I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 24, 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: 12.00 Year: 517.50
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: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.500.000.000.000.0019.50

AM- Long Run with Paul.  I left at 5:15 am for Paul's, so only 4 hrs sleep again- tired this week.  We drove to Cherry Creek canyon in Richmond and parked at 5300 ft to do a run Paul raves about- High Creek Lake, a long loop with a bit of road running.  We did the road running first, knocking out over 7 miles in the first hour with some climbing.  Then the trail started up High Creek, which was quite nice.  It climbs only 2800 ft in 5 miles (yes, I am now used to steep trails), with increasing steepness towards the top.  The pace was fairly easy, with the 6.5 mile climb taking about 1 hr 45 min.  There was a beautiful, Colorado-ish high mountain meadow at about 8000 ft (I have many pictures but can't figure out how to post them- I'll update later).  Lots and lots of wildflowers everywhere.  The lake itself is at 8800 ft and rather small, with a perfectly smooth surface.  Beautiful.  After a brief rest, we climbed to a saddle, enjoyed the views, then descended and climbed to another saddle at 9400 ft.  From there, it was all downhill on Cherry Creek canyon.  The going was still slow due to steep trails, rocks, and overgrown bushes.  The trail drops over 4000 ft in 6 miles, which took up about 70 min.  There was a lady partway up who was trimming plants, which helped with trail visibility- thanks!  After a few creek crossings and a bit of road at the end, we were finished.  19.6 miles in 3:59, for a whopping 12:10 avg pace, with about 5200 ft climbing and descending.

Beautiful run- probably one of the top 5 I've ever done in Cache Valley.  Thanks for playing tour guide, Paul.  The trail isn't great for regular training runs (too steep and slow), but is amazing for a once-in-a-while scenic runs.  Amazing, amazing scenery.

This is my highest mileage week ever- 105.5 miles, with 60 miles on the trails.  It is also my most elevation ever in a week- 12750 climbing and 13900 descending.  I intend to break both in the coming weeks.  Finally, I'm guessing it is my most ever time spent running (other than during an ultra race)- just under 17 hours.  Then add another 5 hours driving to trails, a few hours sightseeing on the trails,  and time getting ready before and showering after... probably 25-27 hours, in all.  Lots of time.  I'm just glad I have a very understanding, patient wife... thanks, babe!

XT Wings 3 Miles: 19.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Superfly on Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 16:08:10 from 208.117.127.110

Good run Jon. Totally sucks your moving. I mean good for your family and job but bad for the utah running family. I guess we'll all have to come out there and run a race with ya once in a while. Scout out the area and competition then maybe we do a relay or something out in that area.

Good job on the mileage this week too!

From allie on Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 16:29:03 from 174.23.226.74

sounds like a great run. hope you can figure out how to post the pics. nice job on the mileage.

From crockett on Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 19:17:33 from 71.36.79.167

Amazing run. Thanks for sharing. Great tough week.

From Bryce on Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 00:41:52 from 174.52.190.220

That's a big week, like having another part time job. Tough to balance it all, I hear the understanding wife thing.

From Paul on Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 15:37:03 from 174.27.219.36

I'm really really sore today. More sore than any race I've done this years. Quads and glutes.

From Jon on Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 18:29:03 from 75.169.156.117

Sorry to hear that, Paul. I guess that's one good thing about lots of steep trail runs- I'm not sore at all! Nothing. So you should run like this with me every week, if for no other reason than to get rid of soreness!

From Cody on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 23:30:00 from 174.52.244.185

Cool Run! I am jealous. I want to it someday!

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