Race Results

These are all of the timed running events I’ve ever been in, so far as I can recall.

Date Race Distance/Time Result Comments
2017/05/06 Miwok 100K 100K 15:06:44 A little slower than last year, but it still qualifies me for the Western States lottery
2017/04/15 Lake Sonoma 50 50 miles 13:12:14 I was mildly sick
2017/03/11 Marin Ultra Challenge 50 50 miles 12:44:30 A course PW
2016/12/31-2017/01/01 New Year’s One Day 24 hours 105.4 miles This has never happened before, and will likely never happen again, but I was the first male! And not just in my age group. A woman from Japan went 106.5 miles, so I was not quite first overall. This kind of race works really well with my newish low-carb diet, since fat burning is the name of the game.
2016/12/03 North Face Endurance Challenge 50 50 miles 11:42:20 A few minutes slower than I hoped (this is the chip time)
2016/11/26 Quad Dipsea 28.4 miles 7:28:56 My second fastest time on this course, in wet and slippery conditions
2016/11/05-06 Rio del Lago 100 miles 27:49:13 Not as fast as I aimed for, but a 100-mile finish is a 100-mile finish
2016/10/15 Overlook Endurance Runs 50K 50K 6:18:22 I was exactly the median runner, with 69 people ahead of me and the same number behind
2016/09/24 Stevens Creek Striders 50K 50K 7:23:14 Nutrition experiment: Running an ultra on zero carbohydrates
2016/08/16 Nojiri Lake Association Lake Run ~9 miles 1:25:05 My PR for this race by over 90 seconds
2016/08/11 Nojiri Lake Association Half Marathon 13.1 miles 2:11:23 PR for this course, though only by 22 seconds
2016/08/09 Nojiri Lake Association NLA Run ~4.5K 24:03 61 seconds slower than last year
2016/07/16-17 Tahoe Rim Trail 100 100 miles 32:08:37 Had issues late, but still finished ahead of plan
2016/07/04 4th of July 10K 10K 55:44 Second year in a row running this 10K in Wilson, WY (over 6000′), and just over 2 minutes faster
2016/06/19 Broken Arrow Skyrace 52K 52K 11:08:19 Tons of climbing at fairly high altitude, and other challenges like snow
2016/05/07 Miwok 100K 100K 14:39:09 I was pushing all day to stay ahead of or at least close to last year’s excellent splits, and ended up setting a PR by over 3 minutes
2016/04/09 Woodside/Purisima Creek Crossover 50K 7:13:37 A little slower than last year, but I had just recovered from being sick
2016/03/12 Marin Ultra Challenge 50 50 miles 11:40:35 Cold temperatures helped me improve by over 30 minutes compared to last year (the rain and wind kept things “interesting”)
2016/02/20 Montara Mountain Trail Run 50K 6:28:42 This is the same course as PCTR’s Pacifica 50K, so this was a course PR by over 30 minutes
2016/01/16-17 HURT 100 100 miles 80 miles I improved significantly (80 miles in 30:07 vs. 72.8 miles in 32:43 in 2013), but I will need better mental focus to finally finish this race
2015/12/05 North Face Endurance Challenge 50 50 miles 11:39:13 A big PR (>30 minutes) for a 50 miler (this is the chip time)
2015/11/28 Quad Dipsea 28.4 miles 7:21:29 My splits weren’t quite as even as last year, and I didn’t meet my coach’s 7:20 goal, but still a big PR
2015/11/07-08 Rio del Lago 100 miles 26:13:23 Missed my 100-mile PR by less than 2 minutes
2015/10/24 Eldrith Gosney’s Pure Ultra 50K 7:10:33 Eldrith is awesome, but she was extremely embarrassed by all the attention (she designed the route, but the race was so not her idea) — my 50th completed 50K
2015/09/20 Coastal 50K 50K 8:10:05 A course PW, but third place in my age group on a very hot day when many dropped out without finishing
2015/08/13 Nojiri Lake Association Half Marathon 13.1 miles 2:11:45 PR for this course by over 15 minutes, and won the master’s men division (though there was only one other in that division)
2015/08/11 Nojiri Lake Association NLA Run ~4.5K 23:02 My PR for this course, and won the master’s men division
2015/08/02 The Tick Trailblaze Half Marathon 12.6 miles 2:29:12 The finisher’s medal is a bottle opener! (and yes, the official distance was a bit short)
2015/07/26 Big Basin 50K 50K 6:35:00 This is basically the same as the PCTR Skyline to the Sea 50K, and was a course PR on that basis
2015/07/04 4th of July 10K 10K 57:49 Another opportunistic race, this time in Wilson Wyoming, about 8 minutes faster than my previous 10K at over 6000′
2015/05/23 Trent-Waldron Glacier Half Marathon 13.1 miles 1:59:39 Opportunistic race, since I was going to be in Anchorage anyway, turned into a PR by about a minute
2015/05/02 Miwok 100K 100K 14:42:59 The cutoffs forced me to PR, and the good weather also helped
2015/04/12 Woodside/Purisima Creek Crossover 50K 7:10:52 A little long and more climbing than advertised, but good training for Miwok
2015/03/14 Marin Ultra Challenge 50 50 miles 12:11:22 My longest run since the 2013 injury, and a PR for a 50 miler
2015/02/08 Golden Gate Trail Run 50K 6:43:53 Second in my age group (though I would have been third if I was in the 60-69 group!)
