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2019- ONGOING RACE LOG AND BLOG - keep up to date with my ongoing racing year, results, photos, and future competitions.

2019 RACE LOG/BLOG

G.O.A.T

Greatest Of All Time

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1.  1/1/19-- RESCUE RUN 10K- PALMER PARK-  THE COLDEST RACE IN ITS HISTORY--    2 DEGREES AT THE START BUT FELT LIKE -12.    13TH OVERALL- 1ST PLACE DIVISION MEDAL.  

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WALT DISNEY WORLD MARATHON WEEKEND

DOPEY CHALLENGE

FLORIDA

2.  THURSDAY- JANUARY 10, 2019-- WALT DISNEY WORLD 5K--    EASY RUN- NON COMPETITIVE-- FINISHED EASY FOR THE DOPEY CHALLENGE.

3.  FRIDAY-JANUARY 11, 2019--  WALT DISNEY WORLD 10K--   36:57-- 15TH OVERALL-- 11TH MALE OVERALL-- 1ST MASTER OVERALL-- 1ST PLACE 45-49 CHAMPION.   

4.  SATURDAY-JANUARY 12, 2019-- WALT DISNEY WORLD HALF MARATHON-- SPORTING MY RUNNERS ROOST COLORADO EDITION RACING KIT-- AND THE NIKE VAPORFLY 4%--   KNOCKED OUT A 1:21:25 IN ABOUT 80% HUMIDITY-- 27TH OVERALL-- 26TH MALE-- 1st PLACE DIVISION PODIUM WIN-45-49.  

5.  SUNDAY- JANUARY 13, 2019--  WALT DISNEY WORLD MARATHON--  EASY RUNNING TO FINISH THE DOPEY CHALLENGE-- TIME AND PLACE NOT RELEVANT.  NEED SOME RECOVERY TIME AFTER DOPEY. 

*In summary--  48.6 miles completed in 4 races over 4 days--  (1) MASTERS division win in the 10k .   (1) division win in the half marathon-- two awards to be received.  

 

* JUST FINISHED 3 WEEKS OF 20 MINUTES A DAY BASE BUILDING WITH ONE CRAIG YOUNG LACTATE A WEEK ( JUST MOVED TO 20 MINUTE LACATE )

THE MASTER'S 10K CHAMPION 

45-49 - CHAMPION

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* NO RACING THE WEEKEND OF JANUARY 19 AND 20TH.   

6.  SATURDAY- JANUARY 26, 2019--  FROSTIES FROZEN 10 MILE--   HUDSON GARDENS- DENVER.   The course was an out and back concrete course mostly flat with light gentle rolling inclines along Platte River -- sunny but cool and windy on the course-- going out North there was a headwind all the way to the turnaround.   Not a great performance- felt tired and heavy at the end.    I am at my 30 minutes a day build up with one Craig Young lactate a week and this ten mile race today.  

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COOL ROAD TO BOSTON MARATHON PRESENT FROM COACHING STAFF- FROM THE "ROCKET"--    VINTAGE 1977 BOSTON MARATHON GLASS SET --

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7.  SUNDAY- FEBRUARY 3, 2019--   SUPERBOWL HALF MARATHON--  SANTA FE TRAIL STARTING DOWNTOWN BY PLAZA OF THE ROCKIES AND NORTH UP SANTA FE TRAIL-- TURNAROUND AND BACK SOUTH ON SANTA FE TRAIL TO FINISH JUST SOUTH OF BIJOU BRIDGE--   A LOT OF CONCRETE AND SOME HARD PACKED GRAVEL TRAIL.

* VERY WINDY THROUGHOUT THE RACE--  SUNNY BUT COOLER WIND IN SPOTS AND WARMER IN SOME SPOTS.  

*1:26:26-- 1ST PLACE 45-49- PODIUM DIVISION WIN-- 16TH OVERALL.

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8.  SUNDAY- FEBRUARY 24, 2019--   THE PUEBLO HALF MARATHON-- MAD MOOSE EVENTS-- 

  • 5TH OVERALL-- 1:20:21--  WON 1ST PLACE 40-49 PODIUM--  2ND MASTER OVERALL BY 21 SECONDS.  
  • SUNNY - SLIGHTLY COOL AT START AND DURING RACE-  GOOD RACING TEMP--  COURSE WAS ROLLING HILLS AT THE PUEBLO RESIVOIR- THEN A GENTLE DOWNHILL TO THE ARKANSAS RIVER TRAIL-- MOSTLY FLAT WITH GENTLE INCLINES-- MOSTLY PAVED CONCRETE THE ENTIRE WAY-- A FEW SLIPPERY SNOW/ICE PATCHES ALONG THE WAY.

*SPORTING MY $250 DOLLAR NIKE VAPORFLY 4% RACERS !!

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9.  SATURDAY-  MARCH 9, 2019--  RUN THROUGH TIME- HALF MARATHON- SALIDA- COLORADO

* 1:43--  2ND PLACE 40-49- 8th overall.

