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Dec 30, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

2018: 16:58 5k, 27:42 8K, 37:13 10k, 55:10 15k, 1:18:16 HM

Third Consecutive Intown 10k win (37:13)

Post Mayan Apocalypse PRs:

200 31.13 (2016)

400 69.96 (2015)

800 2:19 (2016)

Mile 4:58 (2017) 

3000 9:34 (2017)

5000 16:55 (2017)

5k 16:58 (2018)

8k 27:42 (2018)

10K 35:16 (2017)

15K 55:10 (2018)

10-mile 60:29 (2017)

HM 1:18:16 (2018)

30K 2:01:56 (2014)

Mar 2:50:07 (2013)

Short-Term Running Goals:

5/20 Beat the Bridge 8k (27:42)

5/26 Memorial Day 15k (Goal=PR=sub 55:42) (55:10)

6/1 Freemont 5k (Goal=PR=sub 17:03) (16:58)

6/10 Rock and/or Roll Seattle Half (Goal=PR=sub 1:18:31) (1:18:16)

Long-Term Running Goals:

where the brave dare not go


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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 90.10 Year: 1700.20
Adizero Rocket Lifetime Miles: 323.35
Asics Hyperspeed Lifetime Miles: 369.13
Mizuno Waverider Lifetime Miles: 509.70
Adistar Ride Lifetime Miles: 520.40
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 253.60
Adistar Rideb Lifetime Miles: 236.30
Waveriderb Lifetime Miles: 466.70
Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 570.30
WhiteHyperspeed Lifetime Miles: 268.50
RedFree Lifetime Miles: 405.55
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 46.10
NimbusFIRE Lifetime Miles: 260.50
WhiteHyper2 Lifetime Miles: 100.20
WaveriderC Lifetime Miles: 203.95
NimbusVampire Lifetime Miles: 357.50
CelticMirage Lifetime Miles: 312.00
NeonFree Lifetime Miles: 17.80
Nimbus FireB Lifetime Miles: 2.50
Nimbus FireC Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Race: Draper Days (3.107 Miles) 00:17:05, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance

First time doing Draper Days 5k since 2012, the day everything finally unraveled for me. I was kind of scared to return.

The start was a giant mess. They had the push-wheelchair runners lineup at the front but then didn't let them go early. Which is just...obviously a bad idea for everyone. Then they left up two road block which everyone had to go around. This mess probably only cost me about 3-5 seconds, but it was all quite avoidable.

Started off running behind Dennis Simonaitis, just like the good old days, and we slowly gained on the lead women (Nan+Sariah) as well as Sasha. Caught up to them right at the mile marker (which was way off). Then I pulled ahead of them all, with only Sasha coming with me. We ran side by side until about the 2 mile mark when we started climbing and I used my Atlanta legs to pull away.

With about 1k to go, Nan caught back up to me and encouraged me to keep up so I ran behind her the rest of the way. Very surprised to see 17:0x as I crossed the line, as my mile split was 5:42 and I felt like I was slowing down. Riley's garmin said the course was legit, so I'll take it. Best road 5k since early 2012 and only 10 seconds slower than what I did on a track at sea level.

I finished 13 seconds and 1 spot ahead of Dennis. In 2011 we fininished 6-7 in this race with about the same spread but 1 minute faster.

So now the race results have me as 17:07 (they changed for some reason) and they give everyone but me a 2-3 second difference between gun time and chip time. I definitely had to wait 3 seconds before I crossed the start line. That's what I get for not stopping my watch when I crossed the line.

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From Glory in the long run on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 08:40:07 from

I agree about the mess at the start. It's like race organizers don't know what "race" means.

Interesting about saying everything unraveled, I assume you've got your health issues figured out. Way to race.

From Glory in the long run on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 08:43:47 from

Oh, and yes, we are living soli deo gloria. For the glory of God. Our bodies, souls and minds only find their true purpose as we bring glory to the Three-in-One God of the Universe who made us. Running brings pleasure because it uses the bodies God gave us in a way they were very well designed to be used.

From Sasha Pachev on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 13:16:18 from

James - congratulations on climbing out of a hole. Your last mile was actually very decent considering the grade and altitude (grade is harder to take at altitude). Your official time was 17:05, and everybody else's should be around 2 seconds faster. I am currently discussing this matter with the race director. If you want, send him an e-mail as well as a second witness that we do want the correct time recorded, and 2 seconds is a significant difference in a 5 K.

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