I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 03, 2020

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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: 17.00 Month: 9.00 Year: 1288.00
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: 414.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 10.  One of these days I should start tapering for the trail marathon I have on Saturday.

PM- 8 with Aaron.  

63.5 miles in the past 3 days, and 123.5 in the past 6.  I'm pretty sure both are records for me.

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.00Test Shoe 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:00:13 from

20 miles a day becomes pretty routine after about a year of it :-)

From Paul on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:13:54 from

Well after doing 100's, a marathon becomes kind of the equivalent of a 5K, right?...don't really taper for those, other than run easy the day before.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:24:01 from

Yep, 18 miles isn't much of a taper.

By the way Jon, over on my Deseret News race report you'll see that Jake took another one of his gratuitous slams at ultra runners.

From Jake K on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:26:29 from

You are such a trouble-maker, Rob.

Jon - you'll like this... it obviously can't happen this year (b/c we are going to run out of vacation days)... but Andrea wants to do the Trans-Rockies stage race next year. We're going to try and get Saucony to sponsor a team (the entry fees are outrageous).

From Jon on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 19:36:08 from

Exactly right, Paul- one day easy, that's it.

Rob- thanks for the heads up. Been too busy to comment on most of the Des News reports, though I did read a few of the marathons and read about the short "10k".

Jake- Never heard anything but rave reviews of Trans-Rockies.

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