I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 22, 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: 4.00 Month: 54.50 Year: 776.00
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
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

PM- Long run with Cody.  We drove to Hollow road and ran up Blacksmith Fork canyon.  2 pm, sunny, about 60 deg.  We chugged up 11 miles in 1:19:19, stopping briefly for water at mile 9 courtesy of the hydro park.  It was rather warm and I was dripping sweat.  We could feel a wind coming up the canyon, which was not a good sign.  Sure enough, as soon as we turned around we battled a rather brisk, sometimes downright mean, headwind the whole way down.  I didn't really plan water/fuel for the run (silly me), and Cody mentioned on the way up that he wanted to bonk to prepare himself for the marathon.  At mile 15, he told me "mission accomplished".  Within a few miles, I started hurting pretty badly, too.  From there, it was just a slog to the finish, fighting the wind and tired legs.  We did a pretty good job staying about 7 min pace on the way down (some 6:40's), but slowed to 7:20-7:40 after mile 18.  We did pick it up the last one with a 6:52 mile.  Very, very tired by the end- not a run to remember.  2:36:51 for the run, 7:08 pace (1:47 negative split).  80 miles next week.

NB 769 Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Adam RW on Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 09:25:03 from 98.202.223.65

Another good run. Nice to see your mileage building up again. Anything special planned this week with the race on Saturday?

From Jon on Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 09:45:17 from 75.169.144.225

No, not really- front load the week, only 1 workout, then mini-taper Wed-Fri.

From walter on Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 10:02:06 from 76.27.15.208

Jon, nice running and great miles.

From Adam RW on Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 11:24:00 from 98.202.223.65

Sounds like a good plan to me. Looking forward to the results.

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