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Farley

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    Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead!
  • Birthday 05/22/1978

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    03/29/2008
  1. Runner's World

    MILES AGAINST DIP Nov. 08 - Nov. 18, 2017: 26.00 MAD ...........................9,931.00 MAD total Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Dropped out at mile 71. 11.04.17: Fall Fat Ass 25K: Complete 16 miles. 03:14:00 I love the trails this time of year. Instead of dodging mountain bikers I am dodging slugs because it's the first weekend of the deer gun season in Michigan. Temps were nice and cool. Trails were soft from the rains. Cheers!
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    MILES AGAINST DIP Oct. 30 - Nov. 07, 2017: 29.00 MAD ...........................9,905.00 MAD total Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Dropped out at mile 71. 11.04.17: Fall Fat Ass 25K: Complete 16 miles. 03:14:00 The Fall Fat Ass run was a lot of fun on Saturday. That was my longest run since ML100. I was definitely feeling it when I finished! Then I had to witness the unfortunate beat down my Buckeyes suffered in Iowa. That was ugly and really disappointing, especially after the emotional win the week before. Cheers!
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    Wow! Great pics. So awesome out there!!
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    Well done! You guys really knocked out a lot while you were out there. I can't wait to check out those pics.
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    MILES AGAINST DIP Oct. 14 - Oct. 29, 2017: 28.50 MAD ...........................9,876.00 MAD total Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Dropped out at mile 71. 11.04.17: Fall Fat Ass 25K: I have been taking it easy since Mountain Lakes. Only doing 4 or 5 mile road runs about 2 or 3 times a week. I had a CT scan last week and it came back negative which is a good thing. Now I am scheduling an anal probe (better know as a colonoscopy) to check out the linings of my intestines and colon. Pretty nervous about it but I have had digestive issues for 7 years, so I guess it's good to get it looked at. Anyway, I have been sleeping in on weekends. Usually after drinking and it has not been the best sleep. Friday night my brother in law whose house we live in had some guys over and they were partying, I declined and did not drink. I got a message from some Toledo ultra friends saying they were heading up this way to run on Saturday. I got excited because I needed some motivation to get my ass out to the trails. I was going to show them the trails I run on at Pontiac Lake, my most frequented training grounds. We met up and it was a cool crisp fall Saturday morning, nothing better. Temps were about mid 30s and a long sleeve T with a short sleeve T along with shorts was just enough clothes. I would of been sweating if I had worn the fleece that I almost started in. During cold weather you know it's too much if your comfortable before the run starts. So off we went and I did 11 miles with them. They really like the trails and we had a blast. It was extremely rejuvenating to get out on the trails. Doing it with friends is even better. I had so much fun and it put me in a great mood. I got showered up, had some coffee, hit up the local Mediterranean gas station restaurant (Voted Americas 13th best gas station restaurant!) for a few falafal wraps and then road tripped down to the small town I am from in Ohio to watch my Buckeyes take on Penn St. at the only bar in town. The game did not disappoint!! I think my life expectancy might of taken a hit. What a comeback!! Very exciting. Drank a few to many Strohs during the game and crashed at my parents house. A pretty nice Saturday. The same friends that came up here to run are the ones who host the Fall Fat Ass 25K and 50K that I go to every year at Oak Openings Park which is about 15 minutes from my parents house. That event is next weekend and I am pretty sure I am going to road trip down there to run the 25K. Pretty excited to get back into trail running. I really do love it. Hope ya'll are doing well. Cheers! Mohican 100 Race Report
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    Not running related but just stumbled upon my hall of fame speech and it really brought back memories of the struggle after quitting. I am so thankful for this site and all of you guys. I don't post in my July 2008 group anymore because everyone had stopped a long time ago. We had a fun group. I am glad to have the running forum as I still like to be connected to the site and especially my MAD brothers. Here is my HOF speech if anyone wants to read. Please post your as well!
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    How was Utah???!!!! I love the parks out there. I wish I would of noticed this post before you left. I think the Observation Point hike at Zion is one of the coolest I have ever done. Can't wait to hear about your trip!
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    I have faith that you will make it happen! The human body is capable of so much mentally and physically, way more then we know. I know all about external factors that make it tough to train and make progress but just dig deep and I know you will figure it out. If you need any advice or thoughts on training or racing then please let know. I am definitely not an expert but I have faced a lot of issues related to long distance running and would be more than happy to share my experiences and resolutions.
