I'm retired from racing. Really.

September 18, 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: 9.00 Month: 42.50 Year: 649.50
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 280.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 35.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Got a big shipment from St. George Running Center- 2 shoes, 2 shorts, and a visor.  Thanks, Steve.  I'm excited to wear my new shoes... once I start running again, that is.  Maybe tomorrow.  Minimal soreness today, but I'm enjoying being lazy.

PM- I wasn't planning to run today, but Cody moved up our Bear 100 flagging removal due to pending snow.  So, we left right after work and got dropped off in Providence canyon.  After 1.5 miles hiking up the steep trail, we were off and running.  We had to stop occasionally to remove the flags (and to pick up the flags that fell out of Cody's bag when it came open) but generally moved well.  Unfortunately, we were out well past sundown and I had neglected to bring a light. Cody had his and let me hold it for the both of us, but he kept running ahead.  Surprising we didn't trip more, since it was pitch black when we finished.  My legs didn't feel sore but were very fatigued, and I really ran out of juice the last mile.  I'm pooped- definitely not recovered from all my runs.  12 miles in 2:15 or so (umm, yeah, that's why trail runners track time running, not miles).  The run included about 2600 ft climbing and 3600 ft descending, so a nice day's work.

Omni 7 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
From Ashbaker on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:42:45 from

Jon, You are an electrical engineer right? I have a technical question if that is ok with you.

From Jon on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:47:22 from

Steve- I'm mechanical, but you can ask and I'll see if I can answer. Cody is electrical, I believe.

From Ashbaker on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:52:39 from

Is it possible to test a rectifier bridge and other types of semi-conductors while they are still in the circuit?

From Ashbaker on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:53:59 from

Other than running a voltage or current reading in the circuit that is.

From Ashbaker on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 12:06:50 from

Sorry I had you guys mixed up for some reason. I'll ask Cody when I get back from an errand. Thanks for the reply Jon.

From Jon on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 13:30:25 from

Yeah, you'll have to ask Cody.

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