* SUNNY- BUT WINDY AND COOL- DIRT ROADS AND TECHNICAL ROLLING TRAILS WITH SOME GOOD CLIMBS.   Challenging course with wind and a small amount of snow and mud.  Course slightly changed due to snow on higher trails in the old course.  I have been doing a lot of flat training for Boston Marathon-  I did wonderful on the tough climbing and downhills.    I still hung tough and kicked a lot of jabronee asses !!!!

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Got my $250 Nike Vaporfly 4%

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10.  MARCH 16, 2019--  5K ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY--  GRAND PRIX OF RUNNING- MAD MOOSE-- 

* 23RD Overall--  18:03 chip time--  3rd place podium division-45-49.

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11.  SATURDAY-MARCH 23, 2019--  BEHIND THE ROCKS ULTRA-- 10 MILE ( officially 10.5 miles)-- MAD MOOSE-   MOAB, UTAH-- 

* 2ND Overall-- 1:13:37 chip time-- 1st Master Overall

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No racing the weekend of March 30 and 31-- Focused on Boston Marathon training workouts this week by Craig Young.

  I have already been awarded my entry into the XTERRA  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HAWAII FOR THIS DECEMBER--  I have entered and I am officially in my 2nd XTERRA Hawaii World Championships for a division title defense and much much more !!!!

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12.  APRIL 6, 2019--  THREE CREEKS HALF MARATHON-- DENVER, CO--  

4TH OVERALL -  MISSED PRIZE MONEY BY ONE PLACE--  1:24:55--  1ST PLACE -45-49--  

Same course as previous years-  mostly flat to about 10 miles-- then some uphill trail climbing to mile 12 and a gentle sidewalk downhill to the finish.

sunny and hot.  

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13.  SUNDAY- APRIL 7, 2018-- XTERRA 24K--  CHEYENNE MTN. STATE PARK--  

* 1ST PLACE 45-49--- 1:57--  6TH OVERALL---     GOOD JOB AS I WAS STARTING TO GET SICK--- LUNGS STARTING TO GET CONGESTED--  

GRACING THE XTERRA POSTER FOR THIS RACE -- WITH RACE DIRECTOR ARNOLD SOLIMAN

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14.  MY FIRST BOSTON MARATHON-- MONDAY- APRIL 15, 2019-- PATRIOTS DAY--  !!

I WAS SICK THE WHOLE WEEK BEFORE REALLY BAD-- STARTING FROM THE XTERRA 24K FROM APRIL 7TH--    UNFORTUNATELY NOT FEELING GOOD AT ALL -- ESPECIALLY MY LUNGS--   AND BAD CONGESTION----   I HAD A FEW GOOD MARATHON TRAINING WEEKS SO I WAS READY TO ROCK AND ROLL BEFORE I GOT SICK--   of course I am a trail racer at heart but I am getting myself back out there on the roadracing scene also !!

Despite not feeling well,  I looked damm good, my hair looked good,  had my Greater Boston ( Bill Rogers - Greater Boston running club vintage tank from the 70's) tank top on , my Oregon project black shorts and my matching red socks--   

the roaring crowd yelled out at me along the entire course-- "go Greater Boston"  

I did not feel good from about the 10k on--  firstly,   I got jammed up and boxed in the crowd from the start as I was in wave 2-- I did not know how to react to this because I had never ever been in a start like this before in a further back wave--- it took me a while to bounce back from this and get in the zone by the time I started going I was not feeling good at all.     I was trained pretty good, and my experts and trainers finally concluded that  it was the flu that impacted the performance--   my legs were fine the next day--   so we concluded that I DID NOT EVEN TAP INTO MY CURRENT FITNESS THAT I HAD  !!!    THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT CONCLUSION.  

I enjoyed the amazing experience---   the Wesley Boston college girls wanted me to stop and kiss them all but I kept running by ----    I kept pushing on slowly but surely---   I crossed the finish line --

Despite being the coolest, sexiest, the most deserving,  and the most electrifying road racer and mountain runner present that day-----  I fell back-- BUT I DID NOT FAIL  !!!     I will be remembered here in Boston --   but still--  some will not give a shit that you placed 14,136th overall out of 30,000 ish-- and there is no fame or race highlights with those stats of course----- in general-- no one gives a shit about a middle of the packer---   only the best--  only the top overall--- the top masters--- and the top division winners----I am worthy of a better placement and better honors than my performance showed.    But I made some cool things happen there; created memories; created intention and attraction of my desires with the universe !!!!!! 

*Thank you too all of my Coaches, my Queen K,  family,  and my friends for following me and tracking me (with my bib number) on April 15th at Boston Marathon--    glad you had fun tracking me on that 26.2 mile journey to the finish line !!!!

*  Getting over my sickness and back to training--   

GREAT RACERS THINK ALIKE-- 

BILL ROGERS ON THE LEFT-- 4 TIME BOSTON WINNER. 

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Easter Sunday--  4/21/18---  jogged Hams and Hamstrings 5k easy with the Rocket-- Coach Spell.  