2015/01/01 Race to End World Hunger 10K 53:41 My eighth consecutive year running this race
2014/12/28 Woodside Trail Run 50K 6:17:49 My 45th completed 50K, and my 4th fastest (4 of my 5 fastest 50Ks have been on this course)
2014/11/29 Quad Dipsea 28.4 miles 7:34:23 My first ultramarathon since the 2013 injury, and a PR thanks mostly to very even splits
2014/10/25 PCTR Stinson Beach 37K 37K 5:45:45 My longest race since the 2013 injury
2014/08/31 Toro Trail Run 30K 30K 5:06:40 Very hilly and at times steep course, and my longest run of the year (so far)
2014/08/15 Nojiri Lake Association Half Marathon 13.1 miles 2:27:02 I actually designed the course two years earlier, but was not able to run the inaugural event last year due to injury
2014/08/12 Nojiri Lake Association NLA Run ~4.5K 23:35 My PR for this course
2014/08/05 Nojiri Lake Association NLA Run ~4.5K 24:53 I won my division (masters men)!
2014/07/19 Tin Cup Challenge 10K 10K 1:05:50 Very slow, most likely due to the elevation (over 6000′) of the race, but very even splits
2014/05/18 Horseshoe Lake Trail Run 13.1 miles 2:47:21 My longest run of the year so far, hoping last year’s stress fracture is starting to be behind me
2014/05/10 Los Altos Hills Pathways 10K 10K 1:05:37 A course personal worst, but by less than expected considering my injury and hardly any running this year
2014/03/29 Fight for Air 1197 steps 12:29 My first stair climb event
2014/01/01 Race to End World Hunger 10K 56:54 My seventh year in a row running this race—my personal worst, but okay since I have hardly run in the last six weeks
2013/11/16 Mt. Tam 30K 30K 4:10:29 This seemed to be a good return to racing after the stress fracture I got during Western States, but it turned out to be too much too soon
2013/06/29 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run 100 miles 47.8 miles The combination of an injured foot (stress fracture) and the second-hottest conditions in race history were not a good omen
2013/05/11 Los Altos Hills Pathways 10K 10K 57:48 Hilly and fairly warm, but I managed to run the whole thing and set a course PR, but an unseen rock (while wearing Vibrams) was the start of my stress fracture
2013/05/04 Miwok 100K 60K 8:53:24 The race was shortened at the last minute, so I ran 12.5 miles before and 4.6 afterwards to keep my training for Western States on track
2013/04/13 Lake Sonoma 50 50 miles 12:39:33 Great training for Western States in a beautiful part of Sonoma County I had never seen before
2013/03/24 Canyon Meadow Trail Run 50K 7:01:33 My coach challenged me to negative split the two half marathon loops by at least 5 minutes, and I managed 11 minutes (which took a heart rate increase of 25bpm)
2013/01/19-20 HURT 100 100 miles 72.8 miles I was slower though the point where I have previously stopped (67.3 miles in 29:40 this year vs. 28:16 last year), but I went further (72.8 miles in 32:43) and felt less beat up afterwards, so it’s all good
2013/01/01 Race to End World Hunger 10K 51:30 My sixth year in a row running this race (formerly Run for a Healthy World), and only 6 seconds slower than my 10K PR
2012/12/30 Rodeo Valley Trail Run 50K 7:21:29 Way slower than the last time I ran PCTR’s version two years ago, which was already my PW on this course, but somehow I won my age group?!
