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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"

 

61 MARATHONS - 

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

Latest Marathon, The Boston Marathon, APRIL 15, 2019. (ZERO DNF'S)

157  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 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. THE BOSTON MARATHON

2. NESTLE 5K

3. SANDY CITY CLASSIC 5K

4. DESERET NEWS 10K

5. PORTERS 1/2 MARATHON 

6. THE ST GEORGE MARATHON

7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K.

 

 

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) and three former cats.

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second to the last taper run till The Surf City USA Marathon.....5.5 miles at the Sugar House Park, a little bit of snow on the ground and light flurries in the air.....no sunshine!

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Friday: carb & rest day! It's time to travel to Huntington Beach California.....see ya all around Monday with a race report......

 

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Race: Surf City USA Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:56:24, Place overall: 677, Place in age division: 9
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Good Morning Surf City USA.

WOW, is what I've got to say about the Surf City USA Marathon. From start to finish this was a super well organized marathon in an equally relaxed environment. This years event hailed about 20000 entrants, 17000 doing the half marathon and about 2413 running the full marathon and they did it all on my birthday, now how knurly and really "cool" is that! The marathon is limited to about 2000 runners because the course is not completely closed to other traffic in some areas, such as the bike and walking paths on the beach of the pacific ocean. From mile 16 to mile 25 you are running on a black top path on the Huntington Pacific Beach and finishing on the "PCH".

The day before the race I attended the expo that was set up in the parking lot at Huntington Pacific Beach under some great big tents. Everything about the race was set up on the lot including a huge secure tent for your clothing drop bag the next morning and not left unattended in a field like the Utah Valley Marathon. The expo had everything running for sale as usual.

 

On race day morning they closed the "PCH", Pacific Coast Highway from Seal Beach at Warner Avenue to Beach Boulevard, some 12 miles. The starting and finish line are located near the famous Huntington Beach pier in the middle of the Pacific Coast Highway. It was really neat as the organizers encouraged all the runners to visit the starting line early and often on race day morning. There was "Surfing" music blaring from loud speakers every where! Hey and at the starting line there were two "Woody" vans that lead the runners down the PCH to start the race. I don't think I've ever been to a more runner/people friendly race in my life. The atmosphere there was nothing short of fabulous!

The race started for the wheelchair racers at 6:28 am at about 48 degrees and was followed by the first wave at 6:30 am, bibs elite thru 1999. Hey I was in the first wave right up next to the elites, all six of them. The first wave was off right at 6:30am and the following waves were released in two minute intervals for the full marathon. The half marathon crowd started at 7:45am.

The race starts on the "PCH" and quickly after about two miles turns off into the Bolsa Chica Wetlands for about 8 miles of running thru the local neighborhood and wetlands park area, then back out on the "PCH" for six more miles before you to be diverted off on the black top beach pathway. It seemed like you could see the Pacific Ocean almost every step you took except when you were in the Bolsa Wetlands. Seeing the sunrise as you were starting the race was breath taking to say the least!

 

Three times on the course, the course causes the runners to double back and you get to see the leaders on the course and the runners following you. It's pretty neat and all the positive feed back you get for all the runners is just super!

At mile 25 you pop off the beach path back on to the "PCH" and make you way to the finish thru the huge crowds of spectators and runners that have finished. It's a pretty ruckus crowd! By the end of my race it was about 68 or 70 degrees.....just plain comfortable!

 

As for my race this day, it went perfectly. I went out at about an 8 minute per mile pace and decided the I'd hold it for awhile and later on back it off to about a 9 minute pace so as to save the equipment (my body) for my next marathon in two weeks. This was my 11th marathon in 341 days with my 12th marathon in 356 days coming on February 19th at The Lost Dutchman in Arizona. One more marathon to finish my Birthday Challenge of 12 marathons in 12 months!!! I finished the Surf City USA marathon with a 3:56:24. 677th overall out of 2413 runners and 9th place in my old man division of 53 runners.

I highly recommend this race to everybody with a pair of running shoes and sun tan oil and fully intend on running it again in the near future when I'm not so tired.

Oh yea, at the end of the race Kona Brewery and Michelobe light had a beer tent where you could wet your whistle and tell lies to perfect strangers. I sure wish Utah marathons would move into modern times.....

