"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

St George 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)

158  OVERALL RACES 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

 

 

MY 2020 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

1. TBA

2. NESTLE 5K

3. SANDY CITY CLASSIC 5K

4. DESERET NEWS 10K

5. PORTERS 1/2 MARATHON 

6. TBA

7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K.

8.

 

 

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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 1522.47
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 928.65
P2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 978.15
Other Lifetime Miles: 601.57
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 392.45
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 232.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 270.41
IQ Lifetime Miles: 374.80
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 189.88
IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 74.10
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 45.50
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 43.20
Total Distance
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Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 26.20Brooks Black Addiction Miles: 14.50Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 14.00
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Again, getting as much rest as possible before tomorrows marathon. Get off your feet as often as you can today and get to bed as early as you can. 'Cause everybody knows that thursday night is usually your best nights sleep before a marathon.

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Race: St George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:30:53, Place overall: 663, Place in age division: 19
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Slick gets Chicked!

Postby Tom Slick on Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:35 am

Hey gang, it was a great day at The St George Marathon in so many ways. I will start with a great big thank you to all my running friends...without all the love and kindness shown in so so many ways this chosen activity of running marathons just wouldn't be as satisfying!

My weekend at St George started on thursday when I gathered up Hillbilly Runner at the SLC airport. We stayed at my place thursday and made our way to St Geo early friday morning, carb loading all the way. I think we got to St Geo just before noon. We took a drive up and down the St Geo Mary course just to remind ourselves of the task ahead saturday morning.

Went over to the Expo and bummed around there for a little while. Actually I registered for the Utah Valley Marathon while I was there. Then we decided that it was time to get back to the room and get some quality rest time off the feet.

Then it was saturday morning and the day was off and going early. About 3:15 am Dales wife called the room and told us that he was going to be out sick and not to pick him up at their hotel.

Ronnie and I got ready and headed over to the park where we met up with a huge gang of Bloggers and Flyers, I think there were about 25 or 30 runners in the group. I'll have to post some of the photos.

Well then it was on to the bus where the Bus Gastapo tried to split up the group by sending us to different buses. Looks like we mananged to get most of the group on the bus.

Once at the SGM starting line I could feel all the excitement but I could also sinse that it was all going to be somewhat different this year. There were a couple of fires burning but I couldn't get anywhere near one as it was too warm. The guy on the PA said it was 47 degrees but I wasn't going for it. It sounded like a bit of wishful thinking. I had to take off my Boston jacket because I was getting too heated up before the race. After my last trip to the bushes I stopped by the hydration table and took two extra cups of water and sports drink.

I remember lining up with the 3:20:00 pace group right behind Bro-Pro. Bro-Pro said he was going for a 3:20 to 3:25:00 marathon. It seemed to me that the race started a little bit late this morning but my main worry was the fact that the morning was abnormally warm.

So the race was off. I got in line and step with the 3:20 pacer and seemed to be having a really great run. It was really easy to hold a pace in the low 7s.

1. 7:58
2. 7:26
3. 7:27
4. 7:23
5. 7:40
6. 7:11
7. 7:15
8. 8:28 ( got seperated from pace group)
9. 8:10
10. 8.11
11. 8.21
12. 8.08
13. 7.49 (1/2 SPLIT 1:41:32)
14. 7:49
15. 7.33
16. 7.40
17. 7.50
18. 8.10
19. 8.25
20. 8.08
21. 8.06
22. 8.26
23. 8.52
24. 8.13
25. 9.09
26. 9.05
.2. I don't know?
3:30:53 total.

I am very pleased with my performance at the 2010 St George Marathon. I trained very hard this past training cycle and went into the race very well prepared. I remember out at mile 3 that my mouth was abnormally dry and decided to take on extra hydration. Form here on out I took two cups of water or sports drink at each aid station till the end of the race. The days heat was just about normal except that it came on faster than usual. Usually your freezing till about mile 7 in this race and the morning sun is up and warming you up. Today I think I was sweating at the starting line.

Oh well.....the last thing I really remember was going over Vejo at a pace that I thought was slower than I thought and lost my pace group. I picked up my race plan and headed for the finish line.

I remember coming across Hauns ( MarkO) who seemed to be struggling a bit but was still pushing forward. Then I caught up with the Hillbilly Runner (Ronnie) and he assured me that he was OK and hd' catch up with me in a moment. I don't know when or where I got past Bro-Pro!

Somewhere out about 18 miles I began to slow a bit because I noticed Teena in the background coming on strong.
Seems to me that she finally caught up with me somewhere about 20 miles out and blew past me with a hearty flank slap and a Hi O Silver and off she went in a blaze of speed. This woman was hell bent on getting to the finish line, it was like a wild woman on a holy quest. I tried to get out of the ditch she left me in and regain my former speed and composure, but it just wasn't so.

Then it was on to the finish......As I rounded the last corner and was on the final home stretch to the finish line I was having a ball. My victory cigar was out in front and leading the ways. The crowd was was just fab yelling and screeming and welcoming in all the runners! But I thought they were really kind to me! I couldn't believe the ruckus that Kristi was making as I passed her and Larry on the way to the finish, It was so gratifying to have so many friends there welcomeing me in! Yahooooo! I had so much fun that I stood behind the finish line for about half an hour fist bumping and high fiveing runners as they finished. The cool part was you could call them by their first names as SGM put our first names on our bibs this year. I hung around and watched many of our bloggers and flyers finish upright satnding large and in charge. Congrats to all on a job well done in difficult circumstances..................

Finished this marathon standing up with a 3:30:53 performance that I am very proud of. Would have liked to have grabbed the brass ring and brought in a PR, but thats life and an new plan of attack is underway for next year!!!!!!


Thanks again to all that helped me be the best I can be on any given day!!!!! Now it's time to break out a new training plan and get ready for the 2011 Boston Marathon......be there or be square!
PRIOR PREPRATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE

PAY ME NOW OR PAY ME LATER

Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 26.20
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Travel back to sandy...........

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1 mile walk around the block! Oh boy, here we go again!

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Just takin' a break.

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The break continues...

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Dam, it's fun to sit on my big butt and eat ice cream and watch the world go by.

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Today is the day! I got dressed up in my regular running garb and hit the road jogging. Went on a shake down jog of 4.5 miles. Over all the jog felt pretty good. I have a few little kinks left to work out but it was a good day to start up.  I will spend the rest of the day doing my domestic chores and then devote a couple of hours to designing my training schedule to return to the Boston 2011 Marathon....and next years totally off my charts wild running schedule.  TYI.........

Brooks Black Addiction Miles: 4.50
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6 mile recovery run. feelin' better every mile of every new day!

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Mondays will now be my rest / cross training day, hense, No miles today. Looking forward to running in the evenings rather than in the early mornings now that the weather is changing.......Let the games begin............

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Easy 6 miler pm. Average pace 9.3. fastest 6.3.........

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really easy 3 miler tonight just for the fun of it.

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went out today to start my training for Boston. 3 nice and easy base miles after about a two week lay off from all running. the legs felt great, not even any phantom pains on startup!!!!!!

Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 3.00
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5 miles of base building....in the rain and wind?

Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 5.00
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OK.....training for Boston starts today.

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Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 26.20Brooks Black Addiction Miles: 14.50Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 14.00
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