2012/12/15 Woodside Ramble 50K 7:02:34 I’m not sure how ITR makes this course so much more challenging than PCTR’s version, but at least I was over 18 minutes faster than last time
2012/12/08 Coyote Ridge Trail Run 50K 7:13:57 Over 30 minutes faster than when I ran this course in September
2012/11/24 Quad Dipsea 28.4 miles 8:13:44 Each year I seem to get slower at this one
2012/10/27-28 Javelina Jundred 100 miles 29:47:34 I got the Dead Last award, but more than half of the starters did not finish the full 100 miles, and I got my Western States qualifier
2012/10/13 Horseshoe Lake Trail Run 13.1 miles 2:54:47 I also ran the 3.4 miles from home to the start (and back afterwards)
2012/09/29 Berkeley Trail Adventure 50K 7:42:15 This was my 40th completed 50K—the course markings were incorrect, causing everyone to cover about 1.5 miles less than intended, which was good because it was pretty hot
2012/09/22 Coastal 50K 50K 7:39:04 Big improvement over last week
2012/09/15 Diablo 50K 50K 10:09:32 About 1.5 hours slower than last year, and by far my slowest 50K, but there were three people who were even slower (and I think I was slightly sick)
2012/09/01 Coyote Ridge Trail Run 50K 7:45:48 I finished DFL with a PW on this course, but still managed to be second in my age group and beat four people doing the shorter marathon course
2012/08/13 Nojiri Lake Association Lake Run ~9 miles 1:39:30 Finished last and very slow, but not quite as slow as 2008
2012/07/21-22 Tahoe Rim Trail 100 100 miles 85.5 miles This time I pushed myself much better than I did at Bighorn, but it still wasn’t quite enough to beat the cutoffs
2012/06/30 Marin Ultra Challenge 50K 8:25:21 Tougher and longer (32.75 miles) than expected, but still a good day on the trails with friends at every aid station
2012/06/15-16 Bighorn Trail 100 100 miles 76.5 miles The knee that had been bothering me didn’t hurt me physically, but it had a big impact on my mental toughness
2012/05/12 PCT 50 Trail Run 50 miles 13:46 The warm and rocky conditions made the middle of the race a slog, but the last segment was faster than my plan
2012/05/05-06
The Relay
4.8, 5.8, and 3.1 miles
0:45:48, 0:59:25, and 0:40:20
Runner #6 (including the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway 9!)
2012/04/21 Diablo Trails Challenge 50K 9:14:14 My 35th completed 50K is also my slowest ever (very hot (89°F), slightly long (31.6 miles), and 3 weeks after donating blood)
2012/03/24 Woodside Ramble 50K 7:20:53 This normally fast course was not so fast this time, but I have no complaints
2012/01/28 Steep Ravine Trail Run 50K 7:46:42 I’m very happy with the result, since this was only two weeks after HURT
2012/01/14-15
HURT 100
100 miles
“100K” (67+ miles)
It was far drier than last year and I even had a pacer for about 13 miles, but the result was almost the same (28:16 this time)
2012/01/01
Run for a Healthy World
10K
52:06
Not bad (second best 10K) for the day after a 30K!
2011/12/31 Rodeo Beach Trail Run 30K 3:49:17 I don’t know if Pacific Coast Trail Runs will survive, but they have been a huge part of my progression
2011/12/10 Coyote Ridge Trail Run 50K 7:17:49 Exactly 6 minutes slower than last year, even though it was dry (vs. muddy last year), but this was my third challenging ultra in three weekends
2011/12/03 North Face Endurance Challenge 50 50 miles 12:36:59 That’s the chip time
2011/11/26 Quad Dipsea 28.4 miles 7:45:13 A little slower than last year
2011/10/29 Marsh Madness 5K 5K 24:28 My first 5K, averaging 168bpm on the heart rate, so I was pushing hard
2011/09/24 Coastal 50K 50K 7:08:09 The inaugural running of this point-to-point race in the Marin Headlands
2011/09/17 Diablo 50K 50K 8:39:18 This, my 30th completed 50K, was a last-minute replacement for the canceled San Francisco One Day (24-hour fixed-time event)—the time doesn’t seem so bad given the 7990′ of climbing and the 80+°F temperature
2011/09/03 Grand Teton Races 50 50 miles 14:18:32 I didn’t prepare very much, which is probably why my time was slower than my 50 mile split from last year, but thanks to moving into a new otherwise unoccupied age group, I won my age group!