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    MILES AGAINST DIP Aug 20 - Oct. 13: 262.00 MAD ...........................9,847.50 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Dropped out at mile 71. Hello Friends. Things are finally settling down a bit for me. Although work is starting to get busy again. I swear I am ready to sell everything, quit my job, buy a tear drop camper, and just stay in National Forests for free. Trail running and writing daily. Mountain Lakes 100 did not go to well for me. I have a condition called runners colitis where my colon gets inflamed during 100 mile races. It causes a side pain. Usually comes on late in a race and I am able to finish up even with the discomfort. This time it came on strong around mile 50 and the pain in my side was so uncomfortable I decided to drop at mile 71. I could not really run anymore and I feared doing more damage then I had already done. It was cool out and I was not drinking enough water and I ate too much food at mile 26 and 29 which probably lead to the early intestinal distress. I had dark stools the next two days, which I have had before, it's the inflamed colon shedding it's lining. I am concerned I over did it this time though, because I still have a dull pain in my side. I have a Dr. Appointment on Monday. I was super disappointed especially since my legs were doing fine and I was ahead of the cutoffs. There was a foot of snow and slush on the first 26 miles of the course along with some big climbs and I handled that without issue. Oh well, it's my body telling me that it had enough for the year. I was super exhausted and had some crazy shit happen leading up to the race. I will go into more detail when I write my race report. Oregon and the course were unbelievable. Some of the views during this race just seem fake because they were so awesome. Hope ya'll are doing well. I hope to start posting in here with more regularity. Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP July 27 - Aug 19: 172.75 MAD ...........................9,585.50 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Yo! Things are still crazy. I have been able to get some good training runs in the last few weeks. Last Saturday I tripped on the trail and my water bottle bashed my ribs and I think I bruised a rib. Been painful for a week. Went for a run this morning and I ended up wiping out two more times. Now my elbow, knee, and toe are fooked. I am a hot mess! My pace per mile and my legs have been feeling really good though. I think my plant based diet has something to do with it?? Looks like our house sale is officially a done deal. We have to move out before I go to Oregon. Its going to be a crazy few weeks. Just wanted to check in. Hope ya'll are doing well. Cheers! Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP May 24 - July 26: 288.25 MAD ...........................9,412.75 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Ahoy mates! I have finally found a window of opportunity to post up in here. I assure you my absence has not been intentional. My 60+ hour work weeks ended at the beginning of July. The last few months we have been fixing up our house to put on the market. It has really consumed a lot of my life. We got a full price offer from the first people to look at it. After the inspection and re-negotiation then we might be moving in the month of August which should be my heaviest training month. I have only had two training weeks of 50+ miles and it's making me really nervous for my 100 mile race in Oregon in Sept. I have never been this undertrained going into a 100 miler. On vacation with my family in the smoky mountains this week and decided to try and catch up on some stuff including posting in here. This group means a lot to me and I feel like I have been ignoring it along with a lot of other aspects of my life. I do not like being this busy. I will be excited in the fall when everything slows down a bit. Hope everyone is doing well. Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP April 23 - May 23: 44.50 MAD ...........................9,124.50 MAD total Today's Footwear: Lone Peaks Weight: hovering around 180 (gaining back lost weight from training) 2017 race schedule: 01.14.17: Resolution Trail Run 4 hours: Complete: 6+ loops (16.25 miles) 01.28.17: Michigan Adventure Race: Complete: 21 checkpoint and 6 challenges (02:57:00 / 5 miles) 04.08.17: Forget The PR 50K, Volunteers Run: Complete: 08:00:00 06:17:17: Mohican Marathon: 09.23.17: Mountain Lakes 100: Managed to get 3 miles yesterday and 4.5 miles today. Will have to see how the ballz are doing in the morning. I just want to go full speed right now but I am taking it easy. It's hard taking time off especially when your 100 mile race is only 18 weeks away! Whats everyone got planned for memorial weekend? Mohican 100 Race Report
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    MILES AGAINST DIP I am still alive brothers! Had a vasectomy at the end of April. Recovery was going well and I started running again after a week. Then I got an infection and it screwed me up bad. I have only hiked three miles in the last week and a half. Slowly improving. I am hoping to get out there soon. I have a damn 100 miler coming up in Sept.!! Damnit!!! Also, still working 60+ hours a week and it's straight up killing my work life balance. Mohican 100 Race Report
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