I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 26, 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- Run on the rolling hills around my house.  Ran 14 miles, including 6 at tinman tempo effort.  Then had to go home since Marci is going out of town with some friends.  Took the girls to the gym and did 6 more.  20 miles total in about 2:25.

Only one word for how I feel right now- exhausted.  Plain tired and beat. 

Here's a nice picture from the Mind Over Matter 15k website, showing the female winner crossing one of the log bridges.


SC2 Miles: 14.00NB 860 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 12:34:44 from

Hey Jon. I've spent the last few days hanging out with Rod Smolla, the president of Furman. Furman is set to announce next week that they have hired Rob Gary, the current head coach at Ohio State and 1996 olympian to head their track and xc programs. Apparently they are going to dump lots of money into both teams. The goal is a national championship in cross country and the track emphasis will be on distance - much like Oklahoma State.

From Hamdog Alum on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 13:30:28 from

Nice race Jon, I read your wonderful race report. Looked like hell of a climb according to your gamrin profile.

From Jon on Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 17:26:55 from

Interesting news, Rob. Hope they are successful. If they need a coach to help with the ultra part of xc, point them my way.

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