I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 08, 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: 20.00 Year: 803.00
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: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Should be some good competition for the race Saturday.  I'm expecting to be duking it out with Jason all day.  I plan to draft off him as far as I can.  Not cause I like drafting- especially on trail runs, I prefer to be in front for better trail visibility.  But, I'll make an exception for Laurel Valley.  It's worth it to let someone else go in front and sweep the thousands (literally) of spider webs.

Lunch- 8 ez miles.  Right Achilles hurt pretty bad during and after run.  Hope I didn't overdo it last week.  Good thing this is taper week. 

Stinson Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From J Cole on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 20:28:58 from 50.78.251.45

Thing about drafting is, you leave open the possibility the leader has some great gas. That could be a fatal mistake... Also, looks like you could have some great non-foothills-trail-ish weather.

From Cody on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 20:31:21 from 76.27.36.99

Gas is Jon's secret weapon. Oops, not a secret anymore...sorry.

From Neasts on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 21:04:44 from 206.81.149.241

I must be getting old (OK, I know I am) because one week to taper doesn't seem like much. Good luck this weekend!

From Jon on Tue, Aug 06, 2013 at 16:03:14 from 65.207.165.18

Usually my tapers are even shorter!

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