Races

I started this blog on Sept. 22, 2012, as part of a countdown toward my first full-length Ironman on Sept. 22, 2013: Ironman Lake Tahoe. During that time we raised over $11,000 for some great charities. Below are some race results before that period, race results and recaps during (and after) the fundraising year, and upcoming events:

2014

  • October 5, 2014 – Ironman 70.3 Silverman (Henderson, NV)
  • September 7, 2014 – Ironman 70.3 World Championships (Mont-Tremblant, Quebec)
  • August 17, 2014 – Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens (Lake Stevens, WA)
  • July 18-19, 2014 – Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage — Ultra Team! — (Blaine, WA to Whidbey Island, WA)
  • June 30, 2014 – Pacific Crest Olympic Distance Triathlon (Sunriver, OR)
    Results: 02:30:43. 2nd M40-44. 13th overall (447 finishers). Awarded 1st place in age group since the other guy in front of me also won the Masters category. Note: not a standard Olympic distance as the bike leg was almost 29 miles long.
  • June 15, 2014 – Ironman 70.3 Victoria (Victoria, B.C.)
    Results: 04:36:17. 3rd M40-44. 39th overall (561 participants). 30th overall amateur. A 70.3 distance PR by over 10 minutes, and a PR in all three disciplines! Qualified for the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships!!!!
  • May 3, 2014 – Ironman 70.3 St. George (St. George, UT)
    Results: 4:58:53. 33rd M40-44 of 440. 209th overall (2653 participants). 143rd overall amateur. PR on this course by over 34 minutes!
  • February 2, 2014 – Surf City Marathon (Huntington Beach, CA)
    Results: 2:54:10. 4th M40-44 of 237. 11th overall (2379 finishers). I earned PRs for both the full marathon (by 13 minutes!) and half marathon (at 1:26, a PR by about 3 minutes).

2013

  • November 15-16, 2013 – Ragnar Trail Relay, Vail Lake
    Results: our team took 1st place in the Mixed Masters division! Woohoo! Belt buckles for us!
  • September 22, 2013 – Ironman Lake Tahoe
    Results: 12:06:51. 42nd M40-44 of 463. 247th overall (2751 registrants, 1719 finishers. Seriously. Very high DNS and DNF rates due to weather, altitude, and course difficulty.)
  • July 19-20, 2013 – Ragnar Relay, Northwest Passage
    Results: we had a great time, and raised over $4,000 for charity!
  • June 9, 2013 – Redondo Beach Triathlon
    Results: 00:48:58. 1st M40-44. 30th overall (578 finishers)
  • May 4, 2013 – Ironman 70.3 St. George
    Results: 05:33:08. 92nd M40-44. 512th overall (2685 participants)
  • March 3, 2013 – Napa Valley Marathon
    Results: 03:20:33. 31st M35-39. 145th overall (1759 finishers)
  • February 17, 2013 – Pasadena Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon
    Results: 01:29:02. 14th M35-39. 87th overall (4940 participants)

2012

  • October 7, 2012 – Day at the Beach Triathlon, Hermosa Beach, CA (sprint)
    Results: 0:56:49. 3rd M35-39. 14th overall (771 participants)
  • July 20-21, 2012 – Ragnar Relay, Northwest Passage
    Results: we had a lot of fun, and drank a little beer when were done.
  • July 15, 2012 – Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens – Lake Stevens, WA
    Results: 04:47:16. 9th M35-39. 64th overall, 49th amateur (~1000 participants)
  • June 10, 2012 – Redondo Beach Triathlon (sprint) – Redondo Beach, CA
    Results: 0:49:58. 3rd M35-39. 28th overall (521 participants)
  • May 5, 2012 – Napa Valley Vintage 70.3 triathlon – Napa, CA
    Results: 05:11:41. 3rd M35-39. 9th overall (208 participants)

2011

  • July 30, 2011 – Amica Mid-Summer Triathlon (Sprint) – Blue Lake, Portland, OR
    Results: 1:22:28. 1st M35-39. 14th overall (157 participants)
  • July 17, 2011 – Girlfriends & Dudes Triathlon (Sprint) – Vancouver, WA
    Results: 1:10:02. 2nd M35-39. 14th overall (241 participants). First race back after a major nerve injury that resulted in foot drop.
  • March 6, 2011 – Napa Valley Marathon – Napa, CA
    Results: 03:22:44. 22nd M35-39. 146th overall (1771 official finishers). Ran injured, and that’s not smart… suffered a nerve injury that caused foot drop, and several months of physical therapy.

2010

  • August 1, 2010 – Amica Mid-Summer Triathlon (Olympic) – Blue Lake, Portland, OR
    Results: 2:22:17. 7th M35-39. 119th overall (186 participants) – see, I haven’t always been fast!
  • July 25, 2010 – Girlfriends & Dudes Triathlon (sprint) – Vancouver, WA
    Results: 01:09:28. 1st M35-39. 3rd overall (261 participants). 3rd overall in my 3rd race! Love that symmetry.
  • June 30, 2010 – Redondo Beach Triathlon (sprint) – Redondo Beach, CA
    Results: 0:53:41. 12th M35-39. 64th overall (517 participants).

2009

  • October 10, 2009 – Day at the Beach Triathlon, Hermosa Beach, CA (sprint)
    Results: 1:02:17. 17th M35-39. 100th overall (839 participants). My first triathlon. Nearly didn’t make it through the swim. Crashed my bike coming into T2 with full flip over the handlebars. Severe shoulder separation… followed by a 3-mile run. But I finished… and was in love with this sport.

2008

  • February 3, 2008 – Surf City Marathon, Huntington Beach, CA
    Results: 3:07:33. 3rd M30-34. 14th overall (1073 finishers). Torrential downpour. Blasting winds. Bitter cold (well, by Southern California standards). And I ran alone for the last 23 miles… but still set a PR and qualified for Boston (a partially torn Achilles tendon, however, kept me from running Boston in 2009. Major bummer.)

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