"PRIOR PREPRATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

University of Utah Homecoming 5K

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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: University of Utah Homecoming 5K (3.107 Miles) 23:51:53, Place overall: 57, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
3.11

Man-O-Man what a fun day at the U of U Homecoming Scholarship 5K. The day started early when my good friend Troy picked me up and taxied me to the "U". We got there earlier enough to get our bib numbers and goodie packets and take care of the preliminary business before the race started. It was announced that there were 800+ runners for this years 5K. I grabbed Troy and drug him to the front of the mob and showed him how the Theory of Relativity works. (That is line up in front and run like hell and you'll probably finish in front of all the other old guys in your AG) 

The race started at almost promptly 8:30am and it was off in a blinding flash, all the really fast people were out of sight in no time flat. So I jumped in and started chasing the pack like a slobbering dog chasing a soup bone.

The first 1.7 miles were somewhat up hill through the campus and then it flattened out for about a half mile, and again changed to a pretty good downhill running course past the stadium and back to the Law Library to the start/finish line. From the beginning of the race I tried to keep upping my speed but I was still feeling a bit sluggish from the Full Monte two weekends ago, so I just settled with keeping my feet happy and moving and not letting any old men pass me!

At the finish line I checked my time and found that I had run a 23:51:51/at 7:40 per mile. I was estatic because I knew that I had to run something in the 23 minute zone. Troy finished in 26:26:02 for a 6th place in his AG.

At the awards ceremony I was one of the first called out and given an award for being the Best Dressed runner, I was just wearing my regular Red, White and Blues from head to toe. As time went on I got called up again for my 1st place prize for for beating the other 3 old guys in my AG(65-69).

OK, that's all she wrote, short race and a short report. Chow-Boing! 

T-1 Miles: 3.11
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 160.00Calories: 0.00
Comments
From Rhett on Sun, Oct 08, 2017 at 11:29:56 from 66.185.237.66

You seem to be wracking up the hardware lately. Great race. 5 Ks sure are a lot of fun even though they are painful for a short time.

From Tom Slick on Sun, Oct 08, 2017 at 11:41:36 from 174.148.34.165

Rhett - You are so right, 5K's are a lot of fun but, I think that they are so much harder than running a marathon. It seems as though you have to get up and Go Go from the get-go and run the first mile fast, and then you have to go faster thru the second mile, then dig down deep and go faster to the finish line. And if you don't you get passed like your standing on the side line passing out water and Gatorade.

From I Just Run on Sun, Oct 08, 2017 at 21:34:01 from 199.38.187.9

Nice Job ... !!!

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