I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 23, 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: 9.00 Month: 121.50 Year: 121.50
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 292.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 395.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 454.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 28.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I finally got home from my day at about 9 pm.  I really really, really, really did not feel like going running in the dark, on very snowy and icy roads, in the single digit temperature (0 deg windchill).  I eventually put on an extra long sleeve shirt so at least I would stay warm (it's easier to go out in the cold if you know you will stay somewhat warm).  Did 6 miles at about 7:30 pace- not too bad supposing it was icy and dark and I really couldn't see where I was going (no moon).  I was glad I went, though, but I sure hope the running gods noticed my dedication tonight.  Especially that I gave up precious time with my wife and two kids.

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Comments
From David on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 01:04:30

You're an animal, I went the way of the gym this winter and the Pacific NW can't compete with 0 windchill and ice. Remind me the dates of WBR. I'm doubtful because I have my eye on another 1/2 up here in June, but I may need the break out of here and I like that race.

From dutch on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 08:48:35

hey jon,

yeah--i'll reiterate David's comments. Good work, man. I got up this morning at 6, saw it was quite dark (but warm and lovely) and said "screw it...i'll go at lunch". I'm spoiled, to say the least.

Regarding WBR, I highly doubt I'd make it out there. In fact, I'll just go ahead and say "no". One Utah race per season is about all my budget can handle. You'll be in Moab, right?

From dutch on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 09:06:40

good grief--i wish i took the picture. i must have posted that when i was excited about the archery season. should probably change that back...

yeah, i'll be in logan several days surrounding the race and would love a run. plan on it!

From marci on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 14:06:54

wow-jon your blog name is awesome...i wonder who changed it to that. hum!

From Bethany on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 14:35:19

I was gonna say "that is a great blog name!" Good job marci. And congrats to both of you. The second kid is on the way! You wait, the fun is just starting....

From James on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 14:40:49

It is about time someone changed his blog name!

You are more dedicated to the sport than I am, I would have never went out. It is a good thing Marci loves you. Maybe that is why you spent the whole month of December with her family in IF, to make up for those 9 pm run?

From Jon on Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 14:57:57

In the summer, I will sometimes have 10 or 11 pm runs. Though those are more enjoyable and warmer than the ones in the winter.

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