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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- APRIL 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 STARTED GETTING SICK AGAIN TODAY--  LUNGS AND NASAL AGAIN--  NOT FEELING TOO WELL-- GETTING ON AN ANTIBIOTIC.  

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