Schedule/Results

2016 SCHEDULE

Greenland Trail 50K (4/30) (volunteering)

North Fork 50K (6/4)
Time: 5:21:26
Placement: 8th overall

Western States 100-Miler (6/25)
Time: 26:18:14
Placement: 122nd overall (ugh!)

Leadville Trail 100-Miler (8/20)
Time: 24:25:49
Placement: 74th overall (ugh!)

Rock 'n' Roll Denver 1/2 Marathon (10/16)

2015 SCHEDULE

Cheyenne Mountain Trail 50K (4/25)
Time: 5:26:36
Placement: 9th overall

Bighorn 100-Mile (6/19)
Time: DNF

Pikes Peak Marathon (8/15)
Time: 5:39:17
Placement: 71st overall

Hot to Trot 10K (9/27)
Time: 38:45
Placement: 1st overall
  Xterra Trail Marathon (10/11)
Time: 4:46:56
Placement: 4th overall

Javelina Jundred (10/31)
Time: 20:13:48
Placement: 24th overall

2014 SCHEDULE

Colorado Marathon (5/4)*
Time: 3:04:19  (Boston qualifier)
Placement: 28 out of 1084 (top 2%)
Division (Male Masters): 2
Gender: 27 out of 533

Leadville Trail Marathon (6/14)
Time: 5:04:51
Placement: 55 out of 434
Division (Male Masters): 6 out of 104
Race Report

North Fork 50K (6/28)
Time: 5:07:51
Placement: 4 out of 98
Division (Male Masters): 2nd Master (overall winner was awarded top master)
Race Report (coming soon)

Leadville Trail 100-Mile Run (8/16)*
Time: 24:09:08
Placement: 58 out of 360 (690 starters)
Division (Male Masters): 14 out of 105
Race Report

Scream Scram 5K (10/17)
Time: 18:38
Placement: 7 out of 260
Race Report

HR Backcountry Wilderness 1/2 Marathon (11/8)
Time: 1:34:07
Placement: 12 out of 701
Race Report

 
2013 SCHEDULE (*goal race)

Rock 'n Roll Arizona Marathon (1/20/2013)*
Time: 3:04:57  (Boston qualifer)
Placement: 82 out of 3223 (top 2.5%)
Division: 15 out of 317
Gender: 71 out of 1,850
Race Report and Review

Cheyenne Mountain 50K (4/27/2013)
Time: 5:10:19
Placement: 12 out of 68 (top 17%)
Race Report

Leadville Trail Marathon (6/29/2013)

Time: 4:19:43 (broke LT Marathon PR by 20 minutes!)
Placement: 12 out of 517 (top  2%)
Race Report
 
Leadville Trail 100-Mile Run (8/17/2013)*

Time: 22:40:41
Placement: 39 out of 497 finishers (950 starters/top 4%)
Race Report

Highlands Ranch 1/2 Marathon (9/2/2013)
Time: 1:25:38 (first 1/2 marathon in over 5 years!)
Placement: 11 out of 636 finishers (top 1%) 
Race Report (coming soon)

Scream Scram 5K (10/18/2013)
Time: 18:34
Placement: 4 out of 256, 1st Master (top 1%)
Race Report (coming soon)

2012 SCHEDULE (*key event)
 
Cheyenne Mountain 50K, Colorado Springs, Colorado (4/28)
Goal: Race!
Actual: 5th overall with a 4:50 (Report)
Story of the Race: Improved by 35 minutes over last year's time. Strong on the descents. Good turnover. Efficient and strong on the climbs. My best race since the 2010 Greenland Trail 50K.

Golden Gate Dirty Thirty (6/2)
Goal: Training run
Actual: 34th overall with a 6:06 (Report)
Story of the Race: Didn't do very well, even for a training run. Legs tired and flat. Mentally not into it. Kind of felt the altitude in places. Just an off today. On the good side: the course was beautiful and challenging (7,000 feet of climbing).
   