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15.  SATURDAY- APRIL 27, 2019-- THE CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN 10K--  

IN A FAST YOUNG 10K CROWD- WITH SOME WESTERN STATES RUNNERS THROWN IN THE MIX-- 5TH OVERALL--- NEW MASTERS COURSE RECORD BREAKING MY OWN RECORD--  42:30.

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16.  SUNDAY- APRIL 28, 2019-- THE CHERRY CREEK SNEAK 5 MILE-- 

DENVER, CO--  

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WEEKEND OF MAY 4TH AND MAY 5TH--

17.  SATURDAY- MAY 4TH, 2019-  THE NEW GRAND PRIX OF RACING-- TAKE 5 IN THE GARDEN - 5 MILE-  MAD MOOSE EVENTS--

AGAIN IN A TOUGH FIELD-- 6TH OVERALL-- 31:44-- 1ST OVERALL MASTER AWARD--

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18.  2ND OF THE BACK TO BACK-- SUNDAY- MAY 5TH, 2019--  THE COLORADO HALF MARATHON-- FORT COLLINS, CO--

GOOD PERFORMANCE IN FORT COLLINS-- Starting in the canyon-- a gentle decline for about 3 miles - flaten out into town and wind through roads - we get one hill in the middle-- and then back down onto some bike paths winding through town and then some undulating sidewalk paths and finish at Washington Park this year.  It was a cool start and a little hot at the end.

NOTE:  I STILL HAVE CONGESTION IN MY LUNGS-- I STARTED NOT FEELING GOOD AGAIN TODAY--  LUNGS AND NASAL AGAIN--  NOT FEELING TOO WELL-- GETTING ON AN ANTIBIOTIC.  

No racing the weekend of May 11 and May 12, 2019.  

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        Back to back weekend !!

19.  SATURDAY -MAY 18, 2019--  RACE TO THE SHRINE -4 MILE -- basically 2.1 miles up and 1.9 miles fast and furious downhill on the paved service road to will rogers shrine.    I had a great and SMART climb up to the turn around !!

*2ND OVERALL MALE PODIUM AWARD--  26:06--  1st place only beat me by about 20 seconds on the downhill--  took out CJ Hitz.   

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20.  2ND OF THE BACK TO BACK WEEKEND--   SUNDAY -MAY 19, 2019--  COLFAX HALF MARATHON-- DENVER, COLORADO--   I WAS 14TH MALE OVERALL-- 17TH OVERALL-- 2ND MASTER DIVISION OVERALL AWARD---  DID A 1:23:45-- 6:23 PER MILE PACE--  

*THE KEY ITEM I DID REALLY WELL WAS MY CONSISTENCY AND GREAT AND SMART PACING IN THIS AS MY SPLITS WERE ONLY MERE SECONDS APART.  

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Going straight into next weekend (memorial weekend) on another double header- the 25th and Memorial Day- the 27th. 

21.  SATURDAY -MAY 25, 2019--  THE HIGH DRIVE CHALLENGE- 10 MILE-- (MAD MOOSE)-- 

Bear Creek Park to the top of high drive (7, 867 feet)-- and back down to Bear Creek Park.   Good climbing to the top with rolling hills at the beginning and the middle.  

*  7th overall in a good competitive field--  3rd Master--  1:12:56.

I really wasn't that far behind everyone at the top of high drive turn-around.  Took out Nick Parton and Kristina Mascarenas !!

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22.  2nd double header competition--  MEMORIAL DAY- MAY 27, 2019-- BOLDER BOULDER 10K-- 37:56 - 2ND PLACE DIVISION OVERALL AWARD-- 317TH OVERALL.     LEGS STILL SORE FROM SATURDAY.  

* RUNNERS ROOST DENVER AND COLORADO SPRINGS REPRESENTING AT BOLDER BOULDER !!!!

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A NEW AND UNLIKELY CHALLENGER HAS EMERGED-- TO TAKE ME ON-- 

THE ROCKET VS. G-MAN

We are doing an age graded competition -- It started at Bolder Boulder-- We will keep you posted and let you know results as they come in !!!     We are calling this the Resurrection !!!

We have not seen a battle like this since I Took on Kara Ford in 2013-2014- which still reigns as the greatest male-female battle of all time !!!!     I took her down in the end !!!    Now its the Rockets turn to go down and in the end I will be holding his head in my hand just like Kara Ford's !!!!

*QUICK FLASHBACK TO KARA FORD VS. ME-- FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND BACK IN 2O14 RACE ALBUM #1-- LOOK FOR THE PICTURE BELOW-- 

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DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND-- 

23.  SATURDAY- JUNE 8, 2019-- MOUNT EVANS ASCENT--   9.3 MILES-- 

Course was shortened to 9.3 miles from 14.5 due to snow on the course after this.   The trucks got stuck after this point.   EXTREMELY WINDY GUSTS-- Could not even run fast on the flatter areas and the slightly downhill finish with a water jump.  

