I'm retired from racing. Really.

Pinhoti 100 Mile Endurance Run

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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:


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: 33.50 Year: 640.50
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: 280.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 29.00
Race: Pinhoti 100 Mile Endurance Run (100.6 Miles) 18:13:55, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Quick report- felt ok first 70 miles of race- not great, not bad.  Pretty even with few highs and lows.  I had come to terms with having just a mediocre race, edging in the top 10.  Split at 55 miles indicated 19:45 finishing time, well behind my 18 hr goal.  Started feeling better miles 70-80, then really came alive at 80 and felt great the last 20 miles.  Moved from 7th place up to 3rd in 10 miles, then held off some late charges to stay on the podium, despite going off course and going swimming in a lake twice (literally- long story).  Hard to describe how good I felt the last 20 miles.  Sure makes racing fun.  In the end, a good run on a great, beautiful course with lots of nice people.  And training buddy Jason finished his first hundred, too, in a very respectable 21:19.  Full report... eventually.  But I've run 100 miles and slept 0 hours in the past 40 hours, so I think I'm heading for some shut eye.

Update- race report here: http://greenshortsrunning.blogspot.com/2014/01/pinhoti-100-mile-race-report-aka-power.html

Fuel Trail 4 Miles: 56.00Trail M2 Miles: 46.00
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Nov 03, 2013 at 18:16:03 from

You were smokin' those final miles Jon. Congrats to you and to Jason.

From Paul on Sun, Nov 03, 2013 at 18:38:40 from

Congrats man, nice work. How many 100 finishes is that for you?

From Jon on Sun, Nov 03, 2013 at 18:57:01 from

Paul- that would be 4 finishes.

From Jake K on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 08:52:10 from

So a negative split 100 miler?! That's not too shabby. Congrats on moving up to the podium with a fast finish.

From jtshad on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 10:26:25 from

Congrats on another great race! Impressive!

From RileyCook on Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 13:55:01 from

To feel great the last 20 miles of a 100 has got to feel awesome! Congrats on a great race.

From Andrea on Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 19:42:31 from

Great race Jon! Very impressive to move up to 3rd in those last 30 miles.

From Kendall on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 06:44:02 from

Nice work Jon! You can really do some damage feeling 'on your game' late in a 100 mile race like that--clearly you did. If you figure out what the hell happened at mile 80, please share with the rest of us. Congrats on top 3!

From steve ash on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 07:12:49 from

Jon, I don't know much about trail racing but enough to say Congratulations!

From Jon on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 19:33:19 from

Thanks, everyone. Kendall, I think the improvement was due to the bacon I ate at mile 75. Only solid food of the day. So, bacon is the key.

From Kendall on Thu, Nov 07, 2013 at 09:43:28 from

Ah, bacon strikes again. Je10 is the queen of bacon, she swears by it. (she make bacon gel!)

From Dale on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:43:43 from

Congrats on your podium finish and somehow arranging to feel peppy the last 20 miles of a 100. Something tells me it must be a bit more than bacon.

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