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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:

2023 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: 8.00 Month: 90.50 Year: 498.70
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #3 Lifetime Miles: 718.70
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #4 Lifetime Miles: 661.95
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #5 Lifetime Miles: 288.75
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Not a very happy camper today. Whatever I did to my back/hip Friday appears to be alot worse than I thought. I don't even think it had anything to do with running, just a fluke thing by carrying some stuff in just the wrong way. My last "normal" run on Friday was an awesome 10-miler in the morning where I felt really great after having had a bit of a rest week throughout last week.

Closest thing in the past to compare to this was when I was late in my training cycle trying to run a BQ years ago and I tweaked the back/hip on a canyon downhill run. At that time I was way stressed because I could barely walk the next day and I was supposed to run 20 a couple days later. I ended up not doing anything on Thu/Fri then I went ahead and ran the 20 on Saturday. It was very tight at first but then loosened up and I ended up having a great run and the next week everything was back to normal.

Not sure if it's going to work out that way this time. Saturday I didn't feel too bad and I ran an easy 3.5 miles. But it got more painful as the day went on, even with taking a few Ibuprofen. Rested yesterday and it felt better. Felt ok this morning when I went out with Kim to test running but it was obvious after about 1/2 mile it just wasn't going to work and now I'm hurting pretty bad today.

Walked over to the gym just to see if any flavor of XT would work but no dice. Was hurting pretty bad just from the walk from my office to the gym. Tried bike, elliptical, and stair-stepper but no go. Just seems like most anything aggravates except sitting and laying. Meds don't seem to do much at all.

So I guess I just won't do anything at all other than all the R-I-C-E crap until I can walk around and feel perfectly normal for a few days with no trace of pain in the back/hip problem area.

This one really ticks me off. In times past when I've had nasty injuries it's because I "earned" them by ignoring the early signs. But this time around I've been trying to do everything just right and being very conservative (at least on pace, not necessarily mileage). I've felt really good most all the time and have been a good boy with taking reduced-mile/rest weeks even if I didn't feel like I needed them.

Oh well sometimes I guess no matter what you do things still go south. Sorry for all the whining today. I do realize in the overall scheme this isn't that big a deal. It's just really frustrating that right when I thought I had done everything perfect to set me up for a great marathon training cycle and then right when I FINALLY after months of patience am ready to being the actual marathon training and right off the bat I likely get a goose-egg on miles for week 1 of the 20 week program (OK so maybe .65 miles not 0).

At least I guess I get to have an extra long nap today after lunch. Let the detraining and weight gain begin.  Sorry but today the glass is half empty.



Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 0.65
From Kim on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 13:52:55 from


From TBean on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 16:28:47 from


You better be getting better Very Soon cause, if I decide to run UVM I wanna race a Tom in top shape.

Now take a day or two to analyze the problem, figure out one or two core excersizes you need to do to prevent this in the future and get back to your final 19 weeks of training.

Oh, and good luck getting better, may God bless you.

From Clay on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 17:41:20 from

Tom, Your not going to lose much taking a few days off, and I know that is probably the toughest to deal with but you will be alright. I know what your going through though and it does suck but this is the life that we have chose and sometimes these things happen.

Keep your head up.

From Dale on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 21:27:47 from

Recovering from a "bad" week 1 is a whole lot easier than recovering from a "bad" week 15. You've got plenty of miles in the bank from the last several weeks to tide you over. Now go forth and heal thyself!

From Tom on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 21:32:50 from

Thanks guys. I'm feeling a little better about the whole situation now. Things can always be a whole lot worse.

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