"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Sandy City Classic 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, 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)

160  OVERALL RACES (5K's,10K's, 1/2  & Full Marathons, Tri's) 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

5. TURKEY TROT / VETERAN'S DAY 5K, NOV 16, 2019 (2nd Plc           AD)

 

 

MY 2020 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

1. THE SALT LAKE CITY MARATHON, APRIL 18 ,2020

2. NESTLE 5K, JUNE   , 2020

3. SANDY CITY 4TH OF JULY CLASSIC 5K

4. DESERET NEWS 10K

5. PORTERS 1/2 MARATHON 

6. TBA

7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K.

8. SANDY CITY VETERANS DAY / TURKEY TROT 5K, NOV  ,            2020

 

 

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 and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.....

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1618.78
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 928.65
P2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 978.15
Other Lifetime Miles: 619.57
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 392.45
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 232.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 282.41
IQ Lifetime Miles: 395.75
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 208.69
IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 79.10
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 63.94
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 46.31
Total Distance
178.41
Altra Miles: 64.81Altra B Miles: 75.21Altra C Miles: 14.30Newton Distance S Miles: 12.20
Total Distance
3.00

3 mile shake down run for the Sandy Classic 5K on Friday .......still a bit tired fron the Ragnar but ready to go give it the best I can.....

Altra Miles: 3.00
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Race: Sandy City Classic 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:24:07, Place overall: 68, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
3.10

Not a bad day at the Sandy Classic 5K! I got up feelin' pretty good about a great nights sleep and didn't have any parts that hurt out of the ordinary. Got down to the race early and managed to get in about 30 minutes  worth of warmup which really made my morning.

I'm unclear about how many runners there were overall but it seemed to be about 300.

Knowing that I was still a bit weary from the Ragnar last weekend I decided to work in all the tricks of the trade to have a pleasant outcome. I crowded my way to the front and toe'd the starting line with all the young kids that run like the wind. I was standing next to a young toe headed boy, probably about 10 years old, that I kindly told not to pass any gray haired old guys like me because it's bad form for a youngster! This kid actually finished just after me taking 3rd place in his whipper-snapper age group, I gave him a huge high five for his great effort to beat the old man across the finish line. 

Boom, Boom, Boom.....Bang, Bang, Bang, the race started and I felt like setting down. I took another deep breath and kick it into high gear..... and trying not to get passed by everybody including the little blond haired kid.

I cut the corners and tracked the shortest distance between points and tried to keep the focus on keeping my breathing under control and my feet moving forward toward the next road kill....I even drafted on a cute young chick on the south bound leg of the race that was into the wind.....When I rounded the south end of the oval course headed north I passed the young lady and started looking for the finish line and any old guy between me and the end. I passed a couple of old guys but it turned out that they were in the age group ahead of mine.

As I moved to the .5 mile mark left in the race I took a drink of water from the small bottle I had and kicked up my pace so as not to get passed by any pirates lurking in the back ground, I hate it when they do that!

So it's all said and done, I managed to run at a 7:45 Min/Mi pace with a 24:07.3 minute finish time. 68th body to get over the finish line and the 1st old guy in my 60 to 64  age group to finish.......it was fun...........

 

Happy Independance Day all of you Americans!!!

 

Altra Miles: 3.10
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Total Distance
6.00

 6 mi hill trainer & post race recovery run. Looks like summer is here. It was 82 degrees at 5:30 am ....Uck!

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Total Distance
10.00

10 mi med-long run this am out on the PRT. I was scheduled for more miles but decided to throttled back to compensate for my last two 5k race efforts.....

Altra B Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 mi hill run @3:30a

Altra C Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
6.20

6.2 easy mi @ 3:30 am, 

Altra Miles: 6.20
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Total Distance
6.20

6.2  tempo mi @ 3:30 am

Altra B Miles: 6.20
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Total Distance
8.30

8.3 mi on the Dimple Dell Hills.....didn't get out on the road till about 7am.

Altra C Miles: 8.30
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Total Distance
19.00

19 mi long run @ 4:30am, Up Dimple Dell  down Wasatch and a little bit further and voil, the run is in the bank.....

Altra Miles: 19.00
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4.00

4 recovery miles @ 3:30am, 78 degrees, no wind.....looks like summer is here!

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Total Distance
6.00

6 mi tempo run @ 3:30am. Met up with my am running buddy and had a nice hot morning run. It was only 80 degrees with   31% humidity.....

Newton Distance S Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
6.20

6.2 mi @ 3:30am, runnin' in the hills.....

Altra B Miles: 6.20
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0.00

rest day

 

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most do".............................................---Dale Carnegie

 

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Rest Day - I needed that!

 

 

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -----------------Alice Walker

 

 

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Race: Draper Days 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:24:07, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance
4.00

Not a whole lot to report. The Draper Days 5k is a rather small race with about 235 total runners in all ages. My goal was to place in my old guys age group, I did it. 3rd place with a 24:07 time. I can't believe that 15 days ago I ran  the Sandy Classic 5K at the exact same time. The Draper Days 5K is a certified USATF course so it tends to draw in some of the fastest runners in the area. It was fun and it's actually a very fast course. The overall winner did it in 15:15......And today I got to meet Allie at the race! She's such a sweet, humble young lady!!!

 

"When a man speaks the truth in the spirit of truth, his eye is as clear as the heavens.When he has base ends, and speaks falsely, the eye is muddy, and sometimes asquint. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Altra Miles: 3.11
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Total Distance
20.00

20 miles up Dimple Dell and down Wasatch....twice! 48 days till my Mt. Nebo mary....

 

"Knowledge is Power". --Francis Bacon

Altra Miles: 20.00
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Total Distance
6.20

6 mile recovery run @ 3:30am......dark, warm and quiet with my running buddie, "M".

 

"There are two types of People. Those who come into a room and say,"Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are!" --Frederick I. Collins

Altra B Miles: 6.20
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Total Distance
6.20

6 mi (7 X 800) @ 3:30am. 67 degrees, light breeze.....

Newton Distance S Miles: 6.20
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Total Distance
7.50

7 mi easy run @3:30am. 80*, windy...at least it was dark.....

Thought for Today: “A liberal paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns.” “And believe it or not, such a place does indeed exist, It’s called prison.” --Sheriff Joe Arpaio Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Altra B Miles: 7.50
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Total Distance
7.11

7.11 mi easy run @5:am....cloudy, hot (80) and windy....tough run. I feel for all those that are running the Des News Mary, times are going to be 4 to 10% slower and many many more heat and hydration casulties.... 

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. --John F. Kennedy

Altra B Miles: 7.11
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0.00

I forgot, for a moment, that I need to take a rest day every now and again.....so there it is. I'll go out tomorrow and pick up a few miles and have a pretty good week of running to put in the books.

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Total Distance
4.40

4.4 shakedown run in the heat. 45 days till NEBO...

Altra Miles: 4.40
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Total Distance
13.00

13 miles up Dimple Dell and down Wasatch. 80 degrees, full sunshine big cut back sunday.....

"Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love." --Nelson Rockerfeller

Altra B Miles: 13.00
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Total Distance
6.00

Monday 6 mi recovery run...@3:30am

Altra B Miles: 6.00
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7.00

7 mi @ 3:30 am...hills

 

Hide not your talents. They for use were made.What's a sundial in the Shade?

--Benjamin Franklin

 

Altra Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 mi tempo @4:am

Altra B Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
7.00

7 miles in the hills @ 3:30a

Altra B Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
178.41
Altra Miles: 64.81Altra B Miles: 75.21Altra C Miles: 14.30Newton Distance S Miles: 12.20
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