I'm retired from racing. Really.

July 03, 2020

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Feb 24, 2007



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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!

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Miles:This week: 8.00 Month: 93.00 Year: 709.00
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: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 61.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Met Cody at Green Canyon where we ran the Beirdneau trail (I still think that is the strangest spelling ever for a word).  I haven't done it for probably 2 years- it's a fun, nice trail, but rough and steep.  And it was cold today- much colder than expected. 

First ran 1.75 miles up the canyon to the trailhead in just under 17:00, gaining less than 500 feet.  Then the climbing started- by the time we reached our turn around 2.2 miles later, we had gained an additional ~2000 feet- in other words, almost 20% grade up.  We ran pretty much all of it but weren't pushing the pace, carrying on a normal conversation the whole way.  Between the steep climb and the easy pace, we were moving at a screaming 16 min/mile.  Great views from the top.  Turned around and ran the 4 miles back in 31 minutes or so- the first 2 miles down were 8 min pace but 6 min/mile effort.  Had to put on the breaks most of the way down because of all the steep, plus lots of rocks, roots, and loose dirt.  In other words, a great trail!  Averaged 10:21 for the whole run.

I noticed a large stream of dried blood on my leg once I got home, completing the run.  I'm enjoying my "only trail running, not hard training" time of the year.

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From wheakory on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 22:28:54

Jon - that's harder than doing some serious training in preparation for a race. Very nice workout. It probably was fun where your not thinking about training just running.

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