I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 21, 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:


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: 79.50 Year: 79.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 26.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- Bonneville Shoreline Trail long run with Cody.  We started at Dry Canyon and ran 7.5 miles to Blacksmith Fork Canyon.  I had never run the last couple miles and really enjoyed them- probably my favorite part of the run.  Nice singletrack through some trees, and even a dead moose right on the trail.  Then we ran back to the car- 15.2 miles at this point in 2:19 (nice and easy 9:09 avg pace).  We drove to First Dam and ran the second portion of BST all the way to Paul's house- 7.9 miles.  We visited with the Petersen's for a minute, ate some of their grapes, and ran back to the car.  31.1 miles total, 4:41:10 (9:02 avg pace), with about 3700-4000 ft elevation gain and loss.  Finished with a leg soak in the icy lake.  Started to feel tired but still running well at the end, other than a bit of stomach issues which made me stop a few times more than I would have liked.  Great weather for a long run, and I don't think Cody got too sick of me.  No gear problems, blisters, etc- I think everything is dialed in for Poky 50.  Now a rest week next week, 3 more weeks of training, then the race.

Cody- for the record, Paul's house is 50 ft above First Dam.  And our extra mile is because our stop was at 15.2 miles, not 16.2. 


XT Wings 3 Miles: 31.00
Weight: 0.00
From crockett on Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 17:23:53 from

Wow, a speedy 50K, big miles.

What about the Bronco Picks?

From Cody on Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 00:36:39 from

Wow, only 50ft difference. Crazy. Way too many hills in-between though.

Good run, time to head up to higher elevations now....

From todd kelly on Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 12:51:05 from

Nice run Jon, Ya its been a crazy week here.. My training took a loop and now I am getting back so hopfully I am ready in three weeks for Ogden.

From Nevels on Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 13:13:45 from

solid training run.

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