"PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE"

June 16, 2021

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Location:

UT,United States

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(14)    1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018

THE BOSTON MARATHON(14)  2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019,

DESERET NEWS MARATHON,(4)  2004, 2005, 2006, 2011

OGDEN MARATHON(3)  2004, 2005, 2011

PARK CITY MARATHON(6)  2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011

TOP OF UTAH MARATHON(4)  2004, 2005, 2007, 2011.

UTAH VALLEY MARATHON(2)  2010, 2011.

THE COWTOWN MARATHON(1)  2011

THE HOOVER DAM MARATHON (1)    2011

THE DALLAS WHITE ROCK MARATHON(1)   2011

THE SURF CITY USA MARATHON(2)    2012, 2013

THE LOST DUTCHMAN MARATHON(1)   2012

THE LAYTON MARATHON,(1)  2013

THE MT NEBO MARATHON,(1)  2014

THE ATHENS GREECE AUTHENTIC MARATHON (1), NOV 8, 2015

THE GREEN BAY MARATHON (1), JUNE 22 2016

THE CIM (1), DEC 4, 2016

THE HUNTSVILLE "FULL MONTE" MARATHON (2), 2017 & 2019

 

62 MARATHONS, From 1998 until 2019  W/ ZERO DNFS

1st Marathon, St. George Marathon, OCTOBER 3, 1998. 

62nd Marathon, The Huntsville Full Monte Marathon, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019. 

161  OVERALL RACES (5Ks,10Ks, 1/2s, Full Marathons & Tris) 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, AT LEAST ONE MORE TIME IN 2022! 

"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:

2021 RUNNING RACE SCHEDULE: (STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

1. UTAH VALLEY MARATHON, 5 JUNE '21

2. TBA

3. TBA

4. TBA

5. TBA

6. TBA

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MY 2020 RUNNING SCHEDULE: (SUBJECT TO CHANGE, ALL RACES CANCELLED FOR  WUHUN CHINA VIRUS)

1. SALT LAKE CITY 5K,  APRIL 18, '20

2. NESTLE 5K, JUNE 6, 2020

3. SANDY CITY 4TH OF JULY CLASSIC 5K, JULY 4. 2020

4. DESERET NEWS 10K, JULY 24,'20

5. HOBBLER 1/2 MARATHON, JULY 11, '20

6. HUNTSVILLE "FULL MONTE" MARATHON, SEPT 19, '20

7. U of U HOMECOMING 5K, SEPT 26, '20

8. SANDY CITY VETERANS DAY / TURKEY TROT 5K, NOV          2020

9. MIDNIGHT MADNESS 5K / BEAT THE NEW YEAR CLOCK,              DEC 31, '20

 

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, All "70 yrs" of them and I'm continuing to live my dreams and I'm doing it my way! Retired Former State of Utah Police Criminal Investigator & United States ARMY O&I Sergeant! Two former wives, three former kids (two former boys & one former girl) and three former cats and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.....

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 50.50
T-1 Lifetime Miles: 928.65
P2 Lifetime Miles: 233.50
P2a Lifetime Miles: 978.15
Other Lifetime Miles: 797.47
P2.5 Lifetime Miles: 392.45
P2.12 Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 232.50
T-3 Lifetime Miles: 368.41
IQ Lifetime Miles: 414.75
IQ2 Lifetime Miles: 295.79
IQ 3 Lifetime Miles: 153.55
IQ 4 Lifetime Miles: 93.94
IQ 5 Lifetime Miles: 46.31
IBQ15 Lifetime Miles: 23.00
Total Distance
3.00

3 mi on 13th, easy day, fb-w/o.

I see that they have postponed the 124th running of the Boston Marathon until September 14, 2020. Really, now the Boston Marathon is bowing to the Mayor of Boston and shutting down the marathon. I guess the Mayor has no idea that the participants of the Boston Marathon have other races on their schedules and this decision will have long lasting repercusions on the individual runners and the Boston Marathon. I remember a few years back, November 12, 2012, when Mayor Dumbburg shut the New York Marathon down. So many runners, including myself, were so mad that they have never returned to NYC Marathon. This situation kind of makes me happy that I didn't qualify for the 2020 Boston Marathon because it would be in direct conflict with me running the Huntsville "Full Monte" Marathon on September 19, 2020. I've run the Boston Marathon 14 times thru all types of weather (Hot & Cold, Wet or Dry, and everything in between and hope I can run it again. 

 

 

Other Miles: 3.00
Comments
From Smooth on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 20:52:08 from 75.169.157.230

Hi there Slickster!

Gary ran his #100 on Wed March 25. He was determined to run 100 marathons before turning 60 in May. Boston was to be his #100 but with its cancellation, he signed up for Mt. Charleston which allows him to run virtually. So he started his marathon at 4am from his home up Provo Canyon and finished just at dawn on his driveway breaking the tape and winning the race! Haha! :):)

He had ran the World Majors (Boston, Chicago, New York, Berlin, London, Tokyo) in 3 hours or under.

From Tom Slick on Fri, May 22, 2020 at 11:12:20 from 174.148.141.11

Yo Smooth,

You and Gary are my heros? Congrats to Gary for hitting the Century Club and your awesome 82 marathons. Is your goal to make it to 100 marathons and beyond!

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