I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 02, 2020

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Feb 24, 2007



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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:


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: 13.00 Month: 5.00 Year: 1284.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 414.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- Long run.  I want about 22 miles total today, but since I didn't start my run until after 8 am today, I was guessing I would break it up into 2 runs.  For the first day since I've been here, there are no clouds, just sunny and hot.  The first 10 miles or so of the run were a bit uncomfortable as my body adjusted to the 80 deg and almost 80% humidity, but by carrying water and taking some nuun I eventually got into a nice groove.  After mile 10 I just cruised along at 7:10-7:25 pace and felt like I could sustain that forever.  There were a fair number of runners at 8 am, but I was about the only one by 10:30.  Only got in 18 miles before I had to shower for work (though they ended up delaying that).  18 miles at just over 7:30 pace for the entire run, still feeling good at the end (which is rare for me on my 90 mile weeks).  Followed it up with a nice veggie and ham omelet, blueberry pancackes, and chocolate milk (of course) at IHOP.  Now, since they delayed my work and the shuttle launch, I think I'm going to take a nice nap.  I'll do another run tonight.

PM- 4 more on the beach.  This ties my second highest miles ever for a week.

NB 800 Miles: 4.00Omni 7 Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
From allie on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 12:36:21 from

nice run in the hot/humid conditions. and a great recovery breakfast as well :)

i am sure you have been asked this before, but are you a rocket scientist?

From Jon on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 12:53:52 from

Well, not a rocket scientist, per se. An engineer who works on rockets. Maybe a rocket engineer :) But let's just be thankful there are lots of guys a whole lot smarter than me who really are rocket scientist, otherwise I'd bung the whole thing up.

From Adam RW on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 12:59:35 from

Great end to a good week. I'm sure being away is still a bummer but it looks like you are handling the adjust well. What are the odds on Des?

From Adam RW on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 13:00:55 from

Sorry to spam you but I just noticed the link to the family page. I can't believe how big your kids are getting. Also, I like the picture of you with the oreo...

From Steve Hooper on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 13:03:12 from

Jon - Great week! After looking at your breakfast my mouth starts salivating. Compared to you I've been selling myself short with my meals.

From Jon on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 13:39:36 from

Adam- real hard to say right now on Des News. No better than 50% right now.

From Mattrow on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 18:07:17 from

Nice run. I don't know how you do 90 mile weeks, my legs are tired after 60. You are an animal.

From The Howling Commando on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 18:12:33 from


From Jon on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 18:32:07 from

I work for a company that works for NASA.

From Jon on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 18:32:19 from

So does Mattrow.

From Maurine/Tarzan on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 18:36:46 from

Great job on the run, Jon. Keep those miles coming.

From Cody on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 21:39:45 from

You da man, mileage hog!

From crockett on Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 18:05:43 from

No fair, I thought I tied your for mileage but you snuck out and got four more on the beach.

From paul on Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 19:03:39 from

Hope they shoot your rocket soon.

From Jon on Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 19:32:19 from

Davy- I wrote on my morning post that I would do that, so you can't call me sneaky!

Paul- they just cancelled again. Maybe tomorrow. But that doesn't have anything to do with why I'm out here. I have 7 days worth of work, and we haven't even started yet (darn delays!)

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