I'm retired from racing. Really.

March 26, 2019

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesJon's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

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: 92.00 Year: 346.00
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: 479.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 301.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run today.  Long, busy day.  In some good news, we closed on our house in Utah.  Unfortunately, we had to take a hefty check to closing- that definitely hurts.  But at least we sold it- there are a lot of people in this country who would love to sell their houses, even at a loss.  Now we can low-ball the crud out of everyone here to find a good deal.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 21:21:11 from 24.10.248.6

Ouch! Sorry about that. Maybe you can at least get a good deal on the house you buy in Greenville?

The book was my way of saying thanks to you for opening up a whole new world of running for me. Seriously, that was the experience of a lifetime - and something I never would have done without you.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 21:22:12 from 24.10.248.6

OH yeah... just read the second half of your post. What you said.

From Jon on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 22:29:13 from 98.71.130.239

Very glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. So do you plan to do it (or similar) in the future?

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 23:03:52 from 24.10.248.6

I'm torn and conflicted now Jon. Definitely someday, but I believe I have a sub 2:40 marathon in me and I'd like to do that. The clock is ticking at 46 though. One thing I learned at the Grand Canyon is that I might have the right mindset to be a good ultra runner.

But I'd definitely like to do the Grand Canyon again next year. I'm pretty sure Jeff will do it, and Steve Anderson too. With eleven months to plan you can surely swing it right?

I'm re-reading the book I sent you now. It's so much better now that I've been there. Powell was one crazy mother. Nothing got that man down.

From jtshad on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 12:03:52 from 69.20.183.178

Congrats on closing on the house!! That is great news.

From Aaron Kennard on Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 18:41:01 from 24.8.144.22

congrats on getting rid of the house...and you can be 10X more grateful that you didn't have to bring cash to the table to on over 10 houses...you think one hurts...

good plan on low-balling crud out of people...Time to return the favor, and let someone else be rid of their house at a loss.

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):