I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 12, 2020

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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!

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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

AM- 12 miles finished before 6:10 am- good start to the week and month.  However, the check engine light came on in my car... not so good.  Going to try to squeeze in a workout AND pizza monday at PF today after work.

PM- BW.  Drove to First Dam, ran to the start of the canal, then back to the bridge.  Just over 2.5 miles warmup.  Then it was time for an 8 mile tempo- I wanted to be under 6:10 avg.  I ran the canal to First Dam 2 times, which is just under 4 miles each trip.  Miles were 6:19 (including the hill up to the dam), 5:52 (down), 6:11, 6:08, 6:21 (up), 5:59 (down), 6:10, 5:57.  I will admit that doing a 12 mile run the morning of a BW is not smart and I really felt it.  Miles 4-6 were very hard physically and mentally, but my times weren't terrible.  I even pulled together a strong 5:57 last mile, which was not easy with my fatigue.  6:07 avg for the workout.  I noticed the Garmin doesn't do well with 180 deg turnarounds- on one, it said I was doing 6:00 pace right before the turn, then jumped to 6:25 lap pace after- I had to work hard to get it down.  I think that skews the times slower a bit.  1.5 miles cooldown, 1:21:09 for 12 miles (6:45 avg).  Then I drove to Planet Fitness for the pizza.  Ate 2 pieces, ran 2 miles, more pizza, more running, more pizza.  3 additional miles, giving me 15 total for the run.  Great end to a hard day of running.

Holy crap, I ran 27 miles today.  I'm knickered (as Sam would say).  I left at 4:25 am, home from work and afternoon run at 7:50 pm- that's 15.5 hours away!  Play with the kids for a few minutes, then time for sleep.  But I have almost 1/3 of my weekly miles in and it's only Monday.

Adrenaline 2 Miles: 7.00Omni 7 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
From redrooster on Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 11:25:04 from

the check engine light usually just means it is time to change your oil, it's just programmed into the odometer, right? Cody says he will be happy to change your oil. what time is pizza- are guests invited?? :-)

From Jon on Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 12:00:56 from

No, this isn't service engine light... this is check engine, meaning a warning code.

No guests, sorry, though you can join for only $10/month.

From wheakory on Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 14:01:38 from

If you got gas recently make sure the gas cap is on tight. This will cause the check engine light to come on. I'm not saying this is the problem, but just something to check.

Nice start of the week Jon.

From redrooster on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 00:17:31 from

I am in awe, you are my hero. I can't wait to see how you smoke the wahsatch race. I'm still trying to figure out why they misspell wasatch in it. a typo, or intentional?

From Predog on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 01:22:21 from

sometimes if you leave your gas cap off or something stupid like that it will set that light off for several days. however if you can't think of anything like that it's probably a good idea to check it out.

From Jon on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 09:38:05 from

I haven't filled my car with gas since mid-April, so that isn't the reason.

Rooster- it is an alternate spelling, and intentional.

From Superfly on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 09:49:55 from

Wow Jon. Way to work hard all day yesterday. Great miles and start to the week/ month.

From jtshad on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 09:52:18 from

Wow, what a day of running...getting primed for the Steeplechase! Great training, now get back to your real life you pizza eating running fool!

From redrooster on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 15:25:49 from

Jon- that car keeps giving you trouble- it might be time to visit Ensign Toyota/Honda for a new vehicle. I'll make sure you get a great deal. Just mention my name. I'll set it up with my cousin. He owns the place.


From James Barnes on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 23:26:51 from


From Adam R Wende on Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 23:53:12 from

I missed this one. Been too MIA on the blog. Great workout Jon!

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