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Clarkston Gunsight Gallop

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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:


None for now

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: 4.00 Month: 53.00 Year: 719.50
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: 425.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 146.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 39.00
Race: Clarkston Gunsight Gallop (3 Miles) 00:17:24, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I did the Clarkston Gunsight Gallop as a warm up for WBR next week.  Went about 90-95%, not all out racing.  There are only 50-100 or so runners, but it was a very competitive race for the size.  I have to say, though, it was HOT!  I wanted to be under 18:00 at least.

First mile was gradual downhill and then flat- 5:34, 4th or 5th place.  A dog was chasing my at the 1/2 mile mark during the warm up, but he was gone by the time the race started.  I was hoping he would actually still be around, maybe to slow down the 1st place guy some.  2nd mile was pretty flat, a few small rollers- 5:46.  Felt pretty good and passed a bunch to move into 2nd place.  1st place guy was a minute ahead- ends up he is a high school student who just finished the track season.  2nd mile is rather pretty, with a nice loop through the Clarkston cemetary.  3rd mile was gradual uphill- 6:02.  One guy gradually closed on me and passed me with 1/4 mile left.  I caught him with 50 meters to go, but used my extra energy catching him so he pulled away.  I really hate getting out-kicked.  But my time was 17:24, 5:48 average, which I was pretty happy with.  That is my estimated 10k pace and is about dead on for my fitness level.  Supposing I haven't done a single speed workout yet but have just been building my base, this wasn't too bad.  I also arrived home from Alabama last night after midnight (22 hour day!!!) and was so tired from a long week that I took a 4 hour nap this afternoon.  I was worn out.

58 miles this week- started with a long run, then had to fight to get the rest of the miles on a business trip, not too bad.

Also, I promised I would tell everyone how my wife did.  She goes on walks, but has not run for months.  She had to push the baby stroller and wanted to break 40 minutes.  Actual time- 28:31.  Good job, babe!

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From Paul Petersen on Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 11:40:19

Nice job. To be fair, Marci runs around a lot while playing frisbee...that counts, right?

From James on Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 17:10:16

Hey, if I would have known you weren't going to win that thing, I might have shown up. Just kidding, I figured that a trail run would do me more good anyway. Who was the kid that won it, do you know?

Good job at getting the miles in while traveling. You would have had to take a 6 hour nap if you would have run up over the mountain with me and Paul!

From Cody on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 22:58:51

Good Race Jon! You probably could have won it if you had gone all out. Nice pace for no speed work at all. Just goes to show how important base work is. You should have no problems whatsoever this weekend at WBR.

From Cody on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 22:59:36

Congrats to Marci too!!

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