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!

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Miles:This week: 20.00 Month: 46.00 Year: 755.00
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: 284.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 73.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

PM- Started my run intending to go 15-16 miles.  Instead, I discovered that my hips are still ultra-sensitive to running on hard surfaces.  My left hip started hurting by mile 4, caused me to turn around early, and left me slowly limping home.  I'm very, very, very frustrated right now.  It's been 10 weeks and I can't run more than 5 miles without pain, other than on dirt.  I'm afraid this  is going to vex me all season, with my primary hope that the melting snow will allow me to do most my running on trails.  11 frustrating miles. 

NB 769 2 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 22:19:34 from

Sorry about the pain my friend. Better to be patient and heal up fully for the long term than push it too soon (easy for me to say but hard to do I know). Hang in there.

From Cody on Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 23:58:43 from


From Scott Ensign on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 01:07:53 from

have you thought about trying some five fingers? i had all kinds of hip problems last spring until I started running in those and minimal shoes. of course I traded hip and shin splint problems for calf problems by doing so. anyway, I think the five fingers are great therapy for strengthening the IT, hip, and posterior tibial tendons.

From Paul on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 13:19:37 from

Sorry to hear running is frustrating right now. Stick with it, but be careful.

From Superfly on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 13:34:33 from

Sorry Jon. The only bad part about being a runner is the high percentage of injuries. I'm sure your doing everything possible to help heal the situation so I can't add any words of wisdom. I'll just add that I too hope you'll be able to run more on the trails up there after the snow is gone.

From crockett on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 16:18:22 from

I think the running gods are just telling you pavement is evil. I'm having the same challenge with my knee. More than a few miles on the pavement gets it aching. My foothill trails were almost ready to run on then we get six more inches of snow last week. I'm about ready to take a sledge hammer to the treadmills.

From Nan Kennard on Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 20:51:47 from

Oh MAN! I'm sorry your hips are still complaining. My hip is still not 100% either, I'm just trying to do as much as I can without making it worse. Hey, at least you can do 5 miles without pain, right? Thats a start.

From Samantha Dean-Howard on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 05:45:14 from

Sorry Jon, I have had similar problems hips eh so sorry for you....although running somewhat on dirt etc aint all too bad at least you can run and take the positive out of it you dont have to breathe car fumes chin up

:-) super smilies over your way :)

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