I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 06, 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: 20.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 803.00
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: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.500.000.000.000.0010.50

PM- PM run with Seth and Barry. It was pretty cold out, below 40 and breezy. I actually felt really good, as opposed to yesterday. Lots of energy, no soreness from the hills or rocks, and I even ran away from the other two at the end. Normal loop, plus a little extra to go see the property Barry is thinking of buying.

Trail N2 Miles: 10.50Test Shirt Med Miles: 1.00Test Shirt Long Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 19:24:01 from 24.10.247.181

Any goals for 2016? Assuming that is that you aren't REALLY retired from racing.

From Jon on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 19:34:21 from 96.33.87.148

None. Stay retired.

I plan to do nothing serious, no racing, for at least 6 months. That will give me a full year since my last race, and almost 2 years since my last competitive race. When July rolls around, I'll evaluate how I'm feeling and see if I want to start training for anything. Don't expect so much as a 5k for a long time, though. I'm boring.

I do have some races I've wanted to do, so will likely unretire at some point in the distant future.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 19:41:25 from 24.10.247.181

Does the Greenville Track Club still do the Paris Mountain Road Race?

From Jon on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 20:01:17 from 96.33.87.148

The 20k? Yes. Although they changed it to a half marathon for a year or two, but then changed it back to a 20k. I've never done that one, though might consider it, too. Although I haven't paid for a road race in 6+ years.

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 20:07:21 from 24.10.247.181

I finished 2nd one year. It's a road race, but a tough one. Everyone focuses on the climb up Paris Mt., but the rollers on Poinsette Hwy. are the hardest part.

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