I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 15, 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: 18.00 Month: 48.50 Year: 770.00
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
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Long run with Paul and Cody.  Cody and I started at the end of hollow road and ran 2.5 miles to the junction near Blacksmith Fork canyon.  The temp was 11 deg, and there was a very strong and cold headwind (windchill was probably below zero!), so Paul had the great idea of driving to the top and running down rather than freezing and fighting the wind.  We drove to the Hyrum hydro park, ran up a bit, then ran all the way down to Cody's car.  We averaged about 7:00 pace down the canyon.  At the bottom, the tail wind was so strong that my back got cold!  Once we got to the bottom, we drove back to Paul's car.  Cody and I finished off with a few more miles- a bit stiff and sore after sitting in the car, but it went fast.  Overall run of 16 miles at 7:14 average pace.  Cody bought us danish's on the way home- yummy.

Today was my longest run since St. George.  It was also a new weekly high mileage since SGM, 10 miles higher than my previous high.  Plans for next week are 60 miles with 2 hard workouts and an 18 mile run.

Adrenaline Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From dave holt on Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 13:27:48 from 75.169.71.136

Congrats on the big week Jon.

From Jon on Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 15:59:59 from 75.169.139.171

Thanks. Though it pales in comparison to your 100+ miles.

From JimF on Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 16:35:27 from 68.46.210.16

Nice run and good week! Sounds like it was a rough day. Hopefully Spring will be here soon.

From redrooster on Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 20:16:36 from 71.219.151.224

Did Paul have warm bagels ready for you in the car? grrr... I mean brrr.....

From Jon on Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 20:40:04 from 75.169.139.171

No bagels. No water, either. Yup, it was pretty cold, but much better running down than it would have been if we had actually run up.

From jtshad on Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 09:53:28 from 69.20.133.105

Nice run, good to see that you are feeling better.

Mmmm, danish...

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