I'm retired from racing. Really.

TNF Endurance Challenge Championship 50 miler

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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:


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: 8.00 Month: 93.00 Year: 709.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 260.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 106.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 61.50
Race: TNF Endurance Challenge Championship 50 miler (47 Miles) 07:11:18, Place overall: 38
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Quick report- ran the most disappointing race of my life in terms of expectations vs performance. Heck, I even got quadruple chicked. But, I had a blast on the muddiest run I've ever had. Rain and mud the whole time. 50 miles of mud and steep hills were very enjoyable. Bad race, fun run. More to follow.

Update 4 months later- finally did a Race Report compilation, including for this race. It's all on my Greenshortsrunning blog

Crossmax Miles: 47.00
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 at 08:11:33 from

Sorry it didn't go the way you wanted, sounds like quite an experience though!

From Jake K on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 at 08:52:50 from

Seemed like the weather really shook things up. Bummer that you didn't have the competitive race you wanted, but I have no doubts that you ran hard and its good to see that you had a good time as well.

Looking forward to reading your full report 6 months from now :-)

From Fritz on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 at 21:46:28 from

Sorry that it didn't go as expected. Conditions like that definitely make things harder to predict.

International guys went 1 and 2 !?! Probably not a huge surprise. Heras at 37 years old must be a machine.

From Jon on Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 21:36:45 from

Hope I didn't come across as upset- I actually loved the race, mainly cause I loved the mud. Didn't run well, but that happens. Interestingly enough, I tied my first 50 mile time to the second. And, the online results have moved me from 38 to 40 and now to 37. More of that and I actually might break into the top... 35 :)

From Jon on Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 21:37:54 from

Jake- love the "6 months" shot. Hopefully it will be soon. I figure if I wait long enough, no one will be interested anymore!

From Jake K on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 08:53:11 from

haha, you know I'm just messing with you. It was too easy since you just posted the report from a early 2012 race a week ago.

Great year Jon. Looking forward to seeing whatever you decide to do next. I was looking at the new Trail Runner magazine last night - I gotta say, there are a lot of cool races out there!

From J Cole on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 18:57:54 from

15.2%- My ultrasignup score after TNF 50!

From Jon on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 at 05:41:40 from

Justin- here's a clue. It's related to a lottery this weekend.

From Cody on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 at 08:15:05 from

why its the western states 100 lottery. your odds are not good at 15.2% but better than last year. Want a pacer when you get in?

From Jon on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 at 16:50:45 from

Of course. You know anyone available?

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