I'm retired from racing. Really.

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Feb 24, 2007



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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: 18.50 Month: 74.50 Year: 74.50
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: 219.00
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I did what has become my normal Monday evening run- up Logan canyon in the evening.  Started at the canal at 8 pm, ran up the canyon and back.  Still hot, but not as many bugs as previous weeks.  Didn't finish till 10:15 pm.  I think my few days off turned my legs into jelly, cause they were both very tired and sore by the end of the run.

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Took the day off work, so I got a morning run.  Wow, that was NICE!  So nice not to run in 90+ degree weather!  I really wish I could do that every day- I know my training would be better/faster if I wasn't always fighting the heat.  Morning run was from my house along TOU course to the finish line, then back, plus a bit more.  Started at 8:00 pace, steadily and continuously picked up the pace with the last mile under 7:00 pace.  9.5 miles.

I spent most of the day outside watching my daughter while my wife played in a volleyball tournament with her sister.  They won it, never losing a match.  I didn't drink or eat much, so figured I would be a bit tired for my afternoon run.

Afternoon run started at Green canyon parking lot, ran about 2.5 miles up the canyon.  In the RAIN.  Yep, it was raining for the first time in almost 2 months.  It was glorious and cool and refreshing.  Sounds like a Sprite commercial.  Turned around, ran down to Bonneville Shoreline trail, ran to first dam, then up to USU campus, winding my way around a bit, finishing at the quad.  Finished with an hour of good frisbee.  Very tired.  11 miles.

35 miles in 25 hours.  More miles already tha ALL of last week.

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This is my first week with 2-a-days, which means waking up at the butt crack of dawn.  Earlier, actually.  Morning run started before 4:30 am- ouch!  5 miles from mile 21.5 to 24 and back on TOU course.  Started at 8:10 pace, finished at 7:25 pace.  Felt ok considering how many miles I have run and how tired I am.  Way too early for a run and not even cool out- close to 70 degrees.  38:25 time.  2-a-days are very hard for me when I have to get up so early.

Evening run- 6 easy miles with Paul on river trail.  51:51.  Might have been a hair longer than 6, cause 8:30 pace seems a bit slow.  It was humid and there was a very pretty mist/fog over the river and especially over the lakes- rather dense on the lakes.  I thought it was very pituresque (sp?).

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I now have 6 pairs of running shoes. 

Road shoes: Saucony Omni 5 (292 miles), NB 766 (315 miles)

Trail shoes: Mizuno Wave Ascend 2 (60 miles), NB 806 (332 miles)

Racing shoes: Saucony Tangent 2 (20 miles), Nike Elite (not sure- probably 100 miles)

Since I just bought the Tangents, I think my Elites will be changed to road shoes/lightweight trainers since both of my other road shoes are getting up there in years.

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Met Cody at my house (we figured it was the first time just the two of us had run together).  Ran to planet walk and then looped around to the Blackhawk park.  I wanted to do 5x1200 meter repeats, but the loop we did ended up being 0.92 miles (1472 meters) so we only did 4.  It was my very first speed workout of the year, so I was hoping for 5:30-5:40 pace.  I did them in 5:06, 5:07, 5:08, and 5:06, with 2.5 minutes recovery.  Very consistent, but I would have liked to get faster with each one.  Cody kicked my butt on the last 2 and beat me by 4 seconds on the last one.  My legs felt ok, my lungs were slowing me down.  But it was very nice to have someone to do speed work with rather than hammering them out alone.  Ran home via planet walk.  10.25 miles (it's official- from Cody's GPS) in about 1:15.

Followed the run with almost 2 great hours of frisbee.  I ran even more than usual- it was a great game.  You all should join me sometime- very fun, good cross training and speed work.  I'll count it for 2.25 crosstraining miles, given how hard I was working.

Elite- about 110 miles.

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6 easy miles, two times on planet walk, pushing the jogging stroller.  Easy, not timed.  I saw Dan walking with his wife and 2 dogs and talked to him for a minute.

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Cody and James came to my house and we drove to TOU start and ran to my house, 21.6 miles or so.  We ran all the miles between about 6:45-7:15 pace, with most within a few seconds of 7:00 pace.  Finished up a bit faster, with our last .6 at 5:43 pace (or something like that).  Average worked out to 6:51/mile pace.  Felt pretty good, though I was thirsty and my legs were defintely tired by the end.

Followed workout immediately with over 2 hours of good ultimate frisbee.  Cody's watch said he moved over 5 miles during the game.  I usually figure it is equivalent to about a mile per 45 min to 1 hour.  I'll call it 2.5 miles today.

This is the second most mileage I have ever done in a week, I believe.  Lots of mileage.  At least for now, I am top of the blog mileage board.  Some of the guys haven't run yet today, though, so I don't think I'll be there for long.  Maybe I'll have to do another 10,000 mile day.

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