I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 26, 2020

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Member Since:

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

PM- 7.5 miles with Paul on the Logan River trail.  Made the mistake of wearing my non-super cushioned trail shoes and discovered the bruise on my left foot is definitely NOT gone.  Very painful run- I'll have to stay off the trails for a while to make darn sure this foot gets better.

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From walter on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 14:45:46

Good run Jon, what are your expectations for SGM? Keep yourself healty! I know running on those trails with you and Cody hammered my achilles and feet also. They are some hard miles. Keep up the good work.

From Jon on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 14:46:35

Hopefully sub-2:30, Walter. What are you aiming for?

From walter on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 15:06:24

I would love a 2:32 or in that area. Im not the best finisher in marathons so Im going to have to be a little more aggressive for my first half but not too aggressive. I think if I hit a 1:16-18 then I can hit it. It will be hard to run a faster 2nd half after hitting that goal. What do you think?

From Ruthie on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 16:01:34

Did you get my email? I'm not sure if I got your address right... let me know if I need to send it again.

From Ruthie on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 16:02:48

Dur... I should check MY emails! Sorry! :D

From Jon on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 16:09:28

Walter- if you're aiming for 2:32, then a 1:16-1:18 first half sounds good (though I'm not an experienced SGM runner). But better to be on the slow end rather then faster than that, if you are off-pace.

From Walter on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 18:53:55

yes I agree Jon, James did a real conservative start last year, I actually passed him up at about mile 6 and then at somewhere after mile 13 he poured it on to a 2:33! I would love to do that but when he passed me I was tired last year. I had a slow start I thought but Cody told me I blasted by him and then he caught me as I was giving the streets of St. George my carbo load dinner. lol

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