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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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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: 82.75 Year: 975.42
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

Evening Report:

Sarah (my wife) got a new Trek Road Bike today so we went for a 7 mile spin. I think this is the first time I've ridden my bike this year!


No running today so I thought I'd post some information about the marathon I'm hoping to run on April 21st. It is in Temple Texas (about 2 hours north from where I live). It's a point to point race with an average 10' drop per mile. The average low temperature for this day is 55 degrees. I'm hoping for a 50 degree day :-) The way the weather has been going lately it is more likely to be 65 degrees at the start.

This is the first running of The Army Marathon and it was created to honor our Soldiers and National Guardsmen on the anniversary of the "Shot Heard Around The World". It is a Boston Qualifier so I'm hoping with some luck I can hit my goal this time.


Here's a picture of the elevation chart and course route. I like the way they make the elevation drop look so drastic!

2014 Condor Flight Road Bike Miles: 7.00
From Russ on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 09:13:07 from

Love the elevation chart! Hope your quads can handle the severe drop off. :) My birthday is April 19th, the original Shot Heard Round the World day, so I'll be pulling for you extra hard and hoping for 50F temps.

From derhammer on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 09:56:24 from

I looked at the chart on the website - it looks different than that one. It really shows the climbers! A couple of the hills are over 100 ft climb in elevation, and a lot of rollers. Sure, it is an overall drop, but I wonder if you will even notice. Just be prepared. Hopefully you will get a nice cool front! Good luck!! Very exciting.

From I Just Run on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 12:37:54 from

Russ, Thanks!

DH, It seems they changed the chart on the website. The one I posted is the one I printed several days ago. The new one looks much more drastic:-( I'm sure they're the same, just different scales. I guess the rollers will be a lot like were I always run. I don't think the 10' drop will even be noticable but it sounds good anyway. I also considered running the Big-D (Dallas) Marathon on April 14th but have pretty much settled on the Army. Here is the elevation chart on Big-D:


From SlowJoe on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 14:28:49 from

Hope the weather cooperates! The overall downhill is good, maybe it'll offset the hilliness of the course. Still looks tough, but I think you'll do well.

From I Just Run on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 14:34:03 from


I went to a website that compares marathon courses and The Army is tougher than any I have run before (OKC, and Ft Worth) and is even tougher than Big-D. The comparison to Boston would put me running 15 minutes faster at Boston than The Army :-( ...So really not a very good choice!

From SlowJoe on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 14:37:31 from

15 minutes?! Is there an obstacle course too?

From I Just Run on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 14:42:10 from


Could ve, this is an Army event!

From rAtTLeTrAp on Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 11:04:58 from

The marathon looks good. Don't let the charts distract you. Just get out there and take care of business. You're ready!

How did your wife like the new bike?

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