"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

The Huntsville Full Monte Marathon

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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, 2019 

 

62 MARATHONS - 

1st Marathon, St. George Marathon, OCTOBER 3, 1998. (ZERO DNF'S)

62nd & Latest Marathon, The Huntsville Full Monte Marathon, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019. (ZERO DNF'S)

160  OVERALL RACES (5K's,10K's, 1/2  & Full Marathons, Tri's) 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)

RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON, AGAIN!

"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

5. TURKEY TROT / VETERAN'S DAY 5K, NOV 16, 2019 (2nd Plc           AD)

 

 

MY 2020 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

1. THE SALT LAKE CITY MARATHON, APRIL 18 ,2020

2. NESTLE 5K, JUNE   , 2020

3. SANDY CITY 4TH OF JULY CLASSIC 5K

4. DESERET NEWS 10K

5. PORTERS 1/2 MARATHON 

6. TBA

7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K.

8. SANDY CITY VETERANS DAY / TURKEY TROT 5K, NOV  ,            2020

 

 

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 State of Utah Police Criminal Investigator! Two former wives, three former kids (two former boys & one former girl) and three former cats and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.....

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 33.00 Year: 1651.78
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 928.65
P2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 978.15
Other Lifetime Miles: 632.57
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 392.45
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 232.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 282.41
IQ Lifetime Miles: 401.75
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 216.69
IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 85.10
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 63.94
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 46.31
Total Distance
124.42
T-3 Miles: 32.62IQ2 Miles: 11.00IQ 3 Miles: 15.10IQ Miles: 6.00IQ 4 Miles: 28.50IQ 5 Miles: 31.20
Total Distance
16.00

16 miles on the PRT / So Mt course. Just a med long run with a couple of down hill mile sprints. Yowzza, what a great med long run trainer and entry into "Taper Madness" ! 19 days 18 hrs till Showtime.....Yea !

T-3 Miles: 16.00
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Oh happy Labor Day to all of you still laboring out there. I had a rest day and went to a great big car show.....

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5.00

5 easy miles on the PRT....

IQ2 Miles: 5.00
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8.00

8 easy miles w/3@MP.

IQ 3 Miles: 8.00
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6.00

6 med miles on the big block this Zero Dark Thirty....

IQ Miles: 6.00
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8.50

8.5 mi this Zero Dark Thirty morning from home to South Mountain and back. the humidity started out at 65% and by the time I was about a block from finishing it started to rain...lucky for me I guess? 7 mph breeze.14 days & 23.5 hours till I get a case of white line fever at the Full Monte ! 

IQ 4 Miles: 8.50
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Taper Time rest day...

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12.00

12 easy long style miles on PRT & South Mountain. Start at 64* at Zero dark thirty, half way thru the run it started raining and I turned around and headed home staying just in front of the rain falling. 

IQ 4 Miles: 12.00
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TT Rest Day

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6.00

6 mi on the big block, 1/2 @MP.....11 days till HFM.... 63*, 15 mph wind, 54% humidity...What you see is what you get.

T-3 Miles: 6.00
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5.00

5 miles today on the big block. 53*, light 6 mph wind, 77% humidity between rain storms with black to gray skies. Kind of a dreary day but it only helped feel at home on the road thru Taper Madness. 9 days 22 hours and it's almost all done but the crying at the Full Monte!

IQ 5 Miles: 5.00
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6.00

6 miles on the PRT enjoying the cool weather. 

IQ2 Miles: 6.00
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4.00

4 easy am miles on the PRT......

IQ 3 Miles: 4.00
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Rest Day.....&  my 50th High School Reunion.

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8.00

8 miles on the south mountain for a pre race shakedown cruse.

IQ 4 Miles: 8.00
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2.62

2.62 miles on the small block. This was my traditional shakedown and good luck run and thats it for training. Today I will prepare my Carb load meals and start the process of eating it on  Wednesday morning thru Friday afternoon. Saturday morning at 7:am the Full Monte gets underway....

T-3 Miles: 2.62
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Yum yum, it's pasta/carb loading time, three days of feeding my face with pasta! It's a good thing that I love pasta!

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2 days 9 hrs -  Full Monte

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Just hangin’, eatin’ pasta, and resting till 7:am on Saturday morning!!!

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Taper & Carb Load

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Race: The Huntsville Full Monte Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:28:59, Place in age division: 4
Total Distance
26.20

Showtime at the Full Monte/Huntsville Marathon - September 21, 2019

It was a pretty great day running the Full Monte/Huntsville. At the starting line it seemed to be about 32* or at least you could see your breath. There was a heated tent but you couldn't get all 380 marathon participants in it. Troy and I hung out in the tent long enough to get prepared for the run down the mountain to the Huntsville City Park finish line. At about  10 minutes before the starting command we finished preparations for the race, putting our throw down clothing bags in the cargo truck and then worked our way to the starting line where we met up with our respective pacer and pace groups. I was disappointed to learn that there wasn't an exact match pacer to the pace that I wanted to run the race, so I jumped into the closest one which was the 3:50:00 pace group. This was probably a fatal mistake in my plan. The marathon seemed to start right on time and the herd of 380 marathoners were off and running. I was really amazed at how well I was acclimating to the 8500 ft of altitude and my increase pace. I went on to hit the half way point or my first half split in the race (13.1mi) at 1:56:22, which was a bit faster than I was planning on. Meanwhile Troy was running with the 3:25:00 pacer and was way ahead of me on the course. Earlier before the race began I stated to Troy that if I was able to pass  him during the race it would mean that his plan had fallen apart. At the halfway point my race seemed to be going fine, but as my race continued somewhere about 17 to 20 miles out I really started to become fatigued and started to experience some muscle cramping and fatigue in my right hamstring and lower glute all the while suffering reduced pace times. This situation continued to with me to the finish line. Sadly enough I didn't accomplish all my goals for this race but I am quite satisfied with my final results. My chip time for the Full Monte was 4:28:59, a bit slower than I had planned on but better than several of my more recent marathon races. I am most impressed with the recovery of my left knee to the point that I am even able to get out and run at an advanced pace! Troy finished the marathon at 4:18:08 which was an all time PR in his marathoning, almost a 25 minute improvement over his last marathon !  So now it's time to get recovered and get ready to do the University of Utah Homecoming U5K race on Saturday September 28th, I've got to defend my 1st place Age Division Title/ranking from previous years!!!

IQ 5 Miles: 26.20
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2.00

2 easy miles and then a lt w/o. Live is good and returning fast.

T-3 Miles: 2.00
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3.00

3 recovery miles this am, lifes returning slowly but surely!

T-3 Miles: 3.00
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3.00

3 easy recovery miles getting ready for the The U5K Saturday, I hate the short layovers! I’m an old guy and need more recovery time between races..

T-3 Miles: 3.00
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Race: U5K (3.107 Miles) 00:30:26, Place in age division: 4
Total Distance
3.10

the U5K (Homecoming 5K)was a blast as usual, it threatened to rain but only sprinkled a couple of times, about 60* at the start and dropping as time went on. I was just too tired from the Huntsville Full Monte to to put out much effort this year so I just went for a fun run. AD: (65-69) AD Pl: 4/9.  Maybe next year!

IQ 3 Miles: 3.10
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Total Distance
124.42
T-3 Miles: 32.62IQ2 Miles: 11.00IQ 3 Miles: 15.10IQ Miles: 6.00IQ 4 Miles: 28.50IQ 5 Miles: 31.20
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