2011/08/16 Nojiri Lake Association Lake Run ~9 miles 1:28:09 Not as fast as last year, but this was under 10 days after a 100-miler, and I wasn’t (quite) dead last
2011/08/06-07
Headlands Hundred
100 miles
29:58:14
My worst time for this race, but still better than any of my 100-milers not on this course
2011/07/16
Headlands 50
50 miles
12:38:57
Not quite as good as I hoped (12:30), but still good training for the 100-miler in 3 weeks
2011/06/11-12
San Diego 100-Mile Endurance Run
100 miles
31:33:00
The rocks, heat, and altitude all contributed to this being harder than expected, but with the help of my crew and pacer I managed to stay ahead of the cutoffs
2011/05/21
Horseshoe Lake Trail Run
13.1 miles
2:36:20
I should have run the 50K: There were zero finishers in my age group!
2011/05/07
Miwok 100K
100K
15:24:46
Other than some wind and one rattlesnake, the conditions were perfect
2011/04/30-05/01
The Relay
6.2, 5.9, and 4.7 miles
1:02:34, 0:57:55, and 0:41:02
Runner #8
2011/04/10
Skyline to the Sea
26.2 miles
6:21:56
Did 6 miles before and 10 miles after the race (about 42 miles total)
2011/02/26
Redwood Park Trail Run
50K
6:55:12
First run over 8 miles since HURT
2011/01/15-16
HURT 100
100 miles
“100K” (67+ miles)
It took me a little over 29 hours to get that far on this incredibly challenging course
2011/01/01
Run for a Healthy World
10K
51:24
A new 10K PR, by over 2 minutes!
2010/12/26 Coyote Ridge Trail Run 50K 7:11:49 Even muddier than the previous race!
2010/12/18 Rodeo Beach Trail Run 50K 6:41:37 A PW on this course, but given the muddy conditions I’ll take it
2010/12/04 Woodside Trail Run 50K 6:17:55 My fourth fastest 50K!
2010/11/27 Quad Dipsea 28.4 miles 7:35:36 Thanks to some excellent advice to take the early legs very easy, I managed a much more even race than usual—the mud slowed things down a bit, but not too bad
2010/11/13 Stinson Beach Trail Run 50K 8:04:56 It turns out that running 94+ miles on a flat course is not good training for the very hilly (>7000′) course of this, my 25th completed 50K
2010/10/23-24 San Francisco One Day 24 hours 94.4 miles It was a wet and windy day, and thanks to entering a new older age group (and one faster man being in an even older group), I actually managed to win my age group for the first time ever!
2010/10/03 Skyline Ridge Trail Run 50K 7:05:35 It went from too hot to too cold, but it was still a nice day on my local trails
2010/09/24 Palo Alto Moonlight Run 10K 56:16 Lots of people traffic for the first mile, but it’s always fun to run in the dark!
2010/09/04-05 Grand Teton Races 100 100 miles 35:50:01 The hardest physical thing I’ve ever done
2010/08/07-08 Headlands Hundred 100 miles 26:11:53 Way faster than last year, though the course was probably 3-4 miles short
2010/08/03 Nojiri Lake Association NLA Run ~4.5K 23:54 Substantially faster than in 2005
2010/07/27 Nojiri Lake Association Lake Run ~9 miles 1:26:38 Over 13 minutes faster than in 2008, but I was dead last—where did the slow people go?
2010/07/17 Headlands 50 50 miles 13:16:45 The middle was hard going, but things picked up again near the end
2010/07/03 Pacifica Trail Run 50K 7:41:09
2010/05/23 Big Basin Redwoods Trail Run 50K 7:41:47 A hard course, especially on my little toe!
2010/05/08 Los Altos Hills Pathways 10K 10K 59:48 Over 4 minutes faster than last year! (I measured it at 58:51)
2010/05/01-02 The Relay: legs 10, 19, 23, and 32 8.9, 7.0, 3.7, and 4.7 miles (24.3 miles total) 1:38, 1:08, 0:35, and 0:43 Already looking forward to next year!
2010/04/18
Skyline to the Sea Trail Run
50K
7:02:45
Hoping for a much faster time, I went out too fast and didn’t drink enough, especially since it was a bit warmer than expected
2010/03/28
Oakland Marathon Relay
~14.7 miles (legs 3 and 4)
2:30:09
Great community support for this inaugural event
2010/03/20
Pirate’s Cove Trail Run
50K
6:38:29
My 20th completed 50K!
