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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: 

  • Marathon for Odoption Nov. '19
  • Boston Marathon March '20

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 24 (Baylor University), Callie 27 (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: 28.00 Month: 105.00 Year: 902.85
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
146.1050.0021.001.00218.10
Altra Instinct Black Miles: 218.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.101.0010.000.0015.10

Well, the weather is getting colder. It was 28 degrees but a wind chill is 17 degrees....burrr!!! It's funny though, I guess I overdressed because I was really sweating by the end. I ran the first 4 with Callie, then took off to complete the total 15. My goal was to bring my avg down to 7:45 by the end. Mission Accomplished! I was hoping for a slightly lower HR, this was not much improvement over my last 15 mile run, but I did feel much stronger and continued to increase the pace to the end (last mile the fastest)! Glad to get the 15 out of the way. 15 will be my long run for one more week and then I jump to 20.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:35:00 136 69%  
2 8:28:00 142 73%  
3 8:08:00 143 74%  
4 8:17:00 148 77%  
5 7:24:00 152 80% 8:10:24
6 7:45:00 149 78% 144
7 7:34:00 163 86%  
8 7:33:00 159 84%  
9 7:24:00 157 83%  
10 7:16:00 159 84% 7:30:24
11 7:35:00 165 87% 157
12 7:35:00 159 84%  
13 7:31:00 164 87%  
14 7:23:00 163 86%  
15 7:17:00 168 89% 7:28:12
.25 Mile Cool-Down     164
Total 115:45:00 155 81%  
Pace 7:43:00 Max HR 176 WT
Temp 28 Humidity 93  
Dew Point 27 Wind 14 154

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 15.10
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.000.000.004.00

Running with Callie. Three months ago my HR was 160 on almost the same run.

50 degrees!

Mile Time HR
1 8:33:00 130
2 8:23:00 142
3 8:05:00 143
4 7:42:00 148
Total 32:43:00 141
Pace 8:10:45  
 
   
   
   
   
   
   

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 4.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.001.000.007.00

Running without Callie today, her and Mat (her husband) went to Fredericksburg and hiked Enchanted Rock so I was on my own to run. 

A little slower than marathon pace as I consider that about 7:30-7:45. Anything below a 150 HR is typically pretty good/easy for me.

Mile Time HR
1 7:58:00 139
2 7:55:00 146
3 7:57:00 150
4 7:54:00 147
5 7:54:00 148
6 7:52:00 152
7 7:12:00 156
     
Total 54:42:00 148
Pace 7:48:51  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Back running with Callie. We ran an easy 4 miles today since tomorrow is 10-12 miles and our last run together. 

48 degrees!

Mile Time HR
1 9:00:00 125
2 8:44:00 135
3 8:29:00 136
4 8:29:00 137
Total 34:42:00 133
Pace 8:40:30  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 4.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.002.000.0012.00

Last run with Callie. We did 10 together and then I ran 2 more by myself. Going to miss running and the time with her. She did talk me into running the SoCal Ragnar Relay with her in April!!!

Pretty fast last 2 miles. :-)

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:35:00 123 60%  
2 8:59:00 128 63%  
3 8:53:00 128 63%  
4 8:36:00 127 63%  
5 8:58:00 131 65%  
6 8:55:00 135 68%  
7 8:56:00 134 68%  
8 8:56:00 131 65%  
9 8:59:00 139 71%  
10 8:44:00 134 68%  
11 7:17:00 151 79%  
12 6:57:00 161 85% 169
Total 102:45:00 135 68%  
Pace 8:33:45     WT
Temp 46 Humidity 80  
Dew Point 43 Wind   152

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 12.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.257.000.000.0015.25

I was not looking forward to this 15 mile run. On top of that, I had to do it in the evening and I hate to run in the evening! Overall it was okay but I got tired at the end and I know I'm going to be sore tomorrow!

12 miles on Saturday made me 50 miles for the week!!! It's been a long time since I hit 50 and now a 15 miler on Monday!

