I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 26, 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: 18.50 Year: 524.00
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: 250.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.000.000.000.000.0014.00

Supposed to be a long run today.  Went camping last night with my family and Cody's family.  I was hoping to find time to do my run in the morning, but it didn't happen.  Finally went at 7:30 pm, though it was still 90 deg.  Parked where Bonneville Shoreline trail meets the road to Green Canyon and ran 6 miles up the canyon.  This included yet another new mile of singletrack!  Awesome!  In 2 years, they have gone from 1 mile of singletrack to 3!  Turned around and got back to the car at 9:15.  It was too dark to keep running trails, so I tried to decide what to do.  Finally drove to Planet Walk and intended to run it 4 times, for 8 more miles.  It didn't happen- I was absolutely exhausted, my legs tightened up, and I slugged through 2 more miles.  At that point, it was after 10 pm and I just was way too tired to keep going.  I think this was due mainly to lack of food today (after breakfast, all I had was one pbj sandwich and one apple) and lack of sleep this week.  I am disappointed I didn't hit my planned 80 miles, but I just didn't have anything in me today and it wouldn't do any good to crawl through 6 more miles.  I'll make sure to do my long run in the cool morning next week.

806- 469, 800- 12 (new shoes!)

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Adam RW on Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 08:25:24

I think you made the right choice. Better a few miles short than running yourself into the ground and getting sick.

From Jeff (LAD) on Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 01:30:55

Its the heat, blame it on the heat! ... LOL@New Shoes! I know exactly how you feel. I love getting new shoes. But, um, with the number of pair you've got I figured you either never actually had to go get them or you were so used to getting them that it wouldn't excite you. BTW -- how do you like those Elites?

From Jon on Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 09:58:05

Jeff, I always get excited for new shoes, even though I have 8 pair right now.

The elites were ok- fit fine, though the soles seemed to wear out faster than expected. They made it to 500 miles with no problems, though.

From Jeff (LAD) on Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 11:54:06

Yeah, I hear ya Jon about new shoes. I love getting new shoes. I've only got 3 pair rignt now though. The first 25 miles on my Elites I was thinking that I bought the wrong shoes for me, but I've grown to really like them over the last 100 miles.

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