2010/02/27
Sequoia Trail Run
50K
7:31:14
Mud and general slowness
2010/02/06
Woodside Trail Run
50K
6:32:11
More mud and a course PW
2010/01/23
Pacifica Trail Run
50K
7:29:12
Slower than I hoped due to copious mud and a recent blood donation
2010/01/09-10
Disney World Goofy Race and a Half Challenge
13.1 + 26.2 miles
2:00:42 and 4:26:19
Two races in two days… and two PRs!
2010/01/01
Run for a Healthy World
10K
56:05
Slower than either of the previous two years, but I was still recovering from a cold; at least it was a good tempo run before the Goofy Challenge in 8 days
2009/12/19
Rodeo Beach Trail Run
50K
6:23:57
My fourth fastest 50K, finishing just behind and ahead of two other 49-year-old men
2009/12/05
Woodside Trail Run
35K
4:18:20
Downgraded from the 50K
2009/10/24-25
24 hours
92.3 miles
My left foot/ankle was in increasing (though not threatening to be long-term) pain for more than half of the race
2009/10/04
Skyline Ridge Trail Run
50K
6:54:26
Very close to home, and a good time considering one leg wasn’t 100%
2009/08/08-09
100 miles
27:52:23
Almost everything worked better than I planned, and I had great help from my crew, pacer, and coaches
2009/07/18
Sequoia Trail Run
50K
7:31:03
It was hot and I was anti-tapering for this one, but at least I was a little faster than I was a year ago
2009/07/05
Pacifica Trail Run
50K
7:00:18
Took a fall on the first of 5 loops, but still set a course PR
2009/06/13
Lake Merritt Half Day
12 hours
55.2 miles
17 times around the lake plus twice around Fairyland
2009/05/17
50K
25K
Read the blog entry for the details
2009/05/09
Los Altos Hills Pathways 10K
10K
1:04:37
Hilly
2009/05/02
100K
15:43:46
I even managed to get in an extra 0.8 miles when I took an accidental detour
2009/04/19
50 miles
DNF
Missed the cutoff time at 37 miles
2009/03/29
Sycamore Canyon Trail Run
50K
6:38:06
Southern California
2009/03/21
Pirates Cove Trail Run
50K
6:32:21
2009/02/28
Sequoia Trail Run
50K
6:47:36
My 10th 50K
2009/02/07
Woodside Trail Run
50K
6:09:53
A new PR for 50K
2009/01/17
Pacifica Trail Run
50K
7:20:40
2009/01/01
Run for a Healthy World
10K
53:51
Over 2 minutes faster than last year
2008/12/20
50K
6:16:01
Faster than my most ambitious goal (6:30)
2008/12/13
50K
6:59:53
2008/12/06
50K
6:14:14
My 50K personal record, on a perfect day and a fast course
2008/11/15
Stinson Beach Trail Run
50K
7:57:16
2008/10/25
12 hours
51.2 miles
48 laps around the lagoon at Crissy Field
2008/10/05
13.1 miles
2:09:42
Aimed for 2 hour pace and died
2008/09/20
Skyline to the Sea Trail Run
50K
6:42:16
2,580′ more downhill than uphill
2008/08/19
Nojiri Lake Association Lake Run
~9 miles
1:40:22
Ran it on my own 9 more times (all faster)
2008/08/09
50 miles
13:13:17
First 50 miler
2008/07/19
Sequoia Trail Run
50K
7:36:10
2008/06/21
50K
8:53:06
First ultramarathon; 7,090′ of climbing; hot
2008/05/10
Lake Merritt Half Day
6 hours
30.3 miles
First fixed-time event; 31.0 miles in 6:00:45
2008/04/12
26.2 miles
8:35:45
7,950′ of climbing; hot
2008/03/22
Pirates Cove Trail Run
30K
4:09:24
2008/02/16
Sequoia Trail Run
30K
3:57:14
2008/01/19
Pacifica Trail Run
21K
2:38:47
First organized trail run
2008/01/01
Run for a Healthy World
10K
55:58
2007/12/09
26.2 miles
5:25:58
First marathon
2007/10/14
San Jose Rock and Roll Half Marathon
13.1 miles
2:03:19
2007/07/29
San Francisco Half Marathon
13.1 miles
2:09:39
First “real” organized run
2005/07/26
Nojiri Lake Association NLA Run
~4.5K
27:17
Fun run in Japan

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