I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 23, 2020

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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: 15.00 Month: 91.50 Year: 91.50
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 98.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 32.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 6 easy.

PM- 7.5 more. 

Layoffs at work today- 550 people laid off.  

Omni 7 Miles: 13.50
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 10:26:00 from

I will be keeping you in my thoughts today, good luck and I hope you make it through.

From Twinkies on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 10:51:36 from

I hope you are a survivor. My company laid off 200 people two weeks ago. I was a survivor but its tough to see lots of people I have work with have to leave.

From Andy on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 11:38:58 from

Good luck Jon.

From Paul on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 11:49:44 from

Yikes. I'll be praying for you.

From Kory on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 15:09:34 from

Jon - I'm going to pray for your job as well as our Church. Just remember this that God does take care of his children. I was told that along time ago when my job was on the line.

From Jon on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 16:04:30 from

Thanks for your thoughts, everyone. I didn't get laid off, but many of my friends did. Plus they announced more possible layoffs in Jan, Mar, and Oct next year. Ahh, what a wonderful economy.

From jtshad on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 16:05:45 from

Glad to hear you made it through. Maybe it is time to look at a different company before the hatchet falls.

From Ashbaker on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 19:41:20 from

Jon, I'm glad to hear that you still have a job. Does that mean the Ares program is being scrapped?

From Jon on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 22:06:24 from

Steve- Obama hasn't said anything about cancelling it. If he does, the majority of my plant would likely shut down. Hope that doesn't happen.

From Dustin on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 22:17:03 from

Glad you still have a job my friend and yes the Broncos are 4 and 0 baby! You a Rockies fan by chance? I don't really get into baseball, but when I do I support the Rockies.

From Jon on Tue, Oct 06, 2009 at 23:54:44 from

Dustin- not really a baseball fan, but I'll cheer for the Rocks over other teams.

From c h a d on Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 11:44:26 from

Jon--I'm glad you still have your job. I saw today's paper and thought of you immediately. Hang in there -- keep making yourself invaluable!

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