"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

November 2012

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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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NBA9 Miles: 31.00BA NYC Miles: 17.00B9-10 Miles: 27.00
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No run, no fun at NYC!

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I have no race report because as you know they cancelled the entire race. Can't believe they waited till almost everybody that was registered for this race was already in NYC before the reversed their decision and cancelled the NYC Mary. I am totally pissed off and have nothing good to say about the NYC marathon and I can't wait to join in on a Class Action Suit against them!!!!!!

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LSD run gettin' ready for the Surf City....

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rest day

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Social Media/Controversy Cancels the NYC Marathon
It was a tragedy - and we don't mean "SuperStorm" Sandy, we mean that politics and Social Media caused the cancellation of the 2012 New York City Marathon. We live in New York and can report - as the mayor's office stated in their cancellation statement - that holding the NYC Marathon would have caused no hardship to the storm cleanup efforts. Somehow, however, the decision to cancel was made without concern for the damage to numerous businesses, athletes, city revenue, individuals and the sport - ouch. While, with no "controversy," Times Square was lit up and using enough energy to power any small city in the nation, while tourists were visiting Broadway shows and while New York sports teams were playing their contests, the Marathon was canceled - why pick on the runners and the one activity promoting health? The immediate and long-ranging damage to running may be incalculable:

  • we visited the marathon expo where many small running-related businesses rely on sales to power their year. The photo vendors and the small companies that provide the keepsake souvenir boxes will see no revenue to offset their costs and some may not survive. Similarly, dozens of other running-related companies that we love saw meager expo sales and will now suffer if they can continue.
  • many had already arrived to New York, but many more canceled or shortened their trips. We estimate 30,000 hotel nights were lost - why do something to hurt the hotels and lose city tax revenue when it is needed?
  • the professional athletes who had put their eggs in the basket of the NYC Marathon and expected prize money to support their continued ability to live as professional athletes and inspire the rest of us will be suffering, some may be forced to curtail their training as they seek other ways to make money.
  • other local businesses that rely on marathon day were hurt. I stopped in my local bagel restaurant (a tough business) on West 72 St. and it was fairly empty. In the past they have relied on the finisher and spectator traffic on Marathon day as their busiest day of the year, now lost.
  • the New York Road Runners, a non-profit that does much to support youth running and professional running programs, will have lost significant funds that will no longer be available to support running - the ripple effects will be great. Ouch...
    In all, canceling the marathon helped no one and hurt many. With the negative effect on running businesses, professional athletes and even the New York economy; MarathonGuide.com's position is that this was one of the worst political decisions ever. While most of the 40,000 marathoners who were forced to give up their day of a marathon will get over this blip, the effect on the business and professionals who relied on this event is larger than most might realize and we expect there may be long-ranging effects.

    New York City Marathon Canceled - The Official Statement
    Joint statement from Mayor Bloomberg and NYRR President and CEO Mary Wittenberg:
    "The Marathon has been an integral part of New York City's life for 40 years and is an event tens of thousands of New Yorkers participate in and millions more watch. While holding the race would not require diverting resources from the recovery effort, it is clear that it has become the source of controversy and division. The marathon has always brought our city together and inspired us with stories of courage and determination. We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it. We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event -- even one as meaningful as this -- to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track. The New York Road Runners will have additional information in the days ahead for participants."
    [editors note: while this was a "joint statement," we're pretty certain the decision came down from the mayor's office. The statement clearly states there was no rational reason to cancel the marathon, but rather "controversy...division...and...a cloud" caused the cancellation. The NYRR tried to offset this controversy by donating $1million and finding another $1.5million to donate, but even with that $2.5mm++ support, it was not enough to change sentiment... And while other professional sports events went on and most of NYC and Times Square hummed along; the marathon was made a scape goat and canceled.]

  • I will never consider returning to NYC to run their marathon. Not even for a visit!

  • BA NYC Miles: 4.00
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    7.00

    the schedule calls for a 7 mile hill run..............did it!

    74 days till Surf City USA Marathon!

    B9-10 Miles: 7.00
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    4.00

    went out for a 4 mi run on my rest day. Just felt like I wanted to run! 

     

     73 days till SC-USA

     

    Happy Turkey Day everybody!!!

    NBA9 Miles: 4.00
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    6.00

    6 mi speed run. 3mi @ mp. I'm afraid that the good weather is getting ready to go away again around my running area!

    BA NYC Miles: 6.00
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    16.00

    45 degree, mostly cloudy, 16 mi long slow distance run......

    B9-10 Miles: 16.00
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    oh yes a rest day..............

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    4.00

    4 mi easy run

     

    B9-10 Miles: 4.00
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    8 mi hill run

    NBA9 Miles: 8.00
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    8.00

    8 mi easy

    NBA9 Miles: 8.00
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    7.00

    (7M w/3 @ MP) ,storm coming in today sometime. got out for a 7 mile run with 3 miles at marathon pace.

    BA NYC Miles: 7.00
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    Total Distance
    75.00
    NBA9 Miles: 31.00BA NYC Miles: 17.00B9-10 Miles: 27.00
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