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Location:

Kingsbury,TX,USA

Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011

Gender:

Male

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
  • 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 (7:49 pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/3/16
  • 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:

  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • Nothing Planned

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Run Sub-18:00 5K
  • Run Sub- 3:10 Marathon
  • Compete in a Full Iron Man
  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals

Personal:

Married, two kids  Kirby 23 (Baylor University), Callie 26 (TCU University, Married and Runner).

My main sport is Team Roping, I've been doing that all my life. 

I started runnin in the spring of 2010.

I Just Run               

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 28.00 Year: 672.85
Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 146.57
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 404.02
Swim Time Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Trek (Road Bike) Lifetime Miles: 934.00
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
55.8086.1018.505.50165.90
Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 106.75Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 36.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 56.652012 Stationary Bike Miles: 79.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

I have no Idea how it happened but I put this entry on Nov. 26 of 2012... Thanks JG for noticing it. Now it's corrected :-)

___________________________________________________________________

I was out of town (at my parents) and today was a Cross-Training Day but I didn't have anywhere to bike or elliptical so I decided to do an easy run instead. This is the first "easy" run in at least 8 weeks. All my runs have been Repeats, Tempo or Long runs, all with very specific paces and distances. The RLRF program makes every workout a very exerted effort (maybe that's because I chose the 3:15 marathon plan...ha ha). I probably should have picked a slower goal based on the fact that my one and only marathon time was 3:38:09 (there are excuses :-( , Anyway, back to the subject at hand... I decided to just run hard enough to keep my HR at 140. There are a few rolling hills so I did have a little fluxuation, but not much. The run was very plesant and seemed very easy!

I went back and compared this "easy" run today with my first ever 8 mile run back on 8/29/10, my pace back then was 9:40 and my HR 136...quite a difference in the two runs :-)

I've got some tough Repeats today (Tues. as I write this) which may knock the wind out of my sail but for now I'm very pleased with my progress.

1/2/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:12:00 145 78%  
2 8:18:00 139 74%  
3 8:41:00 138 73%  
4 8:50:00 140 74%  
5 8:18:00 138 73%  
6 8:24:00 140 74%  
7 8:37:00 142 76%  
8 8:17:00 141 75%  
 
 
         
Total 67:37:00 140 74%  
Pace 8:27:07      
Ran in Gatesville Out & Back Route
35º to 45º - Calm and Clear
Recovery Run - Target was HR of 140 or Less

Ephesians 6:2-3

 1-3 Children, do what your parents tell you. This is only right. "Honor your father and mother" is the first commandment that has a promise attached to it, namely, "so you will live well and have a long life."

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Track Repeats today...!

Today was another good day of running for me. Again, I wasn't sure if I could do what was on the schedule but when I was finished I very pleased. I beat all of the paces and had time to spare. I even ran one of my recovery 400's at an 8:00 pace! Sorry...I don't mean to sound like I'm bragging, I'm more amazed that I'm able to do this and have made so much progress :-)

1/3/2012
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
2 Warm-Up @ 9:00 Pace  
1600m 5:58:00 164 89% 171
400m Recovery  
3200m 12:34:00 166 90% 175
800m Recovery   
800m 2:54:00 158 85% 168
400m Recovery  
800m 2:57:00 156 83% 173
2 Cool-Down @ 8:36 Pace  
   
   
   
   
   
    161 87%  
      Total Miles 9
High School Track
50º - Light Breeze
Target:
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, 1600 @ 6:12 (6:12 pace), 400m Recovery, 3200 @ 12:40 (6:20 pace), 800m Recovery, 2 x 800m @ 2:58 (5:56 pace), 400m Recovery, 10 Min. Cool-down.
Note: This was a good/hard workout. Beat all paces slightly and felt good afterwards.

John 1:17
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 9.00
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Boaring Cross-Training day at the gym.

21 miles on the stationary bike in one hour, then lifted a few light weights.

Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 21.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.005.000.007.00

Tempo Run Day :-) :-) :-)

I'm not sure why but today was a planned easier day on the RLRF program. After contemplating it I decided to make it a little tougher by running 5 Tempo miles instead of 4 and drop the pace a few seconds. The run went good. I think I maxed out my ability on the distance. Another mile or so would have really killed me! I did forget to put on my HR monitor so I don't have those numbers for the chart.

1/5/2012
Mile Time HR HR % Elev.
Change
1.8 Warm-up @ 8:50 Pace  
1 6:47:00 No HR Monitor - 126'
2 6:48:00 + 41'
3 6:57:00 + 13'
4 6:49:00 + 53'
5 6:54:00 + 62'
   
0.2 Cool-Down  
 
Total 34:15:00  
    Total Miles 7
Tempo Miles 34:15:00      
Pace 6:51:00      
Small Loop
50º - Calm and Clear
Target:
Tempo Run - 1 Easy, 4 Miles @ 7:00 pace, 1 Mile Easy

Forgot to wear my HR monitor. Decided to run 5 instead of 4 and push the pace a little bit. Ran 1.8 miles then stretched, then ran 5 at Tempo.

1 Timothy 6:6-7

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and[a] we cannot take anything out of the world.

 

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 7.00
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Since Friday is an "Off" day for me I thought I would use it to post a link to Callie's (my daughter) Blog. As you may know she is in Africa on a mission trip. If you're interested at all, read her blog entry for Jan. 5th. Although she's only 20, she has insight most of us will never see.

Here's the link:

http://callie2011.blogspot.com/2012/01/toothpaste-gospel.html?spref=fb

 

Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0020.000.000.0020.00

Long run day! I was a little dissipointed with my run today but I probably had too high expectations.  I was expecting this to be easier after my successful long run last week but for some reason I struggled in accomplishing my goal. My plan was to run every mile a few seconds faster than last week but I became skeptical soon after I started because my HR jumped immediatly to 155. I know, from experience, below 155 is a comfortable effort for me I can sustain the effort for a long period of time but when my HR get to 160 I begin to labor. I can maintain above 160 for about 13 miles (while running a half marathon) but that's about the limit. There are a couple of factors that probably contributed in a negative way today such as the weather being 10-15 degrees hotter and the hard tempo run on Thursday. Even being a little dissipointed I still consider this a good run since it's way beyond what the perscribed pace was for today's RLRF schedule.

1/7/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:42:00 164 89%  
2 7:46:00 157 84%  
3 7:45:00 159 85%  
4 7:32:00 154 82%  
5 7:34:00 154 82%  
6 7:33:00 154 82%  
7 7:47:00 156 83%  
8 7:42:00 156 83%  
9 7:44:00 155 82%  
10 7:43:00 158 85%  
11 7:44:00 157 84%  
12 7:46:00 157 84%  
13 7:46:00 160 86%  
14 7:43:00 163 88%  
15 7:43:00 163 88%  
16 7:37:00 160 86%  
17 7:37:00 162 87%  
18 7:56:00 166 90%  
19 7:56:00 163 88%  
20 7:29:00 169 92%  
 
   
Total 154:05:00 159 85%  
Pace 7:42:15      
Big Loop (clockwise) to Smallville to Lonely Road to Old Chruch, Back to Smallville and Finished Off Big Loop.
60º to70º - 5-8 mph Wind
Target:
Long Run - 20 Miles @ 7:56
I was a little disappointed in this run compared to last week's 20 miler. I planned and expected to run every mile slightly faster than last week's run but at mile 18 I strated to slow down. For some reason my HR started out quite a bit higher on this run and when it peaked at 160 I really started feeling fatigued.



1 Timothy 6:6-11

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and[a] we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 20.00
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Callie's Home...!!!

James 1:27

27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Cross Training day in the Gym. I didn't want to lift weights today so I did an extra 30 minutes of aerobic (bike and elliptical).

