I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 13, 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: 7.00 Month: 37.50 Year: 759.00
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: 302.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Time for the annual, pre-race mileage review.  All dates refer to pre-race weeks.

 

 2009

 2010

 Total miles 12 weeks pre-marathon

940.5

943

 Total miles 24 weeks

 1804

1849.5

 Total miles 36 weeks

 2378.5

2465.5

 80-89 mile weeks 24 weeks

5

5

 90-99 mile weeks 24 weeks

3

4

 100+ mile weeks 24 weeks

4

4

 15-19 mile runs 12 weeks

13

6

 15-19 mile runs 24 weeks

22

17

 15-19 mile runs 36 weeks

27

18

 20+ mile runs 24 weeks

13

14

 26+ mile runs 36 weeks

1

8

 Days missed 12 weeks

2

7

I'll admit that I didn't really want to see the stats this year, because I was convinced my sub-par August (406 miles in 2009, 337 miles in 2010) would sink me.  So I was very surprised to see my mileage totals are slightly higher across the board for 12, 24, and 36 weeks pre-race.  This is even more surprising when I consider how many of my runs were trail runs this year, which take significantly more time versus road runs.  In fact, I didn't have a single road run for a 5 week period!  I spent many, many more hours running this year than ever before, and ran tens of thousands of feet more vertical than any other time.

I ran more 15-19 mile runs in 2009, and many of those were Big Workouts.  I didn't do many BW this year, which is a weakness.  Instead, I did a lot of 10-14 mile trail runs.  Most importantly, I had a lot more long, long runs (26+ miles)- 1 in 2009 versus 8 this year.  That will come in useful this week.  I also had a few injuries this year that resulted in more days off. 

Conclusions:  More miles, long runs, and vertical run than ever before = good.  Slightly more injuries plus no BW = bad.  I am not in the best road marathoning shape of my life, like I was last year.  But I am in the best trail ultrarunning shape.  Next Saturday, I put it to the test.  But no matter what happens, I am excited.  Not nervous, just excited to have a fun time and enjoy a great day in the outdoors.

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Comments
From Bryce on Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 18:48:03 from 67.186.213.216

Just read the thread on Scott's blog. Hilarious! Quite the stacked field. Money's on you buddy. From the looks of things above you are ready to rip! Best of luck out there, it's going ot be a blast! See you at the start and, much later, at the finish.

From Jon on Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 18:54:04 from 98.84.70.166

It will be fun, that's for sure. See you Thursday, Bryce.

From todd kelly on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:08:43 from 69.98.138.94

good luck Jon, you will do awesome

From Jason McK on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 15:11:53 from 63.255.173.99

Good Luck! Did you find a crew chief?

From Paul on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 10:29:48 from 65.103.252.214

A big workout is anything over 90 minutes, with some hard running. I'm sure some of your 10-14 mi trail runs qualify for that. So you have more BW's than you think.

And you're in way better shape than before Rocky Raccoon. I still don't see how you even finished that race, and break 20hrs to boot. Can't wait to see what you do with some actual fitness!

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