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
22.000.000.000.000.0022.00

AM- I decided to do a trail run I had never done before this morning.  I drove up the canyon to just before the turnoff to Tony Grove and parked near the USU Forestry Station.  The route is known as Turkey Trail-Peter Sinks-Stump Hollow, and was a delightful 22 mile run.  Unfortunately, I felt very tired and hungry right from the start, and only had a few hundred calories with me, so ran most of the way bonked.  Slow and painful.

Turkey Trail is an ATV route that climbs 2100 ft in the first 3.8 miles, topping out at Peter Sinks.  The next 4.3 miles were all between 8200-8400 ft as I skirted Peter Sinks and reached the singletrack at the top of Stump Hollow.  Peter Sinks had a very desolate feel, and I never saw another person up there.  Stump was a very delightful, generally smooth and soft singletrack that descended about 1400 ft in about 3 miles.  It strikes me as very comparable to Jardine Juniper, and I highly recommend it (unlike Cottonwood, from yesterday).  I would have enjoyed it more if I felt better and knew I wouldn't have to run back up.  I saw 2 horse riders near the turn around, my first people in 2 hours.

The run back was painfully slow as I was out of energy and dehydrated.  I even had to walk a few of the flats and downhills due to lack of energy.  I eventually made it back to the car in 4:03:57.  Total run was 22 miles with 4600 ft climbing and 4600 ft descending.  

I highly recommend Stump Hollow, and plan to do it when I am fresh and can run more of it.

More pictures- I'm taking lots of pictures so I can remember all this for myself.  Hope you don't mind.

 

Turkey Trail ATV

 

Peter Sinks- it is the sight of the 2nd lowest temp ever recorded in the continental US, -69.3 deg on Feb 1, 1985.  The bowls trap air that is so cold that trees can't grow in the bottom of the sinks.  Even in the summer, they never go more than 4 days without freezing.

 

Stump Hollow

 

Lots of flowers

 

Did I mention it was dusty?  This is right before I jumped into Logan River. 

Fuel XC Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Paul on Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 17:54:48 from 174.27.193.158

Sounds fun. Ben DeJong and I skied Stump Hollow once, but I've never used it in the summer. You need to put Worm Fence on your short list as well. It was take you from Temple Fork/Spawn Creek over to the Forest Service station.

From Cody on Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 18:29:43 from 71.219.86.128

Cool run! Bring more food!

From Jon on Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 19:19:30 from 75.169.150.92

Paul- I saw Worm Fence today- probably run it next week.

From todd kelly on Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 14:26:55 from 75.220.8.7

Great run Jon, looks like alot of fun.

From jun on Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 18:51:34 from 63.224.106.149

Looks beautiful. Congrats on a successful adventure.

From Twinkies on Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 19:59:11 from 67.166.116.191

Awesome trails. I like the tan line, your legs are darker than I remember.

From Nan on Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 14:41:44 from 174.51.250.151

Cool run. And nice double day mileage!

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