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2018 -- RACING LOG AND BLOG---PART 2 CONTINUED AND CONCLUSION FOR 2018 -- results, photos, future competitions, and many other cool things here )

ONGOING 2018 RACE BLOG PART 2-- CONTINUING WITH THE INAUGURAL CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN 13.6 MILE RACE : 

ALL I DO IS WIN, WIN, WIN, NO MATTER WHAT, WHAT, WHAT !!!!!

35.  SATURDAY- OCTOBER  20, 2018-- THE INAUGURAL CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN RACE- HALF MARATHON--  THE DIXON TRAIL TO THE TOP MEADOW--  13.6 MILES TO BE EXACT.  

* 6TH OVERALL--  2:00:12--1ST MASTER AND 1ST-45-49---  THIS WAS THE NORMAL START OFF FROM THE PARKING LOT WITH ROLLING HILLS OUT TO THE DIXON TRAILS--   AND THEN SOME STEEPER AND MORE TECHNICAL SWITCHBACKS UP TO THE TOP MEADOW.    GREAT CLIMB-- I HIT THE TURN AROUND IN 4TH OVERALL-- FELL ONCE ON THE MUDDY TRAIL COMING DOWN FROM THE MEADOW- LOST 2 PLACES COMING DOWN.   VERY HOT !!

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36. SUNDAY- OCTOBER 21, 2018-  DENVER ROCK AND ROLL HALF MARATHON--  DOWNTOWN DENVER--   SAME COURSE AS PREVIOUS YEARS-- ALL ROAD RACE-- LOTS OF TURNS ON THE STREETS FROM THE CAPITOL- THEN MAKING OUR WAY UP TO THE CITY PARK-- A LOT OF TURNS IN THE PARK- A LONG OUT AND BACK ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE PARK AND BACK DOWN INTO DOWNTOWN AND FINISH IN FRONT OF THE CAPITAL-- GENTLE INCLINES AND GENTLE DOWNHILLS THROUGHOUT.   IT WAS A NICE DAY BUT STAYED COOL THROUGHOUT THE RACE WITH THE SUN STILL BEHIND THE BUILDINGS MOST OF THE RACE. 

* I WAS BANGED UP FROM THE PREVIOUS DAY AT THE 13.6 MILES AT CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN WITH A FALL BUT HUNG IN TOUGH TO TAKE THE 3RD PLACE PODIUM SPOT IN THE 45-49 AGE DIVISION BABY !!!  KEEPING IN MIND I HAVE NO REAL SPEED WORK OR CRAIG YOUNG STEADY STATE WORK OUTS UNDER MY BELT YET.    I AM ONLY AT 10 MINUTE LACTATE RUNS MOVING INTO 15 MINUTE LACTATE RUNS NOW ONCE A WEEK.  

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37.  SATURDAY--- OCTOBER 27, 2018--  THE CREEPY CRAWL 5K--  PALMER LAKE--   OUT AND BACK AND FINISH AROUND PALMER LAKE TO THE FINISH AT THE TRAILHEAD-- 

4TH OVERALL-- 1ST 45-49--  19:02-- NICE HOT SUNNY DAY-- VERY WINDY- SLOW CONDITIONS.  Got off to a nice fast start moving into 4th--  got overtaken coming back but strategically out maneuvered my opponent I was in the battle with and kept a grueling pace in the last mile to place 4th overall.      Again-- I have not done any 5k speedwork except for my ten minute craig young lactates.  

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HOT OFF THE XTERRA PRESS--   MY INTERVIEW FROM OCTOBER 17, 2018 

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38.  SATURDAY- NOVEMBER 3RD, 2018--   BACKCOUNTRY HALF MARATHON- LONETREE- DENVER--  

THIS WAS NOT A TYPICAL ROAD RACE AS IT MAY SOUND LIKE-- IT WAS AN ALL TRAIL AND DIRT COURSE WITH ROLLING HILLS AND DOWNHILLS- AND WE EXPERIENCED ALL SEASONS DURING THE RACE AS WELL--  COOL MILD TEMPS TO START- OVERCAST-- RAIN- A SNOWSTORM WITH SLEET PELTING MY FACE-- AND THEN A SUNNY MILD FINISH ON A MUDDY COURSE.    

