I'm retired from racing. Really.

Leatherwoods Mountains 50 mile

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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, and 38th place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals for 2016

  • None

2016 Race Schedule

  • None

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: 45.50 Month: 125.50 Year: 1201.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 449.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 440.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 145.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 287.50
Race: Leatherwoods Mountains 50 mile (50 Miles) 08:31:00, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
51.000.000.000.000.0051.00

Quick report- ran, without a doubt, the muddiest, sloppiest race of my life today. Fun, painful, challenging. Finished a distant second to Brian Rusiecki in 8.5 hrs. Rain, rain, mud, water, and more mud. My left knee is absolutely jacked up, too, probably from all the slipping and sliding. Great course with lots of climbing, good aid, perfect markers. 77 starters, 43 finishers.

Trail M2 Miles: 10.00Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 40.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Paul on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 09:24:41 from 174.29.44.114

Sounds awful, so I'm sure that means you loved it. Nice job.

From Jake K on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 10:24:25 from 67.177.11.154

Nice... barely a 50% finisher rate... that sounds like a race right up your alley.

From Dale on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:51:27 from 69.10.215.11

What, no Barkley? Sounds like a pretty decent replacement on the misery index. Nice job.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 20:04:32 from 24.10.249.34

Nice!

Take care of that knee. They're important.

From Jon on Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 20:40:45 from 107.203.52.135

Dale, I was still on the Barkley wait list, number 20 or so.

Thanks, guys.

From Kendall on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:24:26 from 208.187.252.62

Congrats Jon! My kind of fun. Saw some pictures and it looked awfully wet.

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