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Expedition Paris Mtn trail race

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Feb 24, 2007



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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:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


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!

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Miles:This week: 12.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 713.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Race: Expedition Paris Mtn trail race (10 Miles) 01:10:02, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- Expedition Paris Mtn 10 mile trail race.  Nice cool morning to do a beautiful trail race.  Saw Barry and Justin at the start, plus a few other fast folks like David Workman who beat me last year at Shut In run.  This is the first race I've seen that ran the most technical trail in the park, Hike only Brissy Ridge.  Race started decently fast, with a few people ahead of me.  After 3 miles, the 5 mile runners turned off, leaving only one runner ahead of me as we went up Sulphur Springs.  I caught him just at the top and pushed hard down Kanuga to build a gap on the guys behind me.  Then we hit Brissy Ridge and slowed quite a bit with all the root-covered steep ups and downs.  I'll admit, though, I struggled less on this steep section than I expected and was able to run almost all of it.  I could still see 2 runners within a minute or so of me at the road crossing at the top but I guessed I'd have an advantage the last 3 miles downhill since I know the trail so well.  Finished in 1:10, David was 1 min behind, and Barry and Justin were also pretty close.  Great morning on a run on a nice race (even had mile markers, rare for a trail race).  Ambit put the race at 9 mile and 1400 ft climbing.

I might get out on a run later today- we'll see.  I wanted 100+ miles this week but missed 2 runs due to lack of sleep/family. 

Update 2 months later- finally did a Race Report compilation, including for this race. It's all on my Greenshortsrunning blog.  

Peak Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
From Bam on Sat, Feb 09, 2013 at 12:03:50 from

Congrats on the win and another great race. You've started this year in fine form...

From Bret on Sat, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:27:02 from

Congrats on the race win!

From Jake K on Sat, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:29:34 from

Nicely done Jon!

From jtshad on Sat, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:30:54 from

Congrats! How is the baby doing?

From Jon on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 16:07:26 from

Thanks, everyone.

Baby Quincy is well, Jeff. Eating and growing like a weed. We blessed her in church today before Marci's parents head back to IF.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 16:17:47 from

You rule!

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