I'm retired from racing. Really.

Laurel Valley 35 mile

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Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

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: 0.00 Month: 12.00 Year: 517.50
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: 248.50
Race: Laurel Valley 35 mile (32 Miles) 06:04:03, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Managed to win Laurel Valley today.  What a race.  Missed out on the 6 hr mark again, unfortunately.  Hopefully I'll have time to write more tomorrow after church. A few numbers: thanks to my usual no sleep pre-race, I have been awake 40 hrs straight, ran 37 miles, and ran through at least 500 spider webs, though it may have been 1000 (sadly, not exaggerating). What a day. Well, two days.

Update- wrote up a few thoughts on my recent races.  You can read it on my blogspot page

Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 32.00Trail N2 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 19:33:18 from

Can't wait to read the full write-up!

From J Cole on Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 20:44:59 from

Congrats again! Looking forward to the full write up. Now TAKE A NAP!

From Cody on Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 21:02:38 from

The first Blog I checked today! I was expecting a win and you delivered! Nice Job!

From Dale on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:57:31 from

Nice job!

From Jake K on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 12:44:36 from

Nice race Jon.

Those spiderwebs sound awful, though!

From Bob on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 20:16:27 from

Gotta luv them webs! Great job!

From Adam RW on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 03:27:36 from

Nice win. Have to love the stress induced lack of sleep. Glad the webs weren't man size otherwise you'd still be stuck out there...

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