I'm retired from racing. Really.

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Feb 24, 2007



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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:


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


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: 0.00 Month: 16.00 Year: 691.00
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: 136.50
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Since I joined the blog, I have never had a month where I didn't miss at least one day of running.  In June, I had not missed a single day... until yesterday.  I thought about going running, but decided against it.  My muscles have minimal soreness from Saturday, but the top of my right foot has a somewhat worrisome, acute pain.  I decided that running streaks exist to help us run and get better.  When we keep a streak going only for the streak's sake, even though it will likely do more harm than good when flirting with an injury, then it is silly.  So I took the day off.  I may run later this week, I may not- depends on how my foot feels.  But just coming off the longest race (time and distance) of my life, I have a lot more to risk injury-wise than I have to gain fitness wise.  My next race is in 6 weeks, so I have plenty of time to recover properly.  I will be conservative.

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I decided my recovery was over and it was time to get back to work.  Picked up Cody and we did about 30-40 minutes of pool running (3 cross train miles).  Then we ran 6 mile landfill loop, about 7:30 pace.  Felt good though I could tell I had a few days off.  My foot did not hurt at all during the run, although it still bugs me at other times.  I don't think it is skeletal (I hope).  Easy runs Fri and Sat, then back to at least 60 miles next week, pending no foot pain.  Good to be running again, though the time off was nice.

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In Idaho Falls for the weekend, so I was able to run with jtshad.  I always look forward to our runs.  We did just under 12 miles together, kind of just cruising around town and the river.  Very quiet, peaceful morning- most of the people are still asleep, resting their ears and eyes from the amazing firework display they do here.  Good run with him- started off pretty fast and gradually slowed a bit.  Stopped by his house, then I ran back to my car with a small loop around Community Park to try to get around 13 miles.  Nice day out.  Thanks for the run, Jeff, and enjoy staining your deck!  1:35:31.

My week of R&R is over- next week I plan to be around 60-70 miles, depending how I feel, then up to 80+ for the rest of the month.

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