Ending the Year Positively
Had a great running year through October. I ran about 1,800 miles, plus had three months of xc ski racing and training at the beginning of the year. And as an age group athlete, this was my best year yet.
Distance - Time (US 50-54 age ranking)
1 mile/track - 5:00.8 (9th)
3000 m/track - 10:11.7 (7th) (also ran that 10:06 time trial)
5K/road - 17:01.3 (11th)
8K/road - 28:32.3 (7th)
10K/road - 35:45.1 (5th)
½ marathon - 1:18:52.3 (5th)
Road racing--caveat that road rankings are not complete, but it's the best that we have
and as a bonus
50K USA National Masters xc ski Championship
Winning the Sonot 50K age group (6th overall) a week later was nice too.