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 

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: 9.00 Month: 50.00 Year: 50.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 270.00
Road M3 Grey And Yellow Lifetime Miles: 203.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
54.000.001.002.000.0057.00
TS11 Miles: 17.00TS12 Miles: 36.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.001.002.000.0010.00

Lunch- 6 run, then a good game of ultimate with more running and sprinting than usual. My team got smoked.

TS11 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Lunch 10. Warmer.

TS12 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- flying to Indiana for work trip today, so ran this morning. It was pretty slow. I think most miles were 7:45-8:15 or so. I did 1:28, so I'll call it 11 miles. Last day with these test shoes today, but they already sent me another pair to wear and review.

TS11 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM- 8 miles in Terre Haute, IN. Ended up running by a minimum security prison and the wastewater treatment facility. I wouldn't suggest this route as the "best of Terre Haute" running tour. I spent a month here during HS. Feels kind of like a run down town.

TS12 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

am 7 tm

I've been having a terrible time sleeping again. Stress, I think. I wake up most days before 5 am, often 3 am. I'm tired in the evenings, but often toss and turn for hours before falling asleep. Right now, for example, I've been awake since 4 am Fri morning and it's 2:15 am Sat morning. I'm conducting an unintentional experiment of one to see the impacts of 3-5 hrs sleep for weeks on end. This can't end well. 

TS12 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- After my 3 hours of sleep, I finally got up and went running. Beautiful sunny day, mid-50's. Right away, I felt a lot more energetic than the past few days. Ran out to Georgia Rd area, as usual. Gmap-pedometer puts my run at 11.0006 miles- I guess my internal odometer of where to turn around for 5.5 miles is pretty darn accurate. Averaged 7:11 for the run. Now I get to go set up tables and chairs at the church, take kids to a birthday party, and spend the day from 4 pm on at the church for Stake Conference. We've got a 70 coming, so I'm pretty excited. Now I just have to hope I can stay awake.

TS12 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
54.000.001.002.000.0057.00
TS11 Miles: 17.00TS12 Miles: 36.00
Weight: 0.00
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