I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 07, 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: 20.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 803.00
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: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Lunch- 5 with Mike on a beautiful day in about 36 min.  Felt much better today, almost back to normal.

Got a free pair of Saucony Fastwitch in the mail yesterday.  First new lightweight trainers in a long time.  I got them since they don't make Tangents anymore but I didn't want to go as light as Kinvaras.  My last pair of Tangents lasted 5+ years, so we'll see how long these last.  I only wear them for road racing and a few workouts, so not much these days. 

Pace 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jake K on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 15:43:15 from 155.100.226.54

Nice! What color?

From Jon on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 15:50:55 from 74.177.96.130

They are white mainly, with some red and black. Not near as colorful as the blue Guide 6 I just had.

From Jake K on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 15:55:32 from 155.100.226.54

great shoe - you'll like them. Way better than the kinvaras for hard workouts and racing.

From jtshad on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 18:44:37 from 184.99.241.227

I too miss the Tangents (glad I still have a few in my closet). The Fastwitch are better than the Kinvaras.

Hope you are feeling better.

I see why you liked to run around your hometown when you were growing up, this is awesome!

From Jake K on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 18:49:40 from 67.177.21.60

I found a fresh pair of tangents under my bed a couple weeks ago. Forgot I had them. I was pretty stoked. I love alternating b/w the tangent and mirage - I havent even worn my kinvaras in the past month.

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