I'm retired from racing. Really.

August 25, 2019

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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:


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

Very minimal soreness, only a little stiff.  Achilles is far better than I hoped it would be.  My house is 2/3 packed on a moving truck right now, so it's been a few busy days.  And I get to celebrate my birthday tomorrow by cleaning my house all day!

Weight: 0.00
From Paul on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 15:40:53 from

Are you up for a morning run on Thursday or Friday?

From Jon on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 16:18:43 from

Paul- undecided. Not Friday- we're driving to SLC Thursday evening. I might go Thurs, but that depends if I feel ok and what schedule Marci has worked out for me. I know she's got some plans. What time/location were you thinking?

From Paul on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 16:43:58 from

Around 7:00-7:30AM. Birch Creek Canyon, about 8-10 miles, pretty slow. That's what I'm doing tomorrow morning anyway.

The other option is that we could run the River Trail sometime during the day. We could carpool from my office.

From jtshad on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 16:46:48 from

Happy birthday (a day early) but I wanted to try and catch you before you leave! Have a safe trip home to NC...man that sounds weird to say!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 17:01:35 from

Minimal soreness! Are you kidding me? I'm more sore today than I was yesterday.

From Jon on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 19:18:42 from

Yeah, Rob, my summer of trail running has pretty much made my legs bomb-proof in terms of being sore from hills. Heck, I had 127,000 ft elevation change during runs in just one month. So Monday's run was hard, of course, but not extraordinarily so for me. Probably my 4th hardest run this summer. And I probably had 10 runs with more elevation change per mile.

See, if you trail run enough, you can go back and kick the Grand Canyon's butt without your legs turning to mush :)

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