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by Michael Arnstein

Fri, 11/30/2012

Race Stats

Here are results from races since I began eating a Fruitarian Diet in January 2008

2008:

2/10 Bronx 1/2 Marathon: 1:17.29, 12th Overall
3/2 Napa Valley Marathon: 2:34.07, 2nd Overall (PR)
3/30 10km Central Park NYC 35:30, 30th Overall
4/22 Boston Marathon: 2:35.3, 93rd Overall
7/6 Calgary Marathon: 2:39.23, 3rd Overall
7/23 Ironman Lake Placid New York: 10:10.57, 79th Overall
9/28 Toronto Marathon: 2:32.34, 26th Overall (PR)
10/11 Ironman Hawaii World Championships: 11:36.32 1011th Overall (fun run)
11/2 NYC Marathon: 2:31.49, 48th Overall (PR)
11/9 NYC X-C 3.0mile Race Van Cortlandt Park
11/15 Knickerbocker 60km Ultra Marathon NYC: 4:32.07, 1st Place Overall
11/22 JFK 50 mile Ultra Marathon: 6:24.36, 5th Overall
11/30 NYC X-C 15km in Van Cortlandt Park: 56.03, 1st Overall

2009:

1/25 Bronx 1/2 Marathon NYC: 1:18.23, 27th Overall
2/8 NYC 1/2 Marathon: 1:15.21, 8th Overall
3/1 5km NYC (Coogan's): 16:04, 32nd Overall
4/20 Boston Marathon: 2:35.30, 110th Overall
5/3 New Jersey Marathon: 2:38.54, 1st Overall
5/30 Brooklyn Half Marathon NYC: 1:11.47, 7th Overall (PR)
6/13 NYC Central Park 10km: 32:48, 2nd Overall (PR)
6/28 NYC Central Park 5mile: 27:31, 10th Overall
10/11 Chicago Marathon: 2:35.01, 118th Overall
11/1 NYC Marathon: 2:35.34, 148th Overall
11/8 Harrisburg,PA Marathon: 2:32.17, 1st Overall
11/21 JFK 50 Mile Ultra Marathon: 5:50.58, 2nd Overall (PR)
12/6 Palm Beach Marathon 2:30.59, 2nd Overall (PR)

2010:

3/7 Napa Valley Marathon: 2:31.26, 1st Overall
3/21 NYC Half Marathon: 1:10.56, 38th Overall (PR)
3/28 NYC 15K Central Park: 50.29, 2nd Overall
4/3 NYC 10K Central Park: 32.55, 23rd Overall
4/10 USA 100km National Championships (Madison, WI): 7:27.46, 5th Overall
4/19 Boston Marathon: 2:28.29, 57th Overall (PR)
4/26 Sybil Ludington 50km: 3:30.52, 1st Overall
5/2 New Jersey Marathon: 2:37.53, 1st Overall (85F, full sun and 85% humidity- HOT!) Click to read the race report.
5/8 NorthFace 50 Mile Ultra Marathon (Bear Mt. NY): 8:00.30, 5th Overall (insane technical course!) Click to read the race report.
6/19 Joe Kleinerman 12-Hour (Queens NY) 73.6 miles, 2nd overall
6/26 Western States 100 Mile: DNF 20 hours 30 minutes, mile 85.2 (had a terrible race! hamstring pull at mile 35!) Click to read the race report.
7/17 Vermont 100 Mile Ultra Marathon: 5th overall, 17 hours 12 minutes. Click to read the race report.
7/24 New York Road Runner's Queens Half Marathon: 1:28 (85F, ate too much before the race, bombed)
7/28 Central Park 10km: 34:13 (89F HOT!) View my GPS data.
7/30 Around the Lake 12 Hour (In Massachussets): 61.59 miles View my GPS data.
8/4 Times Square NYC to the top of Bear Mt. 62.76 miles (fat ass race) View my GPS data.
8/7 New York Road Runner's 5 Mile Team Championships (Central Park) 27:04 (5:24 per mile) 55th overall Note: I've been running 180-210 miles a week for the last 2 months!
8/14 Leadville Colorado 10km (starting elevation 10,200ft. 590ft of climbing in race): 38:42, 1st overall (6:14 per mile)
8/21 Leadville Colorado 100 Mile Ultra Marathon (16,000ft of climbing and 16,000 ft of decent. Got lost, ran more than 100 miles!) 22:48, 31st overall. Click to read the race report.
8/24 Sri Chinmoy Marathon (Rockland State Park New York): 2:39.41, 1st Overall (yes I won this marathon just 2 days after running the Leadville 100 mile ultra marathon!)
9/18-19 USATF 24 Hour National Championships: 87 miles in 15 hours (Awful race! The week leading up to this race I ran 296 miles in 8 days, then came down with a bad virus)  
10/10 Chicago Marathon: I tried to pace my wife to a Boston Qualifying time: ran it with her in 4 hours
11/7 NYC Marathon: 2:41.03
11/21 JFK 50 Mile: 6:34 12th overall
11/25 The Thanksgiving Trail Marathon in VC Park: 3rd Overall in 3:08
12/11 NYRRC Central Park 10k: 34:40
12/25 The Christmas Marathon in VC Park: 3:45 fun run

