I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 09, 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: 0.00 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
19.000.000.000.000.0019.00

AM- Every year, I have a long run where I realize I am now in racing shape, or close to it.  A few years ago, it was in June when I did a double Jardine Juniper.  This year, it was today's run.  I intended to go to the mountains but a 1 am bedtime (thanks to home improvement projects on the new house) and a long to-do list the next day made me reconsider.  So, I ran a very hilly route in a number of neighborhoods near my house (my first run ever from this house).  Started off at 7:00-7:15 pace for a while, then found a sewer rightaway that wasn't totally overgrown, so had 6 miles of 7:30-8:00 pace.  Suddenly, at mile 13, something clicked and I found myself running 6:40 pace, then 6:20, then 6:00.  And this was over very hilly terrain (well, for a road).  I knew my training had finally paid off when I threw down a 5:40 (that's my 5k race pace from last week, y'all!).  Last mile was a 5:55 with a headwind and big hill, and I felt great even at the end of my highest mileage week this year.

Total 19 miles in 2:12:30 (6:58 pace) with 1200 ft climbing/descent.  And like Marci said, this is definitely the best shape I have ever been in this early in the year.

Pace 3 Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Vis on Sat, Apr 02, 2011 at 19:14:59 from 208.88.8.22

Nice! Everyone needs a run like this every so often.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 10:43:21 from 205.127.70.66

Nice run Jon.

Got your dads' book this weekend and am looking forward to starting it soon.

From Aaron Kennard on Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 19:38:55 from 98.245.117.176

Nice run! That's great you're feeling so solid right now. Look forward to hearing how you absolutely crush it at sweet H20. Those are some solid mile splits for sure you were throwing down.

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