I'm retired from racing. Really.

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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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 713.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Long run- it was my longest run since Nov 15 and my first run of more than 10 miles in a month.  Paul and I did the Youngward loop with a bit added on so I could get 40 miles this week.  Normal amount of chattiness for he and I, though I was breathing hard.  My legs were pretty tired by the end, as expected.  But I made it- it's nice to have enough fitness that I can take 2 months off and then just get up and run a half marathon distance (run, not race).

I got 3 running related Christmas gifts this year from my lovely wife, and I used 2 of them for the first time today- fleece headband/earwarmer, and a Garmin 205!  What a great wife!  I'm sure I will enjoy the Garmin.  Unfortunately, I somehow stopped it mid run today so cut out 3 miles.  But per Paul's garmin, we did 13 miles at 7:30 pace.  I have to comment on how most of my runs this week on a treadmill feel harder at 7:30 or even 8:00 pace for 6-8 miles than it does to run 7:30 pace for 13 miles on the roads.  I really struggle to run fast on treadmills.

Now it is off to an adult's pinewood derby, then watch NFL football!

NB 768 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
From Jon on Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 18:17:01

In case anyone cares, I didn't put the amazon link for the garmin 205. Sasha must have auto-programmed that into the blog as a self-promotion.

From logan on Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 18:33:15

I don't believe it. Jon has a Garmin. Miracles do happen!

From wheakory on Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 01:20:48

Great run Jon. Your fitness is great. Your a marathoner and an ultra-marathoner.

I've though also about running the NY Marathon this year its been one of my goals for a while before I stop racing. Well, when I run marathons I consider it a personal run not a race. Good luck on the goals in 2009.

From marci on Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 01:03:53

wow your wife IS great...oh and beautiful & talented & amazing & it just goes on....

From Chad on Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 10:43:13

I wonder, Jon, whether having the Garmin will lead you to recording your mileage to the hundredth of a mile, rather than rounding. I look forward to seeing many entries like "9.785" etc.

From Jon on Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 13:18:56

Chad- except for races, you will never see me put anything more than quarter miles, and probably half miles.

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