*  1:19:18 chip time--  5th overall --  2nd master-- 1st place division win--  missed the prize money by one place and a couple minutes.   

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24.  SUNDAY-JUNE 9, 2019--  2ND DOUBLE HEADER -- GARDEN OF THE GODS 10 MILE -- 

*  Nice cool morning-- good racing temp.  

*  1:03:44--  12th male overall-- 15th overall--  1st master overall champion !!!  PLUS-- Set a new course record on my own record from 2017 !!

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25.  SATURDAY-  JUNE 15, 2019--  THE LEADVILLE HEAVY HALF MARATHON-- 15.3 MILES-- 

*Starting at 10,200 feet and going up to about 12,000 feet-- an out and back course with some loops-- mostly uphill out with a couple downhills and back down with two good climbs on the way back-- with some road ups and downs.  

This was my first Leadville heavy half marathon

* 6th overall-- ( I was 5th overall at the uphill turn-around) --  2nd 40-49 podium award-- 1:51:19

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26.  JUNE 22, 2019-- SLACKER HALF MARATHON--    

*5th OVERALL-- 1ST MASTER--- 1ST 45-49---- 1:18:01---  about 5:57 miles.

Course:   Although this is advertised as a downhill course---We are still starting at 10,000 feet and there are a few hills along the way and some flat spots that you have to work through.  But you do get some nice gentle downhill stretches that if your prepared for the downhill, you can use this to have a great race and pick up the tempo.    Which I did,    in fact-- in mile 2 what I did to the 5 person crowd I was hanging with for a while was I left them in the dust on a gentle downhill and picked up the pace and challenged them and took the lead for a good mile until 4 of them caught back up to me.    I got passed by one more guy, but then I passed another guy ultimately finishing up in 5th and having one of my faster half marathons I have had in a while so overall--- a good performance here today.    

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No racing the weekend of June 29th and 30th

27.   THURSDAY--JULY 4, 2019-----  PALMER LAKE 4 MILE 

*  22:51--5:43 PACE---19TH OVERALL---- 1ST MASTER---1ST DIVISION PLACE.    

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*I had planned on competing in the Vail Hill Climb on Saturday July 6th,  but did not make it up to the race.  

28.  SUNDAY- JULY 14, 2019-- THE SUMMER ROUND-UP-- 2ND LEG OF THE TRIPLE CROWN OF RUNNING---  13.4 MILES--  CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

*  2ND OVERALL PERFORMANCE--  1:40:08--  

THE TRAINING OF GREATNESS

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29.  SATURDAY- JULY 20, 2019--   THE CLASSIC 10K  --   USA TRACK AND FIELD 10K CHAMPIONSHIPS---

*  Tiffany Square on Woodmen and I-25 down the Santa Fe Trail to monument valley park-- mostly flat and gentle downhill with a few hills thrown in.  

*   2nd place USA track and field division award-- 36:31 chip time--  42nd overall---   fast first mile with a low 5 minute mile--    hung in tight and and had a hell of a kick in passing a kenyan female and an Adams State female in the last 200 meters-- and taking out a Denver Roost team member in the last mile.  Good improvement from my 40:00 minute time from last year-2018.  

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30.  2ND RACE IN THIS DOUBLE HEADER RACE WEEKEND---   BEAVER CREEK XTERRA 20K-- AVON, COLORADO- SUNDAY JULY 21, 2019--   THIS WAS A WORLD QUALIFIER -- I AM ALREADY ENTERED AND QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HAWAII THIS NOVEMBER--   GETTING MORE POINTS TO WIN THE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLE-- 

* I AM THE MALE 20K CHAMPION FOR THE BEAVER CREEK 2019 20K XTERRA--  1:19:30  

I COULD HAVE TAKEN OUT THE FIRST FEMALE--ASHLEY BRASOVAN FROM WESTMINISTER, CO--    I GOT STUCK BEHIND THE LEADING MALE IN THE FIRST MILE ON SINGLE TRACK TRAILS WHEN SHE HAD PASSED HIM AND JUST KINDA HUNG IN BEHIND HIM FOR A WHILE UNTIL I MADE A MOVE AND TOOK THE LEAD FOR THE MALES--  I HUNG IN THE LEAD FOR THE MALES AND STAYED ABOUT THE SAME DISTANCE BEHIND ASHLEY UNTIL THE FINISH-- SHE IS A TOUGH COMPETITOR ON THE TRAILS.     

FOR THE RECORD-- SHE ALSO COMPETED LAST YEAR IN 2018 IN HAWAII AT XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS--- I DID LAY THE SMACKDOWN AND BEAT HER IN HAWAII LAST YEAR !!! 

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31.  SUNDAY- JULY 21, 2019---   THE BARR TRAIL MOUNTAIN RACE-- THIS IS THE 2019 SKYRUNNER NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR !! 

