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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: 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

Workout # 11 on the RLRF Program:

Today was a Tempo Run so I ran my small loop. As you can see I hit or beat the workout pace of 7:00 on all but one of the Tempo miles. This mile is 100' steady incline so it's a little tougher than the others. My final pace is basiclly the same as my best and only 5 mile race. It will be interesting in 2-3 weeks when I have to run 5 & 6 miles at 7:00 pace. Today I'm not sure I could have gone 6 miles at this pace. My legs are still doing fine, it's my aerobic that is still struggling.

Mile Time HR HR % Elev.
1.82 Warm-up  
1 6:42:00 148 76% -100'
2 6:57:00 163 87% + 75'
3 7:06:00 167 89% +100'
4 6:42:00 157 82% - 75'
1 Cool-down  
Warm-up & Cool-down Miles were 8:30 to 9:00
Total 27:27:00  
    Total Miles 6.82
Tempo Miles 27:27:00 159 83%  
Pace 6:51:45      
Small Loop
40 Degrees (Wore 2 pairs of gloves, heavy underarmor top and light tights, cotton socks & beanie        
Tempo Run - 1 Warm-Up, Stretch, 4 Miles @ 7:00 pace, 1 Miles Cool-Down
Note: Wore 2 pairs of gloves, heavy underarmor top and light tights & shorts, cotton socks & beanie - this was just right

On a side note, I've been in heavy roping practice the last few days to get prepared for the big finals in Las Vegas next week.

Joel 3:9
Announce this to the godless nations: Prepare for battle! Soldiers at attention! Present arms! Advance! Turn your shovels into swords, turn your hoes into spears. Let the weak one throw out his chest and say, "I'm tough, I'm a fighter." Hurry up, pagans! Wherever you are, get a move on! Get your act together. Prepare to be shattered by God!

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 6.82
From JG on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 12:50:17 from

Nice job hitting your target paces! Are you racing White Rock this weekend?

From flatlander on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 13:29:20 from

Good job there. Today my legs were tired even though my heart rate was relatively low, so I think my problem might be the opposite.

Be sure to post an LV race report!

From I Just Run on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 15:33:30 from


I'm bailing on the White Rock this weekend. I made the plan believing that my daughter (Callie) was going to be running. Things didn't work out for her so I decided not to go and spend the gas, hotel and time even though I'm already entered. It's about a 4 hour drive and I don't want to try and make it a single day event. This race was really just a fill-in fun run for me anyway. Also I've been concentrating on preparation and practice for my big team roping finals next week in Las Vegas. I leave Monday and need to take care of home things before then. I decided to just go ahead and mark down a 1:33:30 for my race time and call it good :-)

From SlowJoe on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 15:36:26 from

Great paces for the hilly terrain. We definitely don't have hills like that in Abilene. It takes a few miles before you can gain or lose 100'. Good run.

From Steam8 on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 17:31:54 from

Wow..nice miles, nice pace! I need some of your motivation. I have ZERO! ha!

Good luck next week!

From Dave S on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 17:43:02 from

Nice run! Those are some good sized hills.

From Rye on Thu, Dec 01, 2011 at 19:46:16 from

Nice workout! I noticed that you gave us a list of your attire. With all those nicely paced miles you must have had your Redsox shirt on. Works for me, I just ran a 4:05 mile with mine. Maybe need to add a mInute or two........ Good luck with the roping.

From I Just Run on Fri, Dec 02, 2011 at 10:25:01 from

Hey Steam, you have plenty of motivation..."life" just gets in the way sometimes:-)

Thanks Dave & Rye,

Rye, I was wondering if anyone would comment on my attire. I've had a hard time figuring out what to wear in different weather conditions so I thought I'd just put it in my report so next time it's 40 degrees I'll know exactly what to wear. Sounds kinda dumb now that I re-read it and write this :-)

Thanks on the roping...it will be a really tough competition.

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