Updated: Feb 5, 2012 03:56 PST

Marathon

 

 

 

Runner Details

 

Race Results

 

Bib:

1683

Overall:

677 out of 2413

 

 

Men:

519 out of 1519

 

 

M 60-64:

9 out of 53

Name:

Lloyd Hansen

Age/Grade:

65.44% Place: 254

Gender:

M

Finish:

3:56:24 Pace: 9:01

Age:

61

Tag Time:

3:56:24

Hometown:

Sandy, UT

Gun Time:

3:56:26

Split Times

 

 

 

3 Mi:

24:26 Pace: 8:09

 

 

6 Mi:

49:11 Pace: 8:12

 

 

12.2 Mi:

1:44:21 Pace: 8:34

 

 

20.9 Mi:

3:05:44 Pace: 8:54

 

 



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I got out for about one mile for a work out the kinks power walk.......Tomorrow I'm going to do about 2 or 3 easy miles at Sugar House Park just to get the ball rollin' towards # 12 of my birthday challenge at the Lost Dutchman in 13 days......

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3 miles at the Sugar House Park Course.....nice run considering I did 26.2 on sunday. Aches and pains were minimal, nothing outstanding that will keep me from being ready to do the Lost Dutchman on the 19th......

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4 miles at Sugar House Park. The recovery is coning along just famouly. I will be ready for the Dutchman in 11 days. Wow, just think, after the Dutchman I have 8 glorious weeks to get ready for the Boston!!!! Yahoooo!

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another 4 mile recovery / training run at Sugar House Park in the am.....

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As the plan calls for, today was a rest day in prepration for a 2 hour run tomorrow....

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Little bit rainey but non the less a nice 4 mile recovery/trainer at the SHP. Sugar House Park.

5 days and a wake-up till the Lost Dutchman!!!!

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thats it, last 4 miles of training/recovery running. Now it's a quick rest period and carb loading session and it's off to The Lost Dutchman at Apache Junction Arizona on Sunday.....tyi

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3 days and a wake-up and it's Lost Dutchman time. Right now it carb, rest and taper time!

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Race: The Lost Dutchman (26.2 Miles) 04:00:05, Place overall: 175, Place in age division: 7
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The Lost Dutchman Marathon

Yesterday , Sunday the 19th, I ran the Dutchman in what I thought was almost perfect weather conditions. At the starting line it was about 49 degrees with a cloud covered sunrise. The sun lit up the Superstition Mountains like only a sunrise or sunset in Arizona can happen.

The organization of the Dutchman, which was voted one of the best 12 small marathons in the country, was really second to none. It may have been a small marathon but it went off without a hitch. All the way from the smallish expo to parking at the Rodeo Grounds to the shuttle bus ride to the starting and back to the Rodeo Grounds parking. The course was well marked and the aid station volunteers were all there and in super spirits exhorting the runners on to the finish.

The race started right at 7:am and we were all headed down a very well maintained dirt road through some of the most scenic desert landscape you can imagine for the first 7 miles. Then the rest of the race was pretty much black top paved highways and residential running on rolly polly washboard roads.

So right from the get go at the starting line I made the fatal mistake of thinking that I was feeling as good physically as I was mentally just coming off the Surf City USA Marathon just two weeks ago and started out too quickly. I shouldn't have tossed my real race plan to the wind. Oh well......

Out about mile 16.5 to mile 20 the course reminded me of Heart Break Hill at Boston. These hills weren't terribly tall but their placement on the course wore at you just like Heart Break does. This seems to be where I got a bit tired and my past marathons of the last 12 months caught up with me....I pretty much ran out of high test gas and coasted to the finish on fumes.

At the end of the race as I was stumbling into the finish chute out of nowhere there appeared Ms. Julie Ann "BeMo" who jumped on the course and immediately began to encourage me to speed it up as she encouraged me by running by my side to the finish line. That was a beautiful gesture but I really could have used your super enthusiasm out at the 20 mile mark when I really started slowing down. After the finish I got to meet and greet with Julie Ann and her man Darrell for a little while. Hey Julie Ann, thanks for being there, It was great to see a friendly face at the end of a tough marathon. I'll return the favor at your upcoming Ogden Marathon....see you at the finish

I managed to finish this super marathon in 4 hours and 5 seconds......That was good for an overall finish at 175th out of 530 marathon finishers and a 7th place finish in my male 60-64 AG. And just for fun I got a 3:13:52 Age Graded time. Now its time to focus in on getting ready for the "Boston Marathon" in 8 big wonderful weeks.

