I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 10, 2020

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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: 12.00 Month: 16.00 Year: 725.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 266.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

No run today, in Columbia most the day, then appts around home.

The year of rain is going out with a bang, 3.5 inches of rain today (and it's only 5 pm), almost 8 inches this week. The creek by our house is normally about 4 feet wide and under a foot deep, but flooded to several hundred feet wide and 6 feet deep earlier today, almost taking out the concrete bridge. It's crazy. We've had 65 inches of rain since the start of June! My phone keeps buzzing to tell me of multiple flood warnings and flash flood warnings right now.

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From allie on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 15:41:30 from

my phone was buzzing all morning...so much excitement from southern storms! lots of rain here as well -- today was possibly the heaviest rain i've ever run in to date. it's quite nice when it's warm.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 16:46:02 from

I don't think we've had 60 inches of rain since I moved here in 2002.

We do have a crappy inversion though.

From Jon on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 05:55:49 from

Allie, I agree. This 70 deg rain is so much nicer than the normal 40 deg winter rain. I'm sure that is coming, though.

From Jon on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 06:21:55 from

Rob, those inversions are terrible. We would have it for a month straight in Logan. Ugh.

From jtshad on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 10:31:00 from

Wow, be safe! Hope it lets up soon.

Happy new year!

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