I'm retired from racing. Really.

Freedom Run 15k

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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: 23.00 Month: 15.00 Year: 1294.00
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: 420.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Race: Freedom Run 15k (9.3 Miles) 00:53:56, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Freedom Run 15k today down Blacksmith Fork canyon into Hyrum. It would be a good judge of where my fitness was, with my first decent race. I wanted to be at least under 55 min. I couldn't sleep last night- maybe 4 hours, waking up at 4 am. Tried to sleep more, then just got up. Did 2 miles warm up, then ate and waited for Cody and James to arrive. We drove to the start, where we did another few miles warm up, waiting for the start. It was delayed due to lots of race day signups.

Race finally started with a very deep field for the size- maybe 300 runners. Perfect weather- cool, a bit of a tail wind for a few miles. Wanted to start slow and Cody was happy to run with me. First mile was 5:41- a bit faster than I wanted, but felt good. Big pack ahead of us, we were in 13-14 place, with us in an empty spot (how I like it!). Second mile was 5:50, then 5:54. Picking off a few runners. We caught 2 guys who tried to tail us, so I picked it up to lose them. Cody dropped but one guy stayed with me. Fourth mile 5:38, then 5:39. Still feeling good past the half way mark, but hoping the hill doesn't make me pay for my surge. 5:42 for mile six. We hit the hill and I got up it pretty good- 6:02 mile for mile seven. I passed a guy right at the top- running up it last week in training paid off. I was now in 9th place- it sure if fun to pass people all race rather than get passed. 5:56 mile for the next mile (a bit uphill still), then picked it up with a 5:41. Last mile same pace as first. 0.3 mile in 1:48 for a total time of 53:56 and 9th place. Boosted my esteem for the marathon. Felt good and relaxed and enjoyed the race. James was a minute ahead of me, Cody 30 seconds behind. Good job and thanks for the race, guys. 2.5 miles cool down. 

I looked up previous results and found my time would have put me in second place the past 2 years.  Looks like the race is growing.

New Tangent shoes felt great. Tangent- 20.

Weight: 0.00
From Paul Petersen on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 14:54:29

Nice job! Your fitness is closing in on your marathon goal.

Who won? What were winning times?

From Paul Petersen on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 14:59:12

nevermind, they have freedom run results up already. Much deeper field than the Sandy Classic, for sure.

From Logan on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 15:04:23

Nice run today. It was nice to meet you and talk for a bit. I will have to come up and run with you guys.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 17:40:49

I was impressed how quickly they got the results up. It was a deep field, which made it very fun.

From James on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 19:06:22


I see you made it to Idaho safely. Make sure to hook up with Jeff while you are there.

Good race today! I wasn't surprised at where you ran today. You ran well at WBR and you have been getting some good miles in. I told you that you would appreciate those tempo miles on Saturday, especially the one with the big hill! Glad you liked the Tangents.

From Superfly on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 23:08:22

Good job Jon! I'm pumped to see your progress from Del Sol. You'll be looking at top 10 in top of Utah.

From James on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 09:52:38

Hey, we made the front page of the sports on our cool down!

From Jon on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 14:42:37

Save a copy of the newspaper, I want to see it when I get back.

From Paul Petersen on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 14:44:42


From Jon on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 14:53:50

Ah, so it doesn't say our names on the caption, huh?

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