I'm retired from racing. Really.

Chuckanut 50k

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Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

I also maintain a blogspot running blog. Check it out. 

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: 15.00 Month: 95.00 Year: 1257.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 228.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 214.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Race: Chuckanut 50k (31 Miles) 04:20:33, Place overall: 20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Ran the beautiful Chuckanut 50 k. Had low expectations and just wanted to enjoy myself. Mission accomplished. Nice course, wet and rainy, nice people, fun weekend with David Nelson and many other runners. Finished 20th overall. Technically my second fastest 50k race ever, somehow. More later.

Update 2 weeks later- finally did a Race Report compilation, including for this race. It's all on my Greenshortsrunning blog.  

Peak Miles: 32.50
Weight: 0.00
From Neasts on Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 15:35:43 from

Congratulations on accomplishing your goals! Can't wait to read the report.

From Jake K on Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 17:37:31 from

Nice job Jon. And belated congrats on the PI sponsorship!

From Kendall on Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 19:31:20 from

Fast times at the Chuckanut. Congrats on the PR and results under less than ideal conditions. Looking forward to the details.

From Kendall on Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 19:35:54 from

...okay, not a PR. Sick fast anyway. PI, PR, so much to keep track of.

From David Nelson on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 23:31:41 from

Well said, and good race. Don't forget to mention the soup on the full report.

From Adam RW on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 13:57:11 from

Sounds like the way every weekend should be spent.

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