Bike 5 Miles @ 20 mph, Elliptical 2 Miles @ 8:15 , Bike 5 Miles @ 20 mph, Elliptical 2 Miles @ 8:15, Bike 5 Miles @ 20 mph, Elliptical 1 Mile @ 8:15.

Total: 15 Miles Bike & 5 Miles Elliptical (No breaks in between)

I was still a little tired yesterday from my 20 miler on Saturday but looking back I think my main mistake was going out too fast at the start allowing my HR to jump too high. I also lost/dropped my two Gu packs during the run and had nothing but my water and Gatorade. I probably needed an energy boost near the end.

Matthew 28:18

 

 18 Jesus came and said to them, “All power has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 5.00Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 15.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.004.508.50

Track Repeats today on the RLRF program. I'm beginning to really like the track workouts!

Got some new shoes and wore them the first time today. They are Saucony Kinvara 2. My thinking is to use them in my marathon races but keep training in my Saucony Ride 4. The K2 does not have near the support the R4 has but my feet seem to be fine after this run. I also have a pair of Brooks Racer ST 5. So now I have R4 @ 11 oz,  K2 @ 8 oz and BR5 @ 6 oz. I should be covered for anything now :-) ...Unless I want to go shoeless like some believe is the best...?

1/10/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
2 Warm-Up @ 8:40 Pace  
1200m 4:34:00 No HR Monitor  
2 Min Recovery  
1200m 4:31:00  
4 Min Recovery  
1200m 4:31:00  
2 Min Recovery  
1200m 4:28:00  
4 Min Recovery  
1200m 4:31:00  
2 Min Recovery  
1200m 4:27:00  
2 Min Recovery  
2 Cool-Down @ 7:56 Pace  
         
      Total Miles 8.5
High Schol Track
55º - Calm
Target:
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, 3 x (2 x 1200m @ 4:33) (6:04 Pace), (2 Min. Recovery) (4 Min. Recovery between Sets, 10 Min. Cool-Down.
Note: This was a good workout. Hit all of the paces without excess effort. Fastest 400 = 1:27 and slowest 400 = 1:34 (Both were in the 1st 400).


Luke 3:16

16 John replied to them all, “I baptize you with water, but the one who is more powerful than me is coming. I’m not worthy to loosen the strap of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

 

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 8.50
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0010.000.000.0012.00

Today was another good day of running. As you can see I exceeded the RLRF program a little but I don't think it was too much. I felt good throughout the run so decided to pick up the pace on the last couple of miles. It felt good to finishe the 10 tempo miles,  slow down for a few seconds, and then feel like I still had a lot of spring in my stride. I won't be able to run for the next couple of days so I should be rested up for my long run on Sunday. I was only able to cross-train one day this week,  and I didn't like that!

Hope you all have a good weekend...Expecially SlowJoe!!!

I guess you also know that we've lost  JG on the Blog for a while. I'll really miss his friendship and his helpful coaching advice!

1/13/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 Mile Warm-Up @ 8:30 Pace  
1 7:30:00 153 81%  
2 7:29:00 158 85%  
3 7:17:00 155 82%  
4 7:14:00 156 83%  
5 7:21:00 156 83%  
6 7:27:00 159 85%  
7 7:34:00 163 88%  
8 7:21:00 163 88%  
9 6:51:00 166 90%  
10 6:46:00 168 91%  
  1 Mile Cool-Down @ 8:30 Pace  
       
Total 72:50:00 160 86%  
Pace 7:17:00      
Small Loop & Smallville + Birdsong Road to Make 12 Miles
50º - Light Breeze
Target:
Tempo Run - 1 Mile Easy, 10 Miles @ 7:26. This was another good run.

 I felt good throughout the run so I picked up the pace on the last couple of miles. The paces vary a little due to the rolling hills.

 Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 12.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0015.000.000.0015.00

I was a little tired on this run after two days of roping in Waco at a USTRC Event. I have a little mess-up on one steer or I could have won pretty well in one event. I still won the Incentive which paid all of my fees back for the weekend and a very nice trophy buckle. I'll try to post a picture tomorrow of the buckle.

