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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: 15.00 Month: 60.85 Year: 970.21
Race: SOJO Half (13.1 Miles) 01:22:43, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

The SOJO half was a pretty good run.  The elevation from the start to the finish is about a 500 foot drop.  The temperature just before the sun came up was 60' and it was windy.  The race started only 3 miles from my home so I dropped my car off Friday night at the finish and had Taunia drop me off at the start 10 minutes before the 7:45 AM starting time.  Much better than getting up early.

I took a quick bathroom check, made it to the starting line, talked to a few neighbors running the race and then away we went.  I liked the course because I've run on almost all of the course from time to time. 

It didn't take to long until John from SLC, maybe in his late 20's took off by himself and left me, George from SJ, Arianne from Eagle Mtn. and Zac from WJ in the next group.  John was running about 20 seconds per mile faster than us so it didn't take to long until he was out of sight.  The 4 of use ran together until the temple hill, where Zac let us go.  I like Zac because he said he wanted to be like me when he gets old.  Then the pack was down to 3.  Me, Arianne and George who I found out was 54.  The pressure was on because I didn't want to get chicked or beaten by a guy 8 years older than myself.  At about mile 5 the George put some distance on us.  At about mile 6 I finally pushed ahead of Arianne and was in 3rd place.  I didn't catch the George until mile 9.  We ran together for a mile then he started fading so I was in 2nd place just where I wanted to be.  On the last two miles of the river path my left quad started acting like it wanted to cramp a little so I slowed it down and kept looking behind just in case someone would catch me.  They never got close so I could just stroll in.

I had a great race and it made me feel a little better about not going sub 3 at SG.

SOJO 1/2 Marathon
YR2010 YR2011
6:58 6:19
6:52 6:17 12:36
6:56 6:02 18:38
6:56 6:34 25:12 Temple Hill
7:03 6:10 31:22
7:22 6:12 37:34
7:15 6:40 44:14 Mellow hill
7:03 6:08 50:22
7:02 6:10 56:32
7:03 6:03 62:35
7:00 5:56 68:31
6:34 6:36 75:07 Flat river path
6:43 6:50 81:57 Flat river path
0:44 0:48 82:45
1:31.31 1:22.45

After the race I ate a couple of Fat Boys, yum, and yogart and chicken sandwich and walked back on the course 2.25 miles and waited for Andy Russell.  He was hoping for a 3:30 but he went out to fast the 1st half of the marathon and died at the end.  It was getting warm for a marathon and windy by the end.  I paced him in but he was dead and his legs were cramping a little.  It was good to see him again.  He had a great time of 3:43 for someone 240lbs.


From Kelli on Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 01:02:28 from

Nice job on the race! Incredible you guys can even run just 2 weeks after St George. It amazes me!

Congrats on not getting chicked. ;o)

From Tom on Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 01:11:10 from

Great job Terry! Wasn't sure what would happen to you just 2 weeks after SGM. Always nice to have a great race soon after a bummer one. And great you could go drag The Dud in to the finish. He is pretty dang fast for such a big guy, I imagine he dominates the Clydesdale Division. Maybe we need to pace him to his BQ sometime.

From jtshad on Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 10:38:32 from

Great race, congrats on the 2nd place finish!

From Andrea on Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 11:22:50 from

Great race today! Congrats.

SOJO definitely did it right with after-race food! Ice cream, froyo, and Chick-fil-A.

From allie on Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:00:04 from

way to go, terry! congrats on the 2nd place and a great time.

From MarkP on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 13:31:49 from

Great job and super finish! Huge improvement over last year's time.

From Camillo on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 13:44:19 from

Terry, congratulations on a great race. This was the best way to erase those warm days down to Saint George.

From scotthughes on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 14:16:31 from

Nice job on the race- I was running in the 50-54 age group and couldn't believe how George was able to keep that pace up. I would like to run that same course again without the wind and about 10-15 degrees cooler

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