I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 29, 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:


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: 115.50 Year: 115.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 106.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 45.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Wow, quite the adventure run today.  Paul and Cody were out of town, so I was on my own.  I slept in and finally started my run at nap time- 3:30 pm (with a barely-eaten PBJ and Mac and cheese digesting in my stomach).  It looked gorgeous and sunny out, though it was only 35 deg.  I wore shorts and a long sleeve tech shirt, with stretchy gloves.  As soon as I started, I discovered a brisk breeze was blowing that made it quite cool- I turned around 3 minutes into the run to trade my shirt for a fleece top, and to get my ear warmers.  I was very glad I did that, but I was still an absolute popsicle for 2/3 of my run - brrrrrr!!!  But at least having frozen legs and hands helps distract from how tired I was.  Wind chill was 25 deg when I finished, and I was in my shorts and thin gloves for all 140 minutes.

I ran to the canal and up into Logan canyon.  I took the mostly-snowpacked, sometimes rough, and occasionally very icy river trail almost to the end of the singletrack.  My average pace on the roads was about 7:30, and was about 8:15 on the snowy trail, though the last mile of very rough singletrack yielded a whopping 10:23 mile!  Wow, smoking!  And let me tell you, it was as hard as a 6 min mile on the roads.  I was glad to turn around, but discovered I now had a strong headwind that really chilled me even more.  I ran back along the canal and through River Heights and Providence to my old house, then to the church where I picked up my car.  The return miles on the road were 7:30-8:00 pace, and my legs were rather tired by the end.  Of course, I kept my donut streak alive by stopping by Macey's for a danish, even though it was 6:30 pm.  18 miles, 2:20:38 (7:48 avg- pretty darn good supposing I had 5 miles on snow and ice).

My left hamstring is very tight at the bottom and has been for a while.  I had to stop 3 or 4 times to try stretching it- it really slowed my down on the downhills.  I'll have to work on it. 

Last week I did 58 miles with a 16 mile long run, both of which were my longest since SGM.  So that means I broke both records again this week with 64 miles and 18 mile long run.  Next week will be ~65 miles and will include the Striders 10 mile race.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
From Superfly on Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 22:34:00 from

Nice job Jon. Be careful with those hammys they will sneak up and bite your for a long time if your not.

From Adam RW on Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 22:47:25 from

Great week! Glad to see you moving in the right direction (toward donuts).

From Dave S on Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 23:01:24 from

Nice run and nice week. That chilly breeze this afternoon made it feel colder at 35 deg than it felt this morning at 17 deg when it was calm and sunny.

From jtshad on Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 15:55:26 from

Nice long run, though doing it in shorts...

Hope the hammy loosens up so you can have a good week leading up to and running the 10K.

I am thinking of coming down for the half on April 4 for a good MP race as a warm up for Boston. Maybe I will see you there!

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