be fun to try this course when it wasn't rainy, muddy, and foggy all day.

Race report http://greenshortsrunning.blogspot.com/2014/02/getting-lost-lookout-mountain-50-mile.html

Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 16.00Trail M2 Miles: 35.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
77.500.000.000.002.0079.50
TS 7 Miles: 26.50Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 16.00Trail M2 Miles: 35.00
Weight: 0.00
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