I'm retired from racing. Really.

March 20, 2018

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Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007



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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:


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: 3.00 Month: 3.00 Year: 252.50
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: 541.50
Fuel 2 (road) Lifetime Miles: 463.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 343.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 395.10
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 237.50
Road M3 Black And Blue Lifetime Miles: 458.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 86.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

This being the south, school is cancelled yesterday, today, and tomorrow due to the minor dusting of snow. The roads were clear around town by Wednesday night, but the district includes some of the foothills near the NC border, and if there are icy roads anywhere, they cancel for everyone. Don't get me started.

Anyway, ran 6 miles on snowy, wet GE trails late afternoon. Ran by 3 deer and saw 1 coworker.

GE is in the news for all the wrong reasons right now, which is a bit unnerving. Talk of breakup, underfunded pension, layoffs, mismanagement, etc. Sad to see an icon imploding, and rough to be attached to it. More and more coworkers and friends are leaving.

Trail M2 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 21:13:16 from

"It's snowin' in TR"

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 21:15:56 from

Sorry about the work news. GE is an icon of American business. Is Jack Welch still alive?

From jtshad on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 14:49:58 from

What is your engineering background and work focus? Mechanical engineer and systems engineers at INL job postings.


From Jon on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 14:58:45 from

I don't know about Jack Welch. Looks like he's still alive.

Mechanical engineer. I'll have to peruse. Thanks.

From jtshad on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 15:02:54 from

There might even be some job postings for my DOE office coming out in the near future, I will let you know. Not a bad gig, not nearly as technical (federal contract oversight) but get to be part of programs that work on college tech!

From Jason D on Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 20:07:14 from

Sorry, Jon. Megan and I just had a long conversation about American companies, including the auto industry here in and around Detroit.

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