"PRIOR PREPARATION 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:

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.

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Miles:This week: 17.00 Month: 198.00 Year: 1351.87
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: 237.79
IQ Lifetime Miles: 365.80
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 171.70
IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 42.00
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 10.00
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Total Distance
166.61
Altra B Miles: 58.40Altra Miles: 27.50Altra C Miles: 80.71
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rest day

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8.00

8 easy miles in the hills......

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. ==Booker T Washington

Altra B Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
20.00

20 mi distance run, Out on the PRT and then up Dimple Dell and Down Wasatch to home base.

One hour's sleep before midnight is worth three after. --George Herbert

Altra B Miles: 20.00
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rest day

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6.00

6 mi tempo w/o. @ 3:30am

Altra B Miles: 6.00
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6.00

6 mi in the hills....62 degrees, 3:30am

More persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but thriugh fidelity to a worthy purpose. --Hellen Keller

Altra Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
2.00

2 mile shakedown - 1/2 mary this saturday.

Altra B Miles: 2.00
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0.00

Rest day before the Provo River Trail 1/2 Marathon. Crazy Curts 1//2 mary! 

 

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps  learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young! --Henry Ford

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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
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Total Distance
5.00

5 mile easy recovery run. 80*, full sunshine, very light breeze.

 

If you would be wealthy think of saving as well as getting. --Benjamin Franklin

Altra C Miles: 5.00
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6.00

6 mi, in the hills @3:30am / 67*

Altra Miles: 6.00
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7.50

7.5 mi @ 3:30am, 25 days till Nebo...

Altra B Miles: 7.50
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rest day....Yea!

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7.50

7.5 easy run @ 3:30am

 

"Most of us are so busy doing what we think we have to do, that we do not think about what we really want to do.--Robert Percival

Altra C Miles: 7.50
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Decided to take another rest day and get ready for an early morning 20 mile trainer Saturday morning to kick off my three week taper.....

 

"There shall be eternal summer in the Grateful heart."--Celea Thaxter

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Total Distance
22.00

 up Dimple Dell around and down Wasatch, twice.....plus.  

Altra C Miles: 22.00
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I t surly was a nice morning to sleep in......Rest Day

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6.00

6 mi @ 3:30a....nice run

Altra Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
6.20

6.2 easy miles @ 3:30am. Windy morning w/a few sprinkles, @74 degrees, it's still dark at this time of the morning...."Getter' Done!"

Altra C Miles: 6.20
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6.20

6.2 @ 3:30am, light rain, light breeze, thunder and lightning.....just fun all the way around

Altra B Miles: 6.20
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Total Distance
1.50

Rest and training day for new runners.....1.5 m

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.--Napoleon Hill

Altra B Miles: 1.50
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0.00

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.--Abraham Lincoln

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10.00

10 mi @ 10:am, last speed trainer before Nebo.

You must therefore love me, myself, and not my circumstances, if we are to be real friends.--Cicero

Altra C Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
7.20

7.2 mi up and down Dimple Dell Rd..........

 

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.--J.K.Rowling

Altra B Miles: 7.20
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7.70

7.7 mi on Dimple Dell Road...........early in the morning!

Altra C Miles: 7.70
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Rest day

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rest day

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3.00

nice easy three (3) miler around the hood......

Altra C Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
6.20

6.2 easy miles in the hills. Thats it for the 2nd week of taper, now it's down to the last 6 days before the Nebo....

Hey, I was just asked to run on a team doing the Las Vegas Ragnar, Yea! Now I can get my "Saints & Sinners" medal!! A real double medal run!

Altra C Miles: 6.20
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Total Distance
9.50

9.5 miles on Dimple Dell Road...love my hills... 

 

"The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. --Leo Buscaglia  

Altra Miles: 9.50
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Total Distance
166.61
Altra B Miles: 58.40Altra Miles: 27.50Altra C Miles: 80.71
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