I'm retired from racing. Really.

September 17, 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: 3.00 Month: 36.50 Year: 643.50
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: 280.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 29.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.007.000.000.000.0021.00

AM- 6 miles on landfill loop, very warm and dark.  At one point I found myself running alongside a skunk, 10 feet away with his tail held high.  I'm just glad I was in the middle of the road rather than the right side.  Watched the sliver of the moon rise over the mountains.  Q:  I'm trying to think of the best words to describe when I ran.  What is earlier than "the butt crack of dawn"? :)

PM- Big Workout.  Stacy was kind enough to let Paul join me even though their son was born earlier today.  Congrats!  Anyways, I warmed up 2.5 miles to Paul's house, then another mile with him.  We did a 7 mile tinman tempo (Paul only did 6)- pace was supposed to be 6:10-6:15 in normal temps, so I was hoping to be ~6:20 with the 90 deg heat.  Yup, it was hot, though not as bad as last week.  Ran First Dam 10k course- splits were 6:11, 6:14, 6:18, 5:54, 6:07, 6:08, then 5:56 last mile by myself (6:07 avg for the series).  First 3 miles were slight uphill, last 3 were slight downhill.  Last mile was hard by myself but I really pushed it on the last quarter even though I was getting very light headed.  We were also talking the whole way, so that was a good sign.  1 mile cooldown with Paul, then I ran to LHS track and did 1.5 miles with 6x100m strides.  Ran 2 more miles home with 2 more strides.  Total time 1:39:51 for 15 miles, 6:39 avg for the run (smoking!).  Very tired but good workout.  I couldn't have done it without Paul- huge help for him to pull me along.  Plus, with the heat and tired legs I thought we were tempo-ing at 6:30 pace, so to be doing faster than that was great.  Like Paul said, if we did the same effort in the cool morning we would probably average 5:50-5:55 pace!

52 miles for the first 3 days this week!  Wow.  Now 2 easy days then a 10k on Saturday. 

768- 116, Adrenaline- 446

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From walter on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 09:20:38

Boy youve got me on that one Jon! Ill think of a good comeback today and get back to you. I actually ran into a skunk this morning on the park way trail and cut off the trail to avoid an assault. lol

From jtshad on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 09:42:47

How about the "tail end of midnight" or "as early as jtshad"?

At least you didn't come home stinking worse than usual! :-)

From Jon on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 09:47:52

I like the "as early as jtshad"- and yes, I do smell bad when I get home most days, but not near as bad as a skunk.

From MichelleL on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 09:55:25

Eau de Jon = Eau de skunk?

From Cuttitta on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 13:11:19

The hairy bottom of the morning.

From dave holt on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 13:34:25

We were joined by a skunk down here on our warm up too. Logan and I about jumped across the road and Clyde thought we were just discussing skunks until he saw it's tail held high. Good to see a few of us out bright and early!

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