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Lookout Mountain 50 miles

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Feb 24, 2007



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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:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


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: 80.00 Year: 1242.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 228.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 208.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 220.50
Race: Lookout Mountain 50 miles (50 Miles) 08:27:39, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Quick race report- it was a rainy, cold, wet, muddy, muddy, muddy Lookout Mountain 50 mile.  The first part went well, reaching the mile 22 aid in 3:03, 22 min ahead of pace and tied for 5th, 9 min behind the leader.  Unfortunately, poor course markings saw most of the top 20 runners miss a turn, including my group.  We unknowingly ended up on the 10k course, running a loop we weren't supposed to (I was with Troy Shellhamer, 4 time finisher and 1 time winner, so we did have some idea of where to go).  We found the course eventually but then went backwards for 10 min before turning around.  Lost 30 min in all (most lost people only did an extra mile or so).  Kind of lost my killer instinct at that point and just enjoyed the rest of the mudfest (literally knee-deep shoe sucking mud at points).  Moved up from 30th to finish in 9th overall.  Had a fun time.  Running buddy Barry finished it as his first 50 ever, so congrats to him, barely edging out Jason.  Overall a bit disappointing to get lost, but still had fun in the mud and beautiful mountains.  It would be fun to try this course when it wasn't rainy, muddy, and foggy all day.

Race report http://greenshortsrunning.blogspot.com/2014/02/getting-lost-lookout-mountain-50-mile.html

Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 16.00Trail M2 Miles: 35.00
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 08:43:26 from

Nice job once again, sorry about the misdirection and detour on the course. Another solid race and year of running for you!

From josse on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 18:47:05 from

It always stinks when you get off course. But good job anyways:)

From Byoung on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 09:20:25 from

Nice job nonetheless.. I was in the group you guys ran into when yall realized that something was wrong. Very impressive how you guys turned around and kept pushing.Good seeing you there and it was fun playing in the mud.

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