I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 20, 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: 16.50 Year: 551.50
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: 260.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

AM- Drove my wife to the TOU 5k start, ran .5 mile with her, then cheered her, Paul, and Cody in the race.  Marci was the 5th woman with a 5k time of 26:00- her best ever!  She was just hoping to break 30:00!  Then ran with Cody, Paul, and Joe on the TOU course to about mile 20.5, where we met Andy and ran with him most of the way back.  I also ran with Allie for a few minutes on her great race.  Then ran Paul home, back to the finish of the marathon to cheer more people, then looped around thru RH and Providence, then home.  It's amazing how many people feel the need to tell us we are running the wrong way on the course!  And there was a cute group of young kids who came up with a fun cheer- "Go, people, go!" 

About 17 miles, 2:05:10.  Foot is still noticeable but definitely better than earlier this week.  Will probably do 4-5 miles this evening.

By the way, I discovered drinking a 20 oz Nestle Quik and eating 2 Fat Boys does not make it easy to immediately run 6 miles.

FRB made a good show today- Paul, Cody, and Joe went 1-3 at the 5k, Nick M finished the marathon second, Sasha was 3rd, Steve C was 4th, Bill was 8th.  And Allie had a great race, but I don't want to take any of her show, so we'll let her talk about her race.

Adrenaline- 118

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wheakory on Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 16:12:38

I think you discovered your pre-morning SGM meal :-). Nice run Jon and I'm praying for your foot that it's completely healed before SGM.

From Jon on Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 17:39:27

I discovered my post race meal!

Thanks, Kory. Me too.

From RivertonPaul on Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 23:21:45

Perhaps my biggest regret should have been not hanging with Andy just long enough to meet the group. You were about 125m ahead of me when you guys pulled away.

From Jon on Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 23:32:05

If I had known you were back there, we could have helped you, too. I had no idea you were there. Sorry.

From James on Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 19:01:18

I thought if anyone's body could metabolize two fat boys and 20 oz of Nestle Quik, and be able to run five minute later, it would be yours! I'll make a note to self to never do that.

I might do a run down Sardine next weekend if you guys care to join me. I don't have any running buddies any more so I would love some company.

From Chad on Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 23:13:12

I hear that chocolate milk is as good as any recovery drink on the market, but since you've got an iron tummy, you could probably drink it while you are actually racing and probably be fine. The Fat Boys, maybe not.

From Jon on Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 23:49:32

I could still run, it was just a bit uncomfortable with some bad tasting burps. And I love chocolate milk as a recovery drink!

From allie on Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 15:25:33

it was nice meeting you and some of the other bloggers on saturday. thanks for the encouragement through one of the toughest miles of the race. i really appreciated it, as you helped me to relax and find the energy to finish. now i get to cheer everyone on at SGM...good luck!

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