I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 25, 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: 15.00 Month: 95.00 Year: 1257.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 228.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 214.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- Ran Ephraim's Grave, a great route, for possibly the last time.  Really enjoyed it- nice day, and my legs felt relatively fresh for the first time in a week.  Saw hundreds of sheep, one sheepherder, and 2 bikers the whole time.  What a nice morning to be out on a fun trail  12 miles, 2800 ft climbing and descending, in 1:56:20.  Toe was stiff and sore, but didn't slow me down at all.

I received a shipment of 4 shoes from SGRC today, which means I have 15 pairs of shoes I can wear!  7 road, 8 trail.  I should be good for a long time, now. 

Self portrait at Ephraim's monument 


 Descending the fabulous Steel Hollow, one of my 3 favorite trails in all of Cache Valley


XT Wings 2 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
From jun on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 14:51:35 from

That's a lot of shoes. I have two pair, both are for trails.

From Holt on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 15:26:39 from

Ephraim as in the grizzly bear?

From Superfly on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 16:09:33 from

Nice job so far this week Jon. Keep it rolling buddy. Keep it healthy and your sure to become a trial legend.

From Jon on Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 18:23:58 from

Dave- yes, it is a monument to Old Ephraim the grizzly bear, at the spot where he was killed.

From Vis on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 00:20:28 from

I went to school up there for a semester and seem to remember tales of this mythical Ephraim.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 11:14:58 from

Jon - Before moving to Salt Lake in 2002 I lived in Greenville for almost 20 years. Went to college at Furman University and taught history along with coaching track and cross country for 6 years at Berea High School. Greenville is a great town in a lot of ways. Like many Utah cities, you drive North just a couple minutes on Highweay 25 and you approach the mountains and lots of trails. Pro cyclist George Hincappie has lived in Greenville for many years.

I think you will find a lot of good trail running in Northern Greenville County, and the North Carolina border is only about 20 miles away. Also, the trails are open all year pretty much - unlike Utah.

Let me know if you need any info.

From Jon on Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 12:00:12 from


That is great to know you used to live there- I send you a private message from the FRB forum. Please take a look and send me any info you can. I'd love to get some insider info before I get there!

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