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Run Elevated Half 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, 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

 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 X 2"

58 MARATHONS - OVERALL AS OF APRIL 16, 2018

150   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, APRIL 16, 2018. 4:31:54

2. NESTLE 5K, JUNE 2018, 25:23, 1ST PLC. DIV. 

3. SANDY CITY CLASSIC 5K, JULY 4, 2018, 26:20, 3RD PLC DIV

4. DESERET NEWS 10K, JULY 24, 2018

5. PORTERS HALF MARATHON, AUGUST 11 , 2018

6. THE ST GEORGE MARATHON, OCTOBER 6, 2018

7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K, OCTOBER 20, 2018

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!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 12.00 Month: 68.11 Year: 1124.21
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 328.03
P2 Lifetime Miles: 219.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 615.95
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 88.65
Other Lifetime Miles: 330.17
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 299.95
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 209.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 86.81
Total Distance
108.70
AIG4 Miles: 60.60AB2 Miles: 5.00AIG Miles: 28.00AB1 Miles: 2.00AIGB Miles: 13.10
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 169.00Calories: 1787.00
Total Distance
5.00

5 mi @ 3:30am W/Missie.... 

AIG4 Miles: 5.00
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5.00

5 mi on the DDMR W/Missie,@3:30am, 66*, zero wind, 16% humidity. PM  W/O

Chasing Tail 4mi Run - Sept 24, 2016 - 53 days away.

CIM - Dec 4, 2016 - 124 days away

 

AIG4 Miles: 5.00
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3.00

5 mi run shortened to 3mi run this am because of fire / smoke in the area.

AIG4 Miles: 3.00
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8.00

8 mi on the DDMR this 5:am. 68*, slight wind, low humidity.

AIG4 Miles: 8.00
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3.00

3 mi on the short course and a super W/O on the weights this am...

AIG4 Miles: 3.00
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5.00

5 mi on the DDMR

AB2 Miles: 5.00
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5.50

5.5 am miles & pm  w/o.....

AIG Miles: 5.50
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6.00

6 mi this early am and a W/O this pm.....

AIG4 Miles: 6.00
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8.50

8.5 mi up & down Little Cottonwood Canyon, where the runelevated half marathon is to be held on Aug 27, 2016.

AIG Miles: 8.50
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0.00

training rest day - somedays you just need a break....

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5.00

5 mi @ 3:30am on 13th & 17th east loop.

AIG Miles: 5.00
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5.60

5.6 mi on the DDMR @ 3:30am W/Missie. 

AIG4 Miles: 5.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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6.00

6 mi on the DDMR @ 3:30am w/Missie. It was a bit warmer this morning but the stars and moon were big and bright....

AIG Miles: 6.00
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6.00

6 MI ON THE DDMR @ 3:30A W/MISSIE.............

AIG4 Miles: 6.00
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8.00

8 mi down little cottonwood canyon on the Run Elevated 1/2 Marathon course.

AIG4 Miles: 8.00
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3.00

3 mi recovery run on the short course

AIG4 Miles: 3.00
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3.00

3 MI EASY RUN

AIG4 Miles: 3.00
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0.00

REST DAY

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3.00

3 MI EASY KEEP THE RUST OF RUN....

AIG Miles: 3.00
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2.00

2 EASY MILES - RACE DAY SATURDAY....

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Resting for tomorrows 1/2 Mary, "Run Elevated", down Little Cottonwood Canyon, start elevation 8760' ....

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Race: Run Elevated Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:49:54, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
13.10

 I really enjoyed running the run elevated half marathon.  It was kind a like running my regular workout training runs in my own neighborhood.  Actually part of the course for the half marathon was on the Dimple Dell and in the area of a little cottonwood where I do run.  The half marathon started at Alta ski resort and then ran down Little Cottonwood Canyon and it ended up at the Alta Canyon sports center. I took on this half marathon is a training run for me as I'm getting ready for the CIM marathon in Sacramento California and I also help train a guy that want to run his first half marathon.

 The marathon started at 6:30 AM and it was 39° at the top of the mountain,  which started right on time. I started the race thinking that I would just have a nice easy training run, but once I got going I felt pretty good about myself, my training thus far and the recovery I've made in my total body health, I decided to open up and make this 1/2 marathon more of a competitive situation. I ran the first three miles of the race with "Troy" telling him that he should take it easy for his very first 1/2 marathon, and his longest distance he's ever run before. So at the three mile mark I started running my own race to the finish line. The race began at the elevation of 8760' and dropped 3800' to the finish line at the Alta Sports Center in Sandy, which is the City I live in. I guess I could have just run home after I finished the race!                                        

The percentage of grade on the road was pretty wicked on the down hill with really only one small section of super difficult up hill running that was on the top of the "DDMR", Dimple Dell Mountain Road, that's what I call Dimple Dell Road, where I usually train. Anyway, this section is at about 10 miles into the race and a whole lot of down the mountain side running. The rest of the race was still down hill racing except right at finish like when it was kinda flat in the sports center parking lot. 

I managed to keep up a pretty steady pace of about 8 minute miles and finish in 109 minutes, so that turned out to be about 8:23 minutes per mile. This was good enough to net me a First place medal in my old man age division (65-69) and an overall place of 68th.  My friend "Troy" came in at 2 hours and a minute and was very happy with his first 1/2 marathon. He was really excited when he found out he took 2nd place in his age division!!!  The direction and orginazation of this 1/2 Mary was very good. Everything was where it was supposed to be when it was supposed to be there. I'd consider doing this 1/2 again sometime, for now it's time to get ready for CIM in December in California.

AIGB Miles: 13.10
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 169.00Calories: 1787.00
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Total Distance
2.00

two mile recovery run this am. That down hill running really takes a toll on your legs!!!!

AIG4 Miles: 2.00
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3.00

3 easy miles this AM.

 

AIG4 Miles: 3.00
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rest

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rest

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Total Distance
108.70
AIG4 Miles: 60.60AB2 Miles: 5.00AIG Miles: 28.00AB1 Miles: 2.00AIGB Miles: 13.10
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 169.00Calories: 1787.00
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