I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 04, 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: 17.00 Month: 9.00 Year: 1288.00
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

Lunch- 8 on a cold lunch run.  Biggest group of guys ever- 11 of us.  Quite the crew.  Feeling better, except I've got a nasty sore throat and possibly swollen glands at the back of my throat?  I packed 20,000 calories of food to carry with me during the Barkley last night, and have another 10,000 more for in camp.  That's a lotta grub.

If you want to follow the race on Saturday (as best you can), follow @barkleymarathon on twitter, search for #barkley or #bm100 on twitter, or go to barkleymarathons.com and read the updates on the right.   There's also an unofficial facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheBarkleyMarathons?ref=hl.  All of this is unofficial, of course, cause the Barkley Marathons doesn't even have it's own website!

Rumor has it there's also going to be a New York Times article on the Barkley on Thursday or Friday, so keep your eyes open. 

ERide Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 19:17:32 from

I will be following for sure.

I just got done reading about reading about Killian Jornet in the NY Times. He just munches berries he finds growing along the trail and sips from streams from time to time.

From Dale on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 19:36:30 from

Make sure you pack your knife so you can quickly dispatch the rats in the tunnel if it rains.

From Jason D on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 19:40:56 from

I'll be following, Jon. I still haven't had time to read up fully on the race, but I know you have implemented some non-running workouts for prep, and it also looks like a lot of tree climbing from the very 90s website.

From Cody on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 20:32:57 from

I'll be following...Good luck.

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