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:10:00 133 67%  
2 8:23:00 142 73%  
3 8:13:00 143 74%  
4 8:05:00 146 76%  
5 7:55:00 145 75%  
6 7:46:00 146 76%  
7 7:53:00 143 74%  
8 8:10:00 145 75%  
9 8:29:00 148 77%  
10 7:31:00 146 76%  
11 7:37:00 150 78%  
12 7:56:00 153 80%  
13 7:53:00 153 80%  
14 7:49:00 153 80%  
15 7:30:00 159 84% 165
         
Total 119:20:00 147 76%  
Pace 7:57:20     WT
Temp 50 Humidity 58  
Dew Point 37 Wind 11 154

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 15.25
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 Easy Miles...that's all.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:31:00 144 74%
2 8:56:00 134 68%
3 8:10:00 130 65%
4 8:31:00 138 70%
Total 34:08:00 137 69%
Pace 8:32:00    
Temp 37 Humidity 86
Dew Point 33 Wind 9

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.254.000.000.0010.25

It was very foggy this morning and I was not feeling like running 10 miles physically or mentally so I split the run into two runs, one in the morning and one in the evening. (Man it's great to be retired and have a part time business that affords me to do things like this! :-)

Morning:
Ran 5 miles at about 8:30 pace overall. Ran Fartlecks on the hills. Watch died after 2.5 miles. (41 degrees)
Evening:
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:07:00 140 72%  
2 7:53:00 145 75%  
3 7:50:00 148 77%  
4 7:42:00 147 76%  
5 7:34:00 154 81%  
Total 31:32:00 145 75%  
Pace 7:53:00      

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 10.25
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 what is supposed to be easy. I guess I'm tired, it felt tiring.

Mile Time HR
1 9:02:00 142
2 9:01:00 135
3 8:56:00 134
4 9:00:00 137
Total 35:59:00 137
Pace 8:59:45  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.255.002.000.0012.25

My legs are growing, I can feel them!

This was a good run. After feeling really tired for the last few days I stayed up until 1am last night and felt great this morning...figure that out...? 

Hit my mileage goal for the week. The next four weeks have 20 mile runs in them...Ahhhh..!!

The weather was great with very low humidity and dew point. :-)

Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:08:00 134 68%
2 8:01:00 144 74%
3 8:00:00 141 72%
4 8:05:00 147 76%
5 7:53:00 148 77%
6 7:37:00 147 76%
7 7:47:00 149 78%
8 7:53:00 147 76%
9 7:48:00 153 80%
10 7:19:00 153 80%
11 7:34:00 157 83%
12 6:51:00 164 87%
       
Total 92:56:00 149 77%
Pace 7:44:40    
Temp 47 Humidity 22
Dew Point 13 Wind 15

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 12.25
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

Was planning on running 20 but didn't start until after lunch. It was 62 degees. After 10 I bailed on the 20 and stopped after 10. I didn't feel very good. Body felt like I'd run 20 during and after the 10. Not sure why???

Mile Time HR
     
1 8:09:00 145
2 8:04:00 142
3 8:10:00 143
4 8:21:00 146
5 8:08:00 147
6 8:06:00 146
7 8:09:00 145
8 8:19:00 147
9 8:28:00 145
10 8:22:00 148
.25 mile cool-down    
Total 82:16:00 145
Pace 8:13:36  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 10.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

Still seem to be struggling. Need to run a 20 miler but not feeling it now. Today (Tuesday) there's ice on the road and it's 25 degrees. I don't think I'll be running.

Mile Time HR
1 8:37:00 124
2 8:25:00 141
3 7:55:00 143
4 8:21:00 145
5 8:18:00 150
6 7:54:00 149
7 7:54:00 154
     
Total 57:24:00 144
Pace 8:12:00  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 7.10
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.102.003.001.007.10

And a little faster...

It was 33 degrees. Cold for me but I did it anyway!

Mile Time HR
1 7:42:00 140
2 7:47:00 148
3 7:12:00 145
4 7:19:00 151
5 7:18:00 154
6 6:53:00 157
7 6:47:00 163
     
Total 50:58:00 151
Pace 7:16:51  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 7.10
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.250.000.000.0020.25

20 Miles ... Ouch ... !!!

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:58:00 162 86%  
2 8:54:00 134 68%  
3 8:50:00 133 67%  
4 9:01:00 131 65%  
5 8:53:00 131 65% 8:55:12
6 8:46:00 130 65% 138
7 8:33:00 137 70%  
8 8:41:00 139 71%  
9 8:39:00 141 72%  
10 8:33:00 145 75% 8:38:24
11 8:24:00 138 70% 138
12 8:18:00 142 73%  
13 8:33:00 148 77%  
14 8:05:00 146 76%  
15 8:24:00 152 80% 8:20:48
16 8:04:00 155 82% 145
17 8:12:00 156 82%  
18 7:55:00 155 82%  
19 8:10:00 153 80%  
20 8:44:00 147 76% 8:13:00
        153
Total 170:37:00 144 74%  
Pace 8:31:51     WT
Temp 42 Humidity 68  
Dew Point 32 Wind 7 152

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 20.25
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Nothing special run. Been busy so haven't been able to post much lately.

