I'm retired from racing. Really.

September 17, 2019

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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: 3.00 Month: 36.50 Year: 643.50
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 280.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 29.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I'm finding myself thinking more and more about the Barkley. Less than 4 weeks away, so time to get serious. Should be fun. How much fun, you ask? This much fun...

 That's last year's winner.

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From David Nelson on Sun, Mar 03, 2013 at 23:00:08 from

Chuckanut's no slouch, but it'll be a walk in the park next to the story that goes with that photo.

I went and checked the course yesterday, it's in pretty good shape save for a few trees over trail and more water than usual on the Long Lake stretch. But not too muddy, which is good, and still no snow. Krissy made some course changes that should help also, though the finish line won't be as pretty (changed from a park to a parking lot).

From Jon on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 18:34:55 from

Good to hear. I don't think I told you, but I changed to the Fri 5:30 pm flight, and leaving Sunday around noon (I think). Looking forward to it- starting the taper on Thursday.

DOes it still have a 10k at the start and a 10k at the finish on bike trail?

From Jason D on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 18:41:53 from

Do you have to wrestle a bear at mile 30?

From Cam on Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 00:20:55 from

Did you see John Fegyveresi on the front page of Reddit? It was surreal, I am friends with him on facebook and then I saw someone had posted his Antarctica picture. I wish people understood the gravity of his and Brett's accomplishments. Jared of course too.

Barkleys! Man I can't wait to hear all about it!

From Bam on Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 05:10:35 from

Don't do it Jon - you'll destroy all that beautiful 5k speed:)

I'd never heard of the race, so I looked it up. Proper crazy stuff. 100 miles in a week is tough. 100 miles with all that climbing and other messy stuff in less than 60 hrs is just pure nuts.

Mind you, looking at your race schedule for this year, maybe you should give it a lash:)

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