I'm retired from racing. Really.

October 23, 2017

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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: 85.10 Year: 1505.10
XT Wings 3 Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Peak Lifetime Miles: 282.00
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 263.00
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 178.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 327.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Lunch- frisbee on a gorgeous day, although the play was pretty sloppy today for no apparent reason- lots of bad throws and drops. Me included. For the final game, my team went down 1-3, then scored 3 straight, then it was all tied 4-4, then we pulled out the last point and won. It wasn't pretty, though. Oh yeah, and my ankle got smashed, twice. It looks pretty terrible and is very sore/stiff.

 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Nic on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:40:58 from 66.91.141.150

Hey Jon,

I haven't looked at your blog in a while. How are you? It looks like you have had some injuries? Are you going to get back to some Ultras?

From Jon on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 19:50:05 from 96.33.87.148

Nic- I'm well, though not running much. An Achilles injury has kept me generally on the sidelines for 3 months, though I'm up to 4 miles at a time. Slowly working my way back.

I haven't raced in 2.5 years. I'd be surprised if I don't race again within a few years, though not as competitive as before. For ultras, who knows. Probably yes, but that's just a guess. They are a lot of work. Doubtful I do any longer than 50k unless I move near some mountains.

How's life in Hawaii? How are you?

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