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
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Mildly bad news- I hope. After steadily increasing my mileage and running lots of hills last week, my right achilles started to bug me last Wed, though it wasn't bad and I just ignored it all week. I can certainly run through it, but it is now painful enough that I noticed it every step I took yesterday. Since I don't have any meaningful races till June, I'm canning my 80-mile week this week and will rest it. I'm guessing at least 2 days, maybe more- whatever it takes. I've never had any achilles problems before- anyone know any good treatments outside the traditional ice, rest, and stretching?

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Comments
From cody on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:35:29 from 69.9.58.17

Ice cream

From paul on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:50:29 from 75.162.111.52

leeches

From wheakory on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 15:06:04 from 134.50.89.33

Kinesi tape I heard works wonders. I was going to use it but my achillies seemed to get better all of a sudden. After I took a break from running and applied ice and heat for the week that seemed to work for me.

Kinesi Tape web site

http://www.kinesiotaping.com/

From Jon on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 09:15:03 from 138.64.2.76

Thanks, Kory, I'll look into that. And Paul and Cody... um, yeah, thanks to you, too.

From RivertonPaul on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:24:55 from 67.42.27.114

Jon, in case you were too lazy to follow Paul's advice, here's a link: http://www.lolbait.com/

From Adam RW on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:23:39 from 98.202.223.65

Jon, Check with Phoenix (Eric) on the blog he is a fellow post-doc at The U and has been dealing on and off with Achilles problems. Also, he is a good exercise physiologist and understands the deep down and dirty aspects of the injury.

From redrooster on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 23:11:37 from 71.219.120.14

I am starting to convert to the Sasha Pachev view on running shoes, found in this timely article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1170253/The-painful-truth-trainers-Are-expensive-running-shoes-waste-money.html

When I get my stupid foot back to normal I am going to buy a pair of those cool vibram five fingers and try them out on some short runs.

From redrooster on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 23:31:22 from 71.219.120.14

I have rethought this- I want you to get some of that cool kinesio tape in multicolors and tape yourself over your entire body like the guy on their web page. then take a picture of yourself and post it as your new profile picture. your quantcast numbers and blog popularity will soar through the roof!!

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