"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Beat the New Years Clock 5K

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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
183.00
NBA9 Miles: 29.50BA NYC Miles: 47.40B9-10 Miles: 38.00BA0 Miles: 6.00NYC 1 Miles: 3.10
Total Distance
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It was a  pretty good week of training (43 miles)so I think I will take today off and get prepared for a cut back 14 miler tomorrow. 64 days till Surf City USA. Anybody else besides me and Hillbilly Runner doing this marathon in February.

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Total Distance
14.00

Oh boy was that a tough 14 miles. The winds were averageing 25 mph and gusting to 60 at times. I was getting blown off the running path at times. Oh well, I got my miles in and other than the wind it was a pretty good day to run. Hey it was about 60 degrees.

NBA9 Miles: 14.00
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0.00

as much as I want to go out and do about a 4 miler I am just going to hit the weight room tonight and honor my running rest day.

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Total Distance
4.00

4 easy miles in the dark...........at least it didn't rain on me.

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Total Distance
7.40

7.4 hill run

BA NYC Miles: 7.40
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Total Distance
7.00

7 mi W/4 mi @ MP.  43degrees, sunny and nice!

NBA9 Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
18.00

what a great morning for a run. I woke up to the snow falling and a temperature of 26 degrees and no sunshine. I had my customary couple of cups of decaf coffee and a banana watching my favorite political main stream media shows. Then it was time to get out and get the job done. It was still 26 degrees. Well during the long slow distance run it snowed on me, it was windy in places, the sun peeked out a couple of times and I stepped on wet roads, snow covered roads and trails and all the other variations there of ......Well I gotter done....56 days till the Surf City USA marathon...................tyi and now its up to 29 degrees outside.

B9-10 Miles: 18.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 mi easy run...............

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Total Distance
8.00

8 mi repeats (3X1 mi.....7:23 fastest)

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0.00

52 days till SC USA M

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Total Distance
9.00

9 mi w/6 mi @ MP.

51 days till Surf City USA Marathon.

B9-10 Miles: 9.00
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0.00

No miles today, I got snowed out......or in which ever you prefer. I will admit I did have a better time attending the activities that I did rather than run in the snow and slush and bitter wind......

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20.00

Oh what a wonderful day to be alive and running. My Long run started out this am at 28f with 10 to 20 mph gusts. I chose my most favorite killer endurance run up and down Dimple Dell Road, which is an out and back double up run to get in my 20 miles. Did it, done it, put it in the books.......now I'm only 49 days away from Surf City USA........Wow, all this hardship training to go run up and down the coast highway in california weather!

BA NYC Miles: 20.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 mi easy run. 32f, light snow, gray sky above, wet roads below

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Total Distance
9.00

9 mi speed training, (4i X 800) Its trying to be winter around here.Started my run at 20f . Burrr thats gettin cold! 

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0.00

running rest day

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Total Distance
10.00

10 miles w/7 miles @ MP.

 

 

 

Oh heres a letter I got from the Ing NYC marathon folks.......

New York Road Runners: A Message About The Marathon

 

Dear Marathon Runners:

Thank you all for your patience during the last seven weeks as we have worked through issues related to the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. Hurricane Sandy was a devastating event for our city, and our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and their families as they work to rebuild their homes and lives.

We are sorry that it has taken us longer to resolve these issues than we had originally hoped. We have been working to offer the best possible solutions in order to meet the needs of the many different groups associated with the Marathon.

Our goal was to offer a range of options to each of you so that you can choose which option works best for you.

MARATHON RUNNERS

All 2012 Marathoners may choose one of the following three options:

Option #1 - Refund. While NYRR has always had a no-refund policy for the Marathon, given these extraordinary circumstances, we are offering runners who were entered in the 2012 Marathon, and were unable to run due to the cancellation¹, the opportunity to obtain a full refund of their 2012 Marathon entry fee (excluding the $11 processing fee); OR

Option #2 – Guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon for 2013, 2014, or 2015. Entrants in the 2012 Marathon who choose this option will be granted guaranteed entry to the Marathon for the year they choose. Runners will be required to pay all processing and entry fees at the time of application (in the given year), with fees maintained at the same rate as those paid in 2012; OR

Option #3 – Guaranteed entry to the NYC Half 2013. Entrants in the 2012 Marathon who choose this option will be granted guaranteed entry to the NYC Half 2013, to be run on March 17, 2013. Runners will be required to pay all processing and entry fees at the time of application. Availability will be limited.

