I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 17, 2017

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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: 39.00 Month: 118.00 Year: 1690.60
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: 518.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 252.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 377.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- planned to run 8, but I felt terrible (no carbs will do that to you) so decided to prolong the terribleness. Ended up going 10 miles. 82 minutes, I think- not speedy.

My company is starting layoffs this month. Hundreds of engineers. My manager took a new position and they can't fill his opening due to hiring freeze. Of the 5 people in my group at my location, one was transferred to a different group a few months ago, and 2 more were notified this week that they are being transferred. Either they are getting rid of my group (only 2 people left, no manager) or I'm going to have to do the work of 2-3 people. Fun.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 16:08:19 from 71.56.28.146

work rufflings are stressful -- sorry. hope it all works out okay.

no carbs -- because you cut them out?

From Jon on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 18:49:04 from 96.33.87.148

My wife is trying to figure out what foods keep making her stomach hurt, so she recruited me to join her on Whole 30 diet for a month. No grains, sugars, dairy, etc. Pretty much all we eat is veggies, fruit, protein (meat and eggs), tree nuts, and potatoes. The potluck at church was hard, as is passing up the goodies at work.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 18:51:41 from 24.10.247.181

Sorry about both the diet and the work situation. I just enjoyed a yummy plate of spaghetti. I'll have double to compensate for your carb boycott.

From Jason D on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 19:22:16 from 68.56.185.92

Best wishes, Jon.

From Little Bad Legs on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 20:39:37 from 76.27.255.99

Good luck with your work situation. I've gone through it a few times and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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