*  TO BARR CAMP AND BACK FROM THE COG RAILWAY IN MANITOU SPRINGS

1ST MASTER OVERALL CHAMPION-- 1:53-- 18TH OVERALL-- 17TH OVERALL MALE

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32.  SUNDAY- AUGUST 4, 2019--   XTERRA CASTLE ROCK-- 

2019-- 1ST OVERALL CHAMPION--1:26:27-- 20K.

2  rolling hill loops at Phillip Miller Park- Castle Rock-very hot and sunny and humid.

COLORADO WESTERN REGIONAL DIVISION CHAMPION FOR 2019

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33.  SATURDAY -AUGUST 10, 2019--  WOODLAND PARK MAYORS CUP 10K--  4TH OVERALL-- 38:48-- same course as previous years-- rolling hills - downhill out to turnaround and rolling uphill back up and a downhill- flat finish back at the cultural center all on paved road and trail-- 8,500 feet.  

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34.  2ND RACE DOUBLE HEADER--  this was not a major big race or a championship- small local Denver race- just jumping in to get a lactate run in and join coach spell -"the rocket" for a cool little 5k in Denver-- called the Pancake stampede-- Sunday- August 11, 2019-- Hudson Gardens-- as the "Ressurrection competition between me and the Rocket continues-- 

Placed 2nd overall with a 17:58-- mostly a flat sidewalk course- very hot and humid-- approximately a minute behind the winner.  

https://youtu.be/SvOlbqAllaA

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35. SATURDAY-AUGUST 17TH- ED SNELL 10K-- FAIRPLAY TO ALMA, CO--
* A very small race, literally about 15 runners-- not a championship, nothing prestigious or glamorous, no prize money or anything big- not what I would call an A-list event- but the coolest little unknown race ever-- that everyone should do !!!! This year was the 39th annual race. Barbeque after and even some beer available after the race. Its a point to point 10k that runs alongside the highway on a paved sidewalk and asphalt bike path that gently climbs approximately 400 feet from Fairplay to the finish in the town of Alma starting just under 10,000 feet and ending approximately 10,400 feet. A good training run for Pikes Peak weekend next weekend.

*2nd overall- 3rd place tried to make a surge on me in the last mile- I held off third place with a strong last half mile into Alma on the uphill finish.



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PIKES PEAK ASCENT AND MARATHON WEEKEND- DOUBLE HEADER --

36. SATURDAY- AUGUST 24, 2019-- PIKES PEAK ASCENT- 13.34 MILES--
* 2:50:45- 1ST MASTER OVERALL- 19TH OVERALL- 17TH MALE- 12:49 PACE
* I KICKED JABRONEES ASSES HERE WITH A GREAT RACE AND GOOD SMART RACING-- AFTER TIMBERLINE I STRATEGICALLY TOOK OUT SOME GOOD NAMES TO INCLUDE- RYAN HAFER, ROBBIE YOUNG, SCOTT LEBO. I BECAME THE FIRST MASTER IN THE FINAL MILE.

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37. SUNDAY- AUGUST 25, 2019-- PIKES PEAK MARATHON--
* 5:07:08-- 50th overall finish-- 43rd male. 11:43 pace. I had a good climb to the summit even with back pain going up after barr camp- my back muscles were tightening up and painful until the top. I had a lot of people beat and most of the masters beat until about timberline. Hung in steady on the downhill as it was getting really hot and humid going down. Lost a couple more masters places going down.
*Finished up 6th master overall- so not in top 5 masters but won my second award for the weekend for the first time in the double as 1st place 45-49.

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38. MONDAY- LABOR DAY- SEPTEMBER 2, 2019-- AMERICAN DISCOVERY TRAIL MARATHON--
3:01:34-- 1ST MASTER AWARD-- QUALIFIED FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON- (3:20)WAS REQUIRED FOR MY DIVISION 45-49. I WILL GET A BETTER BRACKET PLACEMENT WITH MY TIME-- 8TH OVERALL-- 7TH MALE.
BEAT LAST YEARS MARATHON TIME BY 14 MINUTES.
* MY MASTER'S MARATHON RECORD WAS BROKEN TODAY- I HELD THE MASTER'S MARATHON RECORD SINCE 2012 WITH A 2:49 FOR THE POINT TO POINT COURSE FROM PALMER LAKE TO AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PARK.









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39. SATURDAY- SEPTEMBER 7, 2019-- IMOGENE PASS RUN-- 17.1 MILES--10 MILE CLIMB TO 13,000 AND 7 MILES DOWN ON A VERY TECHNICAL AND STEEP DOWNHILL IN PLACES-- OURAY TO TELLURIDE--
* 2:48:59-- 20th overall-- 19th male-- 1st place 45-49 and 2nd overall master. 1st master was 2:43:58. I beat him to the top with a good gap-- he closed the gap on me about 2 miles on the down hill. I lost about 7 total places on the down to Telluride. Good race overall coming off the Marathon 5 days ago.





* XTERRA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS-OGDEN, UTAH-SNOWBASIN RESORT-- I WAS ENTERED AND WAS GOING TO COMPETE IN THE XTERRA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS THE NEXT DAY AFTER IMOGEN PASS RACE ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH -- THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE CANCELED THIS YEAR DUE TO LIGHTNING. I WAS ALREADY ENTERED AND READY TO GO FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HAWAII ON NOVEMBER 24TH.


