I'm retired from racing. Really.

December 05, 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!

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Miles:This week: 23.00 Month: 15.00 Year: 1294.00
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: 420.00
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- Long run with a BW.  Started at the in-laws house but mainly ran on the Idaho Falls greenbelt and Freeman Park.  Warmed up 8 miles (7:19 avg pace), then started my 10 mile tinman tempo.  Goal was around 6:00 pace, though I discovered that the greenbelt is not the ideal tempo route due to number of people, quite a few stoplights, plus a few cutbacks.  And it has a few hills.  Nevertheless, did the tempo in 1:00:57, which averages 6:05.  Last mile was a 5:47.  I was happy with the workout- I did it late morning, so the temp was ~75 deg, plus the course certainly added at least 5-10 seconds per mile.  And 10 miles is a long way to tempo.  Cooled down 5 miles at 7:13 pace, giving a total workout of 23 miles in 2:35:43 (6:46 avg).  Legs are tired now- last long run before TOU.

Doing my long run on Fri should secure me at the top of the mileage board for the rest of the day... :)

NB 769 2 Miles: 23.00
Weight: 0.00
From Ashbaker on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 15:07:29 from

Pretty decent run Jon! I suspect we'll be keeping each other company for a while at TOU?

From Ashbaker on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 15:09:07 from

By the way you have until 5pm on the mileage board and then you have to go run again!:)

From Jon on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 15:14:36 from

Thanks for the warning, Steve. I was going to pound out a few more miles tonight, anyways.

Yes, hopefully we can work together at TOU. Any idea of a time goal?

From jtshad on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 15:18:56 from

Nice run Jon, welcome to my home turf. I find the same issues with trying to do long tempos there as well. I usually do fast stuff on West River Road or on Snake River Parkway (though that is only 1.25M long.

From Ashbaker on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 15:21:04 from

1:13 for the first half and then 1:16-1:17 for the second if I have enough strength on those hills at the end. Big maybe. But my confidence is up now and my fitness seems pretty decent now. I just wish I could get a day off to race somewhere! What is your goal?

From jtshad on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 15:33:12 from

Dude, you already got bumped by Holt by 1pm! You mileage animals!

From Ashbaker on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 16:35:18 from

Somehow that doesn't surprise me..

From Ashbaker on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 16:51:06 from

Jeez, I can't believe how Holt is. He's like a machine!

From Jon on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 17:17:36 from

Not sure, Steve. My TOU 1/2 time predicts a 2:32, but I think I'll go out a bit more conservatively than that.

From allie on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 21:24:13 from

nice run. so it's your last long run before TOU...what about BWs? any more of those in the next two weeks? i am planning on one tomorrow, but still trying to decide about one toward the end of next week. do you think that's a bad idea? i am going with a one week taper again.

From Jon on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 21:53:11 from

Allie- likely a 16 mile BW Monday, then a 15 miles Wed. So 2 more.

From Holt on Sat, Sep 05, 2009 at 23:09:11 from

This is my crown!

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