"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

January 2012

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Location:

Sandy,Ut,USA

Member Since:

Apr 05, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

"PRIOR PREPRATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Best running times:

5K - 17:45, Nestle, 2008

10K - 43:34, Des News, 2008

1/2 Marathon - 1:32:50, Provo 1/2, 1999

Full Marathon - 3:21:26, St. George, 1999

Best Boston Marathon: 3:29:57, 2006

I  RAN AND COMPLETED MY 12/12/60th BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE. 12 MARATHONS IN 12 MONTHS  (FEB 5,2011 - FEB 19, 2012)

ST GEORGE MARATHON, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018

THE BOSTON MARATHON, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018

DESERET NEWS, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011

OGDEN MARATHON,2004, 2005, 2011

PARK CITY MARATHON, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011

TOP OF UTAH MARATHON, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011.

UTAH VALLEY MARATHON, 2010, 2011.

THE COWTOWN MARATHON, 2011

THE HOOVER DAM MARATHON, 2011

THE DALLAS WHITE ROCK MARATHON, 2011

THE SURF CITY USA MARATHON, 2012, 2013

THE LOST DUTCHMAN MARATHON, 2012

THE LAYTON MARATHON,  2013

THE MT NEBO MARATHON,  2014 

ATHENS GREECE AUTHENTIC MARATHON, Nov 8,2015

THE GREEN BAY MARATHON, MAY 22, 2016

THE CIM, DEC 4, 2016 "BQ"

THE HUNTSVILLE FULL MONTE MARATHON, SEPT 16, 2017   "BQ X 2"

 

59 MARATHONS - 

1st Marathon, St. George Marathon, OCTOBER 3, 1998. (ZERO DNF'S)

Latest Marathon, The Boston Marathon, APRIL 16, 2018. (ZERO DNF'S)

154   OVERALL RACES SINCE JUNE 4, 1998 UNTIL TODAY. (ZERO-DNF'S)

 

"PAY ME NOW OR PAY ME LATER"

Short-Term Running Goals:

RUN A 17:00 5K

RUN A 38:00 10K

RUN A 90:00 1/2 MARY

RUN A SUB 3 HR FULL MARY (I know I will never hit this one, but I will keep on trying)

 

"THERE WILL BE DAYS THAT I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN RUN A MARATHON, BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIFE TIME KNOWING THAT I HAVE!"

Long-Term Running Goals:

MY 2018 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (so far)

1. THE BOSTON MARATHON, APR 16, 2018. 4:31:54

2. NESTLE 5K, JUNE 2018, 25:23, 1ST PLC. AG 

3. SANDY CITY CLASSIC 5K, JULY 4, 2018, 26:20, 3RD PLC AG

4. DESERET NEWS 10K, JULY 24, 2018, 54:40 3 RD PLC AG

5. PORTERS 1/2 MARATHON, AUG 11, 2018, 1:56:35, 2ND PLC AG 

6. THE ST GEORGE MARATHON, OCTOBER 6, 2018. 4:42:31

7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K, OCT 20, 2018, 27:57, OVERALL      PLACE 145/2000, AG 1ST PLACE 1/4.

8. BEAT THE NEW YEAR 5K, DEC 31, 2018 (sure glad I didn't pre-register as this race was discontinued as of 2018)

Not a bad year at all, I placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in my old man AG in 5 out of 7 running events....

 

MY 2019 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (so far)

1. THE 123rd BOSTON MARATHON, APRIL 15, 2019

 

MY GOALS.....My goal is to be an Age Division Winner and a Boston Marathon Qualifer & Participant as long as I can run this short, fat, tired old man body down the road!!!  This gettin' old crap isn't for the weak of heart, mind, body or spirit!

 

 

 

 

Personal:

 

"IMPROVISE, ADAPT & OVERCOME"

I'm still alive after all these years (68) and I'm continuing to live my dreams and I'm doing it my way! Retired Former Police Criminal Investigator! Two former wives, three former kids (two former boys & one former girl).

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 26.00 Month: 157.00 Year: 502.00
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 754.15
P2 Lifetime Miles: 229.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 784.95
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 94.65
Other Lifetime Miles: 493.37
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 360.95
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 217.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 162.82
IQ Lifetime Miles: 158.00
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 102.00
Total Distance
154.40
BA9 Miles: 76.00BAA!0 Miles: 33.20BNN Miles: 24.60BA0 Miles: 10.00B9-10 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 191.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 191.50Weight: 170.00Calories: 0.00
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Happy New Year!

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16.00

16 easy long run miles today on the PRT.......

I submitted my application for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, this morning! 

 

BA9 Miles: 16.00
Night Sleep Time: 11.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 11.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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4.00

Got out and followed up a 16 miler with a 4 mile easy run this am. I think my training/recovery is coming along rather well considering I ran my last marathon only 30 days ago and I'm just 33 days out from my next marathon.

BA9 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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6.00

6 more miles on the road to Surf City USA - 32 days!

BAA!0 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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4.00

31 days till Surf City......Wow, I'm almost back to Taper time.

BAA!0 Miles: 4.00
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4.20

As I left my home this morning for a 6 mile training run, as I hit the two lane black top I quickly decided that I was going to do a difficult hill run instead at a shorter distance of 4.2 miles. This particular hill is my favorite hill to train on, especially getting ready for the Boston Marathon in April. It's my favorite hill to hate. I have a real Love / Hate thing for running the last miles of Wasatch Blvd where it empties out on 17th East and 11400 South.

