I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 06, 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: 20.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 803.00
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: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.500.000.000.000.0020.50

AM- very nice run with Justin and Barry at Dupont State Forest.  It's a wonderful place to run- relatively hilly, nice mix of singletrack, doubletrack, and gravel road, all with a little water mixed in and 99% runnable.  Good weather, too- 30 deg at the start, 50 at the finish- only drank 40-50 oz of water, which I would often drink in about an hour in the summer.  What a great day running with some good guys.  Finished with just over 20.5 miles in 3:21 running time, 3600 ft climbing.  That's one very nice thing about SC- the trails are more or less passable and generally snow-free year round.  We did have a little excitement on the way home when one deer went running full speed right in front of our car, and another one just about T-boned us.  He somehow stopped just in time.

Came home to watch the end of the Western States lottery.  I was among the 85% of entrants who did not get drawn.  Looks like I'll have to plan my schedule for next year now.  I wanted to do some good, competitive races.  With WS out, I'll likely fly to San Fran in a year for TNF 50.  We'll see- still a long ways out. 

Fuel XC Miles: 20.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jake K on Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 16:21:48 from 67.177.21.60

Bummer to hear about the WS lottery, Jon. I was going to re-up my offer to being a pacer, as its the weekend after my big race for the spring.

From J Cole on Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 13:46:28 from 75.138.127.81

I watched some of Rudolph last night. I couldnt make it through the whole thing because I kept having flash backs to the deer almost killing me. And the peppermint never made me sneeze. Makes me want to try the Christmas peppermint flavored gu.

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