This is a record of the running races I have done so I can chart my progress over the years. Click the headers in the table below to sort by date, distance, pace, etc.

Abbreviations used: Dist=distance, Pace=average mile pace (min/mile), Ovrl=overall placing, Div=division placing (if not provided in official results, then I arbitrarily based this on a 10-year age group), Men=placing among men, Entr=total number of entrants.

Run Data

DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
1995-05-14 Stanford Pow Wow 5k 3.1 22:12 7:10 ? ? ? 50
1995-09-03 Delicato Grape Stomp Romp 5k 3.1 20:38 6:39 30 3 ? 300
1996-05-04 Stanford Pow Wow 5k 2.56 16:58 6:38 ? 1 ? 50
1996-09-27 Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run 3.1 22:11 7:09 57 6 50 603
1998-10-25 Silicon Valley Half Marathon 13.1 1:53:12 8:38 444 85 302 ?
1999-01-16 College Kids Resolution Run 3.1 21:55 7:04 25 ? ? 200
1999-09-11 Palo Alto Baylands Pride Run 10k 6.2 46:26 7:29 ? ? ? ?
1999-10-31 Silicon Valley Marathon 26.2 4:53:41 11:13 1326 45 974 ?
2001-03-04 Napa Valley Marathon 26.2 3:59:07 9:08 443 34 342 1360
2002-12-08 California International Marathon 26.2 4:55:16 11:16 2264 140 1562 2618
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2003-01-26 SF Home Depot Half Marathon 13.1 1:44:05 7:57 751 84 604 3381
2003-04-27 LSI Logic Classic 10K 6.2 45:33 7:21 54 13 48 200
2003-06-01 Mt. Evans Ascent 14.5 3:20:04 13:48 88 ? 71 150
2003-06-28 Ironman Coeur d'Alene 26.2 5:59:26 13:43 1022 72 ? 1574
2004-02-01 SF Home Depot Half Marathon 13.1 1:39:56 7:38 598 58 507 3364
2004-02-07 Jed Smith Ultra's 50K 31.1 5:18:06 10:14 49 2 39 82
2004-03-07 Napa Valley Marathon 26.2 3:50:00 8:47 424 23 333 1556
2004-05-01 Wildflower Triathlon Long Course 13.1 2:10:48 9:59 806 108 ? 2133
2004-05-08 Stacey's Run From Lam 40.1 8:35:00 12:51 1 1 1 1
2004-08-14 Vineman Triathlon 26.2 4:46:59 10:57 112 16 99 216
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2004-11-25 Modesto Turkey Trot 5K 3.1 20:51 6:44 48 ? 44 379
2004-12-31 Downtown YMCA Resolution Run 3.1 21:43 7:00 12 ? 12 100
2005-01-30 Windmill Run 6.5 46:24 7:08 15 4 15 79
2005-02-06 Santa Cruz Super Bowl 10k 6.2 44:39 7:12 46 3 42 255
2005-02-27 Waterfront 10m 10 1:13:44 7:22 12 3 12 83
2005-03-06 Rainbow Falls 5k 3.1 20:55 6:45 12 3 12 99
2005-03-20 Knoxville Marathon 26.2 4:03:27 9:18 315 19 260 920
2005-04-24 Great Spear-It Run 3.1 19:30 6:17 20 4 17 410
2005-05-15 Bay to Breakers 7.5 1:02:55 8:23 1930 ? ? 70000
2005-07-04 Foot Traffic Flat Marathon 26.2 3:34:27 8:11 34 3 28 116
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2005-11-05 Heart Center of the Rockies 10k 6.2 45:34 7:21 35 7 29 181
2005-11-13 Rattlesnake Rumble 4.5 34:21 7:38 29 18 21 69
2005-11-24 Run for Hunger 5k 3.1 19:04 6:09 19 3 19 726
2006-02-05 Mardi Gras Marathon 26.2 3:29:35 7:60 73 12 67 698
2006-03-05 Spring Park 6k 3.73 24:37 6:36 2 2 2 10
2006-04-09 Ironman Arizona 26.2 5:14:16 11:60 842 137 ? 1943
