I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 23, 2020

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Feb 24, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

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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: 15.00 Month: 91.50 Year: 91.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 32.50
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Misery, thy name is Jon.

Nothing today. Too much pain. Didn't even bring the gym bag to work. Maybe I'll try some light stationary bike in the upcoming days. No running for a while- I'm in too much pain.

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From Jake K on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 09:09:46 from

I bruised and/or cracked several ribs in a ski crash during the first spring I lived in Vail. I never got the XRay because I was young and poor and figured it didn't make much of a difference what the exact diagnosis was - I knew how much it hurt.

I don't think I even tried running for about a solid month. You can imagine how those lungs expanding against the ribcage at 8000 feet felt.

The worst part for me was sleeping. I had to surround myself with pillows so I wouldn't shift position during the night and roll onto my side.

All that being said, I kept skiing the whole time the ribs were messed up :-)

Anyways - I feel for you... that is a really sucky injury.

From Bret on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 14:47:55 from

Sorry to hear about the rib injury - I have had that in the past too (playing soccer). The good news is that there are not too many great or safe places to run in India in my limited experience - so, you may have been sidelined anyway. Where in the country will you be?

From Jon on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 18:31:50 from

Jake, I don't feel so strange about trying to run if you kept skiing. And my pain isn't as bad as your- mainly if I move my right arm the wrong way, or if I take a deep breath, sneeze, cough, laugh, etc. Sleeping is uncomfortable with lots of waking up, but not extreme.

Bret, we're going to New Delhi and the golden triangle.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 18:42:26 from

Sorry Jon. Here's hoping your recuperative powers exceed Jakes and you're back at it soon. Jake was in his 20s at the time and without full frontal lobe capacities and so you've got that on him as well.

Enjoy your rest.

From Jake K on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 20:02:36 from

Rob is right. My rib injury also was packaged with a bonus concussion.

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