I'm retired from racing. Really.

October 16, 2018

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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:


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: 68.00 Year: 1055.00
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: 455.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 311.50
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 188.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 79.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- I was planning to take AdamRW's advice and run the OV50 course this morning, but didn't have the 7 hours (plus driving) it would require.  So instead I did 9 miles in Logan, incl. 2 MP miles just to get some leg turnover.

Sat is my first 50 mile run, so I am treating it as a training run/practice for the Rocky Raccoon 100 rather than treating it as a race.  That being said, I'm going to go out at what should be a fairly reasonable 7 hour pace and see what happens.  I'm going to practice with my fueling and run/walk cycle. 

NB 769 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
From Rossy on Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 10:22:32 from

Our Broncos are 6-0!!! Also, good luck on your 50-miler this weekend!

From jun on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 11:06:15 from

Sounds like a good race plan. Although 7 hours seems really really fast. it certainly it for me anyway.

From crockett on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 14:08:26 from

I think mid 7-hour finish is possible for Jon. This is mostly pavement isn't it? What is the elevation climb? Do they have the entrants anywhere? I need to put down my wagers.

Either way, he'll make my 9:23 50 split on Friday look like a slow stroll in the desert.

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 17:24:43 from

Jon you will be fine with 7 hours approx I think its a good outlook on the race to treat it this way for you first 50 miler.... even though I have no experience with anything over marathon distance...... you have certainly put the training in though !

From allie on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 17:43:13 from

good luck on the 50-miler.

go broncos.

From Kory on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 21:24:41 from

I wish I had 7 hours of time on Saturday to do a run. I never have time on Saturday to do more than 2 hours. I hope it goes well. What time are you starting?

From Jon on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 22:40:53 from

Kory- I have to be there at 4:30 am for the 5 am start, and it is an hour from my house... which means a 3 am wakeup!

From Kory on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 23:15:27 from

Good luck just make sure you go to bed early Friday. I know you'll do well.

From Adam RW on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 11:15:19 from

Jon, Isn't that about the time you normally wake up? :)

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