2006-04-22 Fast and the Furriest 5k 3.1 21:41 6:60 7 ? 5 200
2006-05-07 Colorado Marathon 26.2 3:35:02 8:12 116 12 105 629
2006-05-14 Edora Park 8k 5 33:35 6:43 1 1 1 11
2006-05-28 Rocky Mountain Double Marathon 52.4 10:57:20 12:33 9 2 6 13
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2006-06-04 Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon 26.2 3:32:34 8:07 30 5 29 375
2006-08-20 Pikes Peak Marathon 26.2 7:25:39 17:01 336 48 266 528
2006-09-10 Warren Park 5k 3.1 20:20 6:34 1 1 1 12
2006-10-22 Chicago Marathon 26.2 3:22:31 7:44 3096 499 2677 40000
2006-11-05 Edora Park 8k 5 33:05 6:37 2 2 2 17
2006-11-23 Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Run 4 26:26 6:37 83 13 67 1370
2006-12-03 Lee Martinez Park 10k 6.2 45:50 7:24 4 1 4 15
2007-01-07 Rolland Moore Park 4k 2.9 20:37 7:07 15 ? ? 15
2007-02-04 Warren Park 5k 3.38 23:12 6:52 3 1 3 15
2007-03-17 Sharin' o' the Green 5k 3.1 20:34 6:38 33 10 29 502
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2007-04-15 Horsetooth Half Marathon 13.1 1:36:37 7:23 62 21 54 871
2007-05-06 Deena Kastor 8k Levee Run 5.28 36:03 6:50 3 2 3 19
2007-05-12 Quicksilver 50 Mile 50 10:30:46 12:37 46 11 39 93
2007-06-03 Lee Martinez Park 10k 6.2 43:32 7:01 2 1 1 8
2007-07-08 Warren Park 4k 2.43 15:39 6:26 2 1 2 7
2007-08-09 Mountain Avenue Mile 1 5:12 5:12 22 6 19 148
2007-09-30 Trailblazer 10k 6.2 39:40 6:24 7 3 3 239
2007-10-06 St. George Marathon 26.2 3:03:24 7:00 250 39 207 6000
2007-10-13 Boulder 100 64.5 15:02:00 13:59 ? ? ? 20
2007-11-04 Edora Park 8k 5 32:10 6:26 1 1 1 6
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2007-11-22 Fort Collins Thanksgiving Run 4 26:09 6:32 85 11 69 1210
2007-12-02 Lee Martinez Park 10k 6.2 43:54 7:05 2 1 2 18
2008-02-03 Warren Park 5k 3.1 21:23 6:54 2 1 2 23
2008-03-09 Spring Park 6k 3.73 24:22 6:32 1 1 1 20
2008-03-30 Bataan Memorial Death March 26.2 5:58:46 13:42 9 3 8 117
2008-04-12 Fort Collins Fort Collins 5k 3.1 20:35 6:38 4 1 3 109
2008-04-21 Boston Marathon 26.2 3:28:46 7:58 6314 2718 5298 25000
2008-05-24 Sulphur Springs 100 100 29:40:35 17:48 31 9 21 49
2008-11-02 Edora Park 8k 4.78 34:04 7:08 1 1 1 12
2008-11-27 Fort Collins Thanksgiving Run 4 26:42 6:41 113 17 94 1559
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2008-12-07 Lee Martinez Park 10k 6.2 44:38 7:12 2 2 2 9
2009-01-10 Disney World Half Marathon 13.1 1:35:57 7:19 214 25 179 12440
2009-01-11 Disney World Marathon 26.2 4:06:22 9:24 2445 263 1828 14949
2009-03-01 Spring Park 6k 3.73 24:45 6:38 2 2 2 19
2009-03-14 Sharin' o' the Green 5k 3.1 20:20 6:34 35 13 35 878
2009-04-26 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon 26.2 3:47:13 8:40 179 27 149 2417
2009-05-25 Houska Houska 5k 3 19:08 6:23 6 3 5 500
2009-06-13 Run for a Child's Sake 5k 3 19:01 6:20 7 1 7 207
2009-07-04 Firekracker 5k 3.1 19:32 6:18 48 6 46 948
2009-07-12 Alcatraz Challenge 7 48:40 6:57 ? 6 ? 304
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2009-08-13 Mountain Avenue Mile 1 5:10 5:10 12 6 ? ?
