I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 21, 2019

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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 

None for now

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:

Miles:This week: 4.00 Month: 54.50 Year: 776.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 313.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

AM- Long run with Cody and Paul.  It was rather chilly- 16 deg with a very cold breeze from the SW.  We ran up onto the Millville and Providence bench to get out of the inversion fog.  It was rather pleasant and even sunny up top, but once we had to descend it was again foggy and cold, especially when running south or west.  Paul got over-eager a few times and pushed the pace as fast as 6:15/mile until we complained.  Then he would wait a few minutes and do it again.  Lots of good conversation and no one lost any toes or fingers.  It makes me look forward to spring and summer when the 3 of us can do more runs together in more favorable weather.  17 miles, 2:02:00 (7:09/mile).

Good end to a recovery week.  The next two weeks will be the hardest of my whole race build up and should be my highest mileage ever, including a double long run next week of 5 hr and 4 hr.  I made hotel and car reservations this week, so everything is 100% ready.  All I have to do is 7 more weeks of training (4 hard), then get on the airplane.

Progrid Guide Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Nan Kennard on Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 14:49:25 from 174.51.250.151

Wow, that is a solid run. Way to keep the reigns on Paul.

From Logan Fielding on Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 18:27:07 from 74.211.13.199

I will be in Logan all next week. We should all get together and run (Paul, you, Cody, me). Let me know. I will be at the in-laws.

From Jon on Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 21:38:52 from 198.60.103.104

Logan- I'm at the in-laws in Idaho (drove up today). Paul and Cody are around, though. Sorry I missed you.

From Adam RW on Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 21:51:39 from 24.10.132.131

Jon, Sounds like a great plan. I'm really getting excited for you. You thinking you are going to break into 120 country or even higher?

From jtshad on Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 10:42:24 from 69.20.183.178

Give me a call to plan out when we can hook up this week.

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 14:14:11 from 90.201.147.113

Nice running jon, and your big training weeks sound gruelling, but hey thats endurance for you, and you have endurance for sure :)

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