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Paris Mountain 12k trail race

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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:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


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: 15.00 Month: 95.00 Year: 1257.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 228.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 214.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Race: Paris Mountain 12k trail race (7.4 Miles) 00:51:11, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- Paris Mtn 12k trail race- quick report.  First year of the longer course (used to be 11k).  Finished under old CR pace, but so did the reigning CR holder who beat me by 28 sec.  I was happy to hold of a hard-charging young buck by 10 sec, too.  Race was 7.3 miles in 51:11 with about 1100 ft climbing on my normal PM stomping grounds with semi-technical terrain.  Good times, lots of friends, definitely the fastest I've run in a few months.  Full report later- going on a date with the wife to see Avengers right now.

Full (short) report:


Short race report- Paris Mountain 12k was a nice local race. CR holder Trent Humphreys started very fast and put ~30 seconds on me in the first mile. I was in second and then third during the steep climb, but pulled away as soon as the hill mellowed out.  One of the young bucks, James Brooks, stayed in contact behind me for most of the race, and was right behind me as we flew down the switchbacks after the aid station. Definitely the fastest I’ve run on trails in a long time- lots of 6 min miles on technical terrain. Not wanting the race to come down to a sprint, I pushed as hard as I could with 1.5 miles to go and was able to open up a small but adequate gap. Trent won, I was 29 seconds behind, and James was 10 more seconds back. All 3 were under the old CR pace (but not CR time, since the trail reroute had lengthened the race from 11k to 12k). Lots of food at the finish, and lots of making new running friends while recounting the race with Barry, Justin, and Aaron. Nice, low key race that is super cheap- can’t beat that.

Garmin data from the race.  Nice climb for a few miles. 


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From Cody on Sat, May 26, 2012 at 11:05:40 from

Nice work! Good warmup for LP.

From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 26, 2012 at 11:30:51 from

Great job.

Since when aren't you a "hard charging young buck"?

From Jake K on Sat, May 26, 2012 at 11:46:15 from

Nice job Jon! Great race + Avengers = AWESOME DAY!!!

From Jon on Sat, May 26, 2012 at 15:26:03 from

Rob- if I was in high school when he was born, then he's a young buck.

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