I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 12, 2019

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Feb 24, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

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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: 3.00 Month: 33.50 Year: 755.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 298.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

First 4:30 am run of the year.  Winter is still here- 20 deg.

pm- ran 5 miles with Cody, then just over 5 more by myself.  I'm guessing 7:27 pace with Cody, then a hair slower by myself.  I just looked at his blog and it said 7:23 pace, so we were moving a bit faster than I thought.

It sure is a lot easier to get 15 miles in 2 runs rather than 1, even with the 4 am wake up call.

Elite- 442

Adrenaline- 291

Weight: 0.00
From cody on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 09:59:05

wow! You got out this morning. Crazy, but smart. Did you see the houses that had their sprinklers on this morning? Ice sculptures on the lawn. Smart.

From Jon on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:23:59

No, I didn't notice any sprinklers- either they weren't on, I was out of it, or it was too dark. Maybe all 3.

I am tired now- can I take a nap?

From James on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:58:50

Way to get out early! If I want to run in the morning right now I have to get up between 4:45 and 5:00am and it is hard to do.

From David on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:10:21

You guys are tougher than me, I can manage 6 a.m. once a week. I love the Logan lawn-watering-buffalos, never to early to turn the sprinklers on. They'll keep going until November.

From jtshad on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:15:36

Welcome to the early risers club! We had ice all over this morning too as we were a balmy 17 degrees this morningn when I ran.

From Jon on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:22:52

James, I agree it is tough- my normal wake up time is 5 am, so my run mornings are between 4-4:15 am. Not easy to do.

Jeff, you get up at 4:15 every morning, don't you?

From jtshad on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:24:12

Yep, pretty much every weekday morning. Once you get used to it, it is not so bad. I just have to remember these are easy runs so I don't expect much as far as pace, just easy recovery runs.

From Jon on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:28:38

Follow up question, Jeff- what time do you go to bed each night?

Have you ever tried every other day for an early run? Sometimes it keeps me from getting too tired from the early rising, though it makes it hard to get into a pattern...

From jtshad on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:32:35

I usually go to bed around 10-10:30pm (though last night it was 11:30 and it felt like 1:30am to me).

I haven't tried every other day (on purpose at least) as this is about the only way I can keep my mileage up in my training range (70-90 miles/week) effectively.

From Jon on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:34:32

Maybe I'll have to join you in spirit at 4:15 every morning. More miles, less sleep...

From James on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:49:50

I do fine getting up at 5:45am but that extra hour is hard. I am trying for the three times a week early morning runs.

From marci on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 14:50:19

wait a minute...you went running this morning.. i had no idea. I was sound asleep in our warm, comfortable bed! :)

From Jon on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 14:55:54

Yeah, yeah, thanks for rubbing it in.

Actually, by running in the morning I can run less in the evenings, so I can spend more time with you! But I do have to go to bed earlier, so you can't give me grief about that!

From wheakory on Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 22:17:33

I run every morning between 6 - 6:30am, and now it's pretty easy to do since I've done it for so long. I can usually get any type of run I want to do in the morning, because my legs usually feel fresh.

4:30am though that's way way early! Nice runs today.

From Jeff (LAD) on Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 14:19:31

Ack!@4:30am run. I've done a few 5amers and they're a great way to start the day. But that temp makes me cold just thinking about it. How far we've come here in 6 weeks ... supposed to be near 80 for a few more days with overnight lows in the upper 50s. Way to slug it out, spring will be there soon.

From Jon on Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 15:02:41

80's? Wow- we had 2 days a few weeks ago in the 70's, but mainly have been in the 40's and 50's forever. With lows from 15-30 deg for more than forever. Maybe I should move to San Diego...

From Jeff on Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 18:45:20

or just move to St Louis from September through May (you don't want any part of our summers).

From wheakory on Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 18:53:42

We just all need to move to Hawaii.

From Jon on Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 18:57:10

Hawaii is great, but my running clothes sure got A LOT sweatier and stinkier there. Hard to believe I could stink more, but it was BAD!

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