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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: 4.00 Year: 1014.54
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

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.

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
55ยบ - Humid
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
From SlowJoe on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:41:43 from

Those are fast. I still say you need to find a 5k to run...you would kill it!

Good luck on the half, even as a training run I bet you'll get a pretty decent PR.

From derhammer on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:04:22 from

Sweet! Man, I don't think I could run mile repeats on the track - 1000m is about all I can handle. Great job!

Agreed, you should go run a 5k.

From rAtTLeTrAp on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:05:17 from

I think your sub 20 5k goal is going to be too easy. Those are smokin' fast repeats.

From derhammer on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:05:29 from

BTW- the 3M run will be fast - I have run the new course. Temps will be perfect, too! Wish I could run it.

From I Just Run on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:47:16 from

I think I'll have to wait until after the Cowtown marathon to run a 5K. I think I have 8 weeks between the Cowtown and Oklahoma City so that might be a good time to try and drop my PR.

BTW...DeHammer, you could come and pace me at the 3M...? :-)

From derhammer on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:37:19 from

IJR - I would love to, but the reason I am not running is that I will be out of town.

Are you driving up the same morning? Make sure you get there early. Traffic and parking are a problem.

From I Just Run on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:41:50 from

Yes, and thanks for the info, I will make sure to leave early!

From flatlander on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 16:43:47 from

Good job, those are unbelievably fast mile repeats.

From Dave S on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 16:50:40 from

That's a great job on the repeats! I think you're in for a big PR this weekend.

From I Just Run on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 16:52:18 from

Thanks Flat...I've seen you doing some pretty fast stuff the last couple of day too. I still need to run a "fast" mile and a "fast" quarter to see where I really am on speed. I'm thinking 5:35 and :52 ... on fresh legs...?

From SlowJoe on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 17:20:17 from

If you run a quarter in 52 seconds, I'm going to start the RLRF program tomorrow.

From I Just Run on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 17:30:08 from

SlowJoe....Ha ha, do I need a witness, I'll do it tomorrow :-)

From derhammer on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 18:03:05 from

Ha, yes, witness please. I don't think I have ever broken 60 seconds.I have never tried on fresh legs though, but usually after 10-12 of them and then drop the bomb on the last one. Still, 52 would be something to talk about, that's for sure. (Just an FYI - 52 seconds is a 3:29 pace)

From I Just Run on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 18:24:12 from

Ha ha...I hope you guys know my discussion is all in fun! I do know I can run a 400 in less than 60. My 200 today was 30 with a standing start and on tired legs and not pushing the limit. 52 is probably not realistic but 50 something is. I'll have to pick a time...after my races to figure this one out :-)

From SlowJoe on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 19:06:50 from

I'm going to be disappointed if you get anything less than a master's world record. 52 would be right about there!


From I Just Run on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 19:33:40 from

I better quit talking about this....I'm sounding pretty arrogant...l only ment it for fun an a challenge to do the best I can.

From SlowJoe on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 19:38:04 from

I know, I know, you should see me when I REALLY want to give someone a hard time. You are a good sport!

From Dan on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 20:14:45 from

I would think you could PR easily if you wanted! Nice times man, great to see!

From Steam8 on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 22:13:14 from

Your cool down pace is my fast pace! hahaha! Sad for me, but great for you! Great work today!

From Rye on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 22:53:04 from

Great run IJR... I have a friend that's into motorcross and he is a believer in Hammer Nutrition. Let me know how it works for you!

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