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Speedy Spaniard 10K

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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: 0.00 Month: 7.00 Year: 1254.65
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #3 Lifetime Miles: 708.70
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #4 Lifetime Miles: 348.25
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #5 Lifetime Miles: 12.00
Race: Speedy Spaniard 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:41:08, Place overall: 23, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Nice to be pleasantly surprised every now and then.  Since the 5K a couple weeks ago and recent tempo runs have been lackluster I didn't have great expectations for this race.  Figured I'd be lucky to dip under 42 minutes.  

Ended up not looking at my watch much but just running by feel and glancing at my watch at the mile markers.  Sure was nice to see after the first couple miles that I was coming in 5-15 seconds ahead of goal pace and it was feeling much easier than during training runs. The good vibes continued the entire race and although the last mile was plenty painful I still felt like I left a little on the table and could have pushed a little harder.  Would have at least been nice to sneak in under 41 but for now I'll be content with the 41:08.  Thanks Kim for all the cheers coming into the finish line, it gave me a big boost and helped me sneak under 6 min pace the last .2!

Splits were 7:16, 6:32, 6:37, 6:35, 6:40, 6:35, :53 (5:51 pace)

Sure is just plain fun to run when things click and nice to finally see that the training and mileage base benefits are starting to kick in.   Looking forward to Hobble Creek and SGM.


Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 10.00
From allie on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 19:31:31 from

nice job. glad the race clicked for you today -- i'm sure there is more to come with hobble creek and SG. keep it up, tom.

From TBean on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 19:46:31 from

Very nice Tom. Those last 5 miles were all nice even paced and you placed in your AD! Even more impressive is that you ran a bunch of miles Saturday.

From Kelli on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 20:01:57 from

So GOOD to have a GREAT day! Glad it all clicked for you, that is awesome!

From Brent on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 20:25:43 from

Tom, very good race, mucher tougher course than Des News, you can still turn over those old legs. Well, not as old as my legs. I would say that you might have been under 40 at Des News. Your right, STG was hot running, riding, good heat training.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Dale on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 20:52:32 from


From Kam on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 00:55:54 from

You lived up to the race title. Nice job, Tom.

From JimF on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 11:03:31 from

Great job on the 10k. Always nice to come out of race with positive vibes. You ran a very consistent race and shows the results of your hard work. Congratulations!

From Tom on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 11:33:22 from

Thanks a lot for the comments everybody. Maybe my favorite part of the race was during mile 4 when I passed 3 teenage boys. I couldn't resist asking them "You're not going to let an old guy beat you are you?". One of them very respectfully said "No sir." The kid then sped up and stayed with me for about 10 seconds but then lost his will and went back with his buddies and was never heard of again.

From Tara on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 14:48:34 from

Nice race! See you at the Hobble Creek too:)

From Calvin on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 16:46:19 from

Nice running Tom! Looks like you ran a hard and smart pace.

From Dave S on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 14:15:10 from

Nice Job! Looks like you're getting back into good racing shape. Don't you just love checking your Garmin and finding out you're running faster than you thought. Good luck at Hobble creek and St George.

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