I'm retired from racing. Really.

Striders 10k

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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: 23.00 Month: 15.00 Year: 1294.00
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: 420.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Race: Striders 10k (6.2 Miles) 00:36:50, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

1 mile warm up at 6 am, then 3 miles with Cody and Andy warm up at the race.  Then time for the race.  The same guys from last time were at the start (Tim, Ben, Cody, Chad), minus Walter who is running RDS.  Weather was absolutely perfect- just under 40 deg, not rain, slight breeze.  Perfect weather. 

Race started off faster than the 5k, 5:31 first mile.  Definitely felt like a race right from the start, unlike the 5k where we went out slower.  Second mile is steep downhill for the first half, then flat, 5:13.  Mile 3 is rolling hills, net down a bit, 5:46, had a bit of a sideache here for a mile or two.  Had a lead pack of 4 at the half way mark (Tim, Ben, Cody, me), all of us trading places, with Chad just a bit behind.  Mile 4 is gradual up till 4.5, then a big uphill for a full mile.  Mile 4 in 5:59, though Chad passed everyone in this mile.  The pack split up here, with Chad a strong first, Tim right behind him, me a bit back, then Cody and Ben behind me.  I figured 3rd would be a good finish, but Tim slowed a bit on the uphill and I managed to catch him with a 6:36 mile at mile 5.  Last mile continues up, then evens off a bit, then up, then down, with a 6:34.  I didn't have any chance of catching Chad- he pulled away on the downhill.  Moderate kick into the finish, 1:07 last .2 miles.  Total time 36:50 (36:46 officially, but I'm going with watch time).  Cody was 3 seconds behind for third, then Tim and Ben.  Next guy was more than a minute behind Ben.

I was very happy with the 2nd place finish, esp. supposing my foot has been hurting and I didn't run 3 days this week.  Another day of rest will do it good tomorrow.  It was a great course, much different strategy than the 5k where the uphill is first, then the downhill.  The 10 miler should be interesting, with a much bigger uphill.  The series should continue to be competitive and fun as Chad, Ben, Tim, Cody, and myself all seem very even.  Good job to all and I'll see you at next race.

FRB did great today- top 3 places, with Andy at 11th.  And in case anyone was wondering, I was wearing the shorty green shorts...

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From Paul Petersen on Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 13:27:16

Nice job...1-3 is a great finish.

From Brent on Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 13:35:47

Awesome, seen you and cody warming up, tough course. The green shorts? kinda looks like a throw back from the 70s, whatever works, I think they are your lucky shorts. Again, great race.

Stay Kool, Hilly Fast, B of BS Rools out

From Cody on Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 13:37:51

I had to see the green gross shorts the whole time. That is it! No more letting Jon win....

Like I said earlier, very smart race and you did great to hold your own on the hills. Now take care of the foot!

From Tom on Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 17:58:12

Nice race! FRB 1-2-3..that's awesome!

From Cody on Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 00:18:06

The answer to your song question is

Ozzie Osbourne, Crazy Train

From Adam RW on Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 23:53:34

GREAT RACE JON! I heard some from James about the whole thing and it sounds like it was an interesting tough race.

From David on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 00:56:31

Nice race, way to work and move up a spot near the finish.

From steve ashbaker on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 01:44:33

That is music to my hears Jon!


From James on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:14:01

Good race. I was glad that you and Cody called and updated us on how the 10k went. We were all proud of the 1,2,3 on your end. Like I told Cody, if you ever try to box me in I might have my dad come yell at you at the finish!

From Adam RW on Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:15:42

James, You are B. A. D. ;')

From jtshad on Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:43:47

Congrats on the strong run!! Keep up the hard work.

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