I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 17, 2020

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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: 21.00 Month: 72.50 Year: 72.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 26.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Met Cody at Green Canyon where we ran the Beirdneau trail (I still think that is the strangest spelling ever for a word).  I haven't done it for probably 2 years- it's a fun, nice trail, but rough and steep.  And it was cold today- much colder than expected. 

First ran 1.75 miles up the canyon to the trailhead in just under 17:00, gaining less than 500 feet.  Then the climbing started- by the time we reached our turn around 2.2 miles later, we had gained an additional ~2000 feet- in other words, almost 20% grade up.  We ran pretty much all of it but weren't pushing the pace, carrying on a normal conversation the whole way.  Between the steep climb and the easy pace, we were moving at a screaming 16 min/mile.  Great views from the top.  Turned around and ran the 4 miles back in 31 minutes or so- the first 2 miles down were 8 min pace but 6 min/mile effort.  Had to put on the breaks most of the way down because of all the steep, plus lots of rocks, roots, and loose dirt.  In other words, a great trail!  Averaged 10:21 for the whole run.

I noticed a large stream of dried blood on my leg once I got home, completing the run.  I'm enjoying my "only trail running, not hard training" time of the year.

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Comments
From wheakory on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 22:28:54

Jon - that's harder than doing some serious training in preparation for a race. Very nice workout. It probably was fun where your not thinking about training just running.

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