I'm retired from racing. Really.

March 24, 2019

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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:


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: 88.00 Year: 342.00
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: 479.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 301.00
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I did this last year before SGM and wanted to throw the stats up again for this year- Note: All weeks are listed pre-marathon (i.e. 12 weeks pre-marathon, etc)





 Total miles 12 weeks pre-marathon




 Total miles 24 weeks




 Total miles 36 weeks




 80-89 mile weeks 24 weeks




 90-99 mile weeks 24 weeks




 100+ mile weeks 24 weeks




 15-19 mile runs 12 weeks




 15-19 mile runs 24 weeks




 15-19 mile runs 36 weeks




 20+ mile runs 24 weeks




 26+ mile runs 36 weeks




 Days missed 12 weeks




 TOU 1/2 time




I ran TOU in 2007 in 2:39.  When comparing my training this year to 2007, this year is far better- a lot more miles, 12 vs. 3 weeks over 80 miles, more 15+ mile runs.  Not even close.  So, I should expect a better time compared to that marathon.

Comparing this year to last is a lot closer- the biggest difference is the 4 weeks of 100+ miles, plus a few more BW/med runs.  Overall, I am pretty happy with my training this year and feel I am in my best shape over for a run at a PR this weekend. 

PM- 7 easy

Omni 7 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
From Dustin on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 11:55:36 from

You've done a great job with your training you'll have a great race. But just in case you need a little boost I'm sending a little Brandon Stokley luck your way!

From Jon on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 12:19:15 from

I [heart] Stokley!

From crockett on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 14:20:55 from

Good luck in your tune-up week. Thanks for the kind words on my Wasatch race. Recovery is going very rapid...shows I didn't push hard enough. But the good news is that I saved a bunch for the Bear. We'll talk more about Bear after TOU. But right now I'm reserving for you the pacing leg from Tony Grove to Logan River. I would guess this would be from 6:30 p.m. to a little before midnight.

From Jon on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 14:35:43 from

Sounds good, Davy. Let's work out details early next week. Are you having pacers for 50 miles this time? If I feel good, I may be able to do over 20 miles (if you need it), but really can't say until after Sat.

From crockett on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 15:09:35 from

Jun is looking at perhaps pacing me from Right Fork to Temple Fork or to Tony Grove. I'll have a crew starting at Tony Grove. They will want a couple short legs somewhere, but if you wanted more, we could figure it out.

From Adam RW on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 23:08:41 from

Jon, I like that you and Cody did this. It has to be a real confidence builder. Especially when you see that more training has been added. I'm sure that will help you push through any mental blocks late in the race. I hope you are enjoying your taper and a primed for Saturday!

From marci on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 14:58:24 from

wow! i guess that is why you are an engineer...you number geek. :) good luck this weekend..we are excited to cheer you on!

From Cal on Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 10:58:14 from

I like your table. Questions about your stats: do your 'long run' numbers include 2-a-days? and when you say days missed, is that any day with no running or is that like a scheduled training day that you had to miss or something?

From Bec on Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 00:34:54 from

Sweet picture!!!!

From Jon on Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 16:20:12 from

Cal- long run numbers are single runs only. So if I do 10 miles in the morning and 10 in the evening, that doesn't count towards anything other than total mileage.

Days missed- I plan to run 6 days a week, every week, so only missed 2 days. Doesn't include my planned rest day each week, but it would include any days I miss due to sick/lazy/etc.

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