I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 11, 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: 22.00 Month: 26.00 Year: 735.00
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: 272.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 9 mi wandering around Logan.  There were some HS girls and a coach doing repeats on the track at 5:14 am- I want to know how that coach motivates the girls to get up for a workout that early!

PM- I was planning to run 10 miles.  However, I was exhausted right from the start.  This seems to occur to me more than normal recently, and I don't think it's overtraining or burnout.  I thought as I ran and think I know the answer- my mileage is 90+ mpw these days, but I have barely increased my eating.  For example, I estimate I ate 2500 calories yesterday- not near enough for 16-20 miles per day.  Hence, the fatigue and recent weight loss (3 lbs in 2 weeks).  I had a talk with Marci, and she'll buy me a lot more food.  Anyways, I ended up running 3.5 miles in about 35 min (I told you I was tired), then was forced to walk the last .5 back.  Sad.  But hopefully an increased awareness of caloric intake will stymie this problem and let me return to my normal energy levels.

On a related note, I just signed up for the Bear 100 today.  My 2 year build up to this race will finally culminate in 12 weeks! 

Pace 2 Miles: 4.00NB 769 3 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
From Paul on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 11:48:36 from

He probably promised to take them to the Twilight movie.

From Jon on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 12:11:09 from

Didn't the twilight movie come out last year, or 2 years ago? I would think they've already seen it.

From Paul on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 12:13:14 from

Yeah, I don't know. I think they're showing it again this week. Probably just a re-run.

From Jon on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 13:20:24 from

Just looked on imdb. You were right- there is a new Twilight opening this weekend!

From JD on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 13:22:45 from

I thought Harry Potter died in the last one?

From Paul on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 13:25:56 from

lol. And I don't see how they can make another, since they destroyed the Ring in the last movie.

From Paul on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 13:27:37 from

Jon - the only reason I know is that there was a review on NPR last night on my drive home. Slow news day, I guess. We haven't had TV reception since I built my deck (it must block the tv atoms), so I'm a bit out of it when it comes to pop culture.

From Jon on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 16:50:49 from

Paul- you don't have to be ashamed to admit that you're a closet-Twilight fan, and already have tickets for the midnight showing tomorrow. We're all friends, so you can be honest with us. We won't make fun of you. Too much.

From Paul on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 16:54:38 from

Stacy and I enjoyed watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer occasionally. Is Twilight similar?

From KP on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 17:07:40 from

jon, it opened at midnight today (wednesday)


From Nevels on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 23:52:41 from

what are you shooting for time-wise at the Bear?

From Jon on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 00:23:27 from

Hard to say. Top 5, or even top 3 would be great, place wise. Time wise? Somewhere between 20 (awesome race) to 22 hours.

From David Nelson on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 11:05:01 from

Jon, I don't know if/what supplements you take, but a lot of people I know up here are using Udu's Oil these days. Krissy Moehl works with them a lot and now swears by it, both for what it does recovery-wise and keeping away that feeling of always being hungry when mileage gets up there. So there's my only real advice. My other contribution is that Twilight is filmed like two hours from my house in a crappy little town called Forks, and every business there is now named "Twilight" something. It's dumb.

From Paul on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 11:17:41 from

They should film Twilight IV in Preston, ID. Gosh!

From Faceless Ghost on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 16:47:53 from

I know you've been in the game long enough to know these things, but be careful with the fatigue--I've been down that road before, and it doesn't end well.

From Faceless Ghost on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 16:49:29 from

And be careful with the Twilight thing, too. I haven't been down that road, but I doubt it ends any better.

From Adam RW on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 23:34:03 from

What a nice mark to put up on your calendar. I'm sure those 12 wk will fly by.

From Jon on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 00:08:33 from

Thanks for the concern, ghost. Definitely have to watch burnout.

Dave- I'm to cheap for supplements. But I'll look into it- anything can help!

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