I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 20, 2022

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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:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 9.00 Month: 50.00 Year: 50.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 270.00
Road M3 Grey And Yellow Lifetime Miles: 203.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Family in town but it's NFL playoffs week.  Plus Marci and I don't have a TV.  So what is a football fan to do???  For probably the first time in my life, I chose to not run outside on a pretty nice day (stiffing Cody in the process) and ran at the rec center on the treadmills instead.  The start of my run just happened to coincide with kickoff. I was able to watch all the way until 10 minutes left in the Packers-Seahawks game.  I was happy to see the Packers play great.  I would love to see a Packers-Colts Superbowl, with the Pack pulling it out.  I really don't want to see NE win it all.  The run was fine- definitely the longest and quickest treadmill run of my life.  First 8-10 miles at sub-7:30 pace.  Then I figured out that the slower I ran, the more I could watch, so I slowed down to 8:00 pace.  Did a 1/2 mile towards the end at 6:30 pace.  Felt pretty good, though I wanted a nap afterwards.  Considered running another 20 miles or so so I could watch the Jag-Pats game, but decided I better call it a day and not risk injury.

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From josse on Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 19:56:41

Wow no TV I'm jealous.

From James on Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 21:16:40

Wow! 15 miles on a treadmill just to watch that game, I am not sure if I am impressed or not?:)

From Cody on Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 22:27:41

Dude, just get a tv!

From Bethany on Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 22:43:31

You should patent your method and market it to football fans that want to get in shape. "Jon's Watchers" So many points per game watched on the treadmill...Okay, that is lame.

From David on Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 20:10:40

Part of my excuse for running a race in Mount Vernon was that all my buddies were getting together up there to watch the Hawks/Packers. It's not 15 miles on a treadmill, but same idea. You really should find a place where you can sit down to watch the Super Bowl though.

From Jon on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 00:04:23

Yeah, don't worry, I will be able to watch next weeks games and the Super Bowl from the comfort of a couch.

From marci on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 15:03:25

it is true that jon will get to watch football the next weeks, however we are traveling 2 hours both weeks. That is dedication!!!

From James on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 16:06:46

You could still come to the cabin that weekend!

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