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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

The weather was a little cool today (40 Degrees) and there was a fairly strong breeze (20 mph).  Although my Avg time was a few seconds slower than planned I feel this was a very sucessful run.

My running schedule has gotten a little messed up this week so I' going to have to run my long run tomorrow. I'ts only 13 miles but it is at a faster pace. Here's today's run:

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1.25 Warm-up @ 8:45  
1 7:10:00 154 80%  
2 7:33:00 160 85%  
3 6:49:00 160 85%  
4 6:53:00 160 85%  
5 7:00:00 161 85%  
6 7:06:00 166 89%  
1.6 Cool-Down @ 8:45  
Tempo Miles 42:31:00 160 85%  
Pace 7:05:10   Total Miles 8.85
Small Loop + Smallville (Clockwise) 
40ยบ w/20mph North Wind
Tempo Run - 1 Warm-Up, Stretch, 6 Miles @ 7:00 pace, 1 mile cool-down
The wind made this run very tough. The first 2 miles were directly into the wind and uphill. Miles 3-4 were with the wind or with a cross wind. Mile 5 was with the wind but most

John 12:46

I have come as Light into the world...


From JG on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 12:48:00 from

That is a great run IJR! I would say with the conditions you hit your target ... although you lose points for whining about it in your opening sentence. :)

How are you feeling about your heart rate on these runs ... as I know you have used that as a gauge in the past?

From I Just Run on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 13:56:13 from

You're right JG my opening sentence was whiny...so I changed it. I don't want to get the reputation of a winer :-(

I'm feeling pretty good about my HR. Comparing to very similar runs (time and distance) back in May/June my HR seems to be about 5 BPM less. I'm not sure about the overall effort, I don't have an Effort Meter :-)

From JG on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 14:03:49 from

Much better intro! :)

That is great about your HR, that has to be a result of all your cycling, don't you think? Or maybe it is just cooler weather/less humidity? lol Do you track your resting HR?

From I Just Run on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 14:21:54 from

I'm not sure about the HR. I was thinking it was all of these varied workout that take my HR to the limit and then allow for quick recovery. In all my cycling my HR is in the recovery zone. I'm sure the cooler weather play a factor in the HR but honestly I can't tell how much.

My resting HR is 36. The highest I have ever gotton my HR is 183 and that was probably over a year ago. I have tried several times lately to bring it to it's peak but can only get it to about 175-176.

Oh, I also noticed that I had a mistake on my HR total formula, the Avg should be 160 which I corrected.

From JG on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 14:35:37 from

Wow, my RHR is like double that! Don't really know much about it, but I think lots of training in the recovery zone is very beneficial to your heart rate ... could be completely wrong there though. Maybe Flat can fill us in, I know he is reading up on heart rate training now. I got a book on it a couple years ago, but it held my attention span for about 15 minutes!

From Dave S on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 15:06:13 from

Nice run! I'd say it was a success. That wind is a killer! Sorry I missed that first whiny line :-)

From Steam8 on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 20:07:06 from

8.85 is long for me ...but 40 is not cool! I headed out in the teens today....it might have even been under the teens! It was coooooold! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Merry Christmas IJR!

From Rye on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 21:10:12 from

Roper, and a runner..... You are amazing!

From JG on Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 11:47:23 from

I watched this great segment on Joplin on ESPN2 this morning ... thought you might enjoy it! Merry Christmas!


From flatlander on Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 13:24:43 from

I measured my resting HR this week (yep, took the Garmin and strap to my bedroom and put them on before I got up). It was 50 bpm, so a lot higher than yours. My HRmax is 193, so my overall heart rate reserve is 143 compared to 147 for you.

Merry Christmas and many years of prosperity to you and yours.

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