"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

The Cowtown Marathon

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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, 2019

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, 2019 

 

62 MARATHONS - 

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

62nd & Latest Marathon, The Huntsville Full Monte Marathon, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019. (ZERO DNF'S)

158  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)

RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON, AGAIN!

"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 2019 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (so far)

1. THE 123rd BOSTON MARATHON, APRIL 15, 2019 (FINISHED)

2.  THE NESTLE 5K, JUNE 1, 2019  (1ST PLC AD)

3.  DESERET NEWS 10K, 24 JULY 2019 (3RD PLC AD)

4.  THE HUNTSVILLE FULL MONTE, SEPT 21, 2019

 

 

MY 2020 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

1. TBA

2. NESTLE 5K

3. SANDY CITY CLASSIC 5K

4. DESERET NEWS 10K

5. PORTERS 1/2 MARATHON 

6. TBA

7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K.

8.

 

 

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 State of Utah Police Criminal Investigator! Two former wives, three former kids (two former boys & one former girl) and three former cats.

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Miles:This week: 3.50 Month: 3.50 Year: 1525.97
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 928.65
P2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 978.15
Other Lifetime Miles: 601.57
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 392.45
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 232.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 270.41
IQ Lifetime Miles: 378.30
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 189.88
IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 74.10
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 45.50
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 43.20
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Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 53.00Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 42.00Brooks Addiction #1 Miles: 18.00Brooks B8 Addiction Miles: 10.00Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 32.40
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cold rest

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still cold rest

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probably gunna do 10, but I'm in Vegas for my birthday and as you know what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.........Ya!

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The Vegas Holiday was great, now it's back to the grind. Oh, by-the -way, I'm up about a grand!

Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 6.00
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8.50

"Here we go......."

Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 8.50
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10 miles @7.1 Average pace

Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 10.00
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took the day off for boys night out............back on the run am tomorrow

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12 easy miles...

Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 12.00
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11 easy miles getting ready for a 17 mile long run on Sunday.

 

14 days 21 hours till Cowtown..........

 

64 days till we get to see the "Cemetery Of Lost Hope" at about 4.2 miles from the finish line @ The Boston Marathon!

Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 11.00
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Getting ready to leave on my 17 miler this morning....Our high temp is supposed to be at 53 degrees today and I'm really excited to run in my regular running outfit, sans the extra winter clothing. Free at last to run my red white and blues...................I will break out my marathon running gear for the Cowtown and give them a shake down run, shoes and all!!!! 

Yowzza! the weather man says 71 degrees under sunny skies in Ft.Worth Texas for the Cowtown marathon.  I need to get into some hot weather running like the SGM to be ready for whats coming...........

 

Brooks Addiction #1 Miles: 18.00
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Recovery rest day - successful !

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10 more great taper miles.....

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rain, semi-cold and a bit of taper madness, but at least it wasn't windy.......57 days till Boston, 7 days 19 hours till Cowtown.

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I waited around all day waiting for it to quit snowing. Waited in front of the TV watching grown men drive around in a left hand circle till 3:30p. Then I got my last longest run in before Cowtown.................10 miles

Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 10.00
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Today will be a no miles rest day in the true spirit of Taper time!!!!

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great taper 6....

Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 6.00
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6.2 tonight.....4 more tomorrow and then its rest till Sunday at 7:am showtime!

Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 6.20
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Just got done with the last 4 miles of  my "PLAN TO RUN" COWTOWN, now it's time to go "RUN MY PLAN" AT The Cowtown Marathon.....................in TEXAS!

23 days till the Canyonlands 1/2 in Moab.

52 Days till Boston!!

Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 4.00
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Race: The Cowtown Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:44:19, Place overall: 135, Place in age division: 2
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The Cowtown:

This was my first venture into the Great State of Texas marathoning and I did so at the behest of my very good friend and his family, Marc! So I will start off with thanking Marc and his family for their more than generous hospitality for my stay with them.

I felt rather prepared to do the Cowtown with lots of prior training. I flew into Ft. Worth on Friday and Marc picked me up and showed me the sights. We went on into expo and picked up our race packets and got to meet and greet lots of fellow runners and friends of Marc. I just happened to know one of the volunteer race Directors who managed to sheppard us around. He took us past the lines to get our bib numbers and later on handed us our finisher medals at the finish line. All and all the Cowtown Marathon was a really first class production.

We got to the Will Rogers Arena at about 5:20 am on race morning, the 27th and went to find Marc's Pace group meeting and were pleasantly surprised to be part of a Sunday morning "Runners" church service. What was really neat was that the runners could wait for the race to begin inside the Will Rogers arena, with lots of bathrooms and such. Shortly after the service we went outside to the starting corrals where I hung around with Marc and got to know a lot of his running friends and his pace group. It seemed like he had a beginning group of about 45 members of the pace group.

The Star Spangled Banner played and a few announcements played and the race was off in a two corral start. 

The race was new to me this year even though Marc had driven me around the entire course, at least I had a really good feel of what and where the course was going.

The race started pretty much on time with full marathoners and half marathoners mixed together. The wind was so hard at the first that the US and Texas flags were fully displayed and snapping in the wind! That was the last time the wind was at our backs till the 19th mile of the race. At mile 19 we turned the bend and headed back to the start/finish area with the same wind, only at our backs. Sure was nice to have a boost at the end of the race.

Oh well, For most of the race I tucked in behind Marc and his pace group and did as much drafting through the wind as possible and I think I saved up enough energy to finish the race in a pretty strong fashion. Out on the course there was great crowd and fan support, it seemed like every body had set up their own water stops for the runners. The Cowtown Marathon people had done a great job of getting their own aid and water stops out in the right places with lots of volunteers. And the support from the "TCU" community was fabulous.

I thought that I ran a pretty steady race with an overall time of 3:44:19. My best mile was at 7:09 and my fastest recorded time was 5:31 with my average pace being at 8:33 per mile. This was all good enough for a 135th place overall and a second place in my 60 - 64 year old mans Age Group and a BQ. Some old guy beat me out of first place by about 4 minutes, I think.

This would give me  a 3:02:55 Age Graded time!!!

Anyway it was a great marathoning weekend with  family and friends in Texas. Thanks Marc, I can't wait to return the favor in the future!!!!


Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 26.20
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I did a 2.5 mile post marathon recovery run today! It was slow but I knew where I was going. I had a few parts that were a bit sore but nothing to stop my progress to my 2011 goals.With all said and done, I'm back on the road with 20 days till the Canyonlands 1/2 marathon and 48 days till Boston..


 

Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 2.50
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Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 53.00Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 42.00Brooks Addiction #1 Miles: 18.00Brooks B8 Addiction Miles: 10.00Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 32.40
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