"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Porter's 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, 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

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!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 19.00 Year: 1660.65
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 656.15
P2 Lifetime Miles: 229.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 664.45
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 88.65
Other Lifetime Miles: 355.37
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 360.95
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 209.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 137.32
Total Distance
204.10
P2.5 Miles: 34.00T-1 Miles: 95.00Other Miles: 16.00P2a Miles: 36.00T-3 Miles: 13.10P2 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 162.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles on the Mt Rd getting ready for Porter’s 1/2 Mary on Aug 11. 70* @ 6:am, 43% humidity, no wind to speak of, except for the warm start it was a good training run.Then a trip to the gym for a w/o, etc. 67 days till the St. George Marathon.....

P2.5 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 x 1 mi hill repeats, 83*, 48% humidity, 10 mph wind, uck !

T-1 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

3 Easy Miles, FBW/O - Rest Day

Other Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
9.00

9 miles at any pace on the PRT....

P2a Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
13.00

13 miles on the Porters 1/2 Mary course this am just to practice the course before the real thing next Saturday morning! 

T-1 Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Rest Day

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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9.00

9 sorta long run miles on the Mt Rd. 57*, 30% humidity, 6:am. Nice morning.

P2.5 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

3 easy miles today and a lite w/o....

Other Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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0.00

Pre-race day rest....

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Pre-race day rest...

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Race: Porter's Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:56:35, Place overall: 33, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
13.10

Not too much to report here. It was a really crappy day running in all the smoke from the local Utah fires and the imported smoke from all the fires in California. It was so bad too breath and twice as bad to look at before you sucked it in! This was the first time that I have run this Half Mary and I did it with Troy. We used this race as a medium long run under load as we train for the St George Marathon in 57 days. At the starting line it was 70* with a very light smokey breeze.  The half Mary starts at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon at the 5400 ft elevation and ended at the Draper City Park. It was a very gentle downhill run where you could kick up your pace if you could breathe.... It actually was a rather nice course and I will probably do it again, hopefully in better air condition. Troy and I started together and maintained a sub 8 minute mile pace for about 5 miles before the smoke choked us out and trashed our pace and race plan. Troy ended up #44th place/106 overall / 7th in AG / 11, I came in 33rd overall and 2nd/4 in AG, about a minute behind a 60 year old guy. Porter's Half Mary grouped my (M 65-69) AG into a 10 year AG of (M 60 - 69) so I had to run with some younger competition in the smoky gunkey air. Oh well, now it's time to get ready to do the St George Marathon in 57 days.......TYI

 

T-3 Miles: 13.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 mi recovery run this am.

P2a Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 mi rest/recovery run! Then a w/o at the gym.

P2a Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

10 sorta-long mile run this am.

P2a Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.00

rest & recovery day

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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10.00

10 mile mid mile run this am.

Other Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

nice easy three mile run this am.

P2a Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
18.00

18 long distance training miles this am. The fire smoke is back in the valley and it sucks to breath it in. 5:am start. 63*, very light breeze, @25% humidity, It was a demanding week of training w/ a half Mary race included and then doing an 18 miler long today. Oh well, no rest for the wicked - 49 days till the St George Marathon....

T-1 Miles: 18.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
18.00

18 mi on the Mt Rd & Wasatch 

P2.5 Miles: 18.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Rest Day, FB W/O @ gym.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 mi on the PRT this am. 65*, 66% Humidity, not wind. Yesterdays rest day was great.

P2a Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 mi on the big block this am. 72*, 54% humidity, 18 mph wind, cloudy and then the deay wend down hill from there.....46 days till SGM.

 

 

 

 

T-1 Miles: 5.00
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7.00

7 mi on the big block this am. 65*, 15 mph winds, 58% humidity. partly cloudy. lots of smoke in the air from the fires...45 days till SGM.

T-1 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 mi on the Porter Rockwell Trail @5:am, 67*, 48% humidity, 15 mpy winds.....nice easy run. 44 days till SGM...

T-1 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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0.00

rest day

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
17.00

17 miles on the big block and Porter Rockwell Trail. Not a bad run this am, still a bit tired from the 1/2 mary two weeks past! 42 days till SGM and I think the training is right on target.....

T-1 Miles: 17.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.00

FB W/O, Running rest day....

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

10 mi sorta-long on the PRT. 53*, light breeze....great morning weather for a sorta-long run. 40 days till SGM...

P2 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 mi on the big block, nice and easy recovery miles. Full body W/O at the gym....

T-1 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

7 X Hill. Todays Hill exercise was all about saving energy by floating up the hill pumping arms and bending the knees, all to strengthening the quadricepts! 71*, 24% humidity, 16 mph wind, overcast skies.  38 days till SGM...

T-1 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

10 mi on the big block around my home base at or near Marathon pace and a prelude to a 20 miler on Sunday to get in shape to succeed at the SGM in 37 days! Oh my! 

T-1 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 162.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
204.10
P2.5 Miles: 34.00T-1 Miles: 95.00Other Miles: 16.00P2a Miles: 36.00T-3 Miles: 13.10P2 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 162.00Calories: 0.00
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