I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 03, 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:


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: 17.00 Month: 9.00 Year: 1288.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 414.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Last year on May 29 I did a YTD comparison of 2007 vs 2008, so I decided to do it again this year, counting as though I get all 90 miles this week.





 Miles YTD




 Weeks 50+




 Weeks 60+




 Weeks 70+




 Weeks 80+




 Weeks 90+




So what is the conclusion?  I don't feel like I am in great racing shape yet and have only done 100 more miles than last year.  However, I have a lot more high mileage weeks.  Last year it was Aug 9 before I had 4 weeks of 80+ miles and 1 week of 90+ miles, while I already have that this year.  And my schedule for this year shows 9 weeks above 90 and 3 above 100 miles.  Last year I didn't do any speedwork (other than tempos) until mid-July, while I should be starting those in June this year.  So overall I should be better prepared to race.  My first race is in 2 weeks at Wahsatch Steeplechase- should be fun.

PM- I had to mow the lawn again after work.  I just did it 3 days ago but it still took 2 hours today.  Finally got in my run at 9 pm- 5.5 very easy miles (8:40 pace).

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
From mattrow on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 09:58:13 from

nice mileage. The real question is are you faster.

From Adam RW on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:00:06 from

Looks good to me and at least the numbers are moving in the right direction.

From rivertonpaul on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 12:32:20 from

Nice chartage. Looking good.

From jun on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 13:02:25 from

I'll see you at the steeplechase. I should be wandering into the finish about an hour after you. Feel free to go get some lunch, do some shopping, maybe catch a movie. I'll still be out huffing and puffing.

From Brent on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 19:18:05 from

Jon, have you retired the green shorts? Mileage comparisons are tricky, does the pace and toughness of the runs compare from year to year?

Good luck at the Steeple

From Jon on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 22:22:24 from

No, I still have the green shorts. They will be appearing shortly.

Almost all my miles are general training miles, so the pace and toughness is roughly comparable.

From redrooster on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 00:42:09 from

two hours to mow your lawn? do you live in a mansion?

you need a 15 year old manservant like I have for mowing the lawn.

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