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:


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: 6.00 Month: 32.00 Year: 741.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 278.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Race: HTCSD Team Competition (1 Miles) 00:04:59, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Lunch- 6- hot, high 70's today.  Beautiful.

PM- They were having a team competition at work with 1 mile run, 100m dash, 50m dash, jump rope, and obstacle course.  It was hot- 79 deg at the race start.  Some of my coworkers are great at short/mid distances, so my strategy was to build a lead quickly and hold them off.  I sprinted right from the gun and figured I was going fast enough when my hands and arms were tingly/numb within 60 seconds.  Built a 5 second lead by a quarter mile and pretty much held that the rest of the race as we went around the .68 mile GE running trail.  Finished in 4:59 feeling tired but good.  I'm not sure when my last sub-5 mile was, but it's been a while- I ran a 4:59 at Des News 10k, but last honest/flat sub-5 was probably college track in 1998, 14 years ago!  2nd place was seven or so seconds behind.  Then watched co-workers run sprints, then our team won the obstacle course and took home the overall trophy with 18,000 points (no, I have no idea how they did points).  Finished with 3 Panera Bread bagels.

Looks like it will be warm and wet for the race on Sat- low of 61 Fri night.  And that's some strange weather Friday that you'll not often see out west- low of 61, high of 63.  Gotta be humid for that to happen.


Pace 3 Miles: 6.00SC2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
From Burnside on Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 18:39:45 from

It sure was warm...Got my first good stink going today with a 70min run at PM. Have fun Saturday

From Jon on Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 20:22:02 from

Glad to see you moving again, Barry. If you start blogging, I'll even add you to my favorites!

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 20:51:00 from

Kinda fun wasn't it?

Training for the mine is the most complex of all the distance or middle distance events. It's the perfect combined zone race where aerobic, LT, and Vo2 Max components.

It's your new calling, your destiny!

From Rob on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 08:12:53 from

Wow! 18,000 points. What are you going to do with them all?

Nice job on a Sub 5.

From jtshad on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 08:28:19 from

Man, you have range dude! Congrats.

From Jake K on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 20:47:54 from

Nice race Jon!

Just think of how much your team would have won by if a 100K trail run was one of the events!

So it worked out to a bagel for every 6,000 points? :-)

From Superfly on Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 20:21:36 from

Like Jeff said... you've got some range. Way to still smoke one below 5 min's.

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