In the beginning of the run up to 2 miles the elevation goes from 4714 feet to 5114 feet in vertical increase at an average of 7% incline. Thats a 400 foot vertical increase at 7% in 1.5 miles. Then at the 2 mile turn around I run down the same hill. I'm gunna have to go back and review my garmin data about the mole hill at Boston called Heart Break Hill.

30 days till the Surf City USA Marathon......and the marathon is sold out!

 

 

BNN Miles: 4.60
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0.00

It's a snow day.........

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20.00

Hey Ms. RAD, I really enjoyed my snow day off yesterday and my 20 miler today was a pretty fun run too. When I left the house it was 26 degrees (it's only 31 now) and I was bundled up like "Little Randy" on A Christmas Story.  It was a bit cold and the roads were partly covered with snow and Ice. At least the wind was little or none and didn't need to be contended with. And just for fun the sun came out form behind the partly cloudy skies ever once in awhile.......so, all in all it was a pretty good day to grab an easy long run!

27 days till Surf City USA Marathon.

41 days till The Lost Dutchman Marathon.

98 days till The Boston Marathon.

BA9 Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

nice four mile run at Sugar House Park.......training recovery is well underway for Surf City/Lost Dutchman.

BA9 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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7.00

7 mile training run at the Sugar House Park....Cold but a very nice run.

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4.00

4 miles at Sugar House in the AM....

BNN Miles: 4.00
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4.00

4 more aqm miles at the Sugar House Park.

BA0 Miles: 4.00
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4.00

Rest day 4 miler. Getting ready to do my last somewhat long run before the beginning of taper time going into the Surf CityUSA marathon....

Good Luck to all you marathoners doing the Houston Marathon on Sunday! Marcie, MarcE and Lito........

BAA!0 Miles: 4.00
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16.00

OK, I just got done doing the last  longest run in my plan to get me to Surf City USA. Now it all down hill through taper time (again) to race day!!!!!!

BNN Miles: 16.00
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0.00

Perfect day for a rest....Snow day!

I checked my status with the ING NYC Marathon and they say, "I'm in".  Now I have to go find a  room and a flight! This is getting exciting, another new marathon in a another state! And this one is one of the World Majors!

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6.00

6 more training miles on my way to Surf City USA......19 days. 33 days till the Dutchman, 90 days till Boston!!!!! tyi.....

BA9 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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4.00

Wow, it was 39 degrees this morning for my 4 miler at Sugar House Park. I'm already getting into my taper this time around. I've had enough time between marathons this time around to get in some meaningful training and have a regular taper time!!!!!!Wahooo!

B9-10 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 170.00Calories: 0.00
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4.00

17 days till Surf City USA......

Went for a 4 mile tempo run today. Wow, it was 48 degrees, cloudy, little or no wind, very humid and really nice to train in!!!!!

BA9 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 170.00Calories: 0.00
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6.00

Wow, if you liked yesterdays weather then you must have liked todays too....no wind, 50 degrees, just a little sunshine, lots of clouds. Got out around noon for a 6 miler to finish out the first of three weeks of taper........16 days till Surf City USA.

BA0 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 170.00Calories: 0.00
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0.00

Oh yes, a well deserved taper rest day...thats what today is! 15 days till the Surf City USA Marathon and another 14 days and its the Lost Dutchman marathon. Life is good, keep running long and strong! 

 

 

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12.00

14 days till Surf City USA......Got out this am and rolled out a 12 miler to start the second week of taper. Not to bad for running conditions, there was a slight breeze, 29 degrees under mostly clear skies where the sun was shining through..........

BA9 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 170.00Calories: 0.00
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0.00

No run today! Guess I missed the poor weather again. It rainy and windy and uckey out there. But by the looks of things I'm gunna have to get out in the crap Tuesday (tomorrow). Oh well, what you see is what you get! Getter done!

OK, here we go, my favorite part of running marathons.....the weather watch! It's 13 days till Surf City USA and the weather gypsies say 47 degrees overnight of the 4th and 69 degrees for the high on race day the 5th. Sounds good to me, just hope it holds out till then!!!!!!

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4.00

4 mile taper run at the Sugar House Park in the crunchy snow and ice. It was just over freezing so it was pretty nice!!!!! 12 days till Surf City USA.

BAA!0 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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rest day....

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10 days till the next 26.2

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4.00

Nice morning for a 4 mile taper run. It was probably 36 degrees, partly cloudy, no wind to speak of and the roads in the park were clear and dry...... 9 days till Surf City USA!!!!

BAA!0 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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7.20

7.2 mile easy run this am/27 miles for the week...8 days till SC-USA!

BAA!0 Miles: 7.20
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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10.00

10 mile easy taper run today. At this time next week I'll be running the Surf City USA Marathon........

BA9 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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0.00

I'm in the home stretch of my last week of taper and I'm really getting excited to do Surf City USA in 6 days.......

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4.00

did a 4 mile taper run at Sugar House Park this AM. A little bit cold till I got going but a very nice run none the less. 5 days till Surf City USA.

BAA!0 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 170.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
154.40
BA9 Miles: 76.00BAA!0 Miles: 33.20BNN Miles: 24.60BA0 Miles: 10.00B9-10 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 191.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 191.50Weight: 170.00Calories: 0.00
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