I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 20, 2022

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Feb 24, 2007



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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:


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:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 9.00 Month: 50.00 Year: 50.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 270.00
Road M3 Grey And Yellow Lifetime Miles: 203.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 6. Pretty slow, but who really cares. Nice to not have an alarm this morning, although I still woke up before 7. Actually, my wife had been asked to take a neighbor to the airport at 4 am, so I actually woke up then, first, then took a while to sleep again. Going blueberry picking after Marci returns from soccer, then bbq tonight. Hot here, upper 90's to 100's all week, plus humidity. Retired my shoes today. I have lots of pair over 400 miles, and no test shoes right now, so I'll be having to grab some of the dozen+ new shoes from the boxes in my closet.

My dad had emergency heart surgery in India last night. Reports are he is doing ok, with several stents put in. Praying for him. I think the only people that will even read this are my parents plus Rob, and maybe a couple others.

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Also known as Secession Day (yes, I live in the South now)

Test Shirt 3 Miles: 1.00Test Hat Miles: 1.00Test Shorts 2 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
From Little Bad Legs on Mon, Jul 04, 2016 at 08:15:30 from

I read your blog all the time. ;)

Hope all is well with your dad and it's a smooth recovery.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Jul 04, 2016 at 09:15:00 from

I'm sorry about your dad but glad he's ok. I feel like I know him after reading his book!

From Jon on Mon, Jul 04, 2016 at 21:14:20 from

Thanks, Glen and Rob. I'll have to remember I have at least one or two other readers.

From allie on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 at 09:41:30 from

make that three readers. :) unless you are coach murphy, i feel like three is a pretty high number these days.

best wishes to your dad.

From Jon on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 at 13:17:22 from

I'll be the first to admit I used to regularly check dozens of FRB's, now I only check a few, and not often. It's pretty much a personal journal now that I make public.

I've noticed that much of the recent FRB growth seems to be high school runners in Utah, which I think is great. They certainly take over the Race Reports list after a track meet.

From jtshad on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 at 13:22:33 from

Sorry about your dad, he is in my prayers. Hoping for a good recovery and prognosis.

From Jason D on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 at 19:50:05 from

I check in on you fairly often if for no other reason than to make sure Albuquerque Turkey hasn't taken you out.

Best wishes and speedy recovery to your dad.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 at 06:19:08 from

Jason, I heard 2 separate incidents of where the turkey attacked runners in the past few months and they grabbed a log and beat the tar out of it, leaving it stunned on the ground. Yet he still keeps chasing runners. Next time he chases me again, it might be my turn to deliver a beating.

From Jason D on Thu, Jul 07, 2016 at 22:05:25 from

I know they can be aggressive, but that turkey has a screw loose. They aren't as good as store-bought turkey in case you were wondering :-)

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