I'm retired from racing. Really.

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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: 0.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 713.00
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: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

10 miles around Logan with the jogging stroller.  It is hard to push a jogging stroller up 800 E towards USU.

Omni- 406

Funny story from yesterday.  I was on my way to my run (wearing my TOU shirt) and stopped by the drive up window at Wells Fargo bank.  The conversation went like this:

Wells Fargo teller: Did you do the Top of Utah?

Me: Yeah

WF: What was your time?

Me: 2:39

WF: Hey, were you the top local finisher?

Me: Yeah

WF: *pause* You looked like you were about to die in your picture

Me:  I was

WF: The 2 guys behind you sure looked good

Me:  They were barely trying.  They both ran 20 minutes faster a few weeks later at St. George.

WF: Wow- did they qualify for their thing?

Me:  Yeah, they both qualified for the Olympic Trials

Moral of the story- if you are going to get your picture in the paper, smile.  I thought is was funny how the teller used almost my exact words about that picture- that I looked like I was about to die while Paul and Logan looked great.  So smile, raise your arms, whatever- just look happy that you finished your race!

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From Bethany on Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 10:17:00

Yeah Jon. I cant believe you werent thinking about getting your picture taken at the finish line. Its not like you were occupied by anything else...:)

From James on Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 16:41:21

State is tomorrow, and I am not sure when or what my next race will be. What about you?

From wheakory on Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 04:41:29

Now that's funny, but you definitely earned that expression on that photo, and finished with an awesome time.

From Lybi on Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 09:36:46

I think your expression was great! A picture tells a thousand words, right? In this case, people could see your phenomenal dedication and absolute pain--not to mention the probability that your toenails were all popping off. :)

I think it is so much more admirable to look miserable and get a FABULOUS time, than to look fresh and get a mediocre time (unless speaking of a super speedy person who selflessly paces a friend--which is just about the coolest thing I've ever heard).

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