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
15.000.000.000.000.0015.00

Time for the long run.  I kept hoping the sun would come out, but it was overcast all day so I didn't wear shorts.  Temp was about 35-38 degrees, meaning that the roads were extremely slushy and my shoes and socks were wet the whole time, with cold toes.

My legs felt sluggish right from the start and never improved, which was worrisome since I had planned a hilly run.  I ran to the end of planet walk (2 miles in 14 min, though it felt more like 8:00 pace- I guess it's a good sign when you are running a lot faster than you think you are).  Then I ran 1700 S to Highway 238 in Providence.  I ran south till it stops in Millville, then I turned left and ran up that road until it stops near Millville canyon.  Turned left again and ran up to the Providence bench.  Turned east and ran all the way up to the top houses, then wound my way to the mouth of Providence canyon.  Ran .85 miles up the canyon (very muddy and slushy/snowy, with 9% avg grade).  Ran down the canyon, then down Springcreek Road to 200 E in Providence.  Turned right up Center street.  Yes, I was glutton for punishment.  Ran up Center Street to the top- it is a steady climb, getting very steep at the top (14% grade for the last .25 mile- ouch!  This was 13 miles into my run and made my treadmill workout Thursday look easy).   Looped my way down from the top then ran home.  Total run was exactly 15 miles, 1:51:25.  I am pretty darn happy with my run supposing my legs never felt good and that I ran up 1100 vertical feet in the last 9 miles, with some of it very steep.

Adrenaline- 137

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From James on Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 20:03:18

Jon- As I recall, the last 10k we raced I was the one who came out on top. I whupped you two out three times last year!:)

Are you still on for next weekend? I'll call you this weekend about it.

Nice run today!

From Jon on Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 20:21:37

Yes, you beat me 2 out of 3. But if you add up the times, I actually beat you by more than 30 seconds cumulative!

Yeah, we are still planning on it.

From James on Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 20:31:30

It would have been 30 seconds exactly, good math and memory. But since it wasn't a series, and considering I had a bad race at TOU half and came close to being both chicked, Codyed, and dropping out, I still came out 2/3 over you. :)

From David on Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 02:40:51

Would you guys just wrestle and get it over with?

Hey, nice run on those hills. I like that route out through Millville, but not if Center Street is tacked onto the end. Will you be in town the week after Moab? I'm coming up to visit and would like to get a few runs in with you.

From Jon on Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 12:10:17

Yeah, I don't have any plans to go anywhere.

From cody on Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 21:14:10

I didn't know it was so awful to be "Codyed". I had better slow down so fewer people have to suffer....

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