I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 19, 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: 4.00 Month: 54.50 Year: 776.00
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: 313.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0011.000.000.000.0011.00

St. George marathon day.  First, I want to join the bloggers in thanking Clyde and Mik'L for the great blogger party last night.  It was fun to finally put some faces with some blogger names.

Day of the race- my marathon was TOU 3 weeks ago, I was just here to cheer and help.  I got dropped off at mile 16, ran to 17, then cheered on the first 30 or so runners.  When Cody showed up, I picked up with him and ran almost the whole way to the finish.  I have to say, it is much more enjoyable to run the last 9 miles of a marathon when you haven't done the first 17.  It was tons of fun to see all the bloggers at the finish line- many of them set PR's, some by 10-20 minutes.  Awesome.  Congrats especially to my previous pacers, Paul and Logan, for qualifying for the Olympic Trials.  It is well deserved and the result of many, many hours of hard work (or, in Paul's case, many, many hours of naps).  Nice job!

Elite- 286

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Comments
From Cody on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 10:53:16

Jon is the man!

From Bethany on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 13:13:26

Thanks for running with Cody! I fear he would have crossed the finish line with a few less "cookies" without you. Loved seeing you and your family.

From Jon on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 16:24:12

I was worried for a few miles that some of Cody's cookies might end up on me- I told him to share them the other directions. But he never did, and he ran awesome. Thanks for supporting him, Bethany- we can't do it without the wives' support.

From Brent on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 18:23:37

Jon, nice to meet you. Hey, you have such a great running group, what support and team work! Does your group have a name? It seems with all the great PRs, marathons, etc. that your group needs a special "handle". Big North, Low down Logan, Moose on the loose, etc.

From Michelle on Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 20:43:02

Not that my opinion matters, but I like moose on the loose. They are very fast and something to be recconed(?Sp) with!

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