*  9TH OVERALL-- 2ND 40-49  

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39.  SUNDAY-- NOVEMBER 4TH, 2018--   THE CANYA CANON- 5 MILE--   NEW LOOP COURSE-- UP COLUMBINE TRAIL - TO MID COLUMBINE ON THE STEEPER MIDDLE SECTION TO SPRING TRAIL TO THE DIRT ROAD AND OVER TO THE TRAIL BEFORE THE SHOOTS DOWN THIS TRAIL TO THE RESERVOIRS TO THE PARKING AREA AND BACK ON COLUMBINE TO STARSMORE CENTER TO THE FINISH.  

*  2ND OVERALL OFFICIALLY--  38:42--  7:44 PACE.

*sporting the Carson Footwear- Barr Trail Mountain Race headband !!

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40.  SATURDAY NIGHT- NOVEMBER 10TH , 2018--   SLS LAS VEGAS 5K--   

18:32-- 19TH OVERALL-- 1ST PLACE 45-49 AGE GROUP PODIUM CHAMPION !

*flat road 5k -out and back with a lot of turns in the last half mile.

41.  SUNDAY NIGHT- NOVEMBER 11TH, 2018--  THE LAS VEGAS HALF MARATHON--  

*89TH OVERALL-- 1:24:50 --  (with a stop at a porta)  --  came back hard and strong-- 3rd place 45-49 podium award winner !!!!  

* NOTHING BUT AWESOME RACING, LAVISH SPENDING, FINE DINING, BEER DRINKING,  AND LOOKING LIKE A MILLION BUCKS ON THE VEGAS STRIP !!!    I WAS THE A-LISTER ON THE STRIP OVER THE WEEKEND !!!

            * LOOKING GOOD ROCKING MY $850.00 PLEIN SPORT TRACK SUIT IN VEGAS !!!

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42.  THURSDAY- NOVEMBER 22, 2018--  THANKSGIVING MORNING-  COLORADO SPRINGS TURKEY TROT 5K--   

King of the 45-49 division with a podium win-- uphill out to the turnaround and a gentle downhill straight back to the finish.  

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XTERRA WORLD TRAIL CHAMPIONSHIPS 21K--  Kualoa Ranch ,  Oahu, Hawaii

THE COURSE WAS ACTUALLY 13.4 MILES !!

43.  SUNDAY- DECEMBER 2ND 2018---    I AM NOW  THE CURRENT REIGNING 45-49 XTERRA 45-49 WORLD CHAMPION !!!!

ABOUT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS--- 

THIS WAS THE MUDDIEST THE COURSE HAS BEEN IN 4 YEARS-- THERE WAS A MUDDY DOWNHILL -- I ACTUALLY CAME OUT OF MY RIGHT SHOE IN ONE SPOT- HAD TO PULL MY SHOE OUT OF THE MUD AND SLIP IT BACK ON AND GET BACK TO KICKING JABRONEE'S ASSES !

I HAD MOVED UP TO 14 PLACE BEFORE THE MUDDY DOWNHILL AND TRAILS TO THE FINISH-- I LOST A FEW PLACES AS THE MUDDY TRAIL TOOK ME BY SURPRISE FOR A MOMENT.   I WAS DOING REALLY WELL ON THE STEEP UPHILLS.  

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THAT IS A WRAP FOR 2018  !!     

I WILL KICK OFF 2019 WITH THE RESCUE RUN 10K  ---  FOLLOWED BY THE 2019 DOPEY CHALLENGE 5K, 10K, HALF MARATHON, AND FULL MARATHON IN FLORIDA AT WALT DISNEY WORLD  !!

CHEERS TO AN AMAZING FINISH FOR 2018 DESPITE LINGERING KNEE PAIN FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND NOT TRAINING FOR 4 MONTHS AFTER JANUARY DUE TO CHONDROPLASIA IN MY LEFT KNEE. 

AND TO AN AMAZING, ELECTRIFYING, AND MONEY FILLED 2019   

KEEP UP AND STAY TUNED.     

THE TRAINING OF GREATNESS

END OF 2018.    

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