I'm retired from racing. Really.

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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: 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- 4.5 elliptical miles.  After 5 days off, hips are still disappointingly sore.  Will schedule doctor's appt today.  I'm fearing my chances of running Rocky Raccoon are diminishing with each week I don't run but don't seem to get better.

Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 11:39:02 from

Sorry to hear the hips are still so sore. Hope the Dr. comes back with ok news and that RR100 can still happen for you.

From Paul on Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 12:15:34 from

Yeah, see what that dr says. I personally recommend Dr. Trek Lyons, sports doctor at Intermountain Canyonview Orthopedics. He is the USU team doctor, I believe. He has run marathons, which always helps.


From Jon on Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 13:01:10 from

Thanks, Paul. I looked up doctors over the weekend and he's actually the only sports med one in Logan. Good to know you recommend him. I set an appt for tomorrow.

From Paul on Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 13:03:13 from

Cool. He's a smart guy. He was actually the first person to suggest that A.S. might be a possibility for me, which is impressive for a sports doctor. The Red Rooster has seen him too.

From jun on Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 13:50:21 from

Good luck. I would hate to see you not be able to run RR. You have trained really hard for it.

From redrooster on Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 23:33:12 from

great you got into Dr. Lyons so early. He is definitely the guy to see. Nathan in PT will have you doing those theraband hip exercises tomorrow I bet, and also fun exercises with rubber bands shackled to your feet. not as fun as running but you will be better in no time. good luck and keep us posted.

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 10:55:28 from

Hope your dr visit goes good today Jon and that you are able to go out and run RR. You've worked really hard for this and given the chance will run a great race out there.

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