I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 08, 2019

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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:


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: 0.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 803.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Stinson Lifetime Miles: 541.50
Trail M2 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 418.50
Trail M2 3 Lifetime Miles: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 324.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- Oh, it was SOOOOO glorious to do a speed workout in the cool morning rather than the hot, hot afternoon.  SOOOOO nice!  I still sweated enough as it was.

Big Workout- I did 3 miles warmup, then 2 miles tinman tempo pace (~6:30, which was a bit slower than it should have been), then .5 mile more.  Then it was time for 6x1000 m on the track, with 200m slow jog for recovery (~1:30).  My splits were 3:30 (5:36 pace), 3:30, 3:31, 3:26, 3:26, 3:21 (5:21 pace).  Felt good.  I was really having to concentrate hard on my breathing the last two, but my legs were not near as dead as they were after my Monday workout.  About 3 miles cool down, bringing the total to 13 miles in 1:31:52.

PM- 6 easy miles with Paul on the Logan River trail.  Warm out.  I had a rock in my stomach from a late lunch at a pizza shop.

Tangent- 299, 800- 18

Weight: 0.00
From Paul Petersen on Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 12:01:05

Yeah, I actually felt pretty good this morning, but decided to sleep in instead. I have a hard time getting up when I have no reason to run!

But I'm still up the River Trail later on. Let me know what you're planning.

From Jeff (LAD) on Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 12:01:59

Amazing what a difference the heat does/does not make. Those are some cookin splits man, good job! I love how you fire off those splits and then just lump it all into 'easy miles' :-)

From Jon on Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 12:32:03

Oh yeah, I forgot to put them in CV miles. I may change that. I usually just put everything in easy miles, Jeff, except for races. I've actually requested to Sasha a few times to let me change back to just "Total miles" but he says it isn't possible.

From JimF on Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 12:43:15

Very impressive workout! Great way to take advantage of the weather.

From Adam RW on Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 21:21:53

Nice workout Jon. Always good to bring it home on the last repeat.

From Jon on Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 21:30:09

Thanks, Adam. But where is your race report? I've been waiting for it all day!

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