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:


None for now

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: 11.00 Month: 72.00 Year: 326.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 471.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 301.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- BW before work.  3 miles warmup, then 8 miles tinman tempo (ended up with 49:16, 6:09 avg), then 2 miles cooldown.  13 miles total 1:27.

Lunch- 8 miles with the guys, including some nice off-road stuff (i.e. little jaunts in open spaces between neighborhoods, etc).  Rather tired by the end.  

I had to front-load my week because Marci's grandpa passed away over the weekend, so she and McKinley flew to Idaho this afternoon.  I'm home with Aspen the rest of the week.  Fortunately, a guy at work is lending me his jogging stroller and the weather is gorgeous (mid-60's), so I should get some outdoors time each day to keep from going crazy. 

NB 769 3 Miles: 8.00Pace 3 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 17:50:10 from

Please pass along our thoughts and prayers to Marci and her family in their loss.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 18:07:38 from

Sorry about Marci's grandpa Jon.

That was some impressive Monday.Do you have a big race you are pointing towards this year?

From Aaron Kennard on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 18:14:08 from

yeah, a healthy monday mileage boost indeed. Condolences on her loss.

From Jon on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 19:39:20 from

Thanks, guys, I'll pass on your thoughts. Jeff, you might even bump into her (well, probably not, but you're closer than I am).

Rob- I mainly only do big races, not spending time/money on non-peak races. So my 50k in Apr and 100 miler in June are the next big races. I'm already looking forward to them.

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 21:38:42 from

I suppose I could have looked at your 2011 race schedule.

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