I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 25, 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!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 95.00 Year: 1257.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 228.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 214.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- I got in bed by 10 last night, but tossed and turned for over 3 hours, finally falling asleep sometime after 1. Annoying. Nevertheless, I got up at 4 this morning for my run. I think I am going to be tired today. Plus my company is laying off 300 people today- hopefully I am not one of them. 6.5 miles.

PM- I did not get laid off, but it is not fun at all to watch your friends and coworkers leave.  Just sad.  For my workout, Paul and I were going to do a tempo on the First Dam 10k course.  The weather was rather cold, with some intermittent wind and snow.  After 3 miles warm up, we were off.  My legs again felt sluggish during the entire run, just like the previous 2 weeks- not sure why, but I hope it goes away.  The goal was about 6:00 pace for the run.  I cannot say I ran with Paul during the workout- I just watched him progressively get further away.  My first mile was 6:29, then 6:49, then 7:04.  I had nothing.  Nothing.  The rest of the workout I struggled to hold 7:30 pace, plus had to stop for a bathroom break.  Paul finished his workout, ran home, showered, ate dinner, watched a few episodes of the Simpsons, got back into his running clothes and ran back to the park... and he still got there before I finished my workout.  2.5 mile slog home.

So I can declare today was one of the 5 worst workouts of my life.  Crap.  I either have to write it off, or else I will get so depressed about my current fitness that I would quit running, eat lots of candy, get huge, and have to go on "The Biggest Loser" in a few years just so I could walk around the block in less than an hour.  [Commentator]- "He used to be a 2:40 marathoner.  Now he just wants to lose 240 pounds.  Please welcome, Jon!"

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
From Adam RW on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 09:40:30 from

I can see why you would be tossing and turning. I hope today is good to you.

From walter on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 09:47:22 from

It is a sad time right now Jon! Good luck to you and hopefully everything works out. I got laid off last week and now my wife told me her job may lay her off. Its viscious out there! Im Self employed and dont have work so Ive laid all my guys off and have had to do anything to make my bills. Its rough.

From jtshad on Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 10:51:39 from

Jon, prayers are with you today.

Walter, sorry to hear about the job issues for you and your wife (as well as your workers). My prayers are with you too!

From dave holt on Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 09:57:33 from

Same thoughts as Jeff - we'll all be thinking of you. Keep positive.

From Adam RW on Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 10:31:26 from

Jon, I think between the sleepless night and the stress during the day you can very easily write-off the workout. I hope that last night was more restful and I'm happy that you kept your job.

From jtshad on Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:55:43 from

Jon, glad to hear about your job, sorry to hear you had co-workers who didn't make it through. I agree with Adam that the added stress at work and sleep just led to one of those workouts. Right it off and just get mentally prepped for Saturday.

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