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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


Some day I will not be able to do this...today is not that day!

Started Running (6/1/10) @ 50 Yrs Old

  • 5K:
    • 22:26 (7:14 pace) McAllister Park 8/14/10
    • 22:24 San Marcos (7:13 pace) 10/19/10
    • 21:09 San Marcos (6:49 pace) 11/20/10
    • 20:19 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:33 pace) 5/26/12
    • 20:06 Fentress (6:26 pace) 10/20/12
    • *19:21 Gruene (6:20 pace) 11/22/12 (*Short Course)
    • 19:42 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:21 pace) 5/25/13
    • 19:42 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:21 pace) 5/24/14 (Not a Typo, exactly same time as last year)
    • 21:38 New Braunfels Orange Leaf (6:58 pace) 7/19/14
    • 19:33 Gruene Turkey Trot (6:18 pace) 11/27/14
    • 19:43 Kyle-For the Love of Go (6:27 pace) 2/14/15
  • 5 Miles:

    • 34:03 (6:48 pace) Hillsboro, Ill 7/4/11
  • 10Ks:
    • 43:24 (7:00 pace) Gatesville, Tx 6/4/11
  • Half Marathons:
    • 1:42:16 (7:48 pace) Austin Livestrong  2/20/11
    • 1:36:23 (7:21 pace) Moe's Better Half  3/6/11
    • 1:35:55 (7:19 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/29/11
    • 1:30:10 (6:53 pace) Austin 3M 1/2/12
    • 1:43:13 (7:54 pace) Orange Leaf  7/14/12
    • 1:33:44 (7:08 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/27/12
    • 1:32:23 (7:03 pace) Austin 3M 1/13/13
    • 1:35:16 (7:16 pace) Marathon for Adoption 10/26/13 (Ran off-course .3 miles)
    • 1:36:48 (7:23 pace) SA Rock-N-Roll 11/17/13
    • 1:37:06 (7:25 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/25/14
    • 2:00:28 (9:11 pace) Long Beach Half Marathon (Paced Callie) 10/11/15
    • 1:39:29 (7:35 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/21/15
    • 1:34:06 (7:11 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/19/16
    • 1:37:43 (7:37 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/18/17
    • 1:36:30 (7:22 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/17/18
  • Marathons:
    • 3:38:09 (8:19 pace) Oklahoma City Marathon 5/1/11
    • 3:30:16 (8:01 pace) Ft. Worth Cowtown 2/26/12
    • 3:30:53 (8:03 pace) Oklahoma City Marathon 4/29/12 
    • 0:00:00 (DNF) Ft Worth Cowtown Marathon 2/24/13 (Ran off-course)
    • 3:22:56 (7:44 pace) Temple Army Marathon BQ 4/21/13
    • 3:27:24 (7:55 pace) Boston Marathon BQ  4/21/14 
    • 3:18:40 (7:35 pace) CIM Marathon BQ 12/7/14
    • 3:33:07 (8:08 pace) San Antonio R&R Marathon BQ 12/7/16
    • 3:25:32 (7:51pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/3/18
    • 3:26:17 (7:52 pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/2/19
  • Triathlons:
  • (1:12:23) Martindale (Sprint) Tri For Old Glory 7/1/12
  • Ragnar Relay:
  • (28:24:24) SoCal Ragnar 4/6-7/18 

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Run Boston Marathon with Callie
  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • Chosen (Half) Marathon for Adoption, Nov. 23rd
  • Boston 2020 with Callie...!!! (my daughter)

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals Dec. 2020
  • Run Boston with Callie, My Daughter
  • Run Sub-18:00 5K (Ouch)
  • Run Sub- 3:10 Marathon  Run 3:16 Marathon
  • Compete in a Full Iron Man (Not sure since my two major bike accidents)


Married, two kids  Kirby 24 (Baylor University, Married not a a Runner), Callie 27 (TCU University, Married and Runner).

My main sport is Team Roping, I've been doing that all my life. 

I started running in the spring of 2010.

