I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 21, 2019

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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: 4.00 Month: 54.50 Year: 776.00
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 313.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 6 easy miles.  Started at 7:45 pace, finished at 7:20.  My morning runs today and yesterday have been quicker than usual for some reason.  I guess my legs feel good despite the high mileage.

PM- Ran from first dam up to Stokes Nature center, where a familiar face met me unexpectedly- it was Paul.  He told me the trail was closed a half mile up, so we turned around and ran the very hot and hilly Bonneville Shoreline.  I was tired and going slow- so slow I walked up some of the steeper hills (there are some steep ones).  Paul turned around at 1900 N, while I ran up Green Canyon for about 3 miles.  Hot and tired.  Very tired.  Only one water fountain and it was inundated with about 200 wasps, so I drank fast.  Slow run.  12 miles, 1:38:00. 

I am tired.  I have never run more than 53 miles in any 3 day period, and I am at 59 now.  Tired.

767- 403, 800- 40

Weight: 0.00
From walter on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:25:12

Jon, my friend from SG is coming up today or tomorrow and will bring your shoes and whatever you have down there as well as a couple of pairs of my shoes and Ill bring them to your house on the way Friday when I pick my packet up.

From Jon on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:30:44

Sweet. Thanks. Hooper should have 2 things- a pair of Pearl Izumi Go shorts and a pair of Brooks Adrenaline size 9.5EE shoes. Let me know if he doesn't have both.

From walter on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:35:31

ok Ill let you know today.

From Superfly on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 13:08:40

9.5EE !!! Wow wide foot man. Sorry I didn't post and tell you I wasn't coming up. I didn't make a firm decision until yesterday around noon. We've got too much going on with work and stuff. So I'm kind of bummed about it but oh well.

Anyways it looks like Walters friend will come and save the day and get your stuff up to you. Good luck in the race!

From Jon on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 13:16:43

Just call me a duck.

From Paul Petersen on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 13:30:45

But you're no Michael Phelps.

From Adam RW on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 17:26:22

Wait are you a duck or a goat?

From air darkhorse on Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 16:07:26

That Bonneville shoreline is a nasty one here also..

From walter on Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 18:13:27

Wow, Jon I feel retarded now cause I went to all that trouble and Im not bringing anything back for you. I guess Steve shipped your shoes, so look for them in the mail and he didnt have any shorts from pearl izumi so he'll have to get those to you later too.

Hey Ash, how do you get onto that trail and where does it go?

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