I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 19, 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: 0.00 Month: 12.00 Year: 517.50
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: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
12.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM- 8. Ran right by a group of about 9 turkeys, including 3 toms, at the start of my run. First time I've seen 3 males. Also saw 16 deer during my run in small groups. On the way back, I armed myself with rocks and a stout branch for a fight with the turkeys, but they had moved 20 yards off the trail and didn't charge me.

Lunch- frisbee. 65 deg, gorgeous. 7v7, but not my finest day- I had a few open receivers in the end zone that I missed, and then I dropped the winning point at the end. We lost 4-5. Doh.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Bret on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 14:35:14 from 216.234.133.229

I take it from your arsenal, that you have been charged by wild turkeys in the past?

From Jon on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 19:08:01 from 96.33.86.208

Yes. The first 2 are the best stories.

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-Lunch-7-Tired-didn-39-t-even-try-to-/03-13-2014.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-AM-10-Lunch-10-more-It-39-s-sprin/04-14-2014.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-Lunch-late-run-with-Webster-and-Barry-W/05-13-2014.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-Lunch-I-39-m-assigned-to-nbsp-new-pr/04-02-2014.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog--AM-10-ezLunch-8-more-with-guys-/02-18-2013.html

http://jon.fastrunningblog.com/blog-AM-Ran-5-miles-behind-GE-nbsp-The-mal/05-16-2013.html

From allie on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 19:25:44 from 172.4.198.186

so many terrifying turkey encounters! that first one -- haha. i would be so scared.

From Jason D on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 19:56:42 from 73.144.91.168

I saw a turkey at the park today and thought, "I wonder if that turkey is still bothering Jon." This one was solo, which is odd. I usually see them in larger groups (at my parents' typically). This particular one was mostly scared and opened its mouth at me (to hiss like a goose perhaps?).

From Bret on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 20:27:50 from 99.1.220.106

Lol! How did I miss 6 turkey stories! Wow. That has to be a record.

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