"PRIOR PREPRATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Provo Trail 1/2 Marathon

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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"

THE HUNTSVILLE FULL MONTE MARATHON, SEPT 16, 2017 "BQ"

57 MARATHONS - OVERALL AS OF SEPT 16, 2017

145   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

4. U of U HOMECOMING 5K, OCT 7, 2017

5.  SANDY CITY TURKEY TROT/VETERANS DAY 5K, NOV                   11, 2017.

 

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 my way!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 11.00 Month: 66.41 Year: 1367.85
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 160.11
P2 Lifetime Miles: 117.00
P2a Lifetime Miles: 281.10
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 84.65
Other Lifetime Miles: 112.40
Race: Provo Trail 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:49:36, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
13.10

I love doing this race. Out of the 20 years this race has been held I 've done 15 of them. Crazy Curt seems to do things a little different than other race directors but his heart is in the right place and he manages to pull off a pretty good 1/2 marathon down the Provo River Trail.

It was about 63 degrees at the starting line which was fairly nice, but once we got going it heated up rather quickly. Since the trail is tree covered most of the way there is shade on the trail that seems to keep you out of the direct sunshine most of the race.

At the half way point you come off the trail and run up the frontage road for about a mile and a quarter of some pretty stiff uphill runningr. Then its most generally down hill all the way to the finish line that winds back down to the River Woods shops on the river Trail.

None the less I had a great day, I ran with two new friends and I actually got to play coach to a young lady that was running her very first 1/2 marathon....I did so well she beat me to the finish line by about 5 minutes.

I was a bit slower this year only turning in a 1:49:36, but it was good enough to place 1st in my 60 - 64 AG. My plan was to make this a training run to get me ready for the New York Marathon in 84 days!!!!!! tyi....

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Hillbilly Runner on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 11:57:43 from 207.162.187.46

Great way to do a training run and pick up some hardware doing it. Congratulations on the AG win !!!

From Smooth on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 23:04:55 from 71.219.147.142

CONGRATZ on the AG win! You seriously own that race and title! EXCELLENT JOB! And very nice to coach a girl who ended up beating you! :)

From MarkP on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 09:47:13 from 71.219.44.251

Great race Tom! Are the results posted on-line?

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