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40. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY-- SEPTEMBER 13 AND 14, 2019-- RAGNAR RELAY ROAD- COLORADO-- 200 MILES FROM CASTLE ROCK TO NEW BELGIUM BREWERY IN FORT COLLINS--
* 12 PERSON RELAY TEAM- OUR TEAM NAME-- ROADKILL-- 3 LEGS A PIECE-- 2 VANS WITH 6 PEOPLE ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT -- BEER, FRIENDS, AND RUNNING FOR TWO DAYS STRAIGHT !!!! NON COMPETITIVE RELAY- I RAN A TOTAL OF ABOUT 20 MILES-- LEG 1 was about a 10k on Friday; Saturday morning about 3:30 am-- 8 miles; and Saturday afternoon 5.6 miles on mostly rolling and flat concrete and road bike paths and street.



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41. SUNDAY- SEPTEMBER 22, 2019-- XTERRA CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK-- 24K-- HOT AND SUNNY--
* I WON THE RACE !!! The results will show me as 2nd overall- we should have made a left shortly after the start in the race-- the leader at that time in the first 20 yards took us out straight where we should have made a proper left turn- therefore me and about ten others went out approximately an extra mile after we realized we went the wrong way-- we back tracked and got on course and I raced the correct entire course the rest of the way-- the guy that was given the win made the left turn correctly, but I was informed by several people that this guy did not do a loop on the upper talon on the first loop and was not seen at key points by anybody even though it was claimed he had run even further on a wrong turn later in the race. But the checkpoints saw me and said I was in first. I guess he stayed ahead of me still somehow. It appeared I had caught everyone and moved into first. Nothing majorly lost, no money or prize quality lost, no championships at stake in this one. Got XTERRA points for 2nd overall.
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42. SATURDAY-SEPTEMBER 28, 2019-- THE COLORADO SPRINGS HALF MARATHON-- 5th OVERALL-- 1ST PLACE DIVISION WIN IN THE 45-49-- 1:23:42-- 6:23 PACE--
New course this year-- starting downtown- made our way to the Santa Fe Trail and out North to the turnaround at Austin Bluffs at the Pond-- and back South into downtown-- I lost a little time with some confusion with an arrow back at America the beautiful park- some of us went a little further strait as there was an arrow pointing straight instead of indicating that we should have turned the same way we went out. I corrected myself and finished strong in. No places lost- just a little bit of time so I ran faster than a 1:23. I was still well ahead of 6th place when I made the wrong turn.

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DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND--

43. SATURDAY- OCTOBER 5, 2019-- THE USA TRACK AND FIELD 10K TRAIL CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE CASTLE ROCK TRAIL FESTIVAL RACES-- IN A COMPETITIVE FIELD- 15TH OVERALL-- 2ND MASTER OVERALL BY 17 SECONDS-- 1ST PLACE DIVISION WIN 45-59-- TIME= 41:00

THIS WAS AN ALL OUT WAR-- NOT A SECOND TO REST-- OUT OF THE GATES ON FIRE-- I had first Master overall until about 4.5 to 5 miles and was barely overtaken by 17 seconds-- I battled it out with two Kenyan sisters and finally broke them-- got some redemption and took out Ashley Brasovan-- and layed the smackdown on many others- I held my own.

Course: rolling ups and down at Phillip Miller park in Castle Rock.

$100.00 prize money

THE SILVER USA TRACK AND FIELD MEDAL FOR 2ND MASTER OVERALL

THE GOLD USA TRACK AND FIELD MEDAL FOR 1ST DIVISION WINNER 45-49


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44. SUNDAY- OCTOBER 6, 2019-- 2ND RACE OF THE BACK TO BACK WEEKEND-- HOT CHOCOLATE 15K-- (9.3 MILES)--
* 56:18
*6:03 AVERAGE PACE
*MY PACING WAS GREAT - 5:58 TO THE 5K------ 6:02 TO THE 10K--- 6:03 TO THE FINISH
* 7TH OVERALL-- 1ST PLACE 45-49
*COURSE-- ROAD COURSE THROUGH DOWNTOWN DENVER AND SURROUNDING NEIBOORHOODS- LIGHT ROLLING HILLS THROUGHOUT.

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CHICAGO MARATHON WEEKEND-- THE INTERNATIONAL CHICAGO 5K ON SATURDAY -10-12-2019-- CHICAGO MARATHON ON SUNDAY- 10-13-2019--

45. SATURDAY-10-12-2019-- THE INTERNATIONAL CHICAGO 5K- 14TH OVERALL- 13TH MALE OVERALL-- 17:51- 5:45 PER MILE PACE-- 2ND MASTER OVERALL.