2009-09-20 Crossroads Half Marathon 13.1 1:30:00 6:52 20 2 17 384
2009-10-04 Pineridge 4 Mile Trail Run 3.54 24:58 7:03 1 1 1 21
2009-11-01 Warren Park 5k 3.1 20:10 6:30 1 1 1 22
2009-11-26 Fort Collins Thanksgiving Run 4 25:24 6:21 83 13 70 1906
2010-01-03 Rolland Moore Park 4k 2.5 16:07 6:27 2 2 2 33
2010-02-07 Lee Martinez Park 10k 6.2 46:59 7:35 4 2 3 25
2010-03-06 Snickers Marathon 26.2 3:11:42 7:19 36 4 29 579
2010-03-13 Ellerbe Springs Marathon 26.2 3:35:53 8:14 22 3 20 140
2010-04-04 Pineridge 5 Mile Trail Run 5.3 36:36 6:54 2 1 1 25
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2010-04-10 Davy Crockett Bear Chase 26.2 3:12:54 7:22 1 1 1 91
2010-04-11 Big-D Texas Marathon 26.2 4:39:13 10:39 296 36 201 598
2010-04-24 Free State 100k Trail Race 62 13:58:30 13:31 20 ? 19 52
2010-05-16 Run for Literacy 10k 7.5 47:53 6:23 2 1 2 225
2010-07-24 Grand Mesa 100 53 14:00:00 15:51 ? ? 23 30
2010-09-19 Suicide Prevention Run 5k 3.26 20:23 6:15 1 1 1 100
2010-09-26 Omaha Marathon 26.2 3:28:41 7:58 85 10 76 605
2010-10-10 Pineridge 4 Mile 3.75 26:26 7:03 4 4 4 29
2010-10-16 Boulder 100 100 26:57:00 16:10 19 ? 13 48
2010-11-07 Warren Park 5k 3.1 20:06 6:29 4 4 4 44
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2010-11-25 Loveland Turkey Trot 5k 3.17 20:40 6:31 32 5 29 979
2010-12-05 Lee Martinez Park 10k 6.3 43:27 6:54 5 5 5 49
2011-01-09 Rolland Moore Park 4k 2.5 21:19 8:32 ? ? ? 29
2011-02-06 Edora Park 8k 4.9 33:12 6:47 6 4 5 38
2011-03-06 Cottonwood Glen 12k 7.63 51:13 6:43 5 3 5 41
2011-04-03 Spring Canyon 5k 3.17 20:04 6:20 5 5 5 40
2011-04-17 Horsetooth Half Marathon 13.1 1:53:03 8:38 ? ? ? 1600
2011-05-01 Colorado Marathon 26.2 3:18:23 7:34 65 13 58 990
2011-10-02 Rolland Moore Park 4k 2.5 16:01 6:24 7 6 7 46
2011-11-06 Warren Park 5k 3.1 20:39 6:40 6 5 6 42
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2011-11-24 Fort Collins Thanksgiving Run 4 42:10 10:33 1170 68 611 3500
2011-12-04 Lee Martinez Park 10k 6.2 46:54 7:34 11 6 9 38
2012-01-01 New Year's Day 5k 3.1 20:30 6:37 27 9 20 300
2012-01-08 Fossil Creek Park 5k 3.1 20:46 6:42 5 4 4 42
2012-02-05 Edora Park 8k 5 36:08 7:14 7 4 5 33
2012-03-04 Cottonwood Glen 12k 7.5 52:31 7:00 8 4 4 30
2012-04-01 Spring Canyon Park 5k 3.1 22:18 7:12 5 4 4 21
2012-06-02 NCYH Power Play 5k 3.19 20:56 6:34 1 1 1 121
2012-06-09 Run for a Child's Sake 5k 3.1 20:05 6:29 5 2 5 245
2012-07-04 Firekracker 5k 3.1 19:57 6:26 79 7 64 987
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2012-09-15 Bismarck Marathon 26.2 3:34:54 8:12 18 6 17 157
2012-09-16 Montana Marathon 26.2 4:43:44 10:50 99 16 ? 154
2012-11-04 Warren Park 5k 3.1 20:25 6:35 10 ? 9 88
2012-12-02 Spring Park 6k 3.73 25:56 6:57 12 ? 10 87
2012-12-22 Reindeer Marathon 26.2 3:55:30 8:59 ? ? ? ?
2013-01-06 Edora Park 8k 5 34:27 6:53 5 4 5 56
2013-02-03 Fossil Creek Park 5k 3.1 22:45 7:20 17 ? 13 66
2013-02-17 Mercedes Marathon 26.2 4:09:14 9:31 444 45 323 992
2013-10-13 Rolland Moore Park 4k 2.5 17:04 6:50 10 ? 9 65
