I'm retired from racing. Really.

January 28, 2022

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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:

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: 18.50 Month: 74.50 Year: 74.50
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: 219.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- 6.5. Shoes are retired.  Actually, maybe I'll give them one more easy 4-miler just to hit the 500 mark.

PM- Let's see if Cody can figure this one out: ALP-MOP-C-FD-C-ALP.  7:30-7:45 pace on the 5 miles out, 7:00-7:15 pace on the 4.5 miles back.  9.5 miles in 1:10:06.

This makes 3 days in a row that I have gotten up at 4 am to run. It must be the high-mileage time of the year. Unfortunately, I am not getting to bed until 10:30-11:30 pm. Yes, I am dead tired right now.  Dead Tired.  But for some reason, I still woke up about 5 times last night, which is very rare for me.

Adrenaline Miles: 6.00Adrenaline 2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:59:41 from

I hear you, hope you can catch up on sleep soon.

From wheakory on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:16:00 from

Jon - hows the achillies? I have a sample of kinesio tape I could send you if you think your willing to try it.

Anyone who gets up that early in the morning to run has a strong desire to want to prove himself. Good luck the rest of the day.

From Jon on Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 22:56:33 from

Kory- Achilles is ok, not as good as I would like. Still tight, esp. when running uphill. I'm icing a lot to see if it slowly gets better. If there isn't improvement in a week or two, I may ask for that tape. Thanks for the offer.

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