I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 06, 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: 4.00 Year: 713.00
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: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

This is my first week with 2-a-days, which means waking up at the butt crack of dawn.  Earlier, actually.  Morning run started before 4:30 am- ouch!  5 miles from mile 21.5 to 24 and back on TOU course.  Started at 8:10 pace, finished at 7:25 pace.  Felt ok considering how many miles I have run and how tired I am.  Way too early for a run and not even cool out- close to 70 degrees.  38:25 time.  2-a-days are very hard for me when I have to get up so early.

Evening run- 6 easy miles with Paul on river trail.  51:51.  Might have been a hair longer than 6, cause 8:30 pace seems a bit slow.  It was humid and there was a very pretty mist/fog over the river and especially over the lakes- rather dense on the lakes.  I thought it was very pituresque (sp?).

Omni- 292

I now have 6 pairs of running shoes. 

Road shoes: Saucony Omni 5 (292 miles), NB 766 (315 miles)

Trail shoes: Mizuno Wave Ascend 2 (60 miles), NB 806 (332 miles)

Racing shoes: Saucony Tangent 2 (20 miles), Nike Elite (not sure- probably 100 miles)

Since I just bought the Tangents, I think my Elites will be changed to road shoes/lightweight trainers since both of my other road shoes are getting up there in years.

Weight: 0.00
From Superfly on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 12:24:05

Good job getting up so early. I sent your first aid kit with Sasha. I missed the guys at the race. So somehow with is pony express system we have you'll get it again- sometime.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 12:36:32

I'll do my best not to cut my finger in the meantime. Or get a blister, since all my moleskin is in there...

From jtshad on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 12:47:06

Welcome to my world! Early (4:30am) runs are my life. Once you get used to it, not so bad, just don't expect the pace to be great (at least that is my recent experience). Keep on running...

From "D" Ence on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 12:59:45

Jon, the cross-training template can be found by logining in and then going down to the change template link. After that you have to click on details about the first template, then you should be able to look for other templates. When I was in college we would calculate 10 minutes of intense exercise equal to one mile of running. I'm no expert on this subject, I just know for me sometimes when I'm playing basketball it is more of a workout than and easy 5 to 7 mile run. I know Steve Olsen has had a lot of success teaching spin classes and riding his road bike a lot. Of course, I still agree if want to become a better runner, you have to run!

From Cody on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 13:01:25


I just noticed that you have run 10,005 miles today. WOW! That should top out the mileage board for a while.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 13:06:06

Cody- I put it in by accident but wanted to see how long till someone noticed. I'll take it off, eventually, since I'm pretty sure I would have remembered that run if I had actually run it.

Dustin- I think I will change to that template. I sometimes count frisbee for a few miles, but usually only 1 or 2, and only if I am below my mileage goal. 1 mile for 10 minutes seems high for frisbee, though- I usually count no more than 1 mile for every 30-45 mintues.

From Paul Petersen on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 13:08:42

Be careful with your mileage increases. I try to increase by no more than 1,000 miles per week in order to avoid fatigue.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 13:35:44

Shoot, I thought the rule of thumb was no more than 5000 miles or 400 times your age, whichever is greater. I'll have to scale it back tomorrow to avoid injury.

Honestly, though, I'm just doing 10000 miles to make up for my slacker week last week.

From Jon on Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 13:36:38

It is rather nice to be on top of the mileage board, though.

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