2013-11-17 Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 26.2 3:48:18 8:43 426 68 346 2921
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2013-11-28 Pelican Lakes Turkey Trot 5k 3.1 20:08 6:30 21 8 19 585
2013-12-08 Spring Park 6k 3.73 26:01 6:58 5 3 4 40
2014-01-05 Edora Park 8k 5.03 35:12 6:60 1 1 1 29
2014-01-25 Sweaty Sweater 5k 3.1 20:57 6:45 15 3 15 264
2014-03-28 PSD Pi Day Fun Run 5k 3.14 20:51 6:38 5 4 5 150
2014-04-06 Cottonwood Glen 12k 7.5 52:34 7:01 5 4 4 42
2014-04-13 Horsetooth Half Marathon 13.1 1:40:34 7:41 89 10 67 1091
2014-05-04 Colorado Marathon 26.2 4:19:27 9:54 554 50 ? 1086
2014-05-26 Bolder Boulder 6.2 44:52 7:14 1518 29 1296 54000
2014-07-04 FireKracker 5k 3.1 20:01 6:27 27 3 25 1051
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2014-07-20 Hula Hula Hustle 5k 3.04 18:58 6:14 5 1 5 115
2014-07-26 Human Race 5k 3.1 19:59 6:27 31 2 25 473
2014-08-14 Mountain Avenue Mile 1 5:18 5:18 20 10 ? ?
2014-08-30 Boulder Sunset Triathlon 3.1 23:30 7:35 36 ? 30 319
2014-09-14 Fall Classic Marathon 26.2 3:18:48 7:35 24 8 20 176
2014-10-12 Rolland Moore Park 4k 2.45 15:50 6:28 2 ? 2 114
2014-10-19 Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon 26.2 3:26:28 7:53 79 16 69 1200
2014-11-02 Warren Park 5k 3.1 20:15 6:32 4 2 4 122
2014-12-07 Spring Park 6k 3.73 24:49 6:39 5 2 3 79
2015-01-11 Edora Park 8k 5 38:13 7:39 13 ? 12 96
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2015-02-01 Fossil Creek Park 5k 3.1 21:58 7:05 9 ? 7 74
2015-05-03 Colorado Marathon 10k 6.2 45:09 7:17 16 5 13 411
2015-09-02 SLTC September Pace Series 5k 3.1 21:08 6:49 3 ? 3 41
2015-09-09 SLTC September Pace Series 4.2M 4.2 28:47 6:51 3 ? 3 46
2015-09-16 SLTC September Pace Series 3k 1.86 11:58 6:26 3 ? 3 ?
2015-10-17 Indianapolis Marathon 26.2 3:43:39 8:32 99 9 70 586
2015-11-01 Warren Park 5k 3.1 21:01 6:47 6 ? 5 126
2016-01-10 Edora Park 8k 5 34:50 6:58 11 ? 9 122
2016-02-07 Fossil Creek Park 5k 3.1 21:33 6:57 15 ? 12 130
2016-03-05 Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Marathon 28 5:11:02 11:07 28 5 21 131
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2016-03-06 Naked Bavarian Trail Marathon 26.2 5:55:13 13:33 102 ? 65 130
2016-06-25 Slacker Half Marathon 13.1 1:39:31 7:36 61 10 49 1278
2016-08-13 Georgetown-Idaho Springs Half Marathon 13.1 1:45:23 8:03 167 17 114 1249
2016-09-24 All-Out Fallfest Half Marathon 13.1 1:38:51 7:33 7 1 5 113
2016-10-09 Rolland Moore Park 4k 2.5 15:56 6:22 7 ? 7 152
2016-10-16 Cache La Poudre Marathon 26.2 3:28:18 7:57 1 1 1 21
2016-10-22 East Lake Fire Rescue 5k 3.1 19:46 6:23 7 2 7 327
2016-11-06 New York City Marathon 26.2 3:31:05 8:03 4722 788 3994 50000
2016-12-04 Spring Park 6k 3.6 25:09 6:59 8 ? 8 116
2017-02-05 Fossil Creek Park 5k 3.1 21:41 6:60 12 ? 11 144
DateEventDistTimePaceOvrlDivMenEntr
2017-04-01 Mission Run in the Ozarks 26.2 3:32:07 8:06 1 1 1 13
2017-04-23 Horsetooth Half Marathon 13.1 1:39:32 7:36 141 18 121 1653

