"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

Cottonwood Thanksgiving Day 5k

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Location:

Sandy,Ut,USA

Member Since:

Apr 05, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

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

THE BOSTON MARATHON, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018

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

 THE ATHENS GREECE CLASSIC 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"

58 MARATHONS - OVERALL AS OF APRIL 16, 2018

149   OVERALL RACES SINCE forever or 1998

"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 2018 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (so far)

1. THE BOSTON MARATHON, APRIL 16, 2018. 4:31:54

2. NESTLE 5K, JUNE 2018, 25:23, 1ST PLC. DIV.

3. SANDY CITY CLASSIC 5K, JULY 4, 2018

4. DESERET NEWS 10K, JULY 24, 2018

5. PORTERS HALF MARATHON, AUGUST 11 , 2018

6. THE ST GEORGE MARATHON, OCTOBER 6, 2018

7. BEAT THE NEW YEAR 5K, DEC 31, 2018

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:

I'm still alive after all these years (67) and I'm continuing to live my dreams and I'm doing it my way!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 10.00 Month: 67.11 Year: 997.35
AIGB Lifetime Miles: 444.80
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 314.03
P2 Lifetime Miles: 219.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 561.95
Altra Instinct 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 88.65
Other Lifetime Miles: 290.17
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 287.20
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 209.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 83.70
Total Distance
29.11
P2a Miles: 8.00P2.5 Miles: 3.00T-1 Miles: 3.11P2.12 Altra Provision Miles: 6.00P2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 mi on the DDMR,  42*, no wind, mostly sunshine

P2a Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

3 easy miles and a w/o............

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

3 easy miles 

P2.5 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.00

rest day. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Comments(1)
Race: Cottonwood Thanksgiving Day 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:26:20, Place overall: 243, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
3.11

The Cottonwood Thanksgiving Day 5k is a local 5k that is contested ever year on Thanksgiving Day and I can't find anywhere where it says when it started? (I think the first 5k was on Thanksgiving Day in 1967) I attended this race with Troy and Camille. We got to the race early enough to get a warm up run on the course. Right off it was easy to see that the first half of the course was up hill on city streets that seemed to roll on and on. The only good part of this was that the return trip to the finish line was pretty much the same route but down hill with a really mean hill at about the 2 mile mark that we didn't really plan for.  The start of the race was a bit congested with about 1386 runners, dogs and stroller pushers having a fun run on a great Thanksgiving Day. It was 50 degrees with little or no breeze on a partly cloudy morning. The race started on time (9:00am), but it was congested with with so many strollers and dog walkers mixed into the crowd  it was hard to get started into you personal run. Anyway, as I started I noticed that one old guy had lined up way ahead of me and got a really big head start on me, to which I was unable to catch him by the end. So the race is off and running, Troy and Camille and I are off on different races and paces but aimed at meeting at the end. As I progressed thru the first half of the race I felt a bit sluggish running up hill and found myself hoping for the down hill portion of the race to finally appear so I could get some get up and go in my get-along. Thats when I ran into the hill at about a mile away from the finish. I remember seeing the guy that finished  #1 in our age division clear the top of the hill when I was at the bottom. All I was thinking at that time was to keep the feet moving and not get passed by any more old guys between the hill and the finish line. As I finished I got to talk to Paul who is a local who I get to run against in 5ks all over the local area. We congradulated one another and vowed to meet again.  

I finished with a 26:20.3/8:30 pace in second (2nd) place in my 65-69 Age Division of 8. Overall I was 243 of 1386 and 174th place of  637 Male Gender.

Troy finished at 29:07 and Camille finished with a 31:48. So now it will be on to the "Beat the New Year 5k" on New Years Eve at Sugar House Park and then the big ramp-up in training for a return to The Boston Marathon in April of 2018......

Life is Good!!!!

 

 

   

 

 

 

T-1 Miles: 3.11
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
6.00

6 easy mi on the DDMR to recover from the 5k and big turkey dinner yesterday. 60*, full sunshine and no wind. 

P2.12 Altra Provision Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 mi on the big block. 50*, lt breeze, partial sunshine, 40% humidity

P2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Total Distance
29.11
P2a Miles: 8.00P2.5 Miles: 3.00T-1 Miles: 3.11P2.12 Altra Provision Miles: 6.00P2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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