I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 12, 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: 14.00 Month: 34.00 Year: 817.00
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: 335.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 66.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 14 on the beach watching the sunrise.  Absolutely no wind on the way out, strong headwind on the way back.  I've discovered I drink about twice as much water with no wind (1 bottle every 30-40 min) than with a headwind (1 bottle every hour+).

5 PM- 7 more.

10 PM- 6 more while watching the entertaining Wipeout on TV.  I only intended on 4 but felt good so kept going. 

I ended up with 27 miles today, and 47 over the last 2 days.  I think I'll be working a lot the next few days, which will probably result in less running- not a bad thing.

NB 800 Miles: 14.00Omni 7 Miles: 7.00NB 769 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
From jun on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:02:41 from

I'm looking forward to running near the beach and/or boardwalk when I get to Tampa. Not sure what my accessibility will be like from my hotel, but I'm going to try and scope it the night I get in. I'm jealous you were able to run on the beach.

From Superfly on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 10:16:19 from

Interesting that you drink more without a wind and less with a headwind... isn't the effort harder with the wind? I guess your getting cooled off...

From Jon on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:09:00 from

Jun- my hotel is 1/8 mile for the beach, so very close.

Clyde- you would think the headwind would be a bit harder. But you sweat SOOOO much and overheat with no wind, so a headwind actually feels better and keeps your body cooler.

From Jon on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:11:56 from

When I ran at 6 am, it was already 80 deg and very, very humid- so I absolutely drip sweat with no wind, and I'm normally not very sweaty.

From RivertonPaul on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:12:20 from

Sounds wonderful.

From redrooster on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 16:02:36 from

what happened to "water is for wimps"??? or is that only in Utah?

From Jon on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 16:16:43 from

"water is for wimps" gets over-ridden by the threat of heat exhaustion and death when in Florida. I sweat more and drink more in a 4 mile FL run than I do in a 12 mile UT run.

From Adam RW on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 17:22:17 from

Jon, Sounds perfect. I'm actually the opposite when it comes to water. In St. Louis with 90% humidity every day I almost never took water on runs. However, here in SLC I need water every two miles if I run during the day. Also, the wind has always made me need more water but I sometimes get distracted by it and forget. That is what killed me in the Chicago marathon in '05.

From Nan Kennard on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 20:57:04 from


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