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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). Play ultimate frisbee.

4 year coach of Langston Middle School- love it

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: 30.00 Year: 253.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 297.00
Road M3 Grey And Yellow Lifetime Miles: 324.00
Road N2 Purple 2 Lifetime Miles: 222.50
Road N2 4 Grey Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.500.000.000.0056.0076.50
Road N2 4 Grey Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

The gym at my work is closed for a month which makes it a lot harder to do elliptical. Frisbee day, 6v6 on the last evening game before daylight savings makes it much darker. I played terrible, lots of bad throws. My team trailed 2-4 but then won 5-4 despite my crappy play. I had a hard collision with a teammate where we both got knocked to the ground- my jaw ran into something hard on his body. Jaw is very sore now. I'd be a terrible boxer.

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My heel/achilles pretty much hurts non-stop these days. I really should go to the doctor cause it's been over 4 months and just not getting better. I did elliptical and then ran today, ignoring the pain.

My second child is the first alternate for her cross country team for state. She actually ran faster than the last varsity girl for the past month but the coach doesn't like to swap things around. The team is good, ranked 2nd in the state. The JV team would beat most varsity teams (my faster daughter got 2nd at the JV County meet with about 20 teams in the race, but would have been 29th place in the varsity in a field of 150 runners.)

Last Saturday was state qualifiers- all the teams are split into 2 heats, with the top 8 from each heat advancing to state finals next Saturday. The coach decided to rest their legs (which I don't think is necessary, as it's only a 5k and a week between races). She had all her girls run 60-90 seconds slower than normal, thinking they team would finish 5th or so (again, not what I would ever do as I don't want to tempt fate). It worked out, though, as the team still placed first in their heat, winning by 2 points.

So Saturday will be state, though my daughter won't race unless someone comes up sick or injured. Hope the team runs well. The number 1 team is much better than everyone (top 4 runners under 19 min), then there's 3-4 really close teams vying for the rest of the podium.

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Little elliptical, no more.

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12 people. My team lost 2-5 (I had two hit me in the hands that I dropped, not something I do often). But then we won 3-0.

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very sore after yesterday's frisbee (plus stayed up too late at Dave Matthews Band concert here in Greenville). no running, only elliptical and lots of stretching/foam rolling

Just curious, what recovery methods do FRB use? I generally foam roll and use a Stick for 15 min each day on my legs and a bit on the back. Anyone else do that, or other things?

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State cross country meet. Very rainy, cold, windy, muddy. In other words, honest XC conditions. My 2nd daughter was the team alternate but one girl got sick Friday night so my daughter was informed she'd run an hour before the race. The team was one of the pre-race favorites. Most of the team ran well- 3 were All-state (top 15). Unfortunately, the team's fastest runner (ranked 4th in the state) fell with the mud less than 4 minutes in, severely injuring her butt/leg. She still finished but was about 2 minutes and 40 places behind her normal. She's a senior so that's a tough way to finish high school XC. My daughter finished 6th for the team. The team ended up placing 3rd overall (beat 4th place by a single point), which is good considering top runner got injured and 4th runner was sick and DNS. Looking at the times, if the top runner hadn't been injured and had even a mediocre race, my daughter's team would have won. It wsa a fun season, and they seem stacked to compete for more years.

Then went and watched my 4th play in soccer tourney. In 3 games, she scored 5 of her team's 6 points.

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Did a bunch of elliptical at the gym while watching the Broncos

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Elliptical and 15 min weights (first time in a while)

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5v5 frisbee. I think my team was outmatched but we played well (even though I had a number of bad throws). We unexpectedly won 5-1 and 3-2.

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AM elliptical

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9 people at frisbee, the other team had sub. Everyone seemed super low energy for some reason. My team led 3-1 and 4-3 but lost 4-5. Doh. And I turned it over on a bad throw when it was 4-4.

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xt

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xt and run

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