"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

The Mt. Nebo 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
125.10
Altra B Miles: 62.30Altra Miles: 38.40Altra C Miles: 24.40
Night Sleep Time: 23.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 23.50Weight: 165.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 mi easy run this am......this time (7am) Saturday and it's show time at the Nebo Mary!

 

 

 

"PPPPPP"    Prior Prepration Prevents Piss Poor Performance --Tom Slick

 

 

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rest day

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easy shake down 3 miler @ 4:am.....Saturdays showtime...

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another slow ,no distance day....

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Race: The Mt. Nebo Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:48:02, Place overall: 25, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
26.20

September 6, 2014

The Nebo Marathon 

Oh boy, what a day, what a beautiful marathon, and what a success it was for me as a runner. I started the day hoping to run a 3:30:xx marathon.

As I got out of bed Saturday morning, 15 minutes before the alarm went off, I felt like I had put together a pretty good training cycle to conquer the Nebo. I jumped out of bed and into my pre-prepared routine and quickly found myself at the parking area of the Payson High School, the staging area for the bus ride to the top of Payson canyon for the big run down the canyon. I don't recall seeing any "Green Temples of Doom" in the bus loading zone.

From all appearances, the race director seemed to have his race well under control. It may not have been up to the standard of a Boston or St. George marathon but pretty good none the less. The bus loading for the full mary and the half mary seemed to go off well with the race director boarding our bus telling us that there would be plenty of "Port-O-Potties" at the marathon staging and starting area. Three Port-O-Potties for 110 runners. Needless to say but the promised 6:30 am start was put off at least 10 minutes, to which a large number of marathoners were still in the Pottie line and unable to start with the main group. To the best of my knowledge, the race had registered about 110 full marathoners and about 850 half marathoners. 

Just as the race was about to start, first light was breaking over the valleys below and it was a grand sight of the awesome beauty of the mountains here in Utah. Bang, Bang, Boom, Boom the race was off and running. I as usual made my way to as close to the starting line as possible and was immediately passed by the really fast runners and pretty much left me to run the race in my very own private running bubble. Seemed like about 22 or 23 runners got out ahead of me at this point and only one guy that looked like he was in my age group. I was running at a pace that left me behind the leaders and ahead of the main body of runners, running pretty much by myself. It was a beautiful run down the canyon in the tall pines, Quakies and fairly lush green underbrush. It wasn't a totally lonely run as the roads were open to traffic and the family and friends of some of the runners would leap frog the course cheering on all the runners including their runners.

The race course is billed as a  predominately down hill dash to the finish starting at the 9200 foot elevation level.and ending at the 4800 ft. level. This race course like St. George has a net loss of elevation while your running up seven hills in the first 10 miles of the race and these hill are not to be taken lightly, they are brutal on your oxygen intake at that elevation. I found my breathing pretty labored in those first 10 miles. So at this point, about 10 miles, the course takes a very decidedly steep down grade  to about the 19 mile mark while running rather narrow twisting, turning two lane black top road to the finish line on the rubberized track at the Payson High School. I might add that running on the track was the best part of running this race. The down hill grade was brutal on the legs.I'm certainly happy that almost every training run that I do is in the hills so I felt well prepared for the brutal down hill portions of this race.

At about mile 19 the course winds out of the shade covered canyon road and into the direct sunlight where the ambient temperature jumped up to about 77 degrees and the somewhat flatter running surface. It seems to me that at about this point in my race it all started to become much harder to keep up my earlier pace on the neighborhood roads and I started to give up some precious minutes to fatigue. Personally, I was running out of gas and it became a struggle to keep up my desired pace. I was really glad to see the end of this marathon. 

My unofficial time via my Garmin was 3:48:08, about 18 minutes slower than I had expected....oh well, I finished with the shinny side up and feeling good about my performance. At the finish line the super volunteers met you with your finisher medal and an ice cold bottle of water. Further into the finish they had all the recovery drinks and foods and such. Pretty well organized finish area.  Shortly there after the awards ceremony started and I was hoping that I might place in my age division. In this marathon my division was defined as 60+..... and I was not disappointed. I took 1st place in my age division. It was a great two medal marathon and these medals are huge and heavy. One for finishing and one for finishing first in my old man age division......Yea! The best that I can tell, I finished about 25th overall, but this is unofficial until Nebo publishes their/our results. 

Would I run this marathon again? Ya, I'll do it again someday.

 

This news just in;  

1.Official Mt Nebo Full Marathon finish time 3:48:02

2.  #14 in overall male race finish

3. #1 in 60-99 Age Division

4. 25th in overall race

 

 

I think of a Hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.--Bob Dylan

 

 

 

  

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zip, zero, nada, nothing.......

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rest day -

 

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.--George Eliot

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A nice easy 1.5 mi. re-entry into training.....8 months till the Boston 2015.......tyi

Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you're presented with and moving on. --Blaine Lee

 

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rest day

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1.5 mi. @ Liberty Park..........

I think of a Hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.--Bob Dylan

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Today will be my last recoop day ...it's time to start getting ready for Las Vegas Ragnar....I want my Saints & Sinners medal

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6.00

6 mi on the Dimple Dell Road......

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Nice easy 6 mile recovery run.....

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6 mi @ 3:30am..............easy am run

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7.50

7.5 mi am run 

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rest /cross training 

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6.20

6.2 mi @ 3:30am. the recovery is almost complete

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rest day

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.--Benjamin Franklin

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8 miles on the Demple Dell Mt road......Nice morning run, 55 degrees, partly cloudy, no wind...

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8 miles up and down Dimple Dell mt road in lite rain @ 63 degrees. Nice run...I went over to the BAA website and check for my name on the 2015 Boston Marathon runners list.....and found it! Yea, I'm doing Boston next April.

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6 mi @ 3:30am.....

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6.2 @ 3:30am...

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rest day

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6.2 mi @ 3:30am.....63 degrees, dark and quiet.....

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REST AND DRINKING DAY

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6.2 mi @ 8:am.....57 degrees, dewpoint 57, humidity 97%, lots of rain, just a little wind,  

 

If we could give every individual the right amount  of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. --Hippocrates

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8.4 mi run up and down Dimple Dell Mt Rd. 52 degrees, 47 dewpoint,  77% humidity, cloudy, w/scattered rain showers. 205 days till The Boston......TYI.

 

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent".--Isaac Asimov

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6.2 mi @ 3:30am on the Dimple Dell Mt Road......dark, quiet, & cool @ 50 degrees...1.5 mi training the girls.

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Altra B Miles: 62.30Altra Miles: 38.40Altra C Miles: 24.40
Night Sleep Time: 23.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 23.50Weight: 165.00Calories: 0.00
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