I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 21, 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:


None for now

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: 9.00 Month: 85.50 Year: 85.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 32.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

In Idaho Falls for the weekend, so I was able to run with jtshad.  I always look forward to our runs.  We did just under 12 miles together, kind of just cruising around town and the river.  Very quiet, peaceful morning- most of the people are still asleep, resting their ears and eyes from the amazing firework display they do here.  Good run with him- started off pretty fast and gradually slowed a bit.  Stopped by his house, then I ran back to my car with a small loop around Community Park to try to get around 13 miles.  Nice day out.  Thanks for the run, Jeff, and enjoy staining your deck!  1:35:31.

My week of R&R is over- next week I plan to be around 60-70 miles, depending how I feel, then up to 80+ for the rest of the month.

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From jtshad on Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 10:55:54

Thanks for the run, Jon. I, too, always enjoy our runs and conversation.

The deck staining went well, it looks great! The mop idea worked pretty good, just a few touch ups needed.

Sorry we never hooked up to watch the 10,000m and 5000m races, but Saturday just got busy with housework!

P.S. You have a beautiful family, your girls are adorable!

From Jon on Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:46:31

Glad to hear your deck looks good. Beautiful yard, by the way.

I watched more on Sunday and thought you might call then- but I think all the races are on nbcolympics.com now, if you want to watch them.

Did you see my question about foot treatments? I put it on your race report last week.

Thanks- I'm biased, but I think they are cute, too. It was nice meeting your great kids, too.

From jtshad on Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:49:09

I thought about calling on Sunday but got caught up in more housework and playing with kids.

I responded to your question about treatments...rest and relacing helped me the most and ibuprofen. Don't know if icing would help or not, but I don't think it could hurt.

Is it feeling any better?

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