"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Nestle 5K

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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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 36.00 Month: 165.00 Year: 1318.87
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 928.65
P2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 978.15
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 94.65
Other Lifetime Miles: 601.57
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 392.45
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 232.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 227.79
IQ Lifetime Miles: 365.80
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 165.70
IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 26.00
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 10.00
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Total Distance
94.30
Brooks Addiction #7 Miles: 42.30Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 6.00Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 5.00BA0 Miles: 14.00
Total Distance
10.00

ten mile long on the PRT.......

Brooks Addiction #7 Miles: 10.00
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Race: Nestle 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:23:16, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
3.10

I really love attending this race. It's got to be the most friendly competitive 5K on the planet!

There all good, just some days are better than others. Just a short note about the Nestle 5K in Springville today. It was a beautiful morning to be alive and running. It was pretty much a normal day except I'm still recovering from the Ogden Marathon and struggling with a few lingering effects of that race. The race went off at 7:30 am Sharp! I didn't do any thing special at this one. At the starting line I elbowed my way right up front. I figure that if I start in front all the runners behind me have to pass me to beat me, especially all the old grampa men in my age group. I tried to start as fast as my short chubby little legs would get me down the road. My garmin says that my fastest time in my first mile was at a sub 5 minute mile. That didn't last very long. Then the second mile came into play with the little hill at the turn around. It can really be a bear or it's where the bear gives you a piano to carry for the rest of the race. I just tried to ignore the bear and push on thru it. When I saw the mile marker for the end of the second mile I surly felt good! I looked around and I didn't see anybody that looked like they were my age or older so I just tried to keep my pace from dropping into the basement.

This year I took along a small half pint bottle of water with me so that I didn't have to fight for a drink of water at the one water station on the course. Ya know, you really don't need a drink on such a short race except for at the very first and then at the end.

Anyway, I rounded the corner of the last down hill of the course and aimed it for the finish line. I seemed to pass a bunch of people and then when I got to the high school rubberized track I took a look behind me and felt fairly certain that none of the old men had creeped up on me. Wow, what a race!

Just after I got over the finish line the young whipper-snapper in front of me bent at the waist and blew chunks all over his shoes. I gave him a big pat on the back, helped him stand up straight and told him to suck it up and get back in line.

Mile 1. 7.2 m
Mile 2. 8 m
Mile 3. 7.2 m
Last 375 ft. 29 s

23:16/7.3 pace
1st. Plc. 60-64 men

At the raffle I managed to catch a frisby and was completely skunked from any of the other prizes that they gave out. Oh well, maybe next year. This was my 11th year in a row running this race and I've placed in my AG 7 out of the 11 years. See ya next year here when I defend my old man AG 1st. place title.....

What can I say, I had a ball running this yearly classic. I got out and gave it the best shot I could...ugh!
PRIOR PREPRATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE

Hey, it was a great day for an old man, and I brought home the hardware just for fun!!!!! First place in the old 60 -64 man division.

See ya all next weekend for the UVM!!!!!!

Brooks Addiction #7 Miles: 3.10
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0.00

Rest day.......

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Race: UVM (26.2 Miles) 04:01:21, Place in age division: 9
Total Distance
26.20

UVM is UVM, is UVM. This race really has the potential to be a really great race in Utah and around the racing community in the future. This was my second UVM and probably the tougher of the two.

Dear Ms. Lisa picked up my bib and met me with it on Saturday morning prior to departing to the starting area. During the exchange period she introduced me to her two new running padawans Dina and April who were running their first marathons. I love first timers, it takes so little time to aim them in the right way to have a great first experience!!! As we were headed to the bus we chanced a meeting with the wonderfully delightful "Mel" and his running crew and rode up to the starting line after a gleeful send off from Ms. Teena and BeMo.

At the starting we did all of our pre race prep and I for one felt very good about the days race to come. I had previously stated that I wanted to run about a 4 hour, or just under a four hour race. This being my fourth marathon in the past 105 days I felt a bit apprehensive about getting it under way and keeping up with the goals that I had set for myself.

Anyway, we all got ourselves ready in our respective ways, made our final plans and said our good luck good byes and then it was off to the big blow up starting line that started to deflate just before the race was to start. There was this poor hunter in his big Dodge truck with his hunting dowgs and four wheelers that got caught at the starting line as the big blue arch deflated....he had to wait till the hoard of runners had taken flight before he could get out of the confusion. Poor guy, all he wanted to do was go have a peaceful day hunting with his dowgs!

OK, they re-inflated the arch and the race was off and running. The ambient temperature was perfect with no wind to speak of. What I would say were perfect racing conditions. I started my race with a plan and tried to stay with it to the end. But hence, somewhere out there about 15 miles the wheels started coming off the wagon and I slowed down and wasn't holding the pace I had set for myself. I think I was just tired and somewhat beat up from the past few marathons and it caught up with me out there on the "mean concrete" of the UVM.

Ya know what I find so neat out there running, this was my 38th marathon and I thrive on trying to be a helper and motivator and when it came for my turn in the hurt barrel all my good deeds and thoughts came back to me when my fellow friends and runners passed my slow ass but lent a helping hand and a quick motivating word of encouragement!!!!! It lifted my spirits and sent me to the finish line with revived focus and will to get the job done.....I finished with a third worst marathon time of 4:01:21......I'm not complaining about this time, I'm just sharing it.

The fun really started at the finish line, I got to see Ms. Lisa finish, she was totally in charge of her running destiny. She has now totally taken charge of her mental, physical and spiritual race components. She is the complete marathon runner! Now, watch her go get her BQ and fulfill the dream!

Now UVM is in the bag and I (we) have 44 days to get all the ding and dangs all healed up and get the program in order to run the Des News Mary on July 25, 2011. I will run this Mary smarter as my fifth Mary this season. My goal will be to get into the top 3 in my AG and finish under 4 hours!

Hey gang, I love you all and excuse me If I didn't mention you by name in this note, but It was a great day of running and fellowship at the UVM until I found out that the "Bag Monkeys" had broken my clothing bag and lost my car key and cell phone. How do they do this?

Chow-boing...see ya at the Des-News..............

 

Brooks Addiction #7 Miles: 26.20
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What a great rest day from the mean concrete of the UVM, 65 days till DNM!!!!! I'm feeling great one day later, I will start my next training cycle on tuesday with a three miler.

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training rest day

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3.00

three mile recover run at the Liberty Park......felt pretty good .

Brooks Addiction #7 Miles: 3.00
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3.00

nice recovery run....

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Wow, I looked at my schedule as I get ready for the Des News Mary and to my surprise.....it's a rest day! TGFSF !!!!

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Total Distance
6.00

6 mile recovery hill run......

Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
3.00

3 mi. run at Sugarhouse park, am.

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5.00

5 mi. run at Sugarhouse park am...

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5.00

5mi. fun run...

Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 5.00
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4.00

really easy rest day recovery 4 mile run

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12.00

12 mile am recovery run.....the runs are starting to feel better.

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Total rest day.

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4.00

great littl 4 miler this AM at the Sugarhouse park!!!!! 28 days till the DesNews Mary.....bring it on!!!!

BA0 Miles: 4.00
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6.00

early morning 6 miler up and down Dimple Dell......life is good, 27 days till the Des News Mary.

BA0 Miles: 6.00
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4.00

It was a great morning to run at Sugarhouse Park.......4 miles

BA0 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
94.30
Brooks Addiction #7 Miles: 42.30Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 6.00Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 5.00BA0 Miles: 14.00
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