I'm retired from racing. Really.

Bear 100

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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: 33.50 Year: 640.50
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: 280.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 29.00
Race: Bear 100 (100 Miles) 20:49:38, Place overall: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
101.000.000.000.000.00101.00

The Bear 100 race report is finally posted.  After not seeing my family for 5 weeks pre-race, I spent my post-race days with them rather than on the report.  And, since I have been building up to this race for 2 years, the race report is a touch long.  Enjoy.

XT Wings 2 Miles: 63.00Fuel XC 2 Miles: 38.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From c h a d on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:02:59 from 166.70.238.194

Jon, what an awesome report on an amazing race! I love this line: "Bear Lake loomed large ahead, a black ghost ringed by lights." Whatever comes next for you, enjoy it . . . you've earned it.

From Scott Ensign on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:08:38 from 129.123.3.31

very nice report, you can be very proud of this accomplishment, you are one tough and talented runner. congrats!

From Paul on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 13:39:10 from 65.103.252.214

It was a good report, but I've seen longer.

From jtshad on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 13:45:45 from 204.134.132.225

Nice report and a job well done. A big accomplishment that took a lot to prepare for, and it paid off with an excellent result. Now, recover (for a little bit until next weekend) and refresh.

BTW, I will not be able to make the R2R2R event, sorry! Thanks for thinking of me and including me in the plans.

From allie on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 19:11:36 from 174.19.51.35

i loved your report. what an experience! i read cody and joe's reports first, so it was fun to read your report and get the full version of your amazing adventure. congrats to you. i have no idea how you can do that.

From Jon on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 23:30:02 from 98.84.46.139

Thanks, everyone. It was fun- I highly recommend trail racing, and the Bear in particular.

From Superfly on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 12:31:39 from 208.117.127.110

Sorry I'm late on commenting but way to go Jon. Oh by gosh as Myler would say. Dude you did great. And like Paul said way to put together a plan (and this was a 2 year one) and work through all the steps along the way to pull of a once in a lifetime race. Not that you don't have bigger and better in your future. But you'll remember this one forever.

Good job man.

P.S. I emailed the stuff to the guys about R2R2R and I'm guessing that they like me will see how they feel after this weekend. But I'll let you know for sure by Monday.

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