I'm retired from racing. Really.

June 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: 18.50 Year: 524.00
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: 250.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 7.  Ran in my new Pearl Izumi shoes- look cool and fit great.  Love them.  Thanks, Hooper.  Since I'm protesting Brooks and won't be buying them after 2 disappointing pairs of Adrenalines, I have a feeling that this may be the start of a long and beautiful relationship between PI and myself.  My shoes are mainly New Balance and Saucony, but PI will be added to that list.

Pace Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
From Nan Kennard on Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 17:05:23 from

Pearl Izumi, huh? They are nice looking shoes. I was just thinking of ordering some new Adrenalines online because I've liked them in the past. But I've never tried PIs. What type of foot strike and arch do you have?

From Nan Kennard on Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 17:05:49 from

PS I'm glad you kept your job yesterday

From Jon on Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 17:43:39 from

Nan- I have a normal arch (maybe a bit flat) and overpronate a bit. I usually wear stability or light (moderate) stability shoes. Usually things like Saucony Omni, Brooks Adrenaline (though never again after having a pair wear out at 350 miles and another at 400 miles), New Balance 76X line, etc. I got the PI Pace and really, really like them.

From sam Dean-Howard on Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 03:17:33 from

Maybe I should try some different makes for the last too many years I have stuck to NIKE i know I know but they suit me and look good :-)

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