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Spanish Fork,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2007



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Lifetime PRs:

Marathon: 3:07:59 2013 Big Cottonwood Marathon 

1/2 Marathon: 1:24:30 2008 St. George Painters

10K: 38:39 2008 SLCTC

5K: 18:44 2009 Nestle Art City Days 

55-59 AD PRs:

1/2 Marathon:???




Short-Term Running Goals:

2022 plans: 

  • Work on core strength
  • Lose 5 lbs
  • Overcome lingering injuries
  • Have fun!


Long-Term Running Goals:

Consistently place in the top 5 of my age division as long as my body will allow it.

Beat Terry Bean at any distance at least one time before I depart this earth.

Take care of mind and body so I can be in it for the long haul. Don't do STUPID THINGS!

Run until I'm 99 with Kim by my side and remember that EVERY RUN IS A GREAT RUN!

Peace of mind by striving to live like this



I've been married to the lovely Kimberly for 36 years. We have 5 great kids and 5 great grandkids.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 125.75 Year: 554.70
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AM run with Kim in the "foggy foggy dew". Kind of eerie in the dark with the fog but NO WIND and not too terribly cold so ended up being a nice morning run.

Late AM went to the gym for run and crosstrain. Tried out the spiffy new treadmills, not to shabby as far as treadmills go. More cushion than the old ones, but not planning on making a habit of it as I generally despise all treadmills, especially after the India trip last August. Did a few striders just to remind the legs about faster running. Ave pace: 8:00

Also for the 2nd time this week I watched the gym movie of the week which happened to be that great running classic "Forrest Gump".  At least this time I caught more of the 1st half of the movie where Monday it was the last half.  Looking forward to going to "Spirit of the Marathon" movie tonight with Kim and some of the running dudes from the WBR team. Also did some weights/circuit-training.   

From Mike Warren on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 11:14:19

Tom, thanks for the comment. Are you running Ogden? You really ran well at Painters! I think a sub 2:50 is right up your ally for STG! Good miles today, with the fog & the dark, sounds like a run straight out of Pirates of the Carribean!

From Tom on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 11:20:37

Mike I'm doubtful I'll run Ogden as I'm pretty sure I have a conflict that day, although it is tempting to go try for a sub-3. Of course I would be absolutely elated and amazed if I could pull a sub-2:50 at STG.

From Clay on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 13:38:27

Way to get out today Tom, it was foggy out there for me too. Hey I have a charlie horse in my right calf. Any suggestions on how to work it out? Is ice better or heat? Any suggestion you could give would be great...

From Ian on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 13:44:21

Sounds like a run in a Tim Burton movie set. Good pic, the scenery looks great.

From Tom on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 14:12:13

Clay I think maybe doing both ice and heat with some mild stretching (after the heat not the ice) might be the thing. You might also want to ask Josse she is pretty wise on these matters.

From Clay on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 14:14:44

Thanks Tom...

From Terry on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 14:33:10

Sasha's race predictor is putting you close to 2:50 at St. George. Not out of the question. I could pace you until my legs cramp up at about mile 18-20.

From Tom on Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 14:39:33

Terry I've been thinking about that possibility for STG. Of course there is a whole lot of time before then so who knows what might happen before then.

I think if you put in the miles then your days of leg cramping could be over. I would love for both of us to run it this year in peak condition and get huge PRs.

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