I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 04, 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 

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

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: 17.00 Month: 9.00 Year: 1288.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 414.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

AM- 5 miles on treadmill as it was again cold and rainy, then weightlifting. I spent most of the day in the gym building a gingerbread house (well, actually, a gingerbread RV park complete with BBQ grill and kiddie swimming pool). I feel very unmotivated to work hard as we were informed yesterday that my group is now reduced from 4 engineers to 2. We had 12 of us 2 years ago and 6 at the start of this year. There's no way just 2 of us can do the work so I honestly don't feel like trying. I'm tempted to go all Office Space on them, and I feel pretty good about it :)

Road N2 Purple Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 05:07:39 from 65.129.147.18

Sorry about the continued job woes. We are facing the same challenge though not due to forced reductions but retirements or people leaving for higher paying positions and the lack of ability or willingness to rehire. My division has three teams, the other two teams workload has doubled in the past 5 years, yet the staff has dropped from 13 people to 5 people who together provide 3 FTE's effort. Due in part to the supervisors absorbing the pain and not really addressing the workload until it became unmanageable. The senior leads in my office who did see it coming...retired instead of fighting. Unreasonable expectations on the job is hard and depressing, I am sorry this issue has continued for you after all this time. I pray that you find a path forward...DOE has direct hire authority right now, hint hint.

From Jon on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 21:09:17 from 96.33.83.28

Thanks, Jeff. I appreciate the hint but I'm still not interested in working for the government.

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