I'm retired from racing. Really.

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Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

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: 12.00 Month: 16.00 Year: 725.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 266.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

What, you really think I'm going to run today?  You gotta be kidding.  Soreness was a 7 out of 10, probably the most sore since SGM years ago.  Far more sore than after the Bear 100 last year.

 Full race report is posted on my Green Shorts Running blog

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From Jake K on Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 17:34:29 from

Awesome report Jon. Really enjoyed reading the novel. You had every right to celebrate that finish!!! Those kinds of moments where you hit the "stretch" goal, on that kind of stage, are ones to cherish!

From Jon on Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 21:08:15 from

Thanks, Jake. Hopefully you do the same when you OTQ.

From steve ash on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 00:51:27 from

Congrats on your placing Jon! One of these days I'll join you and see what this ultra running is all about. From what I can tell it looks kinda hellish at times:) Not easy at all..

From allie on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 22:24:04 from

great race and great report. congratulations meeting all of your goals.

From SlowJoe on Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 23:13:36 from

Congrats on an awesome race, the report was a very good read. I liked the finish celebration -- I always look so miserable even if I'm really happy at the end.

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