"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:

Age Division Winner

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 - OVERALL AS OF OCTOBER 6, 2018

153   OVERALL RACES SINCE forever or 1998

 

"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

8. BEAT THE NEW YEAR 5K, DEC 31, 2018

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:

I'm still alive after all these years (67) and I'm continuing to live my dreams and I'm doing it my way!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 9.70 Month: 50.02 Year: 1638.54
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 639.15
P2 Lifetime Miles: 229.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 664.45
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 88.65
Other Lifetime Miles: 353.37
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 360.95
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 209.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 132.32
Total Distance
118.44
P2.5 Miles: 29.00T-3 Miles: 45.20P2.12 Altra Provision Miles: 5.00T-1 Miles: 15.50P2a Miles: 10.50Other Miles: 9.62
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 159.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
15.00

15 miles on the mt rd & Big Block. 60*, lite winds, 30% humidity. 

P2.5 Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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0.00

Rest day

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7.00

7 mile Tempo Trainer: Mile 1: warm up,  2. 9:36,  3. 9:16,  4. 8:09,  5. 8:03,  6. 9:09, 7: cool down. 13 days till pay-day! Todays run was one of my best functional runs of the training cycle, all my parts were working in unison and as they are intended to work.....now if I can replicate this on Race day at Boston I will be a very happy old guy running!!!!

 

T-3 Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 mile easy run on the big block today.

P2.12 Altra Provision Miles: 5.00
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7.50

7.5 mi on the big block. 56*, 5 to 7 mph wind, 38% humidity, cloudy....

T-1 Miles: 7.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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6.50

6.5 mi on th Porter Rockwell Trail today. 48*, 78% humidity in the form of a light rainfall, 6 mph wind .  Technically this is the last day of my second week of taper and the beginning of my last week of taper....10 days till Boston!

P2a Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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0.00

Rest Day, went to the gun show at the expo.

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12.00

12 miles on the Mt Rd this fine windy, rainy, cloudy day. 

T-3 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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0.00

Rest day

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6.00

6 mi on the PRT, really nice running weather hopefully kinda like what it will be like in Boston on Patriots Day, on Monday, at the Boston Marathon for my 13th Time, Yea!

P2.5 Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 miles on the big block today at an easy pace.60*, 6 mph wind, 30 % humidity, full sunshine. Nice easy running...

T-1 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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3.00

3 mi on the elliptical @ 180 strides per min.....too much rain outside .

Other Miles: 3.00
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2.62

just a 2.62 shake down cruse around the block......

Other Miles: 2.62
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0.00

Rest day in Boston

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0.00

Last rest day in Boston before showtime! I’m really feeling good about mt just past training cycle and Surly hope my tired , fat, short, old man body is up for the task at hand! 

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Race: The Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:31:54, Place overall: 20654, Place in age division: 236
Total Distance
26.20

Each year's Boston Marathon Marathon is memorable in its own right, and the 2018 edition will be remembered by me from my first steps in training through crossing the finish line on Boylston Street. I will remember this Boston Marathon as the one with the worst combination of foul weather I've encountered while participating in the Boston Marathon since my first run as a participant in 2000.

From the moment I arrived at the Athletes Village in Hopkinton prior to the start of the Marathon I had announced to others and myself that I would be making the decision on how I would run the Boston there in the  atheletes village based on the conditions that were present. At the athletes village when I arrived the conditions that were present and projected to be continuing through the race were heavy winds out of the NE with gusts up to 60 mph. Very cold temperatures and Noreaster type heavy rain. I found myself putting on a rain poncho before getting off the bus because of the poor weather conditions and not wanting to be soaked to the bone before the race even started.

While huddled under the huge circus like tents with thousands of other wet, cold runners that were dismayed with the weather conditions standing in a field of mud and standing water trying to keep our running clothing and shoes from getting wet and our bodies from getting cold before the race. I made my decision that I would run this race but only to finish. I had stated earlier that I have a "BQ" for the Boston Marathon 2019 race so I would run this Boston Marathon to finish, and finish it without getting sick or injured. It was raining so hard and the wind was blowing everything around me so hard that it blew out the announcing system in the tint I was sheltering in before the race so much so that I missed my call to my starting wave and corral and started with a whole bunch of runners at the tail end of the fourth wave.

Even starting at the back of the pack and sticking with my race plan I still managed to pass about 6000 runners on my journey thru the vicious winds, the roads running like rivers and the freezing temperatures. From the beginning of my race until I finished the rain continue to fall, the wind blew like it was going out of style and the temperatures dipped below freezing. My thoughts during my run to the finish line were to finish this marathon as soon as I could and in the best condition I possibly could and then find my way to my room to get dry and warm.

I continued to wear a rain poncho for 26 miles of the race only dumping it about the time I was running from Beacon street to Hereford. On Hereford street there were so many ponchos, rain coats and garbage bags thrown on the ground that it was dangerous to pass on to Boylston street to the finish line. 

As I usually do as one of my traditions, I get out a big cigar to lead me to the finish line as I'm passing the huge Citgo Sign at the one mile to go mark of the race on Beacon street across the road from Fenway Park. Not even the horrendous weather could stop me from flying my victory cigar and wearing my red, white and blue patriotic USA flag running clothing to the finish line......

I finished the race in a little over an hour longer than I had planned on running this Boston with a 4 hour 31 minute & 54 second. So with all that in mind, I am excited and can hardly wait till I can return to the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon in 2019. This is the Greatest and Longest running Marathon in the United States of America and I hope to be a part of it as long as I can will my short, fat, old man body down the road to the finish line!!!!!!!

One last thought, I would like to thank the thousands and thousands of people that lined the streets from Hopkinton to Boston and cheered on the runners to finish this race!

T-3 Miles: 26.20
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Total Distance
3.62

3.62 miles today for my first outing since the Boston death march. After the run I put in a light workout at the gym. Tomorrow I will post my Boston experience!

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4.00

4 miles on the big block this morning. 5 months-13 days-16 hours till the St George Marathon!

P2a Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
1.00

1 mile warm-up run & a full body W/O. My recovery is coming along great.

Other Miles: 1.00
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5.00

5 miles on the Big Block at a moderate pace. 66*, 10 mph wind, etc.

P2.5 Miles: 5.00
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3.00

3 miles on the Small Block, 55*, 2 mph breeze, humidity 46%.....then a W/O at the gym.

T-1 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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0.00

Rest day 

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3.00

3 mi & W/O

P2.5 Miles: 3.00
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3.00

3mi 

Other Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
118.44
P2.5 Miles: 29.00T-3 Miles: 45.20P2.12 Altra Provision Miles: 5.00T-1 Miles: 15.50P2a Miles: 10.50Other Miles: 9.62
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 159.00Calories: 0.00
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