I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 11, 2018

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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: 6.00 Month: 42.00 Year: 1281.50
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: 459.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 349.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 219.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Funny story of the day- yesterday, Marci went running with the kids in the jogging stroller.  Midway through her run, our 2.5 year old looked up at her and said, "Mommy, run fast like Daddy!"  Kids say the darndest things :)

PM- Medium workout.  I figured I needed to do some hills, so I drove to Providence canyon.  I ran Deer Fence to Dry Canyon, up Dry a bit, back to Prov canyon, and down to Millville Canyon.  I had planned to do a few more miles towards BSF but found the trail closed "To protect wintering wildlife."  A handwritten note said it would open the second Saturday in April- that's in 2 days!  So instead I headed up the surprisingly steep and rocky Millville canyon- rather challenging.  Between that climb and the return climb to Providence, I was pooped.  The weather was a bit chilly and windy, with intermittent rain and even hail, but not too bad.  I saw 3 deer and only 1 person.  I am sure I will do this quite often to get me in shape for my trail runs, since it is hilly but snow-free (though muddy).  SportTracks says I did 2000 ft climbing, Garmin says 3200 ft.  It was a lot either way.  Fun but tiring run.  1:45:18 for 12 miles, which puts me at 8:50 pace.

I have to say, my XT Wings are awesome shoes- I can barrel my way thru anything and can run right over all rocks (short of ankle-twisting ones).  Great shoes.

XT Wings Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Adam RW on Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 21:37:13 from 98.202.223.65

That's good.

From Jeff on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:33:00 from 24.171.125.162

How's the training coming? Any races coming up?

From Jon on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 15:03:17 from 138.64.2.76

Jeff- my training is ok, though I have been fighting various sicknesses on and off (colds, flu). I have a 30k in a few weeks, then start my trail races in June.

From redrooster on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 22:58:54 from 71.219.135.198

Jon, I have no idea how you can run on that stuff, 100 feet on the deer fence and I would sprain my ankle for sure. And Millville canyon is insane. But it does sound fun, I wish I had the ankle strength (and endurance) for trail running.

From paul on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:04:01 from 75.162.194.181

Funny thing about that Deerfence trail is that even when the Millville-BSF segment is "open", the gate is still shut, so you have to climb over it. Makes me feel like a fugitive every time. But that segment is always in really bad shape anyway, because nobody goes on it except for cattle. Most of the time there is free-range cattle out there, which always makes me nervous for some reason (not wanting to get gored by a bull).

From Jon on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:12:16 from 75.169.149.246

Yeah, I've climbed the fence too. In fact, I had visions of being trampled by an angry bull yesterday and wondered how long it would take to find my mangled carcass (since no one knew I was out there). But if you run in the grass rather than the trail, the footing is sometimes better. Plus it would have been much easier than the very steep Millville canyon which I ended up walking up some.

Rooster, you could do it! No one gets hurt with me on trail runs... just ask Cody and Walter ;) Plus trails are funner!

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