I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 07, 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!

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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

AM- 5.5 miles on the back 9, 2 shooting stars.

PM- Big Workout.  I was very, very happy to see some clouds blow in around noon- the temp was around 80 deg when I ran, cloudy, a bit breezy.  The best running conditions I have had in the afternoon since May.  Did 3 miles warmup, then 2 tempo miles (2nd was 6:10 with Paul on the track).  Saw Cody pushing his kids.  Then Paul and I started the workout- 6x1mi at LT pace (~5:45) with 300m rest (1:30-1:40).  Repeats went 5:44, 5:46, 5:45, 5:44.  At this point, I had to go to the bathroom so had an extended break, and Paul headed home.  After the stop, I warmed up a bit then did my last two- 5:45, 5:44.  I'm not sure if it was because my legs cooled down a bit, because I was running without Paul, because of some lingering fatigue from Saturday, or why, but number 5 was tough and number 6 was darn hard.  My legs were pooped by the end- absolutely tired.  Nevertheless, I was happy with the workout- very consistent for all 6 repeats, right at the correct pace.  I did 1.5 miles cooldown on the track than jogged 2 miles home.  Saw James Barnes for a minute on the way- he is here with some of his cross country kids at a camp.  Very glad to be done, very tired.  Now 3 easy days to recover before what promises to be a good race on Saturday.  Total 15.5 miles, 1:49:11 (7:02 avg).  Dinner then sleep.

Adrenaline- 470, Tangent- 314

Weight: 0.00
From JimF on Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 09:19:20

I am amazed by the number of stars that you see. I guess I need to pay more attention.

From Jon on Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 09:44:21

August is the month with the biggest meteor shower- sometimes I'll see 40+ in 45 minutes. Though, I do run at 4 am when it is still pitch black out, I intentionally run away from streetlights so I can see more stars, I live in a relatively small town (i.e. less light pollution), and I sometimes run with my head pointed skywards. All combine to help me see more shooting stars than your normal runner could.

From jtshad on Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 10:01:31

Running with your head up looking at the stars is why you run into the skunks on the pathway!

From cody on Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 10:09:24

He spends his whole life with his head in the clouds...

From Adam RW on Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 22:59:16

All I can say is WOW! Great workout.

From Chad on Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 11:20:41

This was a well-executed workout, Jon. I really look forward to seeing how you do on Saturday. I think you're really going to fly on the downhills.

From Adam RW on Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 11:55:58

Jon, I had a pacing question. This was on the track? Did you look at 200, 400, etc. splits? Or are you that much of a stud for nailing pace?

From Jon on Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 21:23:01

Adam- yup, on the track. I looked at all my 400m splits. 400 was 1:22-1:26 for all 6 repeats, 800 was 2:50-2:52, 1200 was 4:18-4:19 (except the last one was 4:22). So there was some variability in there, usually on how fast I started. Paul said I started like a rabbit sometimes. But if I started a bit slower, I always evened it out by the 3rd lap, since all splits were within 1 second at that point. Kind of funny how even they were, I think.

But even if I wasn't on a track, I would have been that much of a stud at nailing splits ;) I'm that good- when you don't own a GPS, your internal speedometer has to be a highly calibrated, precision instrument.

From Adam RW on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 08:08:37

Jon, That more more impressive. I think you've inspired me to get back to some track basics.

From James on Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 12:58:16

Nice work out! You looked dead when I saw you, but you are running great! Wish we had more time to visit.

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