I'm retired from racing. Really.

August 2016

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Location:

Greenville,SC,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

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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, and 38th place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals for 2016

  • None

2016 Race Schedule

  • None

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: 27.50 Month: 107.50 Year: 1183.00
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Fuel Trail 4 Lifetime Miles: 449.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 440.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 448.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 139.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 279.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
110.504.003.003.0023.00143.50
Road M3 Grey Miles: 67.50Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00Road M3 2 Miles: 8.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 19.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.003.000.005.00

Lunch 2 run then frisbee. Less running than usual today. I've caught a cold now with sore throat and runny nose.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
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Sick, no run. Which is sad, as it would have been my first trail run in a while. I probably should not have even been at work, except they took away all of our sick time and I had a couple of important meetings. I'm afraid I'm going to get worse before I get better.

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sick at home, no run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- it was just Aaron and me for the run today. Rainy and cooler, maybe below 80. I thought I might only go 2 miles but we started discussing Russian history, US foreign policy, coups in Turkey, and other interesting topics. Ended up running for more than an hour and felt better at mile 8 than mile 2.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- frisbee

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No run- went to the temple for the first time in probably 6 months. Left at 5:45 am, home at 1:45 pm, when (how's this for a change of pace) Marci promptly left for a run in the mountains. I'm home with kids as she's gone for hours. When she gets home, it's date night.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- a sluggish 8. Tired

Lunch- Ultimate frisbee. Tired right from the start, but had fun. Very humid thanks to several inches of rain the past few days, including a crazy thunderstorm last night.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Lunch- 6 on a rainy day. Kinda tired and sluggish. 80 deg rain isn't so bad, though.

Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00Road M3 Grey Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch- an hour. Due to wet shoes yesterday, I grabbed a way-too-old pair of shoes that had my ankles and shins screaming by the end. Ouch. I threw them in the garbage before leaving the gym to make sure I didn't do that again.

Road M3 2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Lunch- no run, just frisbee.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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AM- 6. My ankles/shins have partially recovered from the run in worn out shoes last week, but not completely. Tired. I finally found my Strassburg socks, so can wear those at night. My left Achilles has been real painful lately, so taht should help.

Lunch- ultimate frisbee. We've had very competitive games with lots of runnings the last 2 times. Fun.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.500.000.000.000.009.50

PM- PM with Barry and Seth. It was hot- mid 90's, and probably the most humid run I've had in years. Just oppressive- we were commenting on the humidity within the first few minutes. Holy humid, Batman. Barry did short route, Seth and I did the long route but with a shortcut around the lake. Fun, but so humid. And slow, at least a mile per minute slower than usual.

My wife ran a trail 7k last Saturday and loved it. She said she's addicted and is already counting down till our youngest is in school and she can go trail run daily.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 9.50
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Lunch- 10 or so. Hot again. Some clouds did blow in the last 10 minutes which provided welcome relief from the heat index of near 100 deg. I'm ready for some cooler fall weather.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 10.00
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Lunch 9.5 or so in 75 with Aaron and Jim. 

Pearl Izumi announced today they will stop making running shoes and gear this year. Sad day- I'm proud to have run on their team for 2 years, and still have several years worth of new shoes in my closet (with 4 more pairs on the way).

Road M3 Grey Miles: 9.50
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AM- 7

Lunch- ultimate. Another competitive game, though a bit shorter today as we were all dying due to heat/humidity.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Am- easy short 2. Feeling sore and tired, and it's already my first week over 50 in a month. 

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.004.000.000.000.0011.00

AM- 7. Only planned on 6 but felt better than expected

Lunch- Ultimate frisbee. A bit cooler today, low 80's. Big crowd, 8 vs 8. I ran full speed into another guy's shoulder and am pretty sure I bruised a rib right by my sternum. Still hurts to take big breaths, cough, etc. I was only out of the game for 5 minutes, though, but had a bit of trouble recovering afterwards.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 7.00
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PM- So running with a bruised or cracked rib is extremely stupid. First, I received 3 shots today for my India trip, so my shoulders are very sore. Then, I decided I could still run and went to Paris Mountain with Aaron and Seth. Right from the start, I felt like I was slowly suffocating- I couldn't breathe quite deep enough, and I certainly couldn't take deep breaths to catch up. But I did ok until about an hour, then gradually slowed. At 1:10, I lost the group, but they waited for me to catch up, though I slowed even more and fell behind again. By this point, any step that jarred me at all hurt my ribs, so I really tensed up. Between the combination of the tense core, unusual shoulder movement, and chest injury, my back suddenly tightened in 2 places and I could barely run. I half walked, half slow-jogged back to the car on the road, hoping to hitchhike. The last 30 minutes was on the short, short list of most miserable experience on a run. No fun at all. I'm sore all over, tired, and can't breath. Anyways, I think I'll take it easy for a few days. Like I said, don't try running with a bruised rib. I think it was around 9.5 miles in 1:50+.

On a good note, I got a solid 8 hours sleep last night for the first time in months, and hope to again tonight, as well.

Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 9.50
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Misery, thy name is Jon.

Nothing today. Too much pain. Didn't even bring the gym bag to work. Maybe I'll try some light stationary bike in the upcoming days. No running for a while- I'm in too much pain.

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AM bike for 45 min

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AM 1 hr stationary bike. Exciting.

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AM- an hour on the bike. Yawn. Ribs are improving but still painful, especially when I sneeze or try to lift something heavy with my right arm.

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AM- I decided to try running. Big mistake. I did 2 miles and my ribs hurt the whole time, plus the knots in my back from a week ago started acting up again. Then did 40 min bike. My ribs had improved to the point they only hurt when I sneezed, lifted something heavy, etc, but they hurt all day today due to the run. Stink. This is going to be a while. Biking doesn't use my lungs much while running does on every breath.

Road M3 Grey Miles: 2.00
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AM back to the bike

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
110.504.003.003.0023.00143.50
Road M3 Grey Miles: 67.50Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00Road M3 2 Miles: 8.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 19.00
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