I'm retired from racing. Really.

September 15, 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: 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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

Lunch- ran 5.5 with Phil and Jim.  First run since UROC- most of my soreness is gone, except in my hips.  Definitely feel tired and sluggish, though- good thing I'm not trying to set a 5k PR anytime soon.

Want to see something really scary?  Watch the photos of my finish, starting with the first, in slideshow mode.  Hide your women and children first, though.  (Yes, I'm very aware Burt and others will use these pictures to mock me extensively.  Rightfully so.)

Pace 3 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Burnside on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 22:59:38 from 174.252.190.139

I just saw the photos-OMG...You ANIMAL!

From Jake K on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:16:48 from 155.100.226.53

I like # -010. It looks like you are skipping and snapping your fingers, and immediately made me think of the "Carlton" dance from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

From Paul on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:30:33 from 24.10.141.104

You've gotten really skinny...I miss the old "fat Jon".

My other thought is that the only thing I'd like to do for 9.5 hours is sleep...

But congrats again. I imagine those photos capture the feeling pretty well.

From Jon on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 22:17:36 from 74.177.125.83

Jake- yeah, 10 is definitely interesting. Of course, I look like I have Roid Rage on -015, and constipated in -016!

Paul- I was definitely excited. Threw my bottle and everything. Probably looked like a dork. No, definitely looked like a dork.

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