Mount Evans Ascent (6/16)
Goal: Sub-2:30
Actual: 22nd overall with a 2:17 (Report)
Story of the Race: Felt strong from beginning to end. Maintained a heart rate of 150-155, allowing me to avoid oxygen debt and to run well to the top. A good confidence booster. Improved on my 2011 time by 24 minutes, in part because of far better weather but also because of a smarter approach and better mountain fitness.
 
Leadville Trail Marathon (6/30)*
Goal: Race! Sub-4:20
Actual: 21st overall (509 finishers) with a 4:40 (Report)
Story of the Race: Under the weather and legs uncooperative, but still battled for a very respectable result. Overall, quite pleased with the result given the challenges of the day.
   
Leadville Trail 100-Mile, Leadville, Colorado (8/18)*
Goal: Sub-20 hours
Actual: DNF at 50 miles (knee injury) (Report)

Trot with the Troops 5K, Parker, Colorado (9/9)
Goal: Top 3
Actual: 3rd overall with a 19:20
Story of the race: I missed a critical turn and lost at least 80 seconds and second place getting back on course. Oh well--I still have fun and third overall isn't bad. This is mostly a trail race with just a little concrete.


2011 SCHEDULE (*=key event)

Eisenhower Marathon, Abilene, Kansas (4/9)*
Goal: Sub-2:55
Actual: 5th overall, 1st age group, 3:10:22 (Report)
Story of the race: Heat, humidity, wind and an overall bad day.

Cheyenne Mountain 50K, Colorado Springs, Colorado (4/23)
Goal: Good, solid effort to build confidence and sharpen my trail skills going into Jemez.
Actual: 15th overall, 5:25:04 (Report)
Story of the race: Actually 32 miles! More climb than I anticipated, but I was strong and ran my second-fastest mile the last mile of the race. Last 7 days 101.54 miles of training. Finished strong and had a good day at "the office."

Jemez Mountain 50-Mile, Los Alamos, New Mexico (5/21)
Goal: Quality training run in one of the nation's three most difficult 50-mile races, featuring steep ascents and descents, scree fields, high altitude and other obstacles.
Actual: 33rd overall, 11:57 (Report)
Story of the race: Discovered I haven't been spending enough time in the mountains. This was a terrible result for me.

Mount Evans Ascent, Mount Evans, Colorado (6/18)
Goal: Quality training run up one of Colorado's great 14,000-foot mountains. I have registered but am tentative due to scheduling conflict.
Actual: 41st overall, 2:41:40 (Report)
Story of the race: Winds 30-50 mph with stiff headwinds in more than a few areas. Struggled above 13,000 feet. It really hit me in this race that no matter how hard I train and how "tough" and "fast" I may be, it's going to take time for me to be able to truly race at altitude. I'm now at peace with that and will be patient throughout my training and racing.

Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville, Colorado (7/2)*
Goal: Sub 4:30. Ran a disappointing 4:55 and finished 28th overall in 2010. Race is run at 10,000+ feet in the Rocky Mountains, turning around on 13,185-foot Mosquito Pass.
Actual: 13th overall, 4:39:29 (Report)
Story of the race: After a disappointing start to the 2011 racing season, finally I feel good about a result. I cut 16 minutes of my 2010 time and climbed 15 spots, too. I went out a tad fast and suffered a bit toward the end, but all in all a good result and confidence booster for me.

Leadville Trail 100 Mile, Leadville, Colorado (8/20)*
Goal: My big event of the year. I want to finish top 10. In 2010, I finished with a 24:47. One of America's most demanding 100-milers, Leadville is run in the Rocky Mountains between 9,200-12,600 feet, with four mountain crossings.
Actual: 29th overall, 22:35 (Report)
Story of the race: Fantastic first half (9:15) but struggled in the second half. Significant improvement over last year's Leadville, where I finished 92nd overall with a 24:47.

