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Camp Croft Challenge Trail marathon

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Feb 24, 2007



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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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 26.00 Year: 735.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 272.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Race: Camp Croft Challenge Trail marathon (22 Miles) 03:06:30, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- quick report.  Full report... sometime in the future, after all the other late race reports.  Wanted a last good workout so ran the Camp Croft trail marathon in Spartanburg, SC.  Typical SC trail- very muddy and chunky (esp. the horse trail part), lots of roots and constant small ups and downs, combined with 80-90+ deg humid day and tons of spider webs.  Ran with a relay runner, Clint, for the first 10 miles in 1-2 (well, someone was ahead but took a wrong turn and we never saw him again), then ran the last 12-ish by myself in the lead.  Went easy at first, gradually upped the pace but would have liked a few more hard miles at the end.  RD biked the course at 25.8 and swears that is the length, but my garmin called it 21.  I'll split the diff (since I know garmin's have issues in SC with thick foilage and switchbacks) and call it 22.  Anyways, won the race in 3:06 and 1800 ft climbing, with 2nd place 17 min back, then added on some more miles for fun and cause I didn't get all the miles I expected.  Marci and the kids got there just in time to see me finish, and we did some fun (sweaty) hiking afterwards.  Good day, good way to end my peak mileage before starting a slow taper for Waldo.  2nd highest mileage week this year after the Umstead week, and I feel good.

Finally made a bit of a race report as part of this blog post

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 27.00
Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 14:16:35 from

Great cap to another awesome week of training Jon. Congrats on the win! You're running well - keep it up!

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 19:50:41 from

Nice job Jon. Always feels good to win right?

Someday when you're in Spartanburg you need to eat at the Beacon.


From Adam RW on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 20:54:45 from

Great win Jon. The last fees years it has been great watching you dominate.

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