Felix has run 172 races in his lifetime.

Observations

January 21, 2005 (Fri)

So I finally scoured my hard drive, records, and web for the results of most (if not all) of the races I have done in my life. (Many thanks goes to Peter Zinsli of zinsli.com, who has provided much of this data. In fact, he has data for virtually every runner who have done races in Northern California in the last 6 years in his online database.) From the data it is easy to observe some trends.

First off, until recently, I have not gotten any faster at all at short distances over the last decade. It was rather shocking to discover that my fastest 5k race ever, until April 2005 (in the Stockton Great Spear-It Run), occurred in 1995 (coincidentally, also in Stockton--the Delicato Grape Stomp Romp). That was the very first one I did, with no training whatsoever aside from bicycling! Recently, it took six months, run technique refinement, some speedwork training, better race strategy, and four 5k races just to beat that. It just comes to show that focusing solely on long-distance running, as I have over the last few years, does nothing for top-end speed. If anything it made me a slower runner by getting me in the habit of running at a slower, more sustainable pace.

Until January 2005 I also think my run technique had regressed. During longer runs I had a habit of settling into an overstriding, low-cadence rhythm. It took conscious effort to correct that. A big part of solving the problem was reading up on optimal running technique and keeping aware of my form at all times. The best running technique advice I read was an e-book by the late British world-record holder Gordon Pirie. There's quite a bit of boasting in his book but there's a lot of wonderful information. I highly recommend reading it; good running technique is not only critical for speed but for preventing injury.

On another note, my speed has definitely improved for longer distances over the years as a natural consequence of training more. And I don't get nearly as sore after runs anymore, unlike those first 5k's where I literally could not walk down stairs for days after those 20-minute runs. That said, I do have some short- and long-term goals which will require me to improve. I will put them below so I can look at this page and be constantly reminded of them.

Goals

The following goals, except for the first one, were set in January 2005. I achieved them all by May 25, 2008 after barely completing the Sulphur Springs 100, phew!

  • Finally beat George W. Bush's best marathon time of 3:44:52. (Target date: Oct. 31, 2005.) Achieved: Jul. 4, 2005 (3:34:27, Foot Traffic Flat Marathon)
  • Run a sub-20-minute 5k. (Target date: Dec. 31, 2005) Achieved: Apr. 24, 2005 (19:30, Great Spear-It 5k)
  • Run a 5:30 mile. (Target date: Mar. 31, 2006) Achieved: Aug. 9, 2007 (5:12, Mountain Avenue Mile)
  • Run a sub-40-minute 10k. (Target date: Dec. 31, 2006) Achieved: Sep. 30, 2007 (39:40, Trailblazer 10k)
  • Run my first 50-miler. (Target date: Dec. 31, 2006) Achieved: May 28, 2006 (52.4 miles, Rocky Mountain Double Marathon)
  • Run my first 100-miler. (Target date: Dec. 31, 2007) Achieved: May 25, 2008 (Sulphur Springs 100)
  • Qualify for the Boston Marathon with a sub-3:10 time. (Target date: Dec. 31, 2010) Achieved: Oct. 6, 2007 (3:03:24, St. George Marathon)

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