I'm retired from racing. Really.

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Feb 24, 2007



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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: 22.00 Month: 26.00 Year: 735.00
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: 272.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Mildly bad news- I hope. After steadily increasing my mileage and running lots of hills last week, my right achilles started to bug me last Wed, though it wasn't bad and I just ignored it all week. I can certainly run through it, but it is now painful enough that I noticed it every step I took yesterday. Since I don't have any meaningful races till June, I'm canning my 80-mile week this week and will rest it. I'm guessing at least 2 days, maybe more- whatever it takes. I've never had any achilles problems before- anyone know any good treatments outside the traditional ice, rest, and stretching?

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From cody on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:35:29 from

Ice cream

From paul on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:50:29 from


From wheakory on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 15:06:04 from

Kinesi tape I heard works wonders. I was going to use it but my achillies seemed to get better all of a sudden. After I took a break from running and applied ice and heat for the week that seemed to work for me.

Kinesi Tape web site


From Jon on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 09:15:03 from

Thanks, Kory, I'll look into that. And Paul and Cody... um, yeah, thanks to you, too.

From RivertonPaul on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:24:55 from

Jon, in case you were too lazy to follow Paul's advice, here's a link: http://www.lolbait.com/

From Adam RW on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:23:39 from

Jon, Check with Phoenix (Eric) on the blog he is a fellow post-doc at The U and has been dealing on and off with Achilles problems. Also, he is a good exercise physiologist and understands the deep down and dirty aspects of the injury.

From redrooster on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 23:11:37 from

I am starting to convert to the Sasha Pachev view on running shoes, found in this timely article:


When I get my stupid foot back to normal I am going to buy a pair of those cool vibram five fingers and try them out on some short runs.

From redrooster on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 23:31:22 from

I have rethought this- I want you to get some of that cool kinesio tape in multicolors and tape yourself over your entire body like the guy on their web page. then take a picture of yourself and post it as your new profile picture. your quantcast numbers and blog popularity will soar through the roof!!

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