I'm retired from racing. Really.

August 25, 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: 32.50 Year: 592.00
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: 495.60
Trail N2 2 Orange Lifetime Miles: 418.00
Road M2 3 Orange Lifetime Miles: 333.50
Road N2 Purple Lifetime Miles: 274.50
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 4:10 wake up call to get in 12 miles- I'm very tired.  Followed that with 3 Einstein's bagels- cherry with strawberry spread, blueberry with almond-honey spread, and pumpkin with pumpkin.  I guess that means I'm about even on calories today.  Seems like a fair trade.

PM- 6 more.  I just passed my total mileage from last year... and I have almost 1000 more miles planned this year!  This is by far my highest year ever. 

Omni 7 Miles: 6.00NB 769 2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
From jun on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 10:26:45 from

Definitely a fair trade, especially with the pumpkin spread. I love that stuff.

From allie on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 13:26:56 from

wow. another triple bagel morning. someday i am going to try this feat. great work getting in the miles at such an early hour.

From Kory on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 14:18:10 from

Yummy! I love bagels. Broncos do look good and they whipped my Cowboys. The Better team won.

Jon - when your running that early in the dark do you adjust your route for safety?

From sam Dean-Howard on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 15:58:24 from

that makes me feel tired and lazy how early? and the bagels now your making me feel hungry Jon... but well done on your training excellent mileage

From Jon on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 20:43:58 from

Kory- I always wear black clothes and run on the darkest roads.

Actually, I rarely run on the roads for more than a mile- my route is usually on Planet Walk (a trail) or the golf course. And, truth be told, ever since my dog incident, I usually do my morning runs in the gym. It's hard enough getting up at 4 am, and is mentally a lot easier for me when I know it will be warm, light, dog-free, with other people and some good sports and news on tv.

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