I'm retired from racing. Really.

Moonshiner Night Trail Race

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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!

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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
126.000.000.003.006.00135.00
TS 8 Miles: 23.00Road M3 3 Miles: 27.00Road N2 Miles: 26.00Trail N1 Miles: 4.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 4.00Road M2 Miles: 20.00Trail M2 Miles: 22.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Slept in, played ultimate, and went hiking with the fam. Felt great.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
18.000.000.000.000.0018.00

Am 10 at icar. Very warm

Lunch 8. Egads it was hot. The guy at the gym said the feels like temp was 103. Sure felt like it.

Knee is getting worse.

TS 8 Miles: 18.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch- did a few laps by myself. Hot, hot, felt terrible. Then ran the new GE trail we are building to check the planned locations for mileage and directional signs. We added a few more. I'm worn out. Did an hour but probably only ran 5 or 6 miles.

TS 8 Miles: 5.00
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0. rest bum knee

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Lunch- wanted to run, but yesterday was the first day my knee started feeling a bit better, so I didn't want to immediately aggravate it again. Did some XT instead. Might run tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch- ran 7. Knee was annoying the whole time. Hurt more afterwards, too. Needs more rest. 

Road M3 3 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch 8. Knee felt same as yesterday, so that's good.

Road N2 Miles: 8.00
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Race: Moonshiner Night Trail Race (3.11 Miles) 00:18:50, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.003.000.008.00

PM- Time for the annual Moonshiner 5k, a night 5k on trails, which makes it a very unique and fun race (plus they give $200+ swag to the winner). I won the past 2 years in 18:45 and 17:58. I wasn't too sure how it would go this year on account of only running 3 days out of the past 9, plus my injury, but I would go try. Warmed up 4 or so miles, said Hi to a few friends, then waited while the ranger tried to clear a new downfall tree on the trail at the .5 mile mark (he never got it off). The thunderstorms that threatened to cancel the race ended just in time but the trails were all muddy, which I love.  We started and I led from the gun, except when someone passed me right at the tree, leaving me in 2nd for half a mile. Passed him back and got a bit of a gap on the small road section (I could tell I was working as hard as I could as my hands and arms were going tingly), then steadily pulled away on the downhill trail. The headlights were close enough that I had to keep pushing, but I ended up winning by 24 seconds. Half Moon Outfitters always does a great job, and running this race is a fun tradition. Cooled down with the Honnette's and Brandon Arquette, an ex-GE guy who finished 2nd. Saw a huge frog on the trail, too.

Knee felt ok. We'll see how it is tomorrow.

Trail N1 Miles: 4.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Lunch 10. Felt kinda slow and sore, kinda ok.

Road M2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

PM- Paris Mtn with Lynn, Aaron, and newcomers Brandon and Meghan. Took a hard digger- bloody knee and hand, scraped hip and elbow. Ow. Did a little extra. Somewhere around 11 miles.

Trail M2 Miles: 11.00
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Lunch- 10.

We opened the new GE trail today. 3.5 miles of trail. This was the culmination of 2-3 year effort.

Road M2 Miles: 10.00
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Lunch- ran 10. GE trails, then shannon lake.

Road N2 Miles: 10.00
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Lunch 10 with Jim and Aaron.

Road M3 3 Miles: 10.00
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Ward camp out with 3 of the kids, then a birthday party, mow the lawn, then Kinley's 8th birthday party. No run. Knee needs the break, anyways. They say it's better to be healthy and undertrained than injured at a race. I'm going to be injured and undertrained.

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Lunch- 10. 8 guys, I think, biggest post-Jason era.

Road M3 3 Miles: 10.00
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Pm. Lab test at work, snuck away for PM with the Honnettes. High was only 65 deg today. Brrr. 11. Then back to work.

Trail M2 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Training all day at work and I'm sick. Snuck in 8 miles before going to Boy Scouts. Two night in a row of being gone from 7 am till 9:30 pm. Long days make for tired Jon. Plus I don't see my kids at all.

Road N2 Miles: 8.00
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Stubbed my middle toe real bad last night- it's all swollen and purple today, very painful. No run. I'm just hoping it is stubbed and not broken. Figures this happen one week before my big 100 miler of the year.

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Walking to check on my kids Wed night, I didn't turn on the light in the hallway and ran into some furniture, toe first. Yes, it hurt.

Went to the doc Fri morning for an X-ray.

The yellow arrow is pointing to the bone that broke off my toe when I stubbed it. That chunk also happens to attach to the tendon that flexes the toe. Not something you want to run 2.5 million steps with at Grindstone 100 next week.

Anyways, I'm pretty bummed about this. I'm going to an Orthopedic specialist Monday morning, but I'm likely done running for at least a month or two, which means my racing season is over. Bummer. I was very excited for the next two races.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
126.000.000.003.006.00135.00
TS 8 Miles: 23.00Road M3 3 Miles: 27.00Road N2 Miles: 26.00Trail N1 Miles: 4.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 4.00Road M2 Miles: 20.00Trail M2 Miles: 22.00
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