Friday, December 10, 2010
Total races so far
The picture is me finishing my 1st Marathon in Wilmington NC in March 1981. I would not enter another marathon until November of 2002 after running my 1st ultra in Feb of 2002. There were quite a few other shorter races before this one and many since so with nothing else planned for 2010 I thought I would do a little re-cap of the number of races I have completed.
Total # of running races since my first 10K in March 1978 is 312.
Of those 312, 34 are marathons and 57 are ultra-marathons and all of them have been since 2002 except for that first marathon. From the first one in 78-79 I did 26 races. The decade of the 80's I did 120. the 90's I didn't do much running at all but I did compete in 24 races. the decade from 2000 to 2009 was my most prolific decade of racing years with 130.
1 mile, 5:25
10 mile, 64:42
half marathon, 1:34:42 ( always thought this was soft compared to my 10k-10 mile pr's but had few options back then to run a fast course on a cool day)
Marathon, 3:35:15 (at age 50!)
50K, 4:44:11 (at age 54)
50mile, 10:34:20 ( I've run faster several times in the middle of other longer races)
100 mile, 23:15:59. (in 2007 at age 51)
In addition to those I have completed 48 Triathlons since 1998 including my one and only Ironman at Coeur D'Alene ID in 2009
I did one Duathlon in 2002.
so that's it.
Looking forward to continuing with another great decade of racing ahead. and I may be delusional but at age 55 I think I may still have a shot at improving my pr's in all distances from the marathon up to 100 miles so stay tuned.