I'm retired from racing. Really.

May 26, 2019

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Member Since:

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: 36.00 Year: 498.50
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: 248.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 8 miles on PW and a loop through Logan.  Started 6:50 pace, then gradually picked it up till the last mile was 6:10 pace.  53:25 for 8 miles.  Felt good to run fast, and unlike Cody, I didn't notice a lack of oxygen.  My shoes are now retired- they've been a great pair, but I started to really tell they are worn out the last few run.

This will be my last blog for a week- going on a cruise with Marci.

Funny experience- about .5 miles from my house, a runner dressed in all black was coming the other way.  It wasn't until I passed him that I realized it was my dad- my parents arrived yesterday to watch the kids, but I wasn't expecting him to be on a run.

Omni 7 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
From Adam RW on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 16:20:33 from

Enjoy the cruise!!!

From Cody on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 16:25:51 from

Have fun and relax! I am jealous!

From crockett on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 18:11:06 from

Jon, may I suggest an activity during the cruise that I'm sure will be a hit with Marci. Here is what someone did:

>>> "Scott Snyder" 2/1/2005 2:46:17 AM >>>

Forgive my self aggrandizement.

Just returned from a week long cruise of the Caribbean on the Queen Mary 2

(currently the largest cruise ship in the world; actually it's an ocean

liner according to the commodore).

There's quite a lot to do on one of these ships, but the ultrarunner in me

found another activity not listed.

The promenade deck is 640 meters in circumference, made of teak, roughly

150 feet above sea level, and narrows to about three and a half feet wide

twelve times a lap. Starting @ 0800 Monday 24 Jan and ending 29h26m later,

I completed 274 laps of the deck for a total distance of 104.53 miles. The

goal was to run 100 miles, but the exact distance wasn't verified until the

ship's commodore made the circumference of the deck known when I informed

him of what I had accomplished. I hadn't told the ship's crew what I was

going to attempt before I started figuring it would be easier to ask for

forgiveness than permission.

The finer points (the reading gets pretty dull from here).

The time - 29h26m - GLACIALLY slow I admit, but you'd be amazed how many

people stroll the deck at all hours of the day and night. When the deck

narrows to two shoulder widths, whomever you're behind sets the

pace. Elbowing old people out of the way seemed crass and just not good

idea ;)

The deck - glass flat, sure but that teak turned to concrete after

awhile. I don't know how anybody runs road races and my hat is off to them

because the balls of my feet were pounded into a not so dull ache for the

last 16h or so. I tried every combination of shoes/socks/pads/inserts to

relieve the pain in my feet to no avail. I'm a trail runner (finished the

Slam last year) and this run served to cement that commitment. No pun intended.

The weather - HOT & HUMID - the Caribbean, duh. Tried to heat train as

best I could in the winter months of Colorado; you can imagine how

successful that was. Thank god for electrolyte capsules and the tons of

fresh water the ship makes every day.

Food/Crew - I brought the usual ultra fare - gels, electrolyte drinks, etc

but wound up eating solid food as well thanks to the 24h dining experience

that is a cruise ship and the untiring effort of my wife serving as crew

and "go-fer." If ever there was a gesture of true love - allowing me to

waste 29 hours of her time on a cruise ship running laps AND helping me -

I'm a pretty lucky guy.

Yes, there are better things to do on a cruise ship, but shuffleboard,

putt-putt golf, bingo, and non-stop eating aren't things you can write

about on an ultra list.

My feets are still sore.


From Jon on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 18:21:28 from

Thanks, Davy, good idea. Maybe I'll do it if I can get Marci's permission.

From crockett on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 18:42:35 from

My wife would push me off the ship if I tried this.

From Jon on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 18:44:40 from

Mine said I can do what I want, but she won't help me- she'll be sitting on the beach.

I think I'll do good if I run 10 miles each day. Maybe I'll wear my garmin to see how much the movement of the boat screws it up (i.e. my 10 mile run shows up as 20 miles, etc)

From jtshad on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 19:43:54 from

Have fun on the cruise!

From marci on Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 22:40:41 from

hey if you want to run on your entire vacation than that is your choice...But i won't be with ya or helpin' :) In fact, it would give me a vacation from you too. perfect. jk

From Jon on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 08:07:17 from

Snap, ouch. Dig from the wife.

From Sandy Dune-Howard on Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 13:26:23 from

Ha ha Love it, and Jon enjoy your holiday, No way would I be able to cope on holiday without running, I usually get up really early and run so it doesnt disrupt the day, but If I were marathon training I think the hubby would be enlisted to help no matter what he likes dislikes LOL but hey hat off to your wife Crockett.

My idea can she/he sunbathe and keep hold of the drinks and gel pass on your way past each time sounds good to me although Id be the one running in circles LOL

My hubby wants to do a cruise and I have put it off for so many years now, as the confinement would drive me insane and I get sea sick, I just dont care how big the ships are you still have to run in circles urgghhh although your already left and probably wont read this till you get back so I have rabbited on somewhat but that doesnt matter now does it ha ha :-)

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