I'm retired from racing. Really.

November 29, 2020

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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:


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!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 109.00 Year: 1271.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 231.50
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 409.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 221.00
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 225.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Food sickness day number 2.  Effects are slowly wearing off and I have been able to eat and drink a bit, unlike yesterday at this time.  No running, though.

Weight: 0.00
From Aaron Kennard on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:03:09 from

there's not much worse feeling than food poisoning. I had it a week and a half ago, and luckily it only lasted 12 hours and I got whatever it was out. I feel your pain.

From JG on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 18:45:42 from

Bummer Jon ... hope that clears your system soon! Here is a race you may want to put on your radar, if not this year, in the future. I have not run it, as I just heard about it last year after reg was full ... but I read some cool race reports on it & it is supposed to be beautiful. Anyway, not too far from you ... although it is only a 1/2. It is put on by Christian Runners ... in conjunction with a weekend retreat which sounds pretty cool.


Here is another on in the fall ...


From Rob Murphy on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 23:58:42 from

I'll put a positive spin on this...

Food poisoning can be a great way to drop a couple pesky pounds.As long as you get over in time to recover ahead of a race.

Just sayin.

From Jon on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 00:05:37 from

Thanks, guys. I started eating again at lunch and feel much better. We'll see how my runs go tomorrow.

Thanks for the links, Jonathan. I spent a while reading about those races.

From Predog on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 00:08:57 from

Get better soon Jon! That's no fun at all.

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