I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 29, 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: 0.00 Month: 109.00 Year: 1271.00
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: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Went to the airport to fly to SLC, then run Logan Peak trail run tomorrow... except my flight was cancelled.  They rebooked me to arrive Saturday night at 11 pm, which obviously means I will miss my race tomorrow.  This sucks.  A power outage at Chicago stopped a lot of planes from flying out last night.  Anyways, I guess I have it better than some people, like a couple near me whose son is getting married tonight.  And the people next to me in the hour-long rebooking line are aspiring ultra runners, so we had fun talking.  

I guess I now have 2 open days to head to the mountains of South Carolina.  Not where I wanted to be, but better than nothing.  Of course, the record highs of 105 expected this weekend are going to make these runs very sweaty.  Bring it on.

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From Jake K on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 08:29:53 from

Total bummer Jon - that just stinks. Sorry to hear it.

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 08:38:26 from

Ouch. Probably too late now but drive to Atlanta and fly direct on Delta. Last minute flights can be cheap if they have seats to fill...

From Jon on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 08:42:45 from

Yeah, I looked, Dale. $800 to $1400 one way. Guess that means no seats to fill.

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 08:50:05 from

No Frequent Flyer miles? 40k miles + 2.50 gets you from ATL to SLC by 9:10pm.

From Jon on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:05:25 from

I have some miles, but not 40k. Unless someone is donating. Not much I can reasonably do at this point without spending $600+ dollars.

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:35:19 from

How many miles are you short of 40k? I might be willing to donate, but looks like there is a transfer charge that depends on the quantity.

From Jon on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:13:02 from

Hey everyone- Dale is the most awesome person in the world. Thanks to him, I'm going to LP after all! I'm going to be dang tired with only a couple hours sleep, but I'll be there. Dale is awesome.

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:15:32 from

Dale is awesome. Not that I'm into self-promotion.

Better change your blog title.....again.

I did mention the condition, right?. Must trounce Cody.

Go get 'em.

From Cody on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:22:27 from

Dale is awesome!!

Especially if I ignore his last statement. I can look past his faults especially if he gets jon here so Joe AND I can trounce him!

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:24:09 from

Dale is awesome.

Actually, I was getting ready to write on your blog that I was sending Jon your way so you could trounce him. I'm actually just really into the carnage and trash talking that will inevitably occur.

From Cody on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:28:02 from

I would hate to hear the whining if Jon couldn't come. He would always wonder (and talk about) how close he could have come to 3rd place....

From Cody on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:29:46 from

Dale, why don't you take back the miles you gave him and you come run LPR. It would be better competition...

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:30:09 from

Dale is awesome.

Actually, he was telling me that he could beat you on 30 minutes sleep. Something about you being first loser or something.

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:31:37 from

Dale is awesome.

Damn. Only 20k miles from Seatac to SLC. If only I had the miles.....

From Predog on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:51:36 from

Dale, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It's nice to know that people on the blog still do stuff like this. Winning the race isn't enough. It would only be a hollow victory without beating Jon.

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:53:28 from

Wait, so now Jon's only going to come in like 4th? Wow, I didn't know I was backing such a longshot. I might've reconsidered.....

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:54:31 from

Oh, and lest everything think I'm crazy generous, Jon is compensating me for my miles. I think we agreed on like $100 for 1 frequent flyer mile. My math may be a tad off.

From Jon on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:59:01 from

Dale is awesome.

Nuff said.

From Jon on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 12:59:59 from

Dale is awesome.

We'll figure out the Cody vs. Joe vs. Jon bit on the course tomorrow.

From Dale on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 13:01:59 from

Actually, I think I'm contractually obligated to root for Cody so he doesn't bring up the time I put my truck in the ditch during the ragnar relay in WA, nearly ruining our short-lived course record.

From Cody on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 17:16:06 from

Eh, the statute of limitations is up on that contract. Put your money on Joe (predog)

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