"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

The Boston 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.

Favorite Blogs:

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
Total Distance
117.82
Altra Torin Miles: 31.50AI2.3 Miles: 46.20AI 2.0 Miles: 28.00AI 2.0 B Miles: 11.50
Total Distance
6.00

6 mi on the DDMR W/Missie, 45 degrees, 15 mph wind, 45% humidity.

 

19 days till........ya all know what?

Altra Torin Miles: 6.00
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2.00

2 miles @ POST W/Camile & Sharalee, light snow 38 degrees, light wind.....yasso's..

18 days till Boston....

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6.00

6 mi on the DDMR @noon. 44 degrees, bright and sunny...

17 days away from the Boston....

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6.00

6 mi around the Big Block. 48 degrees, little or no wind, clear blue skies....16 days and a wake up and it's show time.....

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11.00

11 mi up DDMR and down Wasatch. 16 days till Boston.....

AI 2.0 Miles: 11.00
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6.00

6 mi dark & early on the DDMR. two weeks from today and it's showtime!

Altra Torin Miles: 6.00
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3.00

3 miles @ SHO with "The Girls". 48 degrees, lite breeze, overcast skies, 51% humidity.

13 days and a wake-up....

AI 2.0 B Miles: 3.00
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8.00

8 miles dark and early on the DDMR. 48 degrees, cool and quiet. It seems as though I beat the rain/snow by running early this morning.

12 days and a wakeup till Boston

AI 2.0 B Miles: 8.00
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3.00

3 mi @ SHPw/ Camile&Sharalee. 7:am, 40 degrees, light breeze, clearing skies. 

AI 2.0 Miles: 3.00
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8.00

8 easy miles on the DDMR...60 degrees, bright and clear. Boston coming soon!

AI 2.0 Miles: 8.00
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3.00

3 mi on the short block, 49 degrees, sunny and clear.

9 days till Boston.....

Altra Torin Miles: 3.00
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10.00

10 mi on the PRT, 8 days till the Boston...45 degrees overnight and 57 degrees for a high on Boston Marathon Monday....

AI2.3 Miles: 10.00
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3.00

3 mi with Camile & Sharilee on the POST trail. Recovery run for me. One week from today and it's all done but the crying.......

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REST DAY....just because...

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easy 3 miler in the slush and snow just for the fun of it.....

Altra Torin Miles: 3.00
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6.00

6 mi @ 3:30a W/Missie on the DDMR. That's it, I'm done with training for Boston. Now it's on to my 12th running of the Boston Marathon. I sure hope that I can get this fat,  tired, old man body down the road fast enough this year to secure a BQ for 2016! 

Altra Torin Miles: 6.00
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No training run today. Wheels are off the ground at 4:pm today headed for the Boston! 

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Race: The Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:51:12, Place overall: 24488, Place in age division: 813
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The Boston....the report will follow, soon.

 

April 20, 2015, The Boston Marathon

I've been to 11 previous Boston Marathons since 2000 and I never know what to expect when it comes to the weather except that I know there will be some. 

I went this year expecting to BQ for 2016 but all my best plans did not come to fruitition. I felt like I was finally over an injury that I encurred in November of 2014 but it was not to be so. 

Race day morning I got up around 6 am and did all the things you do to get ready for the race and got out the door to jump on the "T" and make my way to the Commons where you load the bus. As I got to the commons the volunteers were hard at it getting runners mated up with busses and on down the road to Hopkinton. They were really being efficient.

I loaded up and quickly found a seat next to a  young guy from Canada who told me that Boston was his second marathon ever! The first question out of his mouth was, do you have any suggestion on how to run Boston? I wanted to tell him that because of the rain and 20 mph winds it would probably be better to just go back to his room and watch the race on TV. But I didn't, I just gave him my best game plan to run a smart race at Boston considering the weather conditions.

After a short stay in the Athlets Village and meeting bunches of new people from all over the world the announcer called out my wave (3) and corral (7) to report to start stagging area. It was about 41 degrees, raining and the wind was whipping around. I finally got to my corral where I got in some last minute stretching and went over my running plan silently in my head. 

I wanted to start the race a bit slow and hold it out to about 5 miles or so. So then I was off to the races with about 7 thousand of my closest friends from old corral #7 and the rest of wave 3 and 6 other corrals. The start was pretty normal and I was feeling pretty good about the whole situation. 

The rain had really started in earnest and the winds were in my face with gusts up around 20 mph. I settled into about an 8:30 minute per mile pace which was quite comfortable. This was all going well.

I did managet to see my "peeps" at the biker bar on the left side of the road where I took a small cup of beer..... As I continued down the road my left leg started to bother me slightly with Quad and Hammie pain. I continued to run down thhe road hoping it would just be a phantom pain and go away....much to my shugrin it didn't go away and continued to increase in pain. I decided at about mile 6 that I would not be able to met my pace requirements and do a BQ at Boston this year. I in turn told myself that today was going to be a fun run and I would get myself down the road having as much fun as I could getting my self to the finish line. And so I did.

I took time to talk to other runners, encourage others do their best and reach out to the crowds for vocal support myself and others. I think I heard my "monicker", TOM SLICK, called out with best wishes about 10,000 times during the race. Dam that was nice.

Well I didn't set any new records except to mark my PW for a Boston Marathon and overall slowest marathon....But I finished and got the medal and t-shirt.

I started with bib #22051 and ended up 24488 overall at the finish. That gave me an 11:oX minute per mile pace and a lot of time to enjoy the wind and rain and about 26000 felow Boston Marathon runners. I finished with a 4:51:12.

It was a fine day and I can't wait to get back there in 2016. 

tyi....

 

 

 

 

 

AI2.3 Miles: 26.20
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Very easy recovery jog....very easy!

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W/O

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2.62 mile recovery run, with time in the weight room. It was a bear but I can see how I will improve...I'm going to sign up for the Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon in September....to get my 2016 BQ!

 

 

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W/O

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4.5 mi at 3:30am w/Missie......Missie just started her taper this morning, for the Ogden Marathon on May 16, 2015. I'm just recovering from Boston   (-: 

i THINK i'M GOING TO SIGN UP FOR THE bIG cOTTONWOOD mARATHON IN sEPTEMBER TO GET MY bq FOR 2016...................if I do that I can just have a fun run in Athens in November. And besides that, if you BQ at Big Cottonwood you are in a Window that qualifies you for two Bostons rather than one.......like 2016 &2017.

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WO

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Rest

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Altra Torin Miles: 31.50AI2.3 Miles: 46.20AI 2.0 Miles: 28.00AI 2.0 B Miles: 11.50
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