I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 24, 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: 9.00 Month: 89.00 Year: 1251.00
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: 208.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I just posted my 2010 year in review on my GSR page.

It's Tuesday, which means a night run at Paris Mtn with Barry.  Enjoyable, as always, with perfect weather (50 deg or so).  Unfortunately, it also meant tons of mountain bikers- we saw more than 2 dozen on the trail.  The run was very enjoyable and seemed to fly by- I looked at my watch near the end expecting to see 1:15 or so, but instead saw we had been going for 1:53, and weren't done yet.  Longest run since the start of November, I think.  Good times.  I even had a few encounters with a bunch of east coast thorns.  My legs definitely aren't Barkley Ultramarathon bad...

... but they did get rather chewed up.  Definitely worth it, though.

XT Wings 3 Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
From jun on Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 23:29:24 from

Oh snap! Trail - 1, Jon - 0.

From Jon on Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 23:40:03 from

Nah, they're not bad at all. I just wanted to post a cool picture. I think I only have 10 or so scratches.

From jtshad on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 14:44:15 from

Ouch! Not that bad, only 10 stratches...per knee cap!

From Jon on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 18:53:41 from

To clarify, those aren't my legs. Those are someone who did the first 20 miles of Barkley.

From David Nelson on Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 23:57:37 from

Nice annual review, I'll comment here instead of GSR. Hopefully you don't match that "between jobs" bit for a few more years, nice as it sounds.

I signed for the Chuckanut Mountain 50k again, it filled in less than 2 hours. You'll have to come do it some year, it's a popular one and a pretty good challenge. Looking forward to your 2011 plan.

From Jon on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 08:25:36 from

Enjoy the 50k, Dave. There are definitely some nice races in WA I'd like to do- Chuckanut, WR50, even do a run around the entire Wonderland trail.

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