"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail"

September 19, 2019

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Location:

Springtown,TX,USA

Member Since:

Feb 02, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Firsts:

  • First marathon - White Rock, Dallas, December 2005 (4:01)
  • First BQ - St George, 2007 (3:20)
  • First Boston - 2008 (3:30)
  • 1st Place Clydesdale - Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon - 4/2007
  • 1st Place Ultracentric 6-Hour Champ 2007 - 38.75 miles
  • 1st Time Leading Pace Group, Cowtown '09 (3:39:41)
  • 1st Place Overall, Porcupine Promenade 5K (20:10) - 4/2011
  • 1st Trail Race. Grasslands Half Marathon. 1st Overall Masters (1:53) - 3/2013
  • Leadville LT100 MTB '16 - on a mountain bike, but the toughest challenge, so far!

Marathons Run (27):

  • Dallas White Rock ('05, '07,'09,'14)
  • Chicago ('06, '08)
  • OK City Memorial ('07)
  • St George ('07,'09,'11)
  • Waco Miracle Match ('07)
  • Ft Worth, Cowtown ('08, '09,'10,'11,'12,'13,'15**)
  • Boston ('08 '09*, '10, '13)
  • Park City ('08)
  • San Antonio Rock 'n Roll ('08)
  • Steamboat ('09)
  • Utah Valley ('10)
  • Houston ('12)
  • * - PR

Ultras (3):

  • Ultracentric 6-Hours ('07 - 38.75 mi)
  • El Scorcho 50K, Ft Worth (('08, '09)

PRs:

  • 5K - 19:27 (6/2008)
  • 10K - 41:49 (5/2008)
  • 15K - 1:04:14 (9/2011)
  • Half Marathon - 1:33:12 (1/2011)
  • Marathon - 3:19:47 (Boston 4/2009)
  • 50K - 4:35:53 (7/2008)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep injury-free.

2016 Races

Ft Worth Cowtown Half Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be age-group competitive for many years!

Have fun running!

Make some great friends along the way!

Personal:

Married to the same wonderful woman since March 1988. 3 adorable kids.

Look for me at www.facebook.com (I'll be your friend)

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Asic Nimbus 8 Lifetime Miles: 502.00
VFF Trek Lifetime Miles: 98.10
Kohls Asics Lifetime Miles: 234.74
Asic Trailshoes Lifetime Miles: 82.36
Nike Air Lifetime Miles: 10.00
Saucony Lifetime Miles: 508.16
Brooks Ravena Lifetime Miles: 117.75
Asic (orange) Lifetime Miles: 83.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
13.100.0013.10

Because my right calf had been giving me fits..I rested it for a couple weeks. I had already paid for the Cowtown Half, so I decided to show up and see how things went. Calf was fine. Feet were blistered. Finished in 1:55ish. Positive splits. Going to dust off the bikes...running has lost its excitement for me. I realize that running is a great joy for many of my friends...but it has turned into a painful chore. Instead of posting about my woes, until I'm ready to commit to regular training, I'm going to abandon this "Fast" running blog. Happy trails, folks!

Weight: 200.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 14:41:40 from 168.179.158.193

Oh Marc say it ain't so. Please continue to post here and tell us of your two wheeled adventures, trials and tribulations. This blog isn't just about running, it's so much more!

From Tom Slick on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 11:29:20 from 174.148.30.22

Well Marc, it's been since Feb 28, 2016 since we have heard from you! Do you have any interest in running the SGM 2018? I've got a BQ for Boston 2018, have you got any interest in running Boston again with me....or without?

From Tom Slick on Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 09:00:35 from 174.148.77.213

Hey Marc, I keep coming back to this familiar blog hoping to see that you have come back.....What's happening in your life?

From Tom Slick on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 09:50:32 from 174.148.131.79

Yo Marc, What has happened to you? Did the great big eagle swoop down and pluck you off the face of the earth? Sure would be nice to hear from you!

From Tom Slick on Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 09:03:33 from 174.148.152.29

Marc - Are your doing the SGM this year?

From Tom Slick on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 16:32:31 from 174.148.94.173

Damn, you have been absent from the FRB for so long......Are you even running anymore? Are you doing the Boston Marathon this year (2019)????

From Tom Slick on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 16:35:29 from 174.148.94.173

Hey Marc are you doing the Boston Marathon this year. 4/15/2019 ?????

From Tom Slick on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 08:15:59 from 174.148.62.151

So send me a message at my email address!

From Tom Slick on Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 21:35:50 from 99.203.12.183

Yo, Marc!

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