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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: 37.25 Month: 155.65 Year: 155.65
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 was supposed to run my Tempo Run today but I wimped out because it looked like it was going to be raining at 5:30 am when I needed to start. As it turns out the rain had blown over and the skies were clear. I had already made plans to go to the gym so I just stuck to that plan. I'll do my Tempo Run tomorrow morning then my long run on Saturday. It was probably best to switch days anyway because the road was very wet and I have several low water crossings where I would have had to run through the water about anckle deep.

22 Miles on the Stationary Bike in 60 Minutes (hardest push on the stationary bike so far)

Deuteronomy 18:22

 22When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.


Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 22.00
From rAtTLeTrAp on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:51:38 from

Ankle deep water sounds fun. I actually like running in the rain as long as it isn't sideways rain. The wind is what kills me. That's was a killer bike workout. I used to ride 16 miles to work and had to push pretty hard to get there in an hour.

From Benny's on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 13:18:39 from

Merry Christmas to you too! What is your next race?

From I Just Run on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 13:54:00 from

Hey RT,

I've been biking (road bike) since August as cross training. I started out and 16 mph over 15 miles was hard. Now I ride 25-35 miles at 19-21 mph with the same effort :-) It took about 2 months for my legs to acclimate to the new muscle requirements.


My next race is 3M Austin Half-Marathon but I'm really training for Cowtown Marathon at the end of February. My first and only marathon attempt didn't turn out that good because of an injury a few weeks before the race. Now I'm trying an new training method which requires much less running (but running really hard when I do) and quite a bit of cross-training. As you can see, today was a cross-training day.

From Benny's on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 14:01:44 from

I'm gonna be at Cowtown bro! :) I'm running like 6-8 marathons as training runs....in preparation for Boston. Good Luck! I hope to see ya there. I'm doing the Houston Marathon hoping to run a 2:29-2:33 we'll see and then shooting for a 2:25 in Boston... Hope your training is going well! :)

From I Just Run on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 14:10:43 from

Wow...that's exciting. I tried to enter Houston but it was full. I may also run OK City. I'm training to run a 3:16...it's probably a stretch for me but that's what the formulas say I should be able to do, based on my current times. Not anywhere in your class but I guess ok for only running a year and a half and being old :-)

From Benny's on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 14:28:44 from

Running is always good bro whether you run fast or not! BTW I love the 3M! I wish I was running that this year!

From JG on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 19:08:31 from

Running 2:58 800 repeats & a sub 3:30 marathon at age 50+ is fast! And you are fast on a bike for any age!! Merry Christmas!!

From I Just Run on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 19:29:43 from

Ha ha....JG...I plan to run a 3:16 marathon...don't slow me down quite yet... :-)

From JG on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 23:04:53 from

I have complete confidence you can run a 3:16, last time I checked that is still a sub 3:30! :) Now, if on a wild hare, you run a sub 3:15 ... we will have to change the verbage from fast to super fast ... Which is where we know you will ultimately end up anyway!

From Dan on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 23:57:51 from

3:16, preach it :) Nice bike miles, even more so when you think 22 miles and you didn't go anywhere! Thanks for the prayers, keep training strong.

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