I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 11, 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: 11.00 Month: 31.00 Year: 814.00
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: 335.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Hey everyone- if I have any blog readers left, don't worry, I am still alive. I have been in South Carolina for over a week, and just bought a computer.  Still no internet, so I'm pilfering a bad connection from some neighbor.  And don't worry, I've run lots (getting home at 10 pm most nights), including some sweet trails in both North and South Carolina.  Put it this way- I ran over 5000 ft of vert climbing last Saturday on some sweet trails near Asheville, NC.  And 2900 ft today with 20 miles.  I'll update my blog once I have reliable internet.  But in the meantime...

I Need A Crew Chief for the Bear 100.  Anyone interested?  I have 3 awesome pacers (Joe, Cody, and David Nelson), but would like to add 1 person who can just worry about crewing/driving/etc.  Anyone interested?   Sept 24 and 25 in Logan.  I would be forever grateful.  Let me know if you want more details.

Lunch- 9.5 miles with some of the GE runners.  Warm and humid- I'm not used to finishing with a drenched shirt. 850 ft climb thanks to rolling hills.

PM- 10.5 miles at Paris Mountain.  1:36 (9:06 avg) with 2000 ft climbing.  Finished well after dark- ended up bailing on the trail and ran the last 1.5 on the road... cause I'm not as crazy as Cody. 

Fuel XC Miles: 10.50NB 769 3 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jason McK on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 23:28:26 from 97.117.53.18

I'm not responding so that you'll get your hopes up or anything...but what are a few of the details? I don't know the first thing about being a crew chief, but imagine it has something to do with making sure everyone has everything they need, when they need it and are where you need them to be when you need them to be there.

From Jon on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 23:54:00 from 68.119.211.149

Jason- I give pretty detailed instructions to my crew (just ask Cody and Paul). Your primary purpose is the drive the vehicle to each aid station, and be ready to get me through the aid station as quickly as possible, while meeting my needs. Fill bottles, have my clothes ready, haul gear, etc. Keep me moving, minimize stopped time. And also help the pacers with what they need at the aid stations, and get the other pacers to where they need to be.

From Adam RW on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 09:57:15 from 155.101.152.123

Jon, I would love to help at so many levels. But my grandparents are coming in from Chicago that weekend so that my wife and I can go out for our 6 yr wedding anniversary that Saturday... Hopefully by commenting we can get you on the "Hot Discussions" list and find you someone.

From Jason McK on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:57:04 from 63.255.173.99

Back to not getting your hopes up...Right now I'm focusing on TOU and a BQ, possibly sub 3. I don't want to expend mental energy worrying about you relying on me to have everything you need where and when you need it. But, I suppose I can put in an extra 25 minutes each day in September. Then, if no one else has stepped up, I have a vehicle that should be able to be where you need it to be and would have a day I can take off from work. Also, in the event that no one else can, keep me posted on everything you can think of so when my mind wanders, I can come to be on the same page you are on...

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