I'm retired from racing. Really.

May 2021

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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 

Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

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:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 11.00 Month: 11.00 Year: 519.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 246.00
Road M3 Grey And Yellow Lifetime Miles: 77.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
73.000.000.000.0019.0092.00
Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 11.00Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 9.00Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 16.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

PM- 4 on a hot afternoon

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 4.00
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5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Went to gym at 9 pm. Had time for 5 miles, foam roller, and weights

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

PM- 6v6 frisbee on a sunny, warm, blustery day. I thought my team was outgunned and the other team scored the first point. After a very long point, my team scored, and then followed that up with 4 more hard faught points. I would not have guessed we would win 5-1.

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Achilles/ankle sore, so did elliptical and weights

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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

5v5 frisbee. My team won 5-1, then I switched teams and my new team won 3-2.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.004.007.00

Run, elliptical, weights

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 3.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Run 4 and weights before donating blood.

Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Pounded the pavement during the day. 4 miles. Felt really slow- only remembered later that I donated blood yesterday, so I'm sure that didn't help. I've been having some pretty bad ankle pain for the past few weeks, and today my hips also hurt. My shoes used to last 500 miles, but I think I need to retire them early. The shoes are still my old Pearl Izumi shoes, so manufactured in 2014. I'm sure sitting on a shelf for 7 years doesn't help them. And, I'm about 40 pounds heavier than my lean racing days, also leading to shorter life. Hopefully changing shoes will help with my ankles.

Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

Elliptical and weights

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 6 miles in 53 minutes. My ankles felt much better with brand new shoes.

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

5v5 frisbee on a beautiful day. I could definitely tell I recently donated blood- fatigued, slow to recover from a run. My team lost 5-3.

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3.000.000.000.003.006.00

Evening- 3 run, 3 xt, weights

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 3.00
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4.000.000.000.000.004.00

80 deg and sunny, 6v6 frisbee. I was having a few throwing issues but was catching just fine so caught quite a few long bombs. I also blocked 4 or 5 of Tom's throws. My team won 5-4.

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elliptical and weights

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

85 deg and sunny with some wind. 6v6 plus my team had sub. We won 5-4, then had 5v5 game we won 3-0.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Tired of road and treadmill so drove to GE trails. Holy cow was it hot and I'm out of shape. I ran and walked about 4.5 or 5 miles. Saw somewhere between 2-5 deer (not sure if some were repeats on the way back) and no turkey or people.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

PM- 90 deg for the first day of middle school cross country tryouts. 37 kids showed up. Had some fun activities, I think it went well. Then I went to the gym for 3 more miles and lifting.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 5.00
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1.500.000.000.000.001.50

Day 2 cross country tryouts. Not sure how far I ran- we will call it 1.5.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 1.50
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13 people came to frisbee, my team had a sub. Very hot, humid, and windy (sunny and low 90's). My team won 5-4, beating a zone by the other team. We won second game 3-1.

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PM- only ran 1 mile setting up the cones for cross county. It was 90 deg, though. My car was in the shop and it was my first real day back at work since last March, so I was only home about an hour between 7 am and 8:30 pm.

For cross country, a couple of our slowest kids didn't show up for the time trial. In the end, the AD and I agreed to keep 38 kids instead of the planned 32, meaning we only had to cut 1 kid (to be fair, he ran 2 miles in 35 minutes, almost 15 minutes slower than the next slowest person). I'm glad we aren't cutting the others. It will be a big, hectic, fun team. We are returning 25 runners and adding 13 new ones. 

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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5v5 frisbee. My team never led till we won 5-4. Then I went to the gym, ran a few more miles and lifted.

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 2.00
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Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
73.000.000.000.0019.0092.00
Road N2 3 Grey Miles: 11.00Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Miles: 9.00Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 16.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 12.00
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