1/15/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:46:00 152 80%  
2 7:35:00 149 78%  
3 7:36:00 151 80%  
4 7:40:00 150 79%  
5 7:58:00 152 80%  
6 7:44:00 153 81%  
7 7:48:00 154 82%  
8 7:39:00 156 83%  
9 7:34:00 158 85%  
10 7:47:00 155 82%  
11 7:45:00 159 85%  
12 7:38:00 160 86%  
13 7:42:00 159 85%  
14 7:39:00 161 87%  
15 7:24:00 164 89%  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Total 115:15:00 156 83%  
Pace 7:41:00      
Gatesville - To Church
40º - Clear
Target:
Long Run - 15 Miles @ 7:46

I was a little sluggish on this run but was also tired from a long day roping on Saturday. No problem with this pace and distance but still don't have confidence to maintain for another 11 miles at 7:26.


Ecclesiastes 4:9
It's better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, But if there's no one to help, tough!

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 15.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Cross-Training day at the gym.

15 Miles on the Stationary Bike

2 Miles on the Elliptical

Boaring, but good since my legs were a little sore from the long run on Sunday. I think they were sore because I basiclly sat around all day after the run (sitting and visiting my parents and driving).

Revelation 21:4
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

2012 Stationary Bike Miles: 15.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.002.250.006.50

Ahhh...Ha ha...made a mistake reading my workout plan today and didn't realize it until I went to put these number in my spreadsheet. I was suppose to run two 1000m after the 200m but I only ran one. Oh well...things have been going well and I don't think it will hurt that much to miss one 1000m run. I'll probably just run an extra Tempo mile on Thursday to punish myself for making the mistake!

1/17/2012
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
2 Warm-Up @ 9:00 Pace  
1000m 3:38:00 151 80% 163
400m Recovery  
2000m 7:38:00 164 89% 175
400m Recovery  
1000m 3:42:00 159 85% 169
200m Recovery  
2 Cool-Down @ 8:19 Pace  
   
 
   
   
   
   
    158 84%  
      Total Miles 6.5
High School Track
65º - Drizzle
Target:
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, 1000m @ 3:44 (5:58 Pace), 2000m @ 7:50 (6:04 pace), 1000m @ 3:44 (5:58 Pace), (400m Recovery between each), 10 Min. Cool-Down.
Note:
Made a mistake…should have run two 1000m at the end and not just one :-(

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 6.50
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Cross-Training Day...

16 Miles on the Stationary Bike and 3 Miles on the Elliptical.

Here is the trophy buckle from my win last Saturday:

James 5:3

3 Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!

2012 Stationary Bike Miles: 16.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.800.006.000.008.80

Temp Run Today on the RLRF program. Scheduled was 5 miles Tempo but I went ahead and ran 6 to make up for my slacking on Tuesday :-) It's funny because when I finished the run I was thinking..."this run should have been a little easier", but as I now go back and look at my times and HR I realize that I ran a faster pace on this training run than I did in my 10K race last summer (7:00 @ 93HR  pace vs 6:54 @ 87HR). I also know that I could have gained several seconds per mile if I were really racing. I was really spent when I finished the 10K race and after this run I felt great.

I ran in my new Kinvara 2 shoes. They feel good but I can tell the difference in lack of cushioning on the sole. I think my feet will be a little sore after running in these shoes.

1/19/2012
Mile Time HR HR % Elev.
Change
1.8 Warm-Up  
1 6:49:00 140 72%  
2 6:54:00 157 84%  
3 6:57:00 164 89%  
4 6:59:00 166 90%  
5 6:58:00 169 92%  
6 6:52:00 171 93%  
1 Cool-Down  
         
Total 41:29:00  
    Total Miles 8.8
Tempo Miles 41:29:00 161 87%  
Pace 6:54:50      
Small Loop + Smallville
55º - 10 mph Wind
Target:
Tempo Run - 1 Easy, 5 Miles @ 7:00 pace

I decided to add 1 extra mile on the Tempo since I shorted my Repeats by 1000m on Tuesday.

