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Iron Mountain 30

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Feb 24, 2007



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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, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


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: 23.00 Month: 15.00 Year: 1294.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 420.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Race: Iron Mountain 30 (29 Miles) 04:03:55, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Official report on my green shorts running blog.  Summary- a beautiful, exceedingly runnable (yet still very rocky/rooty) trail race across the spine of the Iron Mountains of Virginia.  Very well-run, well-marked race.  29 miles with a surprising 7500 ft climbing and 7500 ft descending (take that, Logan Peak!), all of it between 2000-4000 ft.  I took 1st place by 40 minutes, beating the course record by over an hour, as aided by my gorgeous crew (Marci).  Very enjoyable day.

Weekly total of 95 miles with over 15000 ft climbing.  Good stuff. 

Fuel XC 2 Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 13:48:17 from

Wow, congrats on a stellar race and win and course record. You rule on both coasts now!

From Cody on Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 16:35:32 from

Awesome! I never had any doubt that you would win, but to destroy the course record. Very nice. Looking good for the big dance. Recover well now and see you soon!

From crockett on Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 20:06:41 from

Way to go, very impressive. Way to show those eastern runners how to climb. Sounds like a fun time. See you at Bear. I just have one more long run before "the big dance." Ha, ha.

From Aaron Kennard on Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 23:35:25 from

WOW! Way to crush it out there. You are on serious form right now. That is really fast for that much climbing. Big congrats.

Really looking forward to following Bear and seeing you kick some butt. Cool to see the competition stacking up over there...Mike Foote, Dakota Jones, now Scott Jaime. Should be an awesome race! Who else do you see to be in contention?

From Jon on Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 23:57:24 from

Aaron- Andy Jones Wilkins is planning to run it, and Evan Honeyfield has already registered. Plus, 2008 winner Ty Draney will be there. And there are always some late-comers. Should be a good race.

From Aaron Kennard on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 00:01:53 from

Nice! That will be a good race. Totally stoked for you.

From Oreo on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 00:06:39 from

Rockin it. Awesome.. I'm excited for you guys doing Bear it'll be awesome!

From Aaron Kennard on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 00:32:58 from

BTW...did you see AJW just beat Duncan Callahan at the Grand Teton 100 early this AM? If he pulled off a win at the bear it would be his 3rd 100 mile win in a matter of 2 months, and that would be seriously incredible. I'm going to cast my doubt on that happening personally. Not to be a naysayer to him, because he's an incredible runner, but that seems like a tall order. Especially with the all the competition that are going in probably a lot more recovered.

From Jon on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 08:10:53 from

I heard that. They both broke the old CR. Two good runners- and I've met both of them, 2 nice guys.

From jun on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 11:34:57 from

Wow, incredible. West 1, East 0.

From Superfly on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 13:23:55 from

Way to dominate the competition out there. Rest up and good luck in your upcoming BEAR of a race.

From Adam RW on Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 14:55:15 from

As always you continue to amaze. Nice training run :)

From Scott Ensign on Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 00:23:23 from

geez, incredible job. Utah's loss is South Carolina's gain. way to dominate. good luck getting ready for the 100

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