NO MOUNT OF SUFFERING WILL EVER STOP ME FROM JOGGIN

I thought I would start my normal December blog entries of various list this year with the list of races I ran in 2015. It was a serious year of highs and lows for me in running, but I did lot of miles this year and over come some obstacles this year. So the times may not be great, I am happy with how I overcome events to run some these races.

YETI CHASE 10K
Date: January 25, 2015
Time: 01:03:04
Pace: 00:10:09
Overall Place: 288 out of 437
Division: 24 out of 28
Notes: First time I ran this race. It is a tough course at Bear Lake, but not as hard as the Bear Chase that is also at Bear Lake.
 
COLFAX HALF MARATHON
Date: May 17, 2015
Time: 02:24:53
Pace: 00:11:03
Overall Place: 3516 out of 5840
Division: 374 out of 495
Notes: This was my first half marathon and so it was a PR for half-marathon races for me. I originally thought I would do the 10 mile race, but as I trained I knew I could do the half. My friend Todd ran with me to help pace me.
 
RUN FOR THE DOOR 5K
Date: May 24, 2014
Time: 00:32:52
Pace: 00:10:35
Overall Place: 126 out of 306
Division: 11 out of 23
Notes: This was the fourth year I have ran in this 5K. This year I just ran as a pacer for my wife who is amazing as she ran it without training. The race benefits Open Doors Ministries.
 
LET FREEDOM RUN 10K
Date: July 4, 2015
Time: 01:05:17
Pace: 00:10:32
Overall Place: 100 out of 150
Division: 13 out of 15
Notes: I made a mistake on this race. The plan was to really pick up speed at mile four, but the signs were messed up and I started going faster at mile three. I could not recover as I was too tired from going faster too soon and from the heat.
 
U.S. MARINE CORP MEMORIAL 10K
Date: September 19, 2015
Time: 01:04:15
Pace: 00:10:21
Overall Place: 36 out of 44
Division: 8 out of 8
Notes: I could barely run the week before because of pulling a chest muscle making it tough to breathe, but I ran this race anyway. I was happy to run this race without stopping.
 
BEAR CHASE HALF MARATHON
Date: September 27, 2015
Time: 03:01:21
Pace: 00:13:51
Overall Place: 226 out of 285
Division: 38 out of 40
Notes: I was going to withdraw from this race because of the chest muscle injury and lack of training. However, after running the U.S. MARINE CORP MEMORIAL 10K that I could run most of this race and then walk/run the last few miles even through it was a very tough course. I did more walking at the end of the race than I hoped, but I did the race.
 
BROOMFIELD TURKEY DAY 10K
Date: November 26, 2015
Time: 01:05:18
Pace: 00:10:32
Overall Place: 191 out of 275
Division: 34 out of 40
Notes: Due to a lot of things in life I have barely been running, but I ran this 10K in the cold for some reason. It was the second year for me running this race. I was much slower than last year.



Yeti and I at the Yeti Chase


Todd and I after running Colfax Half Marathon


Me at the Broomfield Turkey Day Race