Matthew 5:41-42

41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 8.80
Comments(7)
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0.0020.000.000.0020.00

I don't know if I should be happy or unhappy with this run. Although the scheduled pace was 7:56 for 20 miles and I ran a 7:49 for 20 I still didn't feel it was sucessful. I just felt heavy throughout the run, my legs seemed to get really stiff and I felt like I ran out of energy near the end and I almost feel like my body temperature started dropping too. The effort to finish the run was very difficult even though my HR actually began dropping after mile 15. To run a 7:29 pace for 26.2 miles seems impossible right now!

1/21/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:39:00 142 74%  
2 7:54:00 156 83%  
3 8:01:00 153 81%  
4 7:48:00 148 78%  
5 7:51:00 147 77%  
6 7:43:00 149 78%  
7 7:50:00 152 80%  
8 7:42:00 152 80%  
9 7:34:00 154 82%  
10 7:42:00 154 82%  
11 7:39:00 152 80%  
12 7:39:00 153 81%  
13 7:44:00 156 83%  
14 7:47:00 157 84%  
15 7:45:00 157 84%  
16 7:52:00 154 82%  
17 7:46:00 154 82%  
18 8:24:00 154 82%  
19 8:21:00 153 81%  
20 7:48:00 156 83%  
   
   
Total 156:29:00 153 81%  
Pace 7:49:27      
Big Loop (clockwise) to Smallville to Lonely Road to Old Chruch, Back to Smallville and Finished Off Big Loop.
55º - Ran at Night (6-9)
Target:
Long Run - 20 Miles @ 7:56

I don't think I fuled up properly on this run. I felt heavy from the start. After about 14 miles I felt like I just didn't have any energy and my legs got really heavy and stiff. At about mile 18 I started to feel a little sick and after the run I continued to feel bad a while.  Notice how my HR started dropping at mile 16 also.


Luke 18:27

 

 27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 20.00
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3.000.000.000.003.00

Another Ho-Hum day at the gym. I left my usual puddle of sweat under the stationary bike and the elliptical machines.

Bike/Elliptical - 6/1.5/6/1.5/6 = 18 Miles Bike @ 20 mph & 3 Miles Run @ 8:00 Pace

 

Psalm 119:1
    You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God.

2012 Stationary Bike Miles: 18.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.003.250.007.25

Another day at the track. I've been doing my track workouts in the evening but we have a storm coming this afternoon so I decided to go ahead and get it done.

This workout was very similar to the workout I did the first week (10 weeks ago) for my Track Repeats on the RLRF program. On that run I ran a 6:10, 6:22, 6:26 and when finished I was worn out. Today I increased the speed quite a bit, lowered my HR, ran extra and walked away feeling pretty good. I'd say it's been good improvement.

I'm running the 3M Half Marathon this coming Sunday but just filling it in as a training run. I'm not sure exactly what I'll shoot for but hopefully a slight PR...we'll see how it goes!

Oh...I also ordered some Hammer products to see if that will help me on my long runs and races. I ordered: Hammer Gel, Endurolyte capsules, Race Day Boost and some Whey Protein. I've done some reading and am formulating a better plan for pre-race and race fueling.

1/24/2012
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
2 Warm-Up @ 8:52 Pace  
1600m 6:05:00 154 82% 164
400m Recovery  
1600m 6:06:00 159 85% 169
400m Recovery  
1600m 6:03:00 163 88% 171
400m Recovery  
200m 0:30:00 156 83% 156
200m Recovery  
2 Cool-Down @ 8:26 Pace  
   
   
   
   
Total 18:14:00 211 85%  
Avg. Pace 6:04:40 Total Miles 7.75
High School Track
55º - Humid
Target:
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, Stretch, 3 x 1600 @ 6:12 pace, 400m Recovery between each, 10 Min. Cool-down.

