I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 04, 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: 8.00 Month: 93.00 Year: 709.00
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: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 61.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Since I joined the blog, I have never had a month where I didn't miss at least one day of running.  In June, I had not missed a single day... until yesterday.  I thought about going running, but decided against it.  My muscles have minimal soreness from Saturday, but the top of my right foot has a somewhat worrisome, acute pain.  I decided that running streaks exist to help us run and get better.  When we keep a streak going only for the streak's sake, even though it will likely do more harm than good when flirting with an injury, then it is silly.  So I took the day off.  I may run later this week, I may not- depends on how my foot feels.  But just coming off the longest race (time and distance) of my life, I have a lot more to risk injury-wise than I have to gain fitness wise.  My next race is in 6 weeks, so I have plenty of time to recover properly.  I will be conservative.

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From jtshad on Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 10:03:31

Good choice. Hope to see you later this week...need to get the baby gift to you and Marci.

Drive safe.

From josse on Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 12:18:35

Taking time off takes great disapline and smarts in the brain. I admire you for doing it:)

From Adam RW on Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 15:12:29

Good choice. Is there any bruising near the pain site? After the Strider's 10 miler I had a bruise on the top of my left foot. I did epsum salt soaks and ice soaks for about a week and that helped clear it up. Not sure why it happened but as long as it goes away...

From Adam RW on Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 22:17:27

Jon, Would you laugh and point at me next time you see me (more than you already do) if I was to back out of the Jupiter Peak to run the Provo Half? I'm really torn. Nothing final yet but I'm trying to gear all my races toward St. George now...

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