I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 18, 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: 4.00 Month: 65.00 Year: 1304.50
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: 351.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 226.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 152.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

I've really enjoyed the Olympics and have watched as much as I can.  Not a fan of figure skating, skim through some bobsled, luge, and curling, but I really enjoy snowboarding halfpipe, snowboard cross, downhill skiing, and short track skating.  However, my favorite has been the cross country skiing and biathlon, probably cause it is so similar to running (although my wife thinks I'm nuts for watching every minute of these long events).  Yesterday's Men's 30k was the best yet- a relative-nobody Swede, Johan Olsson, broke away from the lead pack at the 15k mark, and 2 of his teammates in the pack kept intentionally slowing everyone down.  Awesome.  He built as much as a 25 second lead before finally being passed at the end (by his teammate).  But he held on for Bronze medal.  It was such a gutsy, awesome move, and I was really rooting for him and was happy to see he medaled.

What about for everyone else- what are your favorite winter Olympic sports, and have you seen any inspirational performances? 

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Comments
From jun on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 10:42:22 from 66.239.250.209

I really like ski and snowboard cross racing, even though I didn't particularly like the track this year. Bobsled,luge, skeleton, superpipe, cross country skiing, biathlon. I like most everything.

The most inspirational for me was watching the Canadian freestyle skier win the first gold for his home country. Having his older brother with MS? (I can't remember) in the stands and that whole olympic story was just amazing to me. So cool.

From marci on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 21:22:37 from 75.169.149.87

i like the half-pipe best.

I think everyone should know how obsessed you are with the Olympics...he records EVERY second of it and watches it ALL evening until late. I am thinking he likes it more than football.

From allie on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 21:49:12 from 98.202.24.36

the ski and snowboard cross races are my favorite.

the short track speed skating is also very entertaining. there is some serious strategy to those races...so unpredictable. the winner can squeeze around everyone on the last lap.

i personally enjoy watching the figure skating, but i do NOT enjoy the ice dancing.

From Steve Piccolo on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 23:23:54 from 174.27.162.205

By far my favorite is the long track speed skating. But I think of myself more as a track runner than a road/trail runner, so maybe that's why.

From Bryce on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 00:09:01 from 174.52.190.220

Men's s Nordic Combined. 1st ever medal in that event for the U.S.(silver) Inches out of gold. It was awsome to watch him almost pull it off. Chased a guy down on the last lap, pulled ahead, opened a good gap with the field chasing hard through the last 1/2 mile. French guy got him right at the line.

From crockett on Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 10:57:23 from 208.53.57.47

I'm with you, the cross-country skiing really got my attention this Olympics. Never before have I watched them so much since I was just a new runner four years ago. But this year, when I watch them power up the hills I can feel my legs twitch, wanting to run up the hills.

From todd kelly on Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 11:14:05 from 75.230.29.159

Jon the Cross Country Skiing has been fun to watch. I really enjoy watching the Biathlon since I love to shoot. To go what they go through skiing and have to stop and shoot steady is amazing. Ya I am with you enjoyed this Olympics.

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