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: 50.00 Year: 810.50
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: 436.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 241.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 70.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
87.009.000.000.000.0096.00
Fuel XC Miles: 44.50Hoka Bondi B Miles: 9.00Fuel Miles: 4.50Float 2 Miles: 20.00NB 760 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.000.0023.00

AM- 9.  Nice morning out.  First run in my Hokas, and I'll admit that I really liked them.  Looking forward to trying them on real trails- I was on mainly road with just a bit of dirt this morning.

PM- 14 splendid miles on the sometimes twisty, sometimes hilly, sometimes rooty, otherwise flat, smooth, and gorgeous singletrack of Southside Park.  Beautiful day for a run.  100% singletrack.  Saw about 6 mtn bikers in the first 20 min, then didn't see a soul the rest of the time- very peaceful.  Great place to run- there's a wonderful, almost smooth 2 mile section that I may have to do repeats on for my speedwork for Umstead.. 14 miles with about 1700 ft climbing (?- Garmin connect says 700, Sporttracks says 1800- definitely more than 700) in just under 2 hrs.  Shorts and t-shirt weather.  

Fuel XC Miles: 14.00Hoka Bondi B Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.509.000.000.000.0019.50

AM- 38 deg and rain/windy out, so went to the gym for the first time ever.  15 mile run with 9 tinman tempo (~6:05 avg).

PM- 4.5 ez. 

Fuel Miles: 4.50Float 2 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

Lunch- 3 days of high mileage, little sleep, and too little/crappy food caught up to me.  Drove to Croft/Southside again for a nice trail run.  14 miles, though the last half was a slog with a few sitting spells.  Still, trails are always nice- saw some deer, and just 6 people.  Muddy thanks to 1.5 inches rain yesterday.  2:13, ~800 ft climbing.  

Bought Unbreakable (about 2010 Western States 100) and watched it last night with Marci.  Awesome story.  Marci couldn't believe I was making her watch it, but she was really into it by the end (especially since she didn't know who won). 

Fuel XC Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM- 8.  28 deg out- I think that is my first freezing temps run since last Jan/Feb.

PM- 5 ez. 

NB 760 Miles: 8.00Float 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

 AM- 6 ez, followed by 2 fun hours of ultimate frisbee, the first time I've played in 3 years.  Good times.  10 total. 

I just did a new post on my blogger about the ultrarunning gear I use.  A bit late for Christmas, but hopefully useful. 

NB 760 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.500.000.000.000.0016.50

AM- Met Justin at Dupont state forest.  16.5 miles at a generally easy pace (2:50) with 2500 ft climbing.  Perfect weather, especially at the finish with about 50 deg temps.  Didn't see anyone for the first 2.5 hrs of the run, having the whole place to ourselves.  The river crossing at mile 12 was exciting, too, as Justin **just-about** went into the drink on the very mossy rocks.  I still don't know how he stayed up.  Good run to finish up the year.

This ends a strong year for me- I'll do a full wrap up later.  This week is my 5th highest mileage this year, and I finish with 395 miles in December (2nd highest of the year- within spitting distance of 400, and 70 miles higher than my prev Dec record) and ran a total of 3769.75 miles for the year, beating my 2009 record by over 430 miles.  That means I averaged more than 72 miles per week and basically ran from Key West, FL at the SE tip of the US all the way to Neah Bay, at the very NW corner of Washington State, plus running an extra 120 miles back.

Fuel XC Miles: 16.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
87.009.000.000.000.0096.00
Fuel XC Miles: 44.50Hoka Bondi B Miles: 9.00Fuel Miles: 4.50Float 2 Miles: 20.00NB 760 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
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