2011:

01/01 The New Year's Marathon in VC Park in 18''snow conditions! 2nd overall in 5:30
2/5 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Trail Race: 16 hours 34 minutes, 7th overall. Click to read the race report.
2/13 Valentine’s Day Marathon (heavy snow pack, fun run)
2/26 Hawaii 50 mile, Ran from the ocean to 10,000ft up Mauna Kea
3/3 Nominated ‘Runner of the Year’ by New York Road Runners for year 2010
3/13 Madagascar Double Marathon 52.5 miles in 6 hours 5 minutes
4/10 New York Road Runners 10km 34:10 4/18 Boston Marathon 100th overall, 2:30.48
4/24 Easter Trail Marathon 2:52 (New Course Record), 1st Overall
4/29 Royal Berkshire Marathon (England) 1st Overall 2:31.24 5/15 Pocono Marathon, 5th Overall, 2:30.30
5/21 Brooklyn Half Marathon 1:13.30
6/25 Western States Endurance Run 100 Miles, 21 Hours 40 Minutes 61st overall
7/8 Yonkers NY to Long Branch NJ 75.2 Miles, 10 hours 25 minutes
7/16 Vermont 100 Mile, 15 hours 26 minutes, 1st Place Overall! Click to read the race report.
8/14 Leadville 10km, 37:56, 1st Place Overall
8/20 Leadville 100 Mile Ultra Marathon 17 Hours 56 Minutes, 4th Overall. Click to read the race report.
9/30 Spartathlon Ultra Marathon (Greece: Athens to Sparta 153 Mile Race (36 Hour Cut Off), DNF 25 hours 115 Miles
10/9 Chicago Marathon, 2:34 (a week after running 115 miles in Greece!)
10/16 Asbury Park Marathon, 1st Place Overall, 2:30.28
10/23 USA Track & Field 50 Mile National Championships (Tussey Mountain) 3rd Overall, 5 Hours 52 Minutes (5000ft of climbing!)
11/6 NYC Marathon, 2:28.12!, 30th Overall, 5th American, 2nd in age group 30-34, New PR 5:39 per mile average
11/19 JFK 50 Mile Ultra Marathon, 6:07 5th Overall 11/24 The Thanksgiving Marathon (Bronx, NY)
12/4 NY Road Runners 5 Mile, Central Park, NYC 26:10 5th Overall (5:12 per mile)
12/11 NY Road Runners 15Km Van Cortlandt Park X-C 54:09, 1st Place Overall
12/17 Desert Solstice 100mile Track Race, 13 Hours 46 Minutes 18 seconds (8:15 per/mile), 1st Place Overall

2012:

