I'm retired from racing. Really.

Western States 100

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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: 0.00 Month: 111.00 Year: 838.50
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: 400.50
Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 391.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 134.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 137.50
Race: Western States 100 (100.2 Miles) 22:50:58, Place overall: 62
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
100.000.000.000.000.00100.00

Had a very enjoyable experience at the amazing Western States 100 and was lucky enough to even earn the coveted sub24 hr silver buckle. What a challenging, beautiful, well-run race. Truly a bucket list day with some great friends. Even saw the most inspiring running finish of my lifetime by Gundhild Swanson, the first 70+ yr female finisher, who ran the last section as fast as former Olympian and female winner, Magdalena Boulet, and was cheered in to beating the time limit by 5 seconds(http://www.usl.tv/gunhild-swanson-2015-western-states-finish/). I won't forget this race.

Trail M2 2 Black Miles: 70.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 31.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 20:08:48 from 24.10.247.181

This post made my day. Thanks.

From Steve on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 20:35:14 from 66.87.127.117

Freakin incredible. What a time.

Someday.

Are you going to write up some more detail of this one?

From steve ash on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 20:42:26 from 67.2.75.218

Jon, I can't really appreciate what you went through on this. Needless to say my hat is off to you.. Congratulations:)

From Jon on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 21:02:26 from 70.98.131.18

Thanks, guys. Steve, I probably will for memory sake. This is my last ultra, at least for a long time. If i do, I'll post it here.

From Fritz on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 21:33:47 from 70.208.3.225

Great job Jon. I may just have to run this one some day.

From allie on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 06:20:51 from 24.99.46.55

awesome job, jon. i'm glad it went well. congrats.

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 07:47:02 from 141.221.191.225

Congrats on a great race! Quite an accomplishment, especially with all the issues lately.

From Bret on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 12:55:17 from 166.170.5.55

Well done Jon - glad to see you do as well as you did - and it seems you really enjoyed the experience - which is even better.

From SlowJoe on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 18:18:48 from 45.18.50.53

Yeah I'd love to hear the details too, when you get a chance.

Why are you not running anymore ultras?

From Bob on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 07:23:20 from 70.194.64.196

Terrific job Jon! I can't imagine doing two 50s in a row.

From Blake Bennion on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 at 23:51:17 from 107.191.0.118

That's so amazing, I can't even imagine the courage, toughness, and hard work you've put into this. Congratulations!

From Jon on Thu, Jul 02, 2015 at 06:52:04 from 159.118.169.112

Thanks, everyone. Looking back over the past week, I have no regrets and only good memories of the race. Such a fun time.

SlowJoe, we recently had our 5th kid, with the oldest only 8 years old. It's a lot of work. And training adequately for mountain ultras where I live is very difficult with long drives. Plus I've been injured for a year, plus have big church and work responsibilities. Add it all up and I need a long break with different focus in life. I still might do some shorter trail runs occasionally, and will keep running some, but I'm done for now. I talked about it with other runners during the day and others are feeling burnt out, too. I'm at peace with it. I'm looking forward to more reading, kid time, and sleep! My wife says she has a huge list of home projects, too.

From SlowJoe on Thu, Jul 02, 2015 at 07:14:09 from 12.182.148.249

Yep, that makes sense. That is a lot of young kids!

I've enjoyed reading about your ultra adventures over the years, and I'm pretty sure you've inspired many (myself included) along the way.

From JimF on Thu, Jul 09, 2015 at 14:27:15 from 68.60.236.232

Incredible! That is an amazing achievement. Congratulations!

From josse on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 20:41:04 from 174.52.140.157

Wow hats off to you! I will never do this one or this distance it's just 73.8 miles to far:)

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