I'm retired from racing. Really.

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Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

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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:


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: 4.00 Month: 76.00 Year: 76.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 459.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 351.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 264.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 192.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 5.5 miles

PM- Very hot.  96 degrees at the start of my run.  Ran to the end of planet walk (2 miles, 14:50), then wanted to do 5 miles at about marathon pace (6:00/mile), back and forth on the path.  Did 6:14 (not warmed up yet), 6:00 (dead on), 6:01, 5:53 (feeling good- stretching it out), then 5:48 (rather fast- LT pace). 

When I finished, I decided I had one more in me and wanted to see what I could do- I busted out a 5:26 and felt great, then ran 2 miles home.  That is faster than my splits in the 5k type races, recently.  Felt good to run sub-5:30 at the end of a run.  And, given that I was running in 95 degree heat on a trail that has some obstacles (90 degree turns, bridges, rail crossings), the "track time" would be faster.  And no GPS to tell me otherwise!

1:04:55 for 10 miles exactly- beat the 6:30 guy.  Fastest run of the year.

Finished with 90 minutes of great ultimate frisbee.


Omni- 346

Weight: 0.00
From Michael on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 23:25:05

Amazing energy you have there, and I thought I was doing good at 9 miles with the heat. I just tend to melt with the heat. When its cool in the mountains I can keep up with my kid, while in the heat he outdistances me quickly. Speaking of him, he just got his belt loop in cub scouts for ultimate frisbee which he had fun learning

From Cody on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 23:28:05

Wow, nice workout! I am not so sure your temperature/obstacle time converter is accurate, if you had a Garmin on, then maybe, but otherwise, no dice. Maybe James will let you borrow his.

From Superfly on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 23:52:24

Your 4:15 mile cross over is equal to my mile PR...on a track. Good workout. I'm really pumped for your marathon. Your going to do great. Since Del Sol you've came a long ways. Keep up the good work and we'll have a smoking realy team next time around.

From Jon on Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 09:05:17

Michael- heat stinks, that's all I can say. But frisbee rocks.

Cody- are you saying my mileage calculator is not as accurate as Sasha's? I found an error in mine so actually corrected the time above. Yes!

Clyde- I'll just let you keep thinking that I can actually do a 4:15 mile. It's a nice dream for me... I am in a ton better shape than RDS, but not that good.

From jtshad on Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 12:16:48

Great run, Jon. Maybe I am glad that I didn't run with you last weekend, your workouts are getting killer. You are going to do great at the TOU!

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