"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Authentic Athens 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: 3.50 Month: 3.50 Year: 1525.97
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: 378.30
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 189.88
IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 74.10
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 45.50
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 43.20
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68.64
AB1 Miles: 13.62AB2 Miles: 52.40
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8 mi on the DDMR this am......50 degrees, a little wind, with cloudy skies......

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2.62 miles this am, just keeping the rust away......5 days & 3 hours till showtime and I'm outta here tomorrow for about two weeks in the Greece!.

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Didn't have time for a run this am.....I'm outta here, see ya, bye, bye. I will post a report on or about Nov 15, 2015. Thanks to you all for the many best wishes for a good time.....

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Been there, Did that........the 2015 Authentic Athens Marathon. see report on Sunday 15th post.

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first recovery run......got out and cleared the cobwebs outta my head and the rust of the joints.....now it's time to set up my next marathon. I'm thinking The Green Bay Wisconson Marathon in May 2016.

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Race: Authentic Athens Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:54:44, Place overall: 7585, Place in age division: 184
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Well here I am, one week post Authentic Athens Marathon and I'm happy to report that I am super fine and feeling great beyond my expectations. 

I left for Athens with one split goal in mind. Get a BQ to return to Boston 2017 or run the Authentic Athens Marathon to have nothing but unadulterated fun. 

This news just in: I had a ball in Greece, the people of this country were the friendliest most hospitable that I've met anywhere in the world. And to give a shout out to Marathon Tours & Travel for putting together a super tour package that included a world class marathon.

I must admit that before starting my travel to Greece I was a bit worried about the Syrian refugee problem in the Middle East. I was more concerned with this problem in Turkey and not so much Greece. This is why I passed up the opportunity to run Athens and Istanbul as a twofer in 11 days.

Nov 8, 2015 - Race Day - Athens Greece.  I got as much sleep as I could the night before but soon figured out that I had burnt the candle at both ends mixing in more vacation with marathoning before the marathon. I must have been on my feet way too long the week before race day.

Anyway, race day morning started at 4:am with a prepared breakfast in the restaurant of the Hotel Hera with many of my new friends and runners from all over the world that I have met during my vacation. With breakfast finished we assembled in front of the hotel where our tour bus took us some 45 K to a stadium in Marathon Greece where we mixed and mingled with about 16000 runners from over 100 countries around the world. 

The organization of this race was rather loose but very well organized. Plenty of "Green Temples of Doom" at and close by the starting line and lots of space to move around. The temperature was at 49 degrees, a wind coming in from behind from the sea with some early morning fog still in the area which started to burn off as the race started running directly into the morning sunshine.

9:00am, the race started sharply and the herd was off....It seemed to take about three miles or so to get into the open where one could open up and run ones race. I decided early on that I would enjoy myself and emerse myself in the moment of this historical race! Here I am running the 33rd running of the Authentic Atnens Marathon some 2500 years after Phidippides ran it, I'm here running in his footsteps from Marathon to Athens. It really was a once in a lifetime experience I will never forget.

The race starts off on a very slight down hill slope, very slight and very short and then fairly flat out to about 10k. I felt very good at this time running along looking at the sights, the sun was up and the heat was growing hotter quickly. At about 5km we ran around the Marathon Tomb and on towards Athens.

At @ 10Km the mostly flat rolly polly hills started a seemingly never ending up hill battle. The course seemed to remind me of the Boston Marathon Marathon even though the elevation on the course never went above 250 ft above sea level. We seemed to run through about seven different towns before reaching Athens. From about 5Km to 17.5Km the Mediterranean Sea was off to our right shoulders.

The crowd levels were higher in the town areas but were well represented in the rural areas. At about 20 Km the locals were out handing the runners Olive branch Lorals to wear on their heads as they pushed on to Atnens. The heat of the day really started coming on strong out about 20Km rising to about 75 0r 80 degrees by the end of the day. 

The tallest of the hills on the course started at about 20Km and hit the top at about 30km where it turned into a gentle down hill run to the finish. I was feeling pretty good  at this point in the race, even though I wasn't going all out.  I continued putting one foot in front of the other and continuing to keep myself hydrated on the hot two lane black top.

Now it was on to Athens....at the end of the race you find yourself in downtown Athens, to the north & east you can see the Akropolis and other famous ancient ruins and just then your entering the marble 1896 Panthinaiko Stadium which was the Olympic Stadium built for the First Modern Olympics, and there I was running into it and headed to the finish line with the crowd in the stands welcoming all the runners to the end. It was glorious experience running this marathon in an ancient yet modern land for the rest of my time.

I finished the Marathon in 4:54:44 and I felt like Pheidippides running the 42 km from Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated at the battle of Marathon.

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Running rest day, PM weight resistance W/O.

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Ugly weather this morning so I just slept in....

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Still crappy weather outside so I'll probably just do a home gym w/o.......tyi. I'm taking it slow and easy the rest of this month and then I get after training for the Green Bay Wisconsin Marathon in May of 2016...

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I think it's about time I get back on the two lane black top, maybe tomorrow when the snow is cleared away.......

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ok, the long hard slog getting into BQ running condition is on......3 mi & a W/O.

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