46. SUNDAY- 10-13-2019-- THE CHICAGO MARATHON- ABBOT WORLD SERIES RACE-- MY 1ST CHICAGO MARATHON-- VERY WINDY AND COOL BUT NOT TOO BAD -- HUMIDITY WAS NOT A FACTOR TODAY HERE IN CHICAGO-- STARTED IN CORAL C 2 WAVES BEHIND THE ELITE START-- I STARTED OFF CONSERVATIVE NICE AND EASY -- STILL HAVING TO WEAVE AROUND A LOT OF PEOPLE--

TIME-- 3:06:11

MALE OVERALL- 2,364

AGE DIVISION PLACE- 264TH

OVERALL PLACE- 2,648

5K- 21:10-- 6:49 PACE
8K- 33:39- 6:42 PACE
10K- 41:59- 6:43 PACE
15K- 1:02:38- 6:39 PACE
20K- 1:23:45- 6:48 PACE
HALF MARATHON- 1:28:32- 7:01 PACE
25K- 1:45:13- 6:53 PACE
30K- 2:06:57- 7:00 PACE
35K- 2:30:51- 7:42 PACE
40K- 2:56:38-8:18 PACE
MARATHON FINISH- 3:06:11- 7:01 PACE TOTAL MARATHON AVERAGE PACE= 7:07 MILES

I GOT A GOOD 2ND WIND IN THE LAST TWO MILES AND FELT GOOD AND PICKED UP THE PACE GOING IN- FINALLY FELT LIKE ALL MY WORK AND RACING OVER THE YEAR PAID OFF IN THE LAST TWO MILES OF THE RACE. AGAIN, I WOULD SAY THE TWO BIGGEST THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE COST ME SOME TIME WAS THE START BEING IN CORAL C AND THE COOL WIND BLOWING THROUGH THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN.

* Huge marathon weekend-- I represented Colorado very well with my Colorado logo singlet and shorts !! TWO HUGE MEDALS FOR THE 5K AND MARATHON.

* IM SITTING ON ANOTHER BIG RACE UNDER MY BELT- ANOTHER BIG MARATHON - GOING INTO THE DENVER ROCK AND ROLL HALF MARATHON NEXT SUNDAY !!!
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47. SUNDAY- OCTOBER 20, 2019- DENVER ROCK AND ROLL HALF MARATHON--

FINISH TIME- 1:22:32

PACE- 6:17 PER MILE

OVERALL-- 34TH

MALE OVERALL-- 29TH

1ST PLACE 45-49 AWARD- A COOL RECORD MEDAL. ALSO 1ST MASTER OVERALL.

* SITTING ON ANOTHER BIG RACE WEEKEND WITH A GOOD PERFORMANCE AT A DENVER ROCK AND ROLL RACE HALF MARATHON.


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48. SATURDAY- OCTOBER 26, 2019-- THE CREEPY CRAWL 5K-- PALMER LAKE, CO-

*1ST OVERALL CHAMPION FOR 2019-- 17:51. Out and back South from Palmer Lake and back to the lake and finish with one lap around Palmer Lake.

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49.- 50. 51.-- WALT DISNEY WORLD WINE AND DINE HALF MARATHON WEEKEND--

FRIDAY- NOVEMBER 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD--

49. FRIDAY- NOVEMBER 1ST, 2019- 5K- Easy jogging, non competitive race- no awards- just a fun run

50. SATURDAY- NOVEMBER 2ND, 2019-- WINE AND DINE 10K-- COMPETITIVE RACE FOR PRIZES AND AWARDS-

2ND OVERALL PODIUM CHAMPION AWARD

37:24

6:01 PACE

51. SUNDAY- WINE AND DINE HALF MARATHON-- THIS WAS THE MAIN EVENT-- MOSTLY A FLAT ROAD RACE THROUGH WALT DISNEY WORLD AND THE SURROUNDING PARKS-- BUT A LOT OF TURNS AND HUMID.

2ND OVERALL PODIUM AWARD WINNER - I was thrown out of the overall masters as I got an overall championship.

1:20:08

6:08 PACE

WON THE CHEFS HAT, 2nd PLACE OVERALL TROPHY, AND A NEW PAIR OF AFTERSHOX (bone conducting ear phones)

BIG RACE WEEKEND IN WALT DISNEY WORLD WITH TWO 2ND PLACE OVERALL FINISHES !!!

I HAD TO DEAL WITH SOME HUMID CONDITIONS AND TAKING CARE OF SOME BLISTERS ON MY FEET AND MY INNER THIGHS RUBBING AGAINST MY SHORTS WITH THE HUMIDITY.
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52. SUNDAY- 11/10/19-- Canya Canon- 5 MILE TRAIL RACE- COLUMBINE TRAIL- 37:25:4 - 2ND OVERALL CHAMPION AWARD - ENGRAVED TRAIL WOOD FENCE POST SECTION AWARD AND 4 FREE BEERS. 1ST PLACE WAS JUST A SPLIT SECOND AHEAD OF ME. I HAD HIM ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP OF COLUMBINE TRAIL TO GOLD CAMP ROAD, STAYED PRETTY CLOSE TO HIM ON THE DIRT ROAD DOWN TO THE CHUTES TRAIL AND GAINED TIME BACK GOING DOWN TO THE FINISH AT STARSMORE DISCOVERY CENTER- HARD TO MAKE A SPRINT IN AT THE END WITH ICY TRAILS AND A FENCE GOING INTO THE FINISH. THIS COURSE STILL SAME AS LAST YEAR. THE YEAR BEFORE IN 2017 WAS A DIFFERENT COURSE.