Sometime in the near future I will run this marathon again..................It's worth it!

 

 

MY 60th Happy Birthday CHALLENGE PRESENT TO ME. Do 12 MARATHONS IN 12 MONTHS, from Feb 27, 2011 thru Feb 19. 2012. That's 12 marathons in 357 days . Did it, done it, won it !!!!!!

12 in 12

1. (Feb 27) COWTOWN MARATHON (3:44:19) 1st. Plc AG 60 - 64 (BQ)

2. (Apr 18) BOSTON MARATHON,(3:45:01) RUN BOSTON FOR MY 9TH TIME.)(BQ)

3. (May 21) OGDEN MARATHON (3:52:00) - (3rd Plc. AG 60-64) (BQ)

4. (Jun 11) UTAH VALLEY MARATHON,(4:01:21), 9th place in AG. No BQ, I just finished......

5. (Jul 25) DESERET NEWS MARATHON,(4:26:22), 5th place in Age Division..5th marathon in 7 months. 100th total race since 1998.

6. (Aug 20) PARK CITY MARATHON, UTAH , (4:36:14), 5th place Age Division. 7. (Sep 17) TOP OF UTAH MARATHON UTAH. (3:57:16) 594th overall/4th in AG. BQ.

8. (Oct 1) ST GEORGE MARATHON, (4:00:01) 13TH SGM., 33rd in AG, 2052 Overall, BQ/yes.

9. (Oct 29) HOOVER DAM MARATHON, Boulder City, Nevada. (4:14:34). 30th place overall, 2nd place AG. No BQ.

10. (Dec 4) DALLAS WHITE ROCK MARATHON,.(4:17:20), Dallas Texas, 18TH IN DIV. NO BQ.

11. (Feb 5, 2012) THE SURF CITY USA MARATHON,(3:56:24) Huntington Beach, California. , 677th overall, 9th in Age Division. No BQ.

12. (Feb 19, 2012) THE LOST DUTCHMAN MARATHON,(4:00:05) APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA. , 175 overall, 7th Age Division, No BQ.

12 marathons in 12 months:

1. The Cowtown

2. The Boston

3. The Ogden

4. The Utah Valley

5. The Desert News

6. The Park City

7. The Top Of Utah

8. The St George

9. The Hoover Dam

10. The Dallas White Rock

11. The Surf City USA

12. The Lost Dutchman

 

Done in 6 different states:

2 in Texas

1 in California

1 in Nevada

6 in Utah

1 in MA

1 in Arizona

 

9 Top 10 AG finishes

An average of 1 marathon every 30 days

Did it, done it, won it !

Now it’s time to get back to a normal life.

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2.5 mile shake down run... Gotta assess the damage and make a plan to get myself ready for the Boston in 54 days!

I've learned over the past 14 months how to survive and save the equipment for the last race of the plan.

Now I've got to have a total Mental, Physical and Spiritual mind shift to renew the focus. The focus is still to survive the tortures of running but now it's time to really get into shape to run lean, mean, long and fast!

So, you all......I see the problem before me, now it's time for me to be part of the solution and make it happen! Look out Boston, here I come!

 

 

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Went out for a 5.5 recovery / Training run this AM at the Sugar House Park. The run went rather good, no major boo boos or pain. Boston 53 days.....

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recovery rest day.........

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Today was a 5 mile speed trainer.....time to start learning to run a little faster! 52 days till Boston.

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Recovery rest day....gotta rest up for a 2 hour run sunday. 

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Back on the road again. Got my tired butt out of bed late this am and got the show on the road with a  med long run. Went out and grabbed  12 miles, they weren't as fast as I wanted but they were good. 49 days till Boston. 

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Its a beautiful day for a rest...........so I did it.

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rest day, I'll pick it up tomorrow....

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Just a 5 miler at the Sugar House Park. It was cold and really windy. Looks like were getting a really big storm in later today through thursday and into friday. Yahoooo...I'll have to get out my mucklucks and big snow mittens...

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