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Moonshiner Night Trail Race 5k

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Feb 24, 2007



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5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

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Miles:This week: 16.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 729.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 266.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Race: Moonshiner Night Trail Race 5k (3.11 Miles) 00:18:50, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

PM- Time for the annual Moonshiner 5k, a night 5k on trails, which makes it a very unique and fun race (plus they give $200+ swag to the winner). I won the past 2 years in 18:45 and 17:58. I wasn't too sure how it would go this year on account of only running 3 days out of the past 9, plus my injury, but I would go try. Warmed up 4 or so miles, said Hi to a few friends, then waited while the ranger tried to clear a new downfall tree on the trail at the .5 mile mark (he never got it off). The thunderstorms that threatened to cancel the race ended just in time but the trails were all muddy, which I love.  We started and I led from the gun, except when someone passed me right at the tree, leaving me in 2nd for half a mile. Passed him back and got a bit of a gap on the small road section (I could tell I was working as hard as I could as my hands and arms were going tingly), then steadily pulled away on the downhill trail. The headlights were close enough that I had to keep pushing, but I ended up winning by 24 seconds. Half Moon Outfitters always does a great job, and running this race is a fun tradition. Cooled down with the Honnette's and Brandon Arquette, an ex-GE guy who finished 2nd. Saw a huge frog on the trail, too.

Knee felt ok. We'll see how it is tomorrow.

Trail N1 Miles: 4.00Trail N2 2 Orange Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
From Bob on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 20:07:47 from

Contests on another win. Hope knee heals up.

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