I'm retired from racing. Really.

FireKracker 5k

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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
47.500.000.003.000.0050.50
Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 29.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
Race: FireKracker 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:23:57
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.003.000.004.00

AM- travelling for a month. My whole extended family did the Idaho Falls FireKracker 5k. My first race in 4 years, and I haven't run for 3 weeks. I ran most of it with my 13 year old daughter and my niece's husband, Brenden. He pulled away just after 2 miles (meaning it's the first time I'm not the Griffin family champ ever since I joined the family), and I pulled away from my daughter with half a mile to go, encouraging her to keep up. She fell 30 yards or so behind but pushed hard with a last kick. Alas, she was too late and I beat her by a few yards but less than a second. Since most my runs are 8:30 pace or slower, I thought sub-24 was ok. Interesting how much slower I am now than 7 years ago, though. My family won 3rd place in the team division, netting us a box of long sparklers.

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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First frisbee in a month. Made lots of mistakes. Teams were very uneven (I said so right at the start) and we lost 5-1. Then we had a game with fewer people and my team won 3-1.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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First run in a while. Felt terrible. 4 miles.

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 4.00
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Hot for frisbee. My team won 5-3.

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AM cross country optional workout. 17 kids came. Only 1 puked.

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 3.00
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5 and weights

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 5.00
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5v5. My team won 5-3 then lost 2-3.

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Lunch- 5v5 frisbee, my team won 5-3

PM- cross country practice. 17 kids came. Lots of rumbling thunder in the distance.

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 2.00
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AM 5 miles at about 45 min. Felt... fine.

Rob Murphy, where did you go?

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 5.00
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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM 6

Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

6v6 on a very hot (mid 90's) day. No wind. My team won 5-3 then 3-0. Kevin was in town for the week, first time we've seen him in a while.

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6v6 frisbee. Hot and very muggy, overcast, almost no win. My team won 5-3 then lost 2-3.

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2.500.000.000.000.002.50

AM- cross country practice. 2.5 miles at Lake Conestee. 17 kids showed up again. School and the real season starts in just over 2 weeks.

Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
47.500.000.003.000.0050.50
Road M3 Grey And Yellow Miles: 29.00Trail M2 Lime/black Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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