"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Nestle 5k Art City Days Family Run

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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
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IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 26.00
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 10.00
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 0.00
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BA9 Miles: 48.65BA NYC Miles: 21.36B9-10 Miles: 15.36BAA!0 Miles: 13.36
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rest day before the Nestle 5k....

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Race: Nestle 5k Art City Days Family Run (3.1 Miles) 00:23:59, Place in age division: 1
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This was the 12th time that I have attended this great family race. It's got to be the most friendly and most competitive 5K in Utah!

Again, there isn't any place I'd rather be on the first Saturday in June to run a 5K! The Nestle Art City Days 5k is an intuition that deserves our respect.

Again, it was a beautiful morning to run in Springville, the sky was overcast and the temperature was at @ 62 degrees with a bit of a swirling breeze.

Again, I lined up at the front of the race near the starting line to effect my very old race strategy, that being, if I start in front of my age division runners I can stay in front of them till the end.

The race went off at 7:30 am Sharp! Again, I use again, this is my 12th time to run this fun run. It's got to be the most competitive fun run anywhere!

The signal went up to start and I did, I thought that I had paid enough attention to a pre race warm up but by the time I was out to about the first quarter mile mark my lungs were burning and I thought I was going to give up the will to live. It was time to lace 'em up and keep up the pace as planned. I caught my breath and told myself to keep the faith and keep on running, it's only a 5K and your almost done already.


By then I was at the hill where the race make a turn around and you head back to the high school and the finish line. If you can't run the length of this short hill at a steady pace you will lose many many places in your race to the finish and I "did not" take the piano from the bear on the hill this year!

So around the corner I went with all kinds of younger runner passing me, but to my delight I was still "Geezering" bunches of other runners young and old!. Sometimes this can be a bit heartbreaking but one must remember that this race is really all about you and the clock from start to finish and if you happen beat anybody else to the finish line it's just the sweet icing on the cake of running.

At the two mile mark I sucked down a cup of water that I don't think that I really needed but it was there. I had my brief water break slowdown and then it was off to the finish as well as I could get my short, fat old man body down the road.

I pushed on and made the turn at the high school and entered the big red rubberized track and tried to put on my best face and finish the race to the finish. And yes Brother HillBilly Runner, I sported my big cigar and finished my 12th Nestle 5k.

23:59 (un-official time), 1st. Plc. 60-64 men.

Again, at the raffle I managed to catch a Frisbee and then was completely skunked from any of the other prizes that they gave out. But one of the younger kids in our running party managed to win an I-POD. Good on Grace, this was her first run "ever". What a great day for her!

What can I say, I had a ball running this yearly classic. I got out and gave it the best shot I could, again! This race gives me hope that this years racing plans will be fun and successful after last years brutal campaign of multiple race running.

 

PRIOR PREPRATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE

BA9 Miles: 4.00
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Rest day

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4.00

4 miles at 4 am......Yowzza, it was hot out there this morning....Like 73 degrees. I'm sure missing winter!

BA NYC Miles: 4.00
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4.00

nothing special, just a run around the block

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8.00

Out on the road for  long run sunday at long run pace and effort. T'was very successful!

BA9 Miles: 8.00
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6.00

Oh yea! Got up at 3:45 a and hit the road. Wow, it was cool at about 52f, dark, cool, crisp and clean. I just love these early morning runs!!!

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6.00

The difference a day makes....It was +60 this morning when we went out for a 6 miler in the hills.....oh well, what you see is what you get....Just do it!

B9-10 Miles: 6.00
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rest and prepration day for the Wasatch Back.....Sure hope the whole team shows up, 'cause I'm not running extra legs.....Pray for snow!

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Race: The Wasatch Back, RAGNAR (3.8 Miles) 03:37:29
Total Distance
3.80

I should be out on my first leg running in the Ragnar about 3pm today...

This news just in......I ran my first ever Ragnar.

#1. Leg #10, 2:57 pm June 15, 3.8 miles, 32:52. Then a few hours later I ran my second leg of three.

#2. Leg #22, 3:35 am, June 16, 7.5 miles, 1:11:29.

#3. Leg #34(The Ragnar), 3:38 pm, June 16, 4.0 miles, 53:53.

I have no idea how our team did in the final standings, but I'll find out soon, I just know what I did to be the best team player I could.

Running the Ragnar is a totally different experience from anything I've ever done in organized running. I knew this when I agreed to be a "invited" member of a "regular" mixed male and female team running the Ragnar. I knew it would be different going into this event and decided to make it the best experience I could, for me and the team, and it was different.

Like I said, this Ragnar stuff is different. 12 runner people, trapped together in 2 sub teams sharing the cramped quarters of 2 vans for the best part of 24 hours plus running a mental and physical endurance event taxing mind, body and spirit in a social setting. What a dynamic!

If your not into close quarter living with others this event may not be exactly for you, then again doing the Ragnar or any other relay event like this one is not going to be a fun event for you. It kinds of reminds me of my first two marriages. But never mind that, that’s a whole different story best told over a stiff glass of Jack Daniels on the rocks.

Anyway, In it's own perverse way the Ragnar is a character building experience and I loved it for what it is and isn't. It was one of the most unorganized , organized clusters of I don't know what.

I don't really want to go into the nuts and bolts of this "race" here and now, but I do want to say that doing the Ragnar was a great experience that I'm glad that I participated in. I don't know if I'll do it again but I know that I did.

 

 

 

 

BA9 Miles: 3.80
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Race: RAGNAR, 2nd day (11.5 Miles) 01:25:00
Total Distance
11.50

second day of the Ragnar.....

BA9 Miles: 11.50
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4.00

Got up this AM and did a 4 mile easy run just to see what condition my condition was in! I'm in really good condition....I think I'll start training for the Ing-NYC Marathon...

 

BA9 Miles: 4.00
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5.36

5.36 at 4:am. short tempo run.

BA NYC Miles: 5.36
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5.36

another beautiful 5.36 mile run this morning at 4:am......NYC here I come! 

B9-10 Miles: 5.36
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6.00

4am easy 6 miles in the dark and cool morning air with Missie................now you all, go and have a great day.

BA9 Miles: 6.00
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And the feet go on. 6 miles at 4:am. Interval type run.

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Off on his hot day for a rest from running...

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8.00

8 miles of hills......Looks like the dog days of summer are already here......got up early to beat the heat, 'cept the heat never left from yesterday!

BAA!0 Miles: 8.00
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0.00

rest day today....back after it tomorrow

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6 miles, 4 am, interval type run.......tyi        It was dark, windy and hot this am?

BA9 Miles: 6.00
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6 mile tempo run @4am.....life is returning to my old tired legs!

BA NYC Miles: 6.00
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5.36

Hot and smokey run this 4am. Smells like there trying to burn down the state!!!

BAA!0 Miles: 5.36
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Total Distance
5.35

5.35 @ 4:am. I think it was close to 80 degrees this morning, a little windy and it still smells like burning fields everywhere....tyi

129 days till Ing NYC

219 days till Surf City USA

BA9 Miles: 5.35
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No run Saturday.....it's rest day

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Total Distance
103.83
BA9 Miles: 48.65BA NYC Miles: 21.36B9-10 Miles: 15.36BAA!0 Miles: 13.36
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