I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 07, 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: 4.00 Year: 713.00
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: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Met at Sasha's house for a group run- Sasha, Michelle L, Hyrum, Adam, Tyler.  First time meeting most of them.  We did a short warmup loop, then went to the Provo River (at least that is what I think it was) and ran out by Utah lake.  Pretty easy pace, lots of conversation.  My right foot really started to hurt at mile 8 or so, underneath the arch.  New pain, and it didn't go away.  It was rather acute and noticeable the rest of the run, resulting in a slight limp sometimes.  It will require some attention and stretching the next 2 days, and hopefully will be gone by Monday afternoon.  Dropped off Adam and Tyler at mile 12, then did another loop.  I was planning on 18 but we did 20 (or at least that is what I am assuming, since I'm pretty sure Sasha wouldn't have let us stop short).  Pretty easy pace and felt very good other than my foot, especially considering it was my first 18+ miler of the year.  2:32:05, ~7:30 avg. 

I was very hungry by the end, so I swung by the store afterwards and scarfed down 2 donuts courtesy of the change I could scrounge up in my car.  Yummy.  Then had 6 pancakes with berries on top.  Yup, it's been a good morning so far...

F-4 Phantom- 49

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From James on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 12:03:37

What are you doing down this way?

From Jon on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 12:42:32

Sister's baby blessing in Provo tomorrow. I was hoping you would join us for the run, too, but thought you were in Moab.

From Jon on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 12:43:10

Though I did lament a number of times to Sasha and company about the death of the Logan runners group.

From MichelleL on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 13:12:56

What a whiner! It was great to run with you. I was hoping your pain went away by the end. Hopefully a day off will help.

From Sasha Pachev on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 13:14:57

It was actually 20.1

From James on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 16:01:02

Don't miss that .1 miles, it might really matter when all is said and done!:)

If you guys want to stop by when you are down that would be cool, although if you are too busy or don't want to get sick I understand. However, you were around me for the first two days of my "flu of death" and you didn't seem to catch anything.

From Jon on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 20:01:29

I think our time this trip is pretty spelled out, including dropping the parents off at the airport on the way home. So it doesn't look good this trip.

From Adam RW on Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 20:42:59

Nice long run. Watch that foot.

From LakeAnnDandy(Jeff) on Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 16:34:22

So is the foot better Jon? How many pairs of shoes do you own, btw? Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day. I'm really pleased with my improvement over the past month and think it is a direct result of joining FRB!

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