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The Huntsman Full Monte 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: The Huntsman Full Monte Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:58:30, Place overall: 166, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
26.20

The Full Monte -9/16/2019-Huntsville Utah Marathon.

The Full Monte is a very well organized marathon which also includes a half marathon, a 10k, a 5k and a 1 mile kids run! It reminds me of the St George Marathon and the Nestle a 5K in regards to it's family friendly and runner supportive community! The marathon race course is a gentle downhill grade from start to finish without any surprises. 

At the starting line I met up with Smooth, Teena and we prepared for the run down the hill. I had the privileged of helping to train a good friend on mine (Troy) to run his very first marathon. At the starting line tent I introduced Troy to Smooth who agreed to run with Troy during the marathon. Smooth has been on a whirlwind tour of a bunch of marathon and has the St George marathon to do in about 17 days and Teena too! But not me.

Just before the race we were run out of the heated tent and moved towards the starting lines. If I have a concern about the marathon it's the starting line chip readers were not the width of the small road, just about half of it and you had cones funneling you through them to the mats. It appeared that many runners missed getting their chips read.

Prior to the race I had decided that I wanted to run a 3:45:00 at the Full Monte. When we all got out of the tent I noticed that The Full Monte had "Pacers". I searched around and could not find a 3:45 pacer and soon learned that my choices of a Pacer were either the 3:40 pacer or the 3:55 pacer. I chose the 3:40 pacer and pace group even though I thought that the 3:40 pace was a bit to fast for me. Oh ya, this is a very fast course, as much as 15 minutes fast!

Bang, the race started with a bum announcing system that could hardly be heard, everybody that wasn't very close to the starter just got pulled into the start when the group of about 196 marathon runners started to move down the course. So the race was on at the appointed time of 8:am. The temperature at about 35* at the altitude of about 8750' and there was a light wind blowing over the starting area. But as usual it only took a few minutes of running until you warm up. I jumped into the 3:40 pace group of about 12  runners plus the Pacer. If there was a steeper grade on the course it was the first 3 or four miles but it was still very easy to control your pace and not go out too fast and brutalize your legs.

I stayed with the pace group until about 20 mile where I started to lose gas which was more than likely because of going out with the faster pace group. But I had to because there wasn't a 3:45 or 3:50 pace group. At the 22 mile mark you take a side street of the main course which had been Highway 39 for about 3 miles until you returned to Highway 39 at about the 25 mile mark. Now you could hear the sounds of the finish line but weren't able to see it because you still had several twists and turns in the course to negotiate before you entered the finish chute, step over the finish line and received your Finisher Medal.  The goodies at the end were very good and they had Cremies, chocolate milk, sugar cookies, bananas and a bunch of other good stuff for recovery fuel. All of this took place in the spacious Huntsville town park.

On a personal note, I really enjoyed this marathon and would recommend it to anyone. I managed to run a BQ time of 3:58:30 at a 9:06 per mile pace and took 1st place in my old man Age Group (M 64-69)against  8 other runners including me.

Chow Boing!

PS : I signed up for the 2018 Boston Marathon last night when I got home from the Full Monte!

 

 

 

 

T-1 Miles: 26.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 159.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Hillbilly Runner on Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 10:30:08 from 107.223.24.192

Congratulations on a "Great" race and the 1st place AG. finish. You never cease to amaze me.

From Rhett on Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 19:10:25 from 66.185.237.66

Well done Slick, 1st place AG finisher!!

Those last six miles must have been grueling if you were on 3:40 pace at mile 20.

That's cool that you got to see both Smooth and Teena.

From Burt on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 14:59:32 from 70.176.85.97

Nice job.

From Tom Slick on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 21:11:52 from 173.117.183.84

Burt, thanks for the attaboy! I'm just an old guy now trying to be the best I can be and continuing to making my dreams (goals) come true!

From Donald Davis on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 21:52:54 from 96.18.226.22

Great job, and congratulations on another BQ! Glad you enjoyed the Huntsville Marathon. I did it once before, and without prior downhill experience I trashed my legs by mile 16. Maybe I will do it again someday with the experience I now have.

From DaleG on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 00:44:47 from 152.216.15.5

Nicely done! I might run this one next year.

From Tom Slick on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 07:14:03 from 174.148.15.67

Donald Davis - Thanks for the attaboy! The Full Monte is quite the marathon and it's full of downhill running, thankfully it's gentle downhill without a bunch of hills to negotiate along the way. I see your doing the St George Marathon in 15 days and 23 hours. I'm sure that you know what a technical run the St George Marathon is! It seems as though your always running uphill to run down more severe downhill at St Geo. Remember to start St Geo slower for the first 3 to 5 miles and then pick it up to attain a negative over all split in the marathon. Run the second half faster than the first and don't kill yourself on the Veyo hill!

From allie on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 13:21:30 from 172.4.198.186

this marathon seems like a good one -- i've only heard good things. and creamies at the finish line is always a big bonus. they were out at des news this year, which was a huge disappointment because that was like 85% of the reason why i signed up in the first place.

congrats on the full monte finish and the BQ

From Tom Slick on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 17:35:25 from 174.148.116.1

Thank you Ms. Allie! When I noticed that Creamies was a sponsor of the Full Monte I knew this race was for me! They had lots of them for everybody!

From Donald Davis on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 20:00:16 from 96.18.226.22

Tom, I've done STG once before, and had a pretty good experience. I had been scarred by my poor performance at Huntsville and took STG pretty conservatively. This year I think I will push a little more for a good time. You are definitely right though, the first half of STG is noticeably harder than the second half. I think the SLC Marathon is the trickiest marathon I've done in terms of planning for the various inclines and declines throughout. Most of the downhill is in the first five miles, and then you get short steep hills occasionally throughout the rest.

From Smooth on Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 23:05:06 from 75.162.117.170

Boston here you come!!!! AWESOME race! EXCELLENT performance! Fun report!!! Congrats on the WIN! It was so good to see you! You knew what you were doing when you put Troy with me on this Full Monte! You coached him well and should be proud of his accomplishment. Please tell him THANK YOU for me. He saved me from my dreaded asthma by letting me draft off him especially the last 5K.

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