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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

I decided to go ahead and run my last short run this evening intead of trying to fit it in tomorrow.

1 Mile Easy, 1 Mile @ 7:26, 1 Mile @ 7:23, 1/2 Mile Easy

I'm off-line until after the race.....

It's seems a little odd sitting here looking at my running schedule and only having one more 3 mile run before the marathon on Sunday. I thought about going to the gym and cycling but then decided 2 more hours of sleep would be better than 1-1/2 hours of energy draining sweat. My plan is to run my last 3 miles tomorrow (Saturday).

I'm heading up to Ft Worth tomorrow morning and have a hotel room 1.5 miles from the race start which will be very convienent. I can just do my warm-up run from the hotel to where the race starts.

I was looking at the past results of 50-54 age group and it appears the same people run this race year after year. I should be able to run in the top 5-6 and maybe 3-4 if I had a really good race. Next year I should be able to push the leader...if all goes well :-)

Proverbs 21:31

 31 Do your best, prepare for the worst— then trust God to bring victory.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 3.50
From Steam8 on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 17:07:32 from

I'm excited to see how you do! I will be hoping all goes well for your run!

From derhammer on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 09:46:29 from

Good luck tomorrow - we are all rooting for you!!!!

From Jody on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 11:02:46 from

Good luck tomorrow!!

From flatlander on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 16:58:24 from

Good luck. You might be suprised about how high you place in your age group.

From Dan on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 19:47:08 from

Hoping for the best tomorrow! Let'em have it :)

From rAtTLeTrAp on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 22:07:09 from

Don't procrastinate posting that race report! I'm going to run the first ten with you at 7 and then I'll be watching my phone for updates.

From rAtTLeTrAp on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 07:34:47 from

I didn't realize until after I posted my last comment that you are 2 hours ahead of me. I got up and ran at 5:00am pst on a sunday, how's that for support :) it's 8:34 your time; expecting your half M split any minute...

From JG on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 07:47:11 from

I laughed to myself when Preston told me he was going to run this conservative to make sure he got a BQ ... this coming from a guy that ran nearly every workout faster than what was prescribed for a 3:15 marathon!

I am just glad he has a Garmin to slow him down, or my guess is he would currently be on a sub 3 pace!

Ok ... half split is in 1:36:56 ... betting lines are now open with 4 to 1 odds he runs a 3:15 or better!

Go Preston, Go!

From flatlander on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 07:52:23 from

This is very exciting. I'm headed to church but I doubt I will be paying attention.

From derhammer on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 08:23:59 from

50 degrees and full sun right now, so it depends on how much it warms up. Definitely sub 3:20 - certainly has a shot at 3:15.

From rAtTLeTrAp on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 09:40:26 from

No finish time yet?? My 20 mile update was delayed about 10 minutes. Anybody else get a finish text yet? I'm on the edge of my seat here...

From JG on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 09:41:56 from

No text, so maybe system is down ... but Online results show chip time of 3:30:16.

Keep your spirits up Preston, rock solid time, especially for only you 2nd marathon! You will get your BQ in OKC with steadier pacing!

From rAtTLeTrAp on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 09:49:35 from

So close! JG is right, you will nail it next time!

From SlowJoe on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:15:41 from

I have still only gotten the half split, thanks for the update JG.

IJR - Hopefully the initial results are just off a bit and you still got the BQ, but if not, you do have OKC and can go the super conservative route to get the BQ. It was a really windy day in Abilene, so I'm wondering if it was similar in Fort Worth.

From I Just Run on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:43:46 from

Legs cramped at mile 19....

Had to slow way down.

Maybe I'm just a half marathoner :-)

From Dan on Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 11:08:42 from

Just got in from church to check on ya, still a solid time and very close to the bq. Obviously without cramps you got it easy.

From Steam8 on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 07:30:42 from

SWEET TIME! I can only hope to run a marathon in that time IJR! YEEEHHHHOOOOOO!!!!!!

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