I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 30, 2020

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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!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 109.00 Year: 1271.00
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: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Doctor report- he said to keep my ticket to Texas.  Doesn't look like any injury to the actual hip joint, and not bursitis.  Looks like general overuse at the muscle/ligament insertion points, made worse by very weak hip abductor/adductor muscles.  NSAID's plus physical therapy, and lots of cross training (bike, elliptical, maybe some underwater treadmill at USU facility) should have me ok to run my race next month.  Encouraging news, though still lots of work and luck needed to be able to run the race.  But generally about as positive of news as I could have expected.

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From Paul on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 18:58:04 from

Glad to hear the mostly positive report. Texas would not have been the same without you.

From Jon on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 19:03:54 from


Paul= always good for a laugh

From Walter on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 21:13:02 from

Jon, Its all that rugged running up there youve been doing. Lol I hope you get back at it quick! Im sending my healing blessings your way!

From Superfly on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 22:09:55 from

Good news Jon! Hope things work out.

From Adam RW on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 22:46:00 from

Jon, I'm glad it wasn't worse.

From Cody on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 13:59:55 from

Good News! so I assume you are not playing basketball tonight either. What are we going to do with you?

From jtshad on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 15:15:40 from

Good news on the hip!

From c h a d on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 15:51:06 from

Good news, all things considered. Keep focused on your race and things will take care of themselves.

From Holt on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 15:55:16 from

Glad to hear that it is going to work out.

From Jon on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 18:01:19 from

Thanks, everyone. My race still depends a lot on how much (cross) training I can do this month and on how much my hip improves, but at least it seems promising.

From crockett on Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 11:56:22 from

Yep, that's what I get now and then to...insertion points

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