COOL SMALLER LOCAL RACE- WHICH IVE WON BEFORE- I STILL HAD COMPETITON, BUT NO CHAMPIONSHIPS, OR MONEY AT STAKE HERE.

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53. AND 54.-- LAS VEGAS ROCK AND ROLL HALF MARATHON WEEKEND--

YES, ALL MY WONDERFUL FANS OUT THERE-- YOURS TRULY- MR. LAS VEGAS-- SHINED ON THE STRIP IN A TOUGH COMPETITIVE 5K AND HALF MARATHON DOUBLE HEADER-- ANOTHER BIG ROAD RACING WEEKEND !!!

53. SATURDAY NIGHT- NOVEMBER 16, 2019-- LAS VEGAS ROCK AND ROLL 5K- AT THE SLS FAIRGROUNDS-

8TH OVERALL PLACE

5:40 PACE

17:35

1ST MASTER-1ST 45-49

54. SUNDAY NIGHT - NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019-- THE BIG ONE-- LAS VEGAS HALF MARATHON-- ON THE STRIP--

*MOSTLY A FLAT OUT AND BACK RIGHT ON THE STRIP- WITH A VERY HARDLY NOTICEABLE GENTLE DOWNGRADE IN PLACES.

*27TH MALE OVERALL/ 34TH OVERALL OUT OF 19,931.

*1ST PLACE DIVISION CHAMPION- 45-49 AWARD TO BE MAILED OUT. AND GOT THE EXTRA REMIX MEDAL FOR DOING THE 5K/HALF MARATHON DOUBLE HEADER.

*1:20:40

*6:09 PACE

ANOTHER BIG DOUBLE HEADER RACE WEEKEND I AM SITTING ON GOING INTO THE XTERRA TRAIL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HAWAII. MAKING VERY VALUABLE AND GETTING MY NAME OUT THERE IN THE MOUNTAIN, TRAIL, AND ROAD RACING SCENE.
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55. SUNDAY- NOVEMBER 24, 2019-- XTERRA TRAIL RUN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS- OAHU, HAWAII--

APPROX. 1,500 FEET OF TOTAL ELEVATION GAIN

THE HIGH POINT WAS APPROX. 720 FEET.

ROLLING HILLS, MUDDY SECTIIONS, AND VERY HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS.

7TH MALE OVERALL- I GOT THE LAST SPOT FOR PRIZE MONEY-- WON $200.00.

8TH OVERALL

1:39:57- ALMOST A 6 MINUTE IMPROVEMENT FROM LAST YEARS TIME. LAST YEAR WAS 17TH OVERALL. 7:30 PACE.

I WAS THE 45-49 DEFENDING DIVISION CHAMPION LAST YEAR- 1ST PLACE 45-49 CHAMPION AGAIN- I WAS THE 1ST MASTER TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE.

2 TIME 45-49 WORLD CHAMPION.

ONE OF MY BEST RACES AND PERFORMANCES OF THE YEAR-- A BIG COMPETITIVE ONE- A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH CASH 7 DEEP. AGAIN, SITTING ON THIS BIG RACE GOING INTO DECEMBER AND TO START 2020.

I AM WORTHY OF THE RECOGNITION FOR SITTING ON THESE LAST BIG RACES.

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56. THANKSGIVING MORNING- THURSDAY- 11/28/19-- BRIARGATE YMCA TURKEY TROT-- NOT A CHAMPIONSHIP RACE OR PRIZE MONEY, BUT A BIGGER LOCAL RACE THAT ALWAYS HAS SOME GOOD COMPETITON --

SAME COURSE AS LAST FEW YEARS-- OUT AND BACK ROAD COURSE- GENTLY GOING UPHILL TO THE ROUND ABOUT ON BRIARGATE BLVD. AND GENTLY GOING DOWNGRADE AND FLAT BACK TO THE FINISH.

RACE CONDITIONS THIS YEAR WERE COLD, SLUSHY, AND WET.

THE THING THAT SLOWED ME UP MOSTLY WAS WATER FROM THE STREET GETTING UP INTO MY SHOES

A LITTLE TOUGH TO BREATH WITH THE COOL AIR AND JUST BACK FROM HAWAII XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP JUST A COUPLE DAYS AGO.

10TH OVERALL- OUT OF 2,121

18:42-- 6:02 PACE.

1ST PLACE AGE DIVISION WINNER- 45-49.

SITTING ON A GREAT COUPLE OF MONTHS GOING INTO DECEMBER AND 2020. SITTING ON BIG RACE PERFORMANCES.


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