"PRIOR PREPRATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Crazy Curt's Provo River Trail 1/2 Mary

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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

THE BOSTON MARATHON, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015

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

 THE ATHENS GREECE CLASSIC MARATHON,  NOV 8, 2015

THE GREEN BAY MARATHON, MAY 22, 2016

THE CIM, DEC 4, 2016 "BQ"

56 MARATHONS - OVERALL AS OF DEC 4, 2016

143   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 3:19:00 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 2017 RUNNING SCHEDULE:

1. NESTLE 5K, JUNE 3, 2017

2. SANDY CITY CLASSIC 5K, JULY 4, 2017

3. THE HUNTSVILLE UTAH MARATHON, THE FULL MONTE, SEPT 16, 2017

3. TBA

4. TBA

 

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!!!  Ya know what I mean? This gettin' old crap isn't for the weak of heart, mind or spirit!

 

 

 

 

Personal:

I'm still alive after all these years and I'm continuing to live my dreams!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 24.00 Month: 169.20 Year: 1085.44
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 113.80
P2 Lifetime Miles: 67.00
P2a Lifetime Miles: 171.60
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 71.15
Other Lifetime Miles: 65.00
Race: Crazy Curt's Provo River Trail 1/2 Mary (13.109 Miles) 01:47:00, Place overall: 26, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
13.11

OK, this race is in my record book. I had a really good time at Curt's race and it was just what I expected. To start with I got a reall good nights sleep, got up at 3:45 am and went through my usual ritual before a race.  I packed all my stuff in a nap sack last night and got out the door at 4:am.  It's a half hour drive to where I picked up my bib and got on the bus...

After getting off the bus I went to my gear bag to get my garmin out and functioning.....only to find that I had left it at home. Not to get excited or worried I decided right then and there to run this race by the way I was feeling at the moment sans the garmin.

As usual for a Crazy Curt race it was totally off the cuff and unorganized. After warming up I strolled down the canyon road a little ways to where the starting line usually is, there wasn't one. I did see some bunched up crime scene tape off to the side of the road and I figured it was Curts starting line.

Curt drove is aging multi passenger van just past the starting line and got out and gave us all a story about the oldest philosopher, I didn't get it, I myst have missed something in the translation. Anyway, he got back in his van and yelled out the windo to wait till 7:am and then start running....I love the way this guy operates? So the race was on, the smallest pack of runners I've seen in the past 17 times I've run this race. I'm guessing there were 200 runners.

So I just headed down the road looking for guys that were my age and older and passed them as quickly as I could.  By the time I got to the up hill portion of the course at about mile 7 I calculated that I was in about 24 position overall in the race and I couldn't see any old guys ahead of me as we all ran the hair pin turn at the top of the hill. I was running about 8 minute miles and holding them pretty steady, all the while trying to go a little faster on the down hill and holding pace on the up hill portions.

As I progressed down the course I was out to about mile 12 before 4 runners managed to get passed me. I informed the three women as they passed me that they better keep a steady pace or I  (the old guy) would be passing them before the finish line. That was all it took, they picked up their pace and left me like I was having nap right there in the middle of the trail. See if I do that again!!

I then made my way around the last turn and over the  bridge and into the home stretch over the finish line. As I passed the finish line I observed the race clock indicate I had finished at about 1:47:00 or there abouts close. This was all fine and good but I actually carried my phone with me and had set my timer when I started. There seems to be about a 10 minute difference between my time and Curt's. Oh well I'm done and I had a great time running without my garmin and I defended my first place Age Division win for the third time in a row..........Yahoooooo. 

26th place Open, 9th place in Masters, 1st place Age Division (60-64)

22 days till the Mt. Nebo Marathon......

 

"If you quit moving, they will shovel dirt in your face." --LM Hansen

 

Altra C Miles: 13.11
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 166.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Rhett on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 05:25:09 from 199.117.154.54

Way to 3peat Slick! I love the story about how the race started. That is hilarious. So were you really 10 minutes faster or slower?

From Tom Slick on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 05:29:15 from 69.171.160.57

Rhett - I don't know? By my timer I was 10 minutes faster, by Curt's timing I was the slower 1:47:00....But by both times I still had my 3peat!!! Yea!

From allie on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 05:44:29 from 97.75.165.156

you can't say 3peat™ without the ™

nice job on another AD win. top 30 in the whole race as well. solid, sir!

From Tom Slick on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 06:49:33 from 69.171.160.57

allie - Rhett started it! Maybe I'll say Three-Pete? Hey Allie, how did the move go? Good to hear from you!

From allie on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 07:00:51 from 172.56.38.35

the move went well, thanks. there were a few hectic moments but not bad for a move across the country. atlanta is a neat city (and huge). i'm back in utah for a few more weeks and i'll be engaging in a lot of mountain appreciation days.

go crush nebo.

From Smooth on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 07:32:03 from 65.130.110.24

AWESOME job Slickster!!! Congratulations on the triple-crown!!! WAY to defend your title!!!

I can totally see the Crazy Curt's Chaos!!! So is it the same old T-shirt that you have 17 of and stashed in your closet? Did Curt give out awards this year? The "award" used to be a framed picture of the T-shirt!!!

With a 1:45 Half, you're ready to crush Nebo!!! EXCELLENT JOB, coach! :)

From Hillbilly Runner on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 10:25:14 from 208.87.234.180

Wow, what a great warm-up race for Nebo.

You just keep amazing me. Congratulations!!!!!!

From I Just Run on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 12:52:42 from 107.77.80.56

Great job...famous man! I want your autograph.

From timp on Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 14:58:21 from 99.110.188.230

Way to crush the competition Slicksrer

From Tom Slick on Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 02:07:44 from 69.171.160.80

Smooth - The T-shirt is the same shirt as in the past. At least the current year was designated on the shirt. Awards this year as in the past are "matted photos" of Bridal Vail Falls,

From Tom Slick on Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 02:12:45 from 69.171.160.80

Allie, Rhett, HillBilly Runner, Timp, I Just Run, Smooth, etc...Thank you all for the kind remarks and motivating support and your friendship.

From Tom Slick on Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 03:16:08 from 69.171.160.80

Awards and Times at the Provo River Trail 1/2 by the year:

1998: This was the first 1/2 marathon ever for me. 1:34:14, No award. I didn't even know about ADs.

1999: 1:32:50, No Award

2000: 1:56:50, No Award

2001: 1:33:50, No Award

2002: 1:34:15, No Award

2003: 1:37:00, No Award

2004: 1:36:45, No award

2005: 1:36:19, #7th in 50-54 AD

2006: 2:01:22, No Award - Training my boys for SGM.

2007: 2:16:00, No Award, Training my girl for TOU.

2008: 1:39:40, #6th in 55-59 AD.

2009: 1:50:38, No Award, Pre-knee surgery run!

2010: 1:37:08, 3rd place 55-59 AD.Post knee surgery run

2011: 1:45:14, 1st place 60-64 AD.

2012: 1:49:33, 1st place 60-64 AD.

2013: 1:40:47, 1st place 60-64 AD.

2014: 1:47:00 ?, 1st place 60-64 AD.

My bad, this year was my fourth (4th) year in a row to defend my 1st place AD.

From I Just Run on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 08:50:56 from 67.79.11.242

Again, nice job! I would be going for my 4th win at the Chosen Half in a few weeks but I ran the wrong direction last year and ended up winning 2nd. :-(

From Tom Slick on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 17:32:13 from 69.171.160.19

I Just Run - No more I Just Run the Wrong Way! You know this course! I'll be waiting for you victory report!!!!

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