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2017 RACING BLOG- PART 3- Continuing with Las Vegas 5k and half marathon-- 2017 HIGHLIGHTS ARE LISTED AT THE END IN THIS SECTION.

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64.  SATURDAY- 11/18/17--  MOAB, UTAH-- DEAD HORSE 30K- (MAD MOOSE)--  

* IN MY COOL KICK ASS BEER RACING SHORTS-- 12TH OVERALL out of almost 300 - 2:32-- 1ST PLACE DIVISION PODIUM AWARD.   (actually ran closer to a 32k)

Cool brisk sunny morning-- rolling terrain on technical trail, smooth slick rock, and dirt roads at approximately 4,000 + feet.    Hung in with the top group well, and stayed competitive, took advantage of using my strength and trail experience in certain areas where I was able to capitalize on beating my opponents.     Somehow a few runners snuck in between me where they ran a shorter course therefore moving me to 12th,   sometimes thats how it ends up in a crazy trail race.     ONLY IN MOAB BABY !!!!!!!!!!

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65.  THE BRIARGATE YMCA TURKEY TROT 5K-- 

* 19TH OVERALL OUT OF 4,000 -- 1ST PLACE PODIUM 45-49-- 18:18  Pretty cool performance coming off a 30k 4 days ago.  

New course--  Road race--  an out and back on Briargate Blvd.  climbing out to the turnaround and downhill back to the finish.  Weather was very nice and mild.  

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66.  SATURDAY- DECEMBER 2, 2017-- ROCK CANYON HALF MARATHON- PUEBLO, COLORADO

* 6TH OVERALL-- 1ST PLACE MASTER PODIUM-- 1:24:04

OUT AND BACK MOSTLY FLAT COURSE- OUT TO THE CANYON DAMM FROM PUEBLO CITY PARK-- ON CONCRETE SIDEWALKS AND ROUGH TRAIL BY THE DAMM WITH ONE STEEP SHORT HILL GOING BACK UP TO THE FINISH IN THE PARK FROM THE RIVER TRAIL.  

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67.  DECEMBER 9, 2017--  YMCA JINGLE BELL RUN- COLORADO SPRINGS- FOUNTAIN

7TH OVERALL-- 1ST PLACE 45-49-- 17:58

ON A MOSTLY FLAT COMBINATION OF SIDEWALK IN THE PARK AND MOSTLY HARDPACKED TRAIL. 

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68.  SATURDAY- 12/16/17---   RRCA CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT-- THE SANTA STAMPEDE 10K -HUDSON GARDEN RIVER TRAIL-- DENVER, CO-

RESULTS-- 5TH OVERALL--  1ST MASTER OVERALL RRCA MASTER'S CHAMPION !!!

Course- a mostly flat out and back concrete and some hard packed gravel trail course- with a good hill at the end going back into the finish.  I fought hard and maintained a steady fast pace to catch and overtake two of my competitors in the RRCA championship hunt.   

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THE TRAINING OF GREATNESS !!!!!!

THAT IS A WRAP FOR 2017  RACING SEASON !!

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END OF THE YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

  • I RACED 68 RACES IN 2017 - I KEPT AN UNRIVALED TRAINING AND RACING RATE THAT NO ONE ELSE COULD EVEN COME CLOSE TOO.

  • ALL RACES I COMPLETED WERE REAL RACES, COMPETITIVE, HIGH CALIBER COMPETITION-   WITH TITLES, PRIZE MONEY AND HIGH STAKES INVOLVED WITH ALL OF THEM.  NO LITTLE FLY BY NIGHT PANSY RACES ON MY SCHEDULE.     MY SCHEDULE INCLUDED:  USA TRACK AND FIELD, XTERRA, SPARTAN, RRCA, TRIPLE CROWN OF RUNNING, LA SPORORTIVA  VAIL SERIES, AND MANY OTHERS.  

  • IN ALMOST EVERY RACING EVENT-- I WAS CONSISTENTLY TOP 3 PODIUM OVERALL, TOP 3 PODIUM AGE DIVISION WINNER, TOP MASTER WINNER.  

  • OTHER BIG TIME RACES INCLUDED:  LAS VEGAS ROCK AND ROLL 5K AND HALF MARATHON--  WALT DISNEY WORLD WINE AND DINE 10K AND HALF MARATHON--  ( WON THE MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE 10K -- 3RD OVERALL IN THE 10K-  AND 3RD PLACE DIVISION AWARD IN THE HALF MARATHON ONLY BECAUSE I TOOK A WRONG TURN) 

  • DENVER ROCK AND ROLL 5K AND HALF MARATHON--  3RD OVERALL IN THE 5K  AND 2ND PLACE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE HALF MARATHON -- 1:20

  • I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED MY FIRST ELITE SPARTAN SPRINT RACE.  

  • I WON 2 RRCA MASTER'S CHAMPIONSHIPS.  

  • 5TH OVERALL IN THE 2017 TRIPLE CROWN OF RUNNING- GARDEN 10; SUMMER ROUND-UP; AND PIKES PEAK ASCENT.   3RD PLACE MASTER AT GARDEN 10;  2ND PLACE MASTER AT THE SUMMER ROUND UP.  

  • 5TH MASTER OVERALL- PIKES PEAK ASCENT WITH A HIGH BAROMETRIC PRESSURE SYSTEM. 

  • QUALIFIED FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON BY OVER  25 MINUTES AT THE AMERICAN DISCOVERY TRAIL MARATHON-- AND MY ENTRY WAS ACCEPTED AND APPROVED- COMPETING IN THE 2018 BOSTON MARATHON IN APRIL. 

  • QUALIFIED AND ENTRY ACCEPTED INTO THE CHICAGO MARATHON 2018.

  • WON THE MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD 10K AND COMPLETED THE DOPEY CHALLENGE.   

  • DOUBLE MASTER'S CHAMPION AT THE DISNEYLAND CALIFORNIA 10K AND HALF MARATHON

  • WON MY DIVISION FOR THE COLORADO RUNNER SERIES AND MY INTERVIEW WILL BE PRINTED IN THE COLORADO RUNNER MAGAZINE MARCH ISSUE-2018.  

  • 2ND OVERALL FOR THE GRAND PRIX OF RUNNING SERIES. 

  • 2ND OVERALL FOR THE BLUE MOON TRAIL SERIES AT UTE VALLEY PARK.  

  • 1ST MASTER OVERALL AT BARR TRAIL MOUNTAIN RACE.  

  • USA TRACK AND FIELD 2ND PLACE MASTER AWARD AND PRIZE MONEY AT THE CLASSIC 10K.  

  • 1ST PLACE MASTER DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE LA SPORTIVA VAIL SERIES.  

  • I BEAT SIMON GUTIERREZ IN TWO RACES THIS YEAR-- BARR TRAIL MOUNTAIN RACE AND THE LA SPORTIVA  BERRY PICKER IN VAIL.  

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