Mile Time HR
1 7:52:00 132
2 8:02:00 151
3 7:30:00 152
4 8:07:00 158
5 7:48:00 156
6 7:13:00 158
7 7:04:00 164
     
Total 53:36:00 153
Pace 7:39:26  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 mile run broke into 2 runs...very busy!

Mile Time HR
1 7:52:00 132
2 8:02:00 151
3 7:30:00 152
4 8:07:00 158
5 7:48:00 156
6 7:13:00 158
7 7:04:00 164
8 7:00:00 165
Total 60:36:00 155
Pace 7:34:30  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 8.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.001.000.000.0020.00

Squeezed another 20 miler in. Had to run in the afternoon/evening. I hate running druing the afternoon/evening. This run was much better than last weeks 20 miler. I was supprised with the consistent paces overall. 8:10 overall pace. 10-15 seemed a little rough but I felt felt better on 15-20 so was able to increase the effort. My fastest 20 mile training run was a 7:18 pace so this is far from that.... I guess I'm just getting older and slower! :-)

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:14:00 142 73%  
2 8:15:00 142 73%  
3 8:16:00 144 74%  
4 8:11:00 146 76%  
5 8:24:00 144 74% 8:16:00
6 8:10:00 141 72% 144
7 8:11:00 141 72%  
8 8:37:00 143 74%  
9 7:59:00 141 72%  
10 7:41:00 148 77% 8:07:36
11 8:12:00 148 77% 143
12 8:16:00 151 79%  
13 8:07:00 152 80%  
14 8:15:00 152 80%  
15 8:22:00 155 82% 8:14:24
16 8:11:00 146 76% 152
17 8:32:00 155 82%  
18 7:51:00 155 82%  
19 7:55:00 160 85%  
20 7:50:00 161 85% 8:03:48
        155
Total 163:29:00 148 77%  
Pace 8:10:27     WT
Temp 60-45 Humidity 43  
Dew Point 24 Wind 5 152

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 20.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.001.002.000.004.00

Was going to be an easy recovery run but felt good after 1 mile so I switched to a 4 mile progressive run.

8:15 - 139

8:03 - 149

7:45 - 152

7:09 - 162

Tolal Avg - 7:48 - 150 HR

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 4.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.001.000.005.00

5 TM Miles in the hotel.

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.150.000.000.007.15

7 TM Miles at the Hotel. 😁

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 7.15
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.255.000.000.0010.25

10 Miles Big Loop. Started late so it was a little warm but the DP was low.  HR effort was good but mental effort was hard.

Mile Time HR
     
1 8:07:00 132
2 8:06:00 135
3 8:05:00 137
4 8:25:00 153
5 7:42:00 155
6 8:05:00 157
7 8:06:00 158
8 8:11:00 161
9 7:53:00 156
10 7:51:00 161
.25 mile cool-down    
Total 80:31:00 151
Pace 8:03:06  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 10.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 Miles @ avg 8:30 pace .... With Fartleks.

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 2.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.1522.000.000.0022.15

Okay...Here is my BIG run for this marathon training session. 22 miles. Man do I dread stepping out the door to do a run like this! All went pretty well, I ran out 5.5 where I stashed some Poweraid, and then back home twice to make the total 22 miles. Although I am always hoping for better results, this was okay based on my current fit level. One more 20 miler next week and I'll be done for improvement. Today I only drank Poweraid and took one gel at the halfway point. This really helped. I could have used at least one more gel and probably had a little more energy to finish a little stronger. I was feeling somewhat fatigued at the end.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:57:00 137 70%  
2 8:07:00 146 76%  
3 7:57:00 145 75%  
4 8:02:00 145 75%  
5 8:10:00 150 78% 8:02:36
6 7:44:00 148 77% 145
7 7:55:00 149 78%  
8 8:08:00 148 77%  
9 8:00:00 150 78%  
10 7:50:00 150 78% 7:55:24
11 8:03:00 153 80% 149
12 7:32:00 149 78%  
13 8:01:00 151 79%  
14 7:48:00 152 80%  
15 7:52:00 153 80% 7:51:12
16 8:05:00 156 82% 152
17 7:40:00 156 82%  
18 7:39:00 157 83%  
19 7:59:00 160 85%  
20 8:04:00 161 85% 7:53:24
21 7:55:00 160 85% 158
22 7:42:00 164 87%  
.15 Mile Cool-Down        
Total 174:10:00 152 79%  
Pace 7:55:00     WT
Temp 43-64 Humidity 50 154
Dew Point 46 Wind 18 151
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 22.15
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
146.1050.0021.001.00218.10
Altra Instinct Black Miles: 218.10
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