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S. Jordan Highland Stake 5k

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South Jordan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 09, 2007



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:


All Time
2001 Provo River Half 1:18:25
2000 St. George Marathon 2:46:53
45-49 AD
2012 5K - Sandy July 4th 18:33

2011 10K - Des News 36:12,

2011 Provo River Half 1:22:10
2010 UVM 2:58:42

50-54 AD

2015 Scandinavian 10K 42:52,  2015 SLC Haunted 1/2 1:26:14, 2015 SGM 3:06:56




I've run 30 marathons.
Ran Boston in 2003

Short-Term Running Goals:


5/25/19 - Scandinavian Days 5K - 20:01

6/8/19 - CornerCanyon Half

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to stay healthy and happy.


Married to a beautiful woman. We have 5 great kids.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 6.30 Month: 40.80 Year: 1055.61
Race: S. Jordan Highland Stake 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:18:21, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Still a little bummed out that I didn't make St. George.

There were about 50-75 people that showed up for the stake run.  I was feeling confident until a runner I haven't seen before arrived looking fast.  Come to find out he is going to BYU and his parents live in our stake.  He was tan, thin, and had a smooth stride.  I knew my only hope of beating him was if he was out of shape. 

The race started and I stayed behind speedy for about a half a mile then I decided to let him go.  My first mile was 5:50.  The second mile has a big hill that is about 150 yards long but also on the second mile you come down the same hill just a block over.  At the half way point speedy was 10 seconds ahead of me.  I ran the second mile in 6:10.  The last 3/4 mile is slighlty up hill.  I kept having thoughts of digging deep and trying to catch up to him but I figured he'd just pull away when he heard me coming.  What a wimp I am.  Anyway the 3rd mile was in 5:56.  I finished in 18:21 about 11 seconds behind the winner.   My kids Tanner (17) finished 4th with about a 21:00 and Dalls (11) finished 8th in 25:17, and Cambrey (14) finished in 32:42.  We don't encourage Cambrey to push to hard because she has a brain aneurysm.

If I want to do better in 5K's I need to get metally tougher and let myself feel a little more pain.  I figure a good start to getting metally tougher and getting use to running faster would be to do some 400 repeats.  I don't know if I'll do it but I think it would help my 5K times.

After the race I went over to my Dad's and helped him shingle his roof for 4 hours.  My legs hurt the whole time.  Ouch!

From Tom on Sat, May 10, 2008 at 17:29:46

Good job on the race Terry! I guess now I have some idea where you are in terms of 5K speed! Still pretty quick I think for an "OldBean". Hope I can at least keep you within my sights in Ephraim in a couple of weeks.

BTW I think your mental toughness is just dandy.

From 330dave on Sun, May 11, 2008 at 00:00:03

Mr. Bean,

Yes, I know the Hancocks. Don, Speedy's dad works with me at Select. Sounds like you had a good race. I ran in the Race for the Cure; 21:42. 6:40, 7:00, 7:20; 6:59 avg. pace. Felt pretty good. See my blog. Didn't get into St. Geo either :(.....

From Cal on Sun, May 11, 2008 at 01:20:44

Good job Terry. Didn't push the stroller today, I take it? That stinks about St. George...

From Tom on Mon, May 12, 2008 at 18:49:35

Hey Terry speaking of SGM frustrations, how's this for being jerked around.

On April 2nd I got an email from the SGM folks that said this:

"I have marked you down as guaranteed and will bypass the lottery. See you in October!"

But I don't show up on the list and ask about it and now today I get one that says this:

"Hi - I'm sorry but you were automatically put into the lottery because you signed up as a group."

Before I was told I was guaranteed I had already signed both me and Kim for the lottery under a group name. So I guess they think I was trying to pull a fast one or something and we're both out.

Isn't that just dandy?

Have you thought of perhaps doing TOU instead?

From Cal on Mon, May 12, 2008 at 18:57:52

Tom that really bites. Do you know if it was the race director or some lesser staff person that responded? I wouldn't give up on it. It seems to me that your situation is one they would want to make right given the circumstances.

If that fails, you could always sign up for the Grand Slam.

From Tom on Mon, May 12, 2008 at 19:33:27

Cal I'm pretty sure it was some lower level staff person that responded today. I don't think it was the same person that originally told me I was guaranteed, she was actually quite friendly.

I hadn't thought about the Grand Slam and didn't know it included a guarantee into SGM. But I'm probably too late for that aren't I? Do I have to run Ogden?

Actually I just looked at the Grand Slam web site. Looks like I can still sign through this month and run DesNews in place of Ogden.

Hmmm....maybe Kim might be able to get in that way as well. Hmmm..... Cal thanks a ton for the tip!

From Cal on Mon, May 12, 2008 at 19:48:34

It's not a bad way to go if your schedule allows it and you don't mind paying for 3 extra marathons.

By the way, did you see that the SGM Charity Entry is already up to $355 on eBay?

From Tom on Mon, May 12, 2008 at 19:54:02

Cal I have been watching the Charity auctions a bit. Crazy stuff! Makes the GS look like a better deal all the time. I guess there is no penalty if I were to run the other 3 marathons really slow as long as I finish. I would be a bit bummed to not run the Speedy Spaniard 10K on the 24th, I've been really looking forward to that one. But on the other hand I've been even MORE looking forward to SGM.

From Terry on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 10:12:32

Interesting ideas you two have. I'm definately not up for the slam. I'm vacationing on July 24th out of state. If I were to run a marathon it would probably be TOU (Sep 20) or Little Grand Canyon (Sep 13) or both.

From Terry on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 10:13:56

Tom, I'd give it another try with the St. George. Maybe someone kinder will let you in. That was a little sneeky of you trying to get Kim in on your ticket.

From Tom on Tue, May 13, 2008 at 10:31:53

Terry it's true that if I am guilty of any offense, it is in being a bit over-zealous in wanting to see Kim get in.

We haven't given up yet, I've sent some email and will try making a phone call maybe later today. Kim is running a race Saturday that could get her in. And I suppose the G Slam is still an option but we don't really want to run all those marathons and I heard that they were maybe going to have to cap the GS very soon since they have about run out of their allotment of SGM entries.

Whatever happens happens, there are certainly more important things in life than running SG this year.

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