I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 23, 2020

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Member Since:

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

I was planning to do 95 miles this week with recovery week next week, but decided to switch them since I will have more free time to run next week.  Man, it was nice to sleep in till 5:45 this morning and not run!

PM- 10 miles.  Supposed to include an 8 mile tempo.  However, for some reason I got really lightheaded and dizzy during the tempo so quit it after 5 miles and jogged it in.  Not sure why that happened, but oh well.  5 miles at 7:30 pace, 5 miles at 6:10 pace.

Progrid Guide Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
From Aaron Kennard on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 18:03:01 from

What?! 5:45 is considered sleeping in these days? Now I'm really impressed by your dedication if that is sleeping in. I can't even remember the last time I woke up before 6:30, let alone 5:45.

From Jon on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 22:08:45 from

Yes, Aaron, 5:45 is sleeping in for me and it is wonderful. Not sleeping in means 4:10 to 4:30 alarm. I can sleep in past 7 am maybe 2 times per month. But there's lots of guys like that on the blog, including AdamRW and jtshad.

From Benny's on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 22:26:52 from

Way to observe your body and knowing when to back down. :)

From Aaron Kennard on Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 23:51:49 from

That's impressive, I admire the discipline.

I might get a lot more work done in the day if I got up that early (more realistically though I'd probably just take a huge nap because I work from home, and the presence of a bed in my dark, cool basement office would just be too tempting).

From Steve on Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 19:49:01 from

Hey Jon, thanks for the welcome. What are you training for? Is there a way to comment page to page like FB with this blog?

From Jon on Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 20:18:03 from

I don't think so, Steve. You just have to comment on a recent run, like this.

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