I Just Run               

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 118.40 Year: 118.40
Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 146.57
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 430.23
Swim Time Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Trek (Road Bike) Lifetime Miles: 974.00
Altra-Instinct-Blue Lifetime Miles: 551.67
Altra Instinct Black Lifetime Miles: 520.10
Altra Paradigm Black Second Pair Lifetime Miles: 7.00
Saucony Kinvara 2 Green (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 145.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Change of plan...NO DAY Off ... Callie (my daughter) came home this afternoon. We are all going the Walk for Life in Austin tomorrow. Callie wanted to run this evening so I ran 2 miles with her at 9:40 pace. I don't think this short/slow run will do any harm. Tomorrow will be easy with only an hour or so of walking.


Resting for the 3M half marathon on Sunday. I started looking at the race and figured out it's a point to point race and not a loop. It is also a net 315' elevation drop. This will be interesting as all of the races I've run so far were loops and mostly hilly. I'm really not sure what I can do on a downhill course like this but I'm thinking about aiming for a 7:15 pace but would really like to run a 7:07 pace. The first four miles seem to be a net 0' elevation drop and then the decent begins. If I can stick at about 7:15 for the first four miles I might be able to pull off the 7:07 avg. If I bonk it's ok since this is only a training run anyway :-) I'm also not sure how well I can do with only a couple of rest days after several hard workout days.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this. Pursue a righteous life—a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced in the presence of so many witnesses.


Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 2.00
From derhammer on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 14:13:52 from

Wow - I had no idea you were not aware of the course. It's known as a very fast course - just enough decent for speed but not enough to completely beat your legs up. You will need to catch a bus at the end that will bring you back up to your car at the start.

there are a couple of rollers between 9 and 10.5 miles. Your last hill is at 10.5 miles and it is all down hill from there.

Don't forget - it is a 6:45 am start!

From I Just Run on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 14:39:48 from


I hadn't really paid much attention to it and then I started looking on the website (which by the way is pretty hard to find stuff on). I'm really curious how much speed can be picked up on that much down hill running. I almost hate to run all-out and have a PR that I can never reach on a normal course.

Thanks for telling me about the start time, I hadn't found that on the website.

From JG on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 15:05:53 from

Every course is different, as are the weather conditions we run them in. An 'aided' course only helps your legs to turnover faster ... if you keep training, you will eventually run a faster time on a harder course ... and you can always more directly measure your improvement by running the same course again next year ... of course weather, nutrition, where you are in your training cycle, etc. will still be variables that will affect your performance.

Hebrews 12:1

Running with endurance the race that is set before us!

From derhammer on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 15:07:21 from

JG - where have you been? When I try to go to your blog it kicks me to the home page.

From JG on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 15:14:29 from

Focusing on some life challenges that make running secondary for a while ... I will be back on here in due time ... and look forward to meeting you in Boston!

From Steam8 on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 16:34:43 from

GOOOOOOOD LUCK!!!!! I usually don't get on the blog on Sundays but I will this Sunday! I can't wait to see what you can do!!!

From Steam8 on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 16:35:48 from

JG..same problem. I can't see your page either. Hope all is well!

From I Just Run on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 16:53:30 from

Hey Steam...Probably won't post until monday with church and all...

From flatlander on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 17:10:35 from

Good luck at the 3M. If you are like me, you will find it much easier to hit your splits going downhill.

From I Just Run on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 17:11:42 from

I was thinking about wearing some roller blades to really improve my pace!

From flatlander on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 17:12:56 from

I can get you a good deal on a bus ticket.

From rAtTLeTrAp on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 18:40:43 from

You'll be surprised at what you can do on a net downhill course. You're gonna kill it. I'm looking forward to the report.

From SlowJoe on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 16:19:02 from

Good luck tomorrow. I didn't know we had downhill courses in TX! You'll kill it!

From Jody on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 20:58:55 from

Just giving you an update on Cowtown - We ran the first half of the course today and it goes through some interesting neighborhoods and then goes through the Stockyards. I like running there, but the cobblestone streets made me nervous - and if Joe T's had been open, I might have stopped to eat. There is a big hill as you head into downtown (the Main Street Bridge) that is .5 mile long, but you get a slight downhill right after. You still have quite a few hills left so I wouldn't kill yourself on it. It is a great course, very tough.

Good Luck on your race!

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