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: 4.00 Month: 53.00 Year: 719.50
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: 425.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 146.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 39.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
41.000.000.000.000.0041.00
Trail N1 Miles: 11.00Road N2 Miles: 12.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 10.00Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Had stomach flu complete with puking yesterday and I was still recovering today, so didn't run. Should be back on my feet tomorrow. I got a plush bathrobe as a Christmas present, and I've worn it every day, almost all day since. I've only left the house twice since Christmas morning. Lazy. Combine the bathrobe with my current fu manchu facial hair, and I look downright white trashy, ala Ben Stiller in Dodgeball.

Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

PM- Barry suggested an end-of-year Paris Mtn run and 6 of us showed up- big crew- including Aaron and Lynn who landed at the airport just minutes before.  Nice temps, lots of fun talking, nice run. 11 miles.  Pushed me over 3500 miles for the year, my lowest mileage in 3 years. Which I'm ok with. Not really sure plans for next year- I have a 15 miler in Jan and Mt Mitchell Challenge 40 miler in Feb, and nothing else. Barkley and Western States lotteries didn't work out, so I'll probably try Massanutten to see if I can get it. 

Happy New Year, everyone.

Trail N1 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

PM late afternoon 4 miles. Wasn't much but I didn't feel great. I was planning on a solid week or more off after LM. Due to illness, it's ended up being 2.5 weeks with just a couple runs. Based on how I'm feeling, I need it. I put in for Massanutten lottery today, so my lottery fate will be determined by the stock market Jan 10.

belated thoughts on last year:

ran 3502 miles for the year

1175 were trail miles

418 trail race miles (12 races) (368 miles 2012, 364 2011, 394 2010, 190 2009)

8 road race miles (2 races)

263 PM miles (24 trips)

240.5 LR miles (12 trips)

101 other trail miles (2 LR, 2 MR, Oregon and scout camp)

133.5 GE trail miles (26 days)

17 BW

 

420 speed miles, 212 xt miles, 2115 road/tm miles

 

2009 3331,  2010 3104, 2011 3769, 2012 3911, 2013 3502

 

Highlights- set 50k PR and 5k PR in 2 weeks, very unexpected on 5k

Won 5 races, 3 ultras, plus podium at 3 more

Barkley- most awesome race ever

Good win at TNF Atlanta, plus best 100 ever at Pinhoti

425 miles racing, most ever- 14 races in 6 states

3500 miles total, lowest since 2010. 33% were trails

 

Lowlights-

Hmm- nothing too bad. Getting lost at LM was a bummer. Being sick before Chuckanut and having it affect me at Barkley. That's all for now.

Road N2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch- low 40's and rainy, let's go for a run. And, how about 2 guys in the group run with no shirts on!  Yes, we runners are bright, we are. 10 miles, rainy.

Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- big group for a Friday. 9 guys. 25 deg, cold. 1 hr.

Road N2 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

AM- slept in, went for a run. It was 21 deg, so I wore my running pants, the first time I've worn them on a regular run in 3 years. 8 easy miles in an hour.

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
41.000.000.000.000.0041.00
Trail N1 Miles: 11.00Road N2 Miles: 12.00Fuel 2 (road) Miles: 10.00Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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