¹ Applies to runners entered in the 2012 Marathon who had not cancelled prior to October 24, 2012.

CHARITY RUNNERS

All runners who signed up to run the 2012 Marathon on behalf of Team for Kids or one of the official ING New York City Marathon charities and obtained their entry from NYRR will be offered the same options. The fundraising you did in connection with the 2012 Marathon will entitle you to any of the options above. If your 2012 Marathon entry fee was paid through your charity partner, you will be contacted directly by your charity.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PARTNERS

All international runners who gained entry to the 2012 Marathon as part of a travel package with an official ING New York City Marathon International Travel Partner will be contacted directly by their International Travel Partner representative to facilitate their options.

TICKET-HOLDERS FOR OTHER RACE-WEEK EVENTS

Ticket-holders for any of the following events will be offered a full refund:

Marathon Eve Dinner

Reserved Grandstand Seating

Blue Line Lounge Presented by Tata Consultancy Services

Marathon in a Motorcoach

TrackMyRunners™ via TXT

Those of you who were entered in the cancelled 2012 NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K will receive a separate e-mail outlining further details.

THE OPTION SELECTION PROCESS

Individual e-mails will be sent to all runners on January 10, 2013, and information will be posted on the Marathon website, providing further details and terms and conditions for the obtaining of refunds and the choosing of an option. The option selection window will open on January 11, 2013, and you will have until January 25, 2013, to choose your option, so we ask that you please act quickly once you receive the instructional e-mail, as there will be no default option.

Please choose the option that works best for you. If you have any questions prior to receiving our instructional e-mail on January 10, please do not hesitate to contact NYRR customer service at customerservice@nyrr.org.

On behalf of all of us at NYRR, thank you for your patience and support. Our commitment is to work hard over the coming year to serve our runners and community and to return the ING New York City Marathon to being our city's best day.

Yours in running,

Mary

Mary Wittenberg
President and CEO

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Total Distance
4.50

Nice little 4.5 easy run getting ready for a 20+ mile long tomorrow......43 days till Surf City USA.

NBA9 Miles: 4.50
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Total Distance
20.00

20 mile long in the can for todays training..... 44 days till Surf City USA Marathon.........

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Total Distance
4.00

Merry Christmas all you fast (mistle toe) runners, and you not so fast (pound cake) runners like me!!!

BA NYC Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
6.00

Started out to do a 9mi speed trainer but ended up with a 6 mi easy run. The snow got a little out of hand and I was dressed to warm for the conditions. 41 days till Surf City....

BA0 Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
0.00

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Total Distance
11.00

11 miles on a sub freezing day..............

B9-10 Miles: 11.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 easy miles as called for in my schedule..........38 days till "Surf City"..........

NBA9 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
16.00

I think that todays 16 mile long run trainer was just about the worst day of training I've had in many many years. I started in the very low 20's for temprature and it improved to the mid 20's only to get windy and drop the wind chill temps to the teens. Uck!  

Oh well, "What you see is what you get"! Get off your dead ass and get out there and getter done!

BA NYC Miles: 16.00
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Race: Beat the New Years Clock 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:23:06, Place overall: 35
Total Distance
3.10

Just thought I'd post my running plans for tonight now. I'm gunna do the Beat the (New Years) Clock 5k in Salt Lake City tonight for my 7th or 8th time. I predict I will beat the clock with about a 23 minute 5k.................Happy New Year Everybody!

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. ------Gary Ryan Blair

 

NYC 1 Miles: 3.10
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Total Distance
183.00
NBA9 Miles: 29.50BA NYC Miles: 47.40B9-10 Miles: 38.00BA0 Miles: 6.00NYC 1 Miles: 3.10
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