"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

The Deseret News Marathon/10k

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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, 27:57, OVERALL      PLACE 145/2000, AG 1ST PLACE 1/4.

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! Retired Former Police Criminal Investigator! Two former wives, three kids (two boys & one girl).

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 25.50 Month: 55.50 Year: 1775.65
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 692.15
P2 Lifetime Miles: 229.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 695.95
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 94.65
Other Lifetime Miles: 380.37
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 360.95
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 214.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 148.82
Race: The Deseret News Marathon/10k (6.214 Miles) 00:52:23, Place overall: 294, Place in age division: 3
Total Distance
6.21

It was a pretty good to run the Des News Marathon 10k. I'm helping Troy train for the St George Marathon (October 6, 2018) and included in the training program I have scheduled in 4 races including 2 - 5ks, 1 - 10K, a 1/2 Marathon and then the St George Marathon... Today we did the 10K where we practiced running a well controlled start and a gradual increase in speed until we were at a comfortable pace for Troy. There was a 10k field of about 1042 runners entered into the 10k this fine day. Starting temperature was 70* at 6:00am,  it was a semi dark start with a very little breeze at about 5 mph and humidity at 26% .

I promised Troy I would run step for step with him though out the race and coach him along noting posture, stride & foot strike, breathing, and over all good race form & focus! 

The race went very well and our race strategie was spot on for Troy and myself for that matter. As we rounded the last corner and were about 6 large city blocks ( about 1 mile) and could see the banner over the finish line, we were still running shoulder to shoulder. Then at about 75 yards to the finish, Troy attempted to "Snake" the race away and pulled ahead of me! As I noticed him make his break away I answered the bell and kicked in a faster gear and passed him and beat him over the finish line. I played nice and only beat him by couple of steps. Like I said, it was a really fun 10k.

This 10K is run on a State Of Utah Holiday known as  Pioneer Day / The days of 1847! This is when the Pioneers entered the Salt Lake City Utah valley. During the last 2 miles of the race you get to run down the parade route with all the cheering parade and runners fans.....pretty fun!

I ended this race with the following stats;

Time: 52:23

AG Pos;  3rd out of 20 (M65 - 69)

Gender Place; 199 of 497

Overall Finish Position; 294 of 1042

Pace; 8:27/M

 

Now we've got 20 days until our next race which will be Porter's Half Marathon which runs from the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon down my favorite run on the Dimple Dell Mt Rd., dam near right past my home on the way to the finish line in the Draper City park. This will be running on my home turf, I know the course like the back of my hand and were gunna have a really great race.......

T-3 Miles: 6.21
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 12:51:56 from 73.53.95.221

lol that you kicked to beat your friend. i like the competitive spirit! nice job to both of you.

happy pioneer day. it's just another day here in seattle and people don't know what they're missing.

From JD on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 12:59:32 from 75.169.45.21

a damn fine run man - Troy's pretty lucky to get specific input like that from an experienced runner - sounds like a great race for you today!

From Martin on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 14:29:57 from 91.19.152.108

Good job, Troy has a great coach!

From Tom Slick on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 08:50:34 from 174.148.98.84

Allie, This race is always a fun one. I'll bet you remember the day when you were the outright winner of the marathon (f).

des news marathon 2014

Runner: allie Date: July 24, 2014

Distance: 26.2 miles Time: 03:11:56

Pace: 00:07:20 per mile

Overall Place: 1

From Tom Slick on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 08:55:21 from 174.148.98.84

JD - Troy's a really good friend of mine and I've truly enjoyed coaching him to reach his dreams...He wants to get a BQ and go to Boston!!!!

From Tom Slick on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 08:59:24 from 174.148.98.84

Allie, ya the humidity was a little high here for living in a high desert, but it goes away....unlike how Seattle just stays so so humid all the time. Buts that's how it is in the Emerald City! So tell me, is the humidity worse in Atlanta or Seattle?

From Tom Slick on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 14:33:19 from 174.148.49.93

Yes I know that I could have cut about 10 minutes off my time if I had not run with Troy, but a promise is a promise and I'm quite pleased with the outcome for both Troy and myself....After running the Des News 10k 9 times, this run was the first time I broke into the top 3 of my AG and it was done on a day that I wasn't even thinking about my personal outcome in the race.

From Rhett on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 15:25:52 from 66.185.238.62

You sound like an amazing coach. You want to come pace me at my next race? :)

Did you get some hardware for that 3rd place AG finish?

I was just telling Doone yesterday that I need to start taking Pioneer Day off even though I live in AZ.

From Pron8r on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 16:58:40 from 24.10.161.93

Slick--

Got your msg, but not sure how to send you one other than posting here. Yes, I'm still in the game. Kind of. Saw your name on the board at the DesNews 10K (I finished 1st in our AG). I haven't been on here in ages, and quite frankly had forgotten all about this blog. Wish I'd seen you on the 24th. Would have been great to catch up with you. FYI, I'm not running SGM this year. I am running the TOU HM, the TOU Marathon Relay, the Mt Lemon HM in Tucson in November, and various other 5 & 10K's in the area. Hope to see you on the road somewhere! --Pron8r

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