Trot for Our Troops 5K, Parker, Colorado (9/18)
Goal: Sub 18:30. This is a trail and cross-country race (5K PR is 17:39 but that was at sea level).
Actual: 2nd overall, 18:29 (Report)
Story of the race: Felt good. Achieved goal. Perfect weather. Barely held off a ~16-year-old kid who made a charge with about 100 meters to go. A reminder of how fun 5Ks can be. They're a lot of hard work and super painful, but it's just 18 minutes of agony :-).

The Health Plan/Oglebayfest 5K in the Park, Wheeling, WV (10/9)
Goal: Sub 18:00...unless the course is super hilly, which it might be given the location (Oglebay Park).
Actual: 2nd overall, 16:34* (Why the asterisks? Read below)
Story of the race: This was a very tough 5K course. The course has about 300 feet of climbing, which is a lot over just 3.1 miles, and is held on the paved paths of Oglebay Park in hilly Wheeling, WV. Sadly, the organizes failed to man a crucial turn right before the finish line, forcing every one of us to run a short course. My watch had the course .5 miles short, while others reported .4 and .6 miles short. If you can break 19 minutes on the full course, you're a stud. This is so not a PR course. I'm glad I finished so high up. What can I say about getting beaten by a fast kid half my age?
 
2010 RESULTS

Greenland Trail 50K, Greenland, Colorado, (5/1)*
4:14/5th overall/PR / Report

Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville, Colorado (7/3)
4:55/28th overall (10,000-13,200 feet in the mountains) / Report

Barr Trail Mountain Race, Manitou Springs, Colorado (7/18)
2:03 (poor performance) / Report

Leadville Trail 100-Mile Run, Leadville Colorado (8/21)*
24:47/93rd overall (El Plato Grande Buckle) / Report (click on that link to start a 4-part report)

2009 RESULTS

Lt. JC Stone 50K, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania*
3:46/5th overall/PR / Report
 
Forget the PR, Mohican 50K, Loudonville, Ohio
4:49/5th overall / Report

Cleveland Marathon, Cleveland, Ohio
2:59/34th overall / Report

Blossom Time Run (5.25 Miles), Chagrin Falls, Ohio
33:31/Fun Run / Report

Mohican Trail 100-Mile Run, Loudonville, Ohio
19:52/1st overall, automatic bid into The North Face Championship / Report

Perfect 10 Miler, Lyndhurst, Ohio
1:03:23/27th overall / Report

Aurora Labor Day Classic 5K, Aurora, Ohio
17:39/4th overall, PR / Report

North Coast 24-Hour Endurance Run/24-Hour National Championship, Cleveland, Ohio
130.67 miles/9th overall / Report

2008 RESULTS

Winter Buckeye Trail 50K, Peninsula, Ohio
4:36:1/1st overall / Report

Mill Creek Distance Classic (AKA, Youngstown, Ohio 1/2 Marathon), Youngstown, Ohio
1:29:14/18th overall / Report

Spring Classic Half Marathon, Strongsville, Ohio
1:22:48/8th overall / Report

Cleveland Marathon, Cleveland, Ohio
2:58:28/33rd overall / Report

Blossom Time Run (5.25 miles), Chagrin Falls, Ohio
31:35 / Report
 
Mohican Trail 100-Mile Run, Loudonville, Ohio
19:22/4th overall / Report
 
Aurora Labor Day Classic 5K, Aurora, Ohio
17:45/2nd overall / Report
 
Columbus Marathon, Columbus, Ohio
2:59:04 / Report

COLORADO 14'ERS PROJECT

Pikes Peak, 14,115 ft. (summits on 6/6/2010, 10/9/2010, 8/16/2015)

Mt. Evans, 14,265 ft. (summits on 6/18/2011 and 6/16/2012 - both during the Mount Evans Ascent Road Race)

Mt. Bierstadt, 14,060 ft. (summit on 5/28/2012)

Torreys Peak, 14,275 ft. (summit on 7/19/2013)

Grays Peak, 14,278 ft. (summit on 7/19/2013)