"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Beat the New Year 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"

 

61 MARATHONS - 

1st Marathon, St. George Marathon, OCTOBER 3, 1998. (ZERO DNF'S)

Latest Marathon, The Boston Marathon, APRIL 15, 2019. (ZERO DNF'S)

157  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)

 

"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. THE BOSTON MARATHON

2. NESTLE 5K

3. SANDY CITY CLASSIC 5K

4. DESERET NEWS 10K

5. PORTERS 1/2 MARATHON 

6. THE ST GEORGE MARATHON

7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K.

 

 

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 Police Criminal Investigator! Two former wives, three former kids (two former boys & one former girl) and three former cats.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 36.00 Month: 165.00 Year: 1318.87
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 928.65
P2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 978.15
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 94.65
Other Lifetime Miles: 601.57
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 392.45
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 232.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 227.79
IQ Lifetime Miles: 365.80
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 165.70
IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 26.00
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 10.00
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Total Distance
70.70
Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 14.00Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 6.00Brooks Black Addiction Miles: 11.20Brooks UVM Addiction Miles: 6.30Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 22.10Brooks Addiction #1 Miles: 11.10
Total Distance
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Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 14.00
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6.00

Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 6.00
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11.20

Brooks Black Addiction Miles: 11.20
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6.30

Now that was a fun run. Rain, snow and wind with gusts up to 40 mph! Glad it was just a short distance run.

Brooks UVM Addiction Miles: 6.30
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Total Distance
11.00

Snowed 6" last night. I'm waiting for the snow plow and a bunch of cars to run over it before I get out and get in my training miles.....

108 days till Boston.

 

 

Went out and gotter done! 11 miles in the worst weather I've see this year! I knew I'd be considerably slower so I did my most difficult hill route. Running in the slushy show was like running on the white sand dunes in Destin Florida when I was a young boy! What a bear!

Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 11.00
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Race: Beat the New Year 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:22:25
Total Distance
11.10

That's it for the mileage for this year.    Happy New year to all, and best of wishes for the New Year to you and yours.....

 

Not much to report here. It was cold and dark at Sugarhouse park. It appeared that there were 200 to 250 runners that showed up to run the 3.1 miles in 9 degree weather. At least it wasn't snowing. This is pretty much a fun run, and I had fun running it. They don't break it down to division winners, just first place male and female. I did it in 22:25 which equates to a 7.1 min. per mile average. I'm very happy with my performance and time at this fun run.

I rode up to the race with John (Jrun2.0) and we met up with several runners that we seem to meet there every new years eve. The race started pretty much on time, and it seemed like the bulk of he runners finished under 40 minutes. The others the drove the course and chipped their cold frozen bodies off the ice covered black top. Anyway, at the end of the race the organizers handed out really neat wooden lazed engraved finisher plaques and sent us home.

Brooks Addiction #1 Miles: 11.10
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Race: New Years Day 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:22:33, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
11.10

This was kind of a new experience for me. I ran the Beat the New Year 5K at Sugarhouse Park last night to end my 2010 running season and 10 hours later I ran the Draper, Utah 2011 New Years Day 5K to kick off and start my 2011 running season odyssey.

I dragged my tired old man butt out of bed and got to the park at about 8:30 am and promptly registered for this races 1st annual. The really cold guy behind the registration table told me that there were about 250 runners signed up for the race ranging from 12 years old to 74. With a little bit of prodding I found out there were only two other old farts in my age division signed up.......Wow, I said to myself, I get no less than 3rd place just for showing up!!!

I grabbed my bib and stuff and quickly drove home and waited there in the comfort of my heated home for the proper time to return to the race site. I drove back to the park at about 9:45a and promptly got out and did a mile or so and got the old bones and joints warmed up. I then worked my way to as close to the front of the pack as possible but met with a lot of resistance from a lot of the (slower) fun runner crowd that had beat me at my own game.

So the race started pretty much on time, 10:a, and I had to duck and bob and weave through about 50 people before I could get into some clean running space. What was really neat about this race is, it was held on the Porter Rockwell Trail, one of my favorite training trails. The course was an out and back and I knew it all too well.

When I broke out in to the open running I quickly passed a bunch of pretty good runners as I worked my way into sight of the leaders. At the turn around point I counted the runners coming back and found that I was in 13th place overall at the time, and none of them looked like they were anywhere close to my old man age and division. So from the turn around point to the finish I knew that the trail was aided in the runners favor and I could increase my speed to the finish. Which I think I did.

Oh by the way, at the start of the race it was 10 degrees.

So I started my return to the finish line by increasing my speed. I even managed to pass three more runners on the way back and I stepped over the finish line with a 22:33.2 time for the 5K, some 8 seconds slower than the 5K the evening before. A 7.15 min. mile average. According to my garmin my top speed of the run was at 5.2 min per mile. An effort that garnered me a 1st place blue ribbon in my age division.

The overall all winner was "Craig Green" with a time of 17:25 something! I had a really great time running this 5k and the other one just 10 hours before.

Happy New Year you all..................

Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 11.10
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Total Distance
70.70
Brooks B9 Addiction Miles: 14.00Brooks #13 Addictions Miles: 6.00Brooks Black Addiction Miles: 11.20Brooks UVM Addiction Miles: 6.30Brooks Addiction #2 Miles: 22.10Brooks Addiction #1 Miles: 11.10
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