I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 11, 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: 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

No run yesterday- left at 6 am for airport, flew to Maine to meet with customer, got to hotel late then did some work till 11, then laid in bed awake until 4 am, at which time I got up and left for return flight. Upon getting back to SC, I went straight to work and didn't get home till 5:30 pm. So it's been a long 36 hours with no sleep. 

We did play frisbee today, though, even with all the rain over the past 2 weeks. Good game of 6v6, including 2 new people. My team won 5-3 (surprisingly), then we lost 3-1 in game of 4v4 (also surprisingly)

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From Rob Murphy on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 18:47:30 from

Maine sounds nice to me now for some reason. Cool and green. Sorry your trip wasn't more enjoyable.

From Jon on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 19:09:16 from

The trip and Maine was actually quite nice, just short and sleepless.

By the way, Rob,I finished the Tribe book you recommended. Lots of good insights, esp about our society and veterans. I found it interesting how many people prefer war or disaster times as it unifies people

From Vis on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 20:20:29 from

Tribe is a great one, and Maine does sound nice. Is everyone as unique as Stephen King?

From Jason D on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 19:36:29 from

Where you in Portland primarily, Jon?

Vis: He's a rare bird for sure. I'm from Maine, and he's not what you would call a quintessential heck of an imagination though.

From Jon on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 20:12:54 from

Jason- the business part of it was in the booming metropolis of Rumford. So I flew into Portland, drove to Rumford (grabbing food in Auburn on the way up and back), and returned to Portland for the hotel. I didn't really see much at all.

From Jason D on Fri, Jun 01, 2018 at 10:24:15 from

That would not have been my first guess. Most of Maine is made up of small towns like that. Rumford is twice the size of the town I grew up in. Portland is the largest city at around 60,000 I think (that's city population, not the metro population, which is probably 4-5 times that).

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