Note: This run was challanging but very doable, I ran a farily fast 200 just to see how much spring I had in my step after the 1600 repeats.

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 7.75
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I probably overdid it on this Cross-Training day....!

30 Miles @ 20 mph  = 1.5 Hours

Romans 5:3-4 

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

 

2012 Stationary Bike Miles: 30.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.008.000.000.0011.00

Well, after a hard day of running on Tuesday and a hard day of cycling on Wednesday I think it all caught up to me on mile 8 of this run so I just slowed down and finished with what my body wanted to do. I could have pushed through but know I have a race on Sunday I eased off.

1/26/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 Warm-Up @ 9:00 Pace  
1 7:16:00 152 80%  
2 7:25:00 159 85%  
3 7:21:00 159 85%  
4 7:28:00 158 85%  
5 7:24:00 160 86%  
6 7:26:00 166 90%  
7 7:26:00 166 90%  
8 7:29:00 168 91%  
9 7:40:00 166 90%  
10 8:31:00 161 87%  
   
       
Total 75:26:00 162 87%  
Pace 7:32:36      
Small Loop & Smallville + Part of Birdsong Road to make 11 Miles.
45º -Light Wind
Target:
Tempo Run - 1 Mile Easy, 10 Miles @ 7:26.

Note: Decided to let off at mile 9. I cycled hard for 30 miles yesterday and I think I was just out of energy at this point. I still consider this a sucessful run.

Psalm 127:2

It's useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don't you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Change of plan...NO DAY Off ... Callie (my daughter) came home this afternoon. We are all going the Walk for Life in Austin tomorrow. Callie wanted to run this evening so I ran 2 miles with her at 9:40 pace. I don't think this short/slow run will do any harm. Tomorrow will be easy with only an hour or so of walking.

 

Resting for the 3M half marathon on Sunday. I started looking at the race and figured out it's a point to point race and not a loop. It is also a net 315' elevation drop. This will be interesting as all of the races I've run so far were loops and mostly hilly. I'm really not sure what I can do on a downhill course like this but I'm thinking about aiming for a 7:15 pace but would really like to run a 7:07 pace. The first four miles seem to be a net 0' elevation drop and then the decent begins. If I can stick at about 7:15 for the first four miles I might be able to pull off the 7:07 avg. If I bonk it's ok since this is only a training run anyway :-) I'm also not sure how well I can do with only a couple of rest days after several hard workout days.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this. Pursue a righteous life—a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced in the presence of so many witnesses.

 

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 2.00
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Race: Austin 3M (13.1 Miles) 01:30:10, Place overall: 225, Place in age division: 15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.100.000.0013.10

Where do I want to begin…..WOOO…HOOO….. big PR in the Austin 3M Half Marathon!!!

PR’d by almost 6:00 minutes

Okay I got that out of my system. This was a GREAT race for me. I’m on the 13’th week of the 3:15 marathon pace training program of Run Less Run Fast program. This was supposed to be a 15 mile run @ 7:26 pace but I substituted this race for the training run.

I’m sure most people know that this is a very fast race since it has about 350’ elevation drop from the start to the finish. I really wasn’t sure how drastic that would be but I found that course felt more like long flats and a few rolling hills. There were only a couple of stretches where it really felt like enough downhill to really get you going.

I started out with the intention to run between a 7:00 and 7:15 pace throughout the race but after my first (and slowest) mile at 7:07, I decided to drop my plan to a 6:?? Pace on as many miles as I could. Come to find out I kept that pace fairly easy and believe I could have dropped it a little more with better race knowledge and planning.

At the beginning I lined up about 30 yards behind the 1:30 pace group. I was thinking I would never be able to keep up with them. I paid attention to them until mile 2 or 3 and then forgot all about them…I’m not sure where they ended up but I know I passed a lot of the people in the original group.