2/5 NY Road Runners 4 Mile, Central Park, NYC 21:10 (5:18 per/mile) 8th Overall, 2nd Age Group
4/1 NY Road Runners 15K, Central Park, NYC 50:32 (5:26 per/mile) 2nd Overall
4/15 Boston Marathon 2:56 – jogged it… (87F temps! So I ran the Boston Double – finished the race, then ran back to Hopkinton!)
4/22, 4/23, 4/24 Sri Chinmoy 6 Day… DNF
5/5 Miwok 100k, San Francisco, CA 9:49, 7th Overall 5/12 Ice Age 50 mile, La Grange, Wisconsin: 3rd Overall 6:31
5/19 Brooklyn Half Marathon: Brooklyn, NY 1:12.23, 26th Overall, 2nd 35-39 age group
7/16-17 BADWATER 135 Mile Ultramarathon: Death Valley, CA 31 hours 4 minutes, 16th overall. Click to read the race report.
7/21 Vermont 100 Mile Ultramarathon: Woodstock, VT 18 hours 46 minutes, 13th overall (I ran this 3 days after BADWATER!) Click to read the race report.
8/18 Leadville 100 Mile Ultramarathon: Leadville, CO 19 hours 37 minutes, 8th place
8/26 Woodstock Fruit Festival Ultramarathon Trail 50k: Diamond Point, NY 5 hours 3 minutes, 1st Overall
9/16 87th Yonkers Marathon (2nd oldest marathon in the world!), Yonkers, NY 2:35.10, 1st Place Overall
9/28 The Spartathlon: Athens to Sparta; Greece. 153 Miles (consecutive!) 33 hours 20 minutes 25th Overall (350 starters, 72 finishers). Click to read the race report.
10/7 Staten Island 1/2 Marathon, Staten Island New York. 4th Place Overall 1:14.23 (note this race was 1 week after the Spartathlon)
10/14 NYC Central Park 1/2 Marathon, 13th Overall, 2nd 35-39 1:13.05
10/20 USA Track and Field 50 Mile National Championships, Tussey Mt. 3rd Overall 5:57
10/27 Javelina Jundred 101.5 Mile Ultra Marathon Phoenix, AZ. 1st Place Overall 14:38. Click to read the race report.
11/4 Delaware Lehigh Valley Trail Marathon, Lehigh, PA 1st Place Overall 2:38.07
11/11 Harrisburg Marathon, Harrisburg, PA 3rd Overall 2:36.07
11/17 JFK 50 Mile Ultra Marathon (50th year anniversary!) 6th Overall, 6:03.30
12/08 New York Road Runners 4 Mile, Prospect Park Brooklyn NY 5th Overall, 1st 35-39 age group, 21:40 (5:25 average pace)
12/15 Desert Solstice 100 Mile Track Race, Phoenix Arizona 12 Hours 57 Minutes 45 Seconds 7:46 per/mile average!!! PR! My 12:57.45 achievement, it ranks(ed) as the 8th All-Time-Best ever by an American in the 100 mile distance; (which is also the 6th fastest American time run on Track (vs road or trail).
12/31 Across The Years, Phoenix Arizona 100 Miles 16 Hours 57 Minutes

2013:

In 2013 I am planning an extended break from serious training and racing as I work on finishing my forthcoming book Fruit IS Fast Food, as well give my 3 kids, wife and business more of my time. I will run a few of my favorite events though, such as HURT 100, Boston Marathon, Leadville 100, Spartathlon, Volcanic 50, JFK 50, Tussey Mt. 50 and maybe a few others. But the 20-30 major race events a year and 20-30 hours of running each week will be put on hold for some time... Quick update as of May 2015: After a short dip back into the world of running (a few months of moderate regular run training), I ran my 20th (in a row) Boston Marathon in 2:37, then 6 days later ran the NJ Marathon in 2:35 (3rd overall). In January 2017 I will turn 40 years old, I'll be returning to serious training and competition at this time; with the goal of setting new personal records from the 400 meter distance and all other distances up to the 24 hour distance. Until then I'm raising my kids in Hawaii and workin hard at my job!

Here were my PR's prior to starting my Fruitarian Diet in January 2008.

Note: I have been running competitively since High School

Mile: 4:36 (High School)
3200meter: 9:44 (High School)
5km: 15:46 (19 years old)
10km: 36:50 (19 years old)
1/2 marathon: 1:18 (20 years old)
Marathon: 2:45* (I ran this time many times from 20 years to 30 years old) *At the age of 30, I tried a calorie restriction/Atkins diet and ran 2:34.19, but immediately thereafter had a debilitating tibia stress fracture which sidelined me for 8 months.

Since adopting a Fruitarian Diet I have set or improved on the following PR's:

10K: 32:48 (NYC Central Park, Rolling Hills) Here is my GPS data for this race

15K: 50:29 (NYC Central Park, rolling hills) Here is my GPS data for this race

1/2 Marathon: 1:10.56 (NYC 1/2 Marathon Central Park to lower Manhattan)

Marathon 2:28.29 (2010 Boston Marathon)  /  2:28.12 (2011 NYC Marathon)

50 Mile: 5:50.58 (2009 JFK 50 Mile. Course:single track technical/hills, flat dirt road, and asphalt road) I placed 2nd overall, 45 seconds behind the winner. My 5:50.58 time is the 4th fastest time ever recorded in the 47 year history of this race.

12 Hour: 91.48 Miles (7:52 per/mile), The Desert Solstice, Phoenix AZ December 15, 2012

100K: 7:27 (2010 USA National Championships, Mad City Madison Wisconsin I placed 5th overall.

100 Mile Trail: 14 hours 38 minutes (Javelina Jundred 101.4 Mile Trail Race 2012) I placed 1st overall.

100 Mile Road/Track: 12 Hours 57 Minutes 45 Seconds (7:46 per/mile) The Desert Solstice, Phoenix Arizona December 15, 2012

135 Mile Road: Badwater: 2012 Race: 16th Overall 31 hours 4 minutes

153 Mile Road: Spartathlon: 2012 Race: 25th Overall 33 Hours 20 minutes

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