I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 09, 2020

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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: 10.00 Month: 14.00 Year: 723.00
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: 266.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 69.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- Long run with Cody.  Ran from our house to canal to just past Spring Hollow.  Not real fast but still tired, lots of gabbing.  Ran into Mark, and later into Joe and Scott- it's the first time I've met Scott.  7:46 avg for the run.  Cody had the idea of getting a sub-7 last mile, so we picked it up to 6:30 pace, then up to sub-6 for the last bit.  6:25 last mile.  20 miles in all, 2:35:26.  Legs feel somewhat tired, about as expected for the highest mileage week of the year.

Found an awesome trail running video...

Omni 7 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
From wheakory on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 12:51:39 from

90 Miles awesome for the week! You rachillies is doing well and everything is clickin. Jon your a very strong runner and have everything together now.

What's your mileage plan for next week since the trail marathon is two weeks away.

From Jon on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 12:56:15 from

90+ miles next week, then a mini 3-4 day taper before the race.

From Bill Mandler on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 13:28:39 from

It sounds like you taper like I do :)

From redrooster on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 13:40:04 from

sorry I couldnt talk to you guys, you know I'm deaf without my cochlear implant! how do you guys run 20 miles with no water? man you are tough!! Joe and I are catching you so watch your back!!

From Jon on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 14:02:14 from

Taper? What's a taper?

Yeah, I noticed my best races last year were with 1-2 day tapers and both came during high mile weeks (90+).

We'll have to talk sometime when you can hear, Scott. But are we tough, or stupid, with no water? Cody and I were glad we were headed home so you couldn't beat us too badly.

From paul on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 15:00:29 from

Hey Jon - I was wondering if you can drop my Trigger Point massage and ultrasound by whenever you're out and about.

From Jon on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 16:13:04 from

Yeah, I can bring it by later today. Let me use the massage one more time, first.

From paul on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 16:37:51 from

If we're not home, just leave it on the porch.

From dave holt on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 17:14:04 from

Cool vid - some of that stuff would scare the ---- out of me! I love the outdoors, but heights are NOT my thing... why am I doing this?

From Adam RW on Sat, May 30, 2009 at 23:07:35 from

Great week Jon.

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