Mile 1: Just tried to keep an even pace and get my heart pumping and my breathing consistent

Mile 2: Decided to go out a little faster and see how long I could sustain

Mile 3: Had one decent hill and some small rollers-easy

Mile 4: This shows on the map to be a decent down hill but I didn’t notice it much, maybe because of the turns. Slowed to a walked to get a drink.

Mile 5: Another slightly downhill, at this point I was amazed at how good my legs felt.

Mile 6: Just some rolling hills here. My breathing was it’s usual heavy by this time.

Mile 7: Another rolling hill area. Stopped, walked and got a drink.

Mile 8: At this point I started to get a little tired.

Mile 9: Ate a Gu but probably should have taken it a little sooner. Slowed twice to a walk, got a drink and took the Gu.

Mile 10: Revived a little realizing it was all down hill from here!

Mile 11: Picked up the pace. Probably could have gone a little faster.

Mile 12: A little faster but not any kick yet.

Mile 13: Started to kick a little halfway through.

Last ¼: Kicked here and pass a whole lot of people. The crowd was screaming “Go 1347” (that was my bib #). I probably passed a dozen people. My fastest pace dropped down to 5:41.

After the race I recovered for a few minutes and then was very surprised how good my legs felt. Now (this evening) they don’t feel any different than after a normal (fairly hard) workout.

I used the Hammer Nutrition method of preparing (fueling) for the race.

Race Day Boost 4 days before the race.

2 Endurolyte Capsules before and after the race.

1 Hammer Gel before and 1 Hammer Gel after the race.

Hammer Recovery when I got home (3:30).

1/29/2012 Austin 3M Half Marathon

Mile Time HR HR %

1 7:07:00 157 84%

2 6:47:00 160 86%

3 6:53:00 164 89%

4 6:52:00 166 90%

5 6:54:00 165 89%

6 6:49:00 166 90%

7 6:55:00 165 89%

8 6:46:00 166 90%

9 6:59:00 165 89%

10 6:56:00 167 91%

11 6:50:00 169 92%

12 6:47:00 169 92%

13 6:40:00 172 94%

0.1 0:50:00 175 96%

Total 90:05:00 155 90%

Pace 6:52:36

Psalm 139:13-16

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;

you formed me in my mother's womb.

I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!

Body and soul, I am marvelously made!

I worship in adoration—what a creation!

You know me inside and out,

you know every bone in my body;

You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,

how I was sculpted from nothing into something.

Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;

all the stages of my life were spread out before you,

The days of my life all prepared

before I'd even lived one day

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 13.10
Comments(22)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.002.001.009.75

I love Track Repeats....! Today was 10 x 400 @ 1:27 Pace on the RLRF program with 400m active recover, 2 miles warm-up and 2 miles cool-down.

I decided to begin picking up the pace after the 4th one and then I ran 2 extra just because I felt good and wanted to. Slowest 400m (1:27), Fastest 400m (1:07).

1/31/2012
Mile HR HR % HR HR %
2 Warm-Up @ 8:47 Pace  
400m 1:26:00 141 73% 400m 1:24:00 163 88%
400m Recovery 400m Recovery  
400m 1:26:00 159 85% 400m 1:19:00 166 90%
400m Recovery 400m Recovery  
400m 1:26:00 162 87% 400m 1:19:00 165 89%
400m Recovery 400m Recovery  
400m 1:27:00 161 87% 400m 1:18:00 166 90%
400m Recovery 400m Recovery  
400m 1:23:00 162 87% 400m 1:16:00 166 90%
400m Recovery 400m Recovery  
400m 1:24:00 162 87% 400m 1:07:00 167 91%
400m Recovery 2 Cool-Down @ 9:50 Pace  
       
Avg Repeat
Time
1:21:15            
            Total Miles 9.75
High School Track
62º - 100% Humidity

Proverbs 30:18-19
There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,
how a man loves a woman.

 

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 9.75
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.8086.1018.505.50165.90
Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 106.75Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 36.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 56.652012 Stationary Bike Miles: 79.00
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