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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
    • 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)

Personal:

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
5.503.000.000.008.50

8.5 miles on the TM in the hot gym today. I was planning on running on the elliptical but  two out of three were broken and someone beat me to the one that worked.

1/29/2013
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:30:00 133 68%  
2 7:30:00 141 73%  
3 8:30:00 135 69%  
4 8:30:00 137 70%  
5 9:00:00 136 70%  
6 9:00:00 138 71%  
7 8:30:00 137 70%  
8 8:30:00 145 76%  
0.5 3:45:00 155 82%  
   
   
   
   
       
Total 70:45:00 148 76%  
Pace 8:19:25      
Where Run - TM at Gym
Weather - 70 degrees, 80% Humidity, Doors open
Target:
I don't know.

I think my Cowtown marathon is going to suck! I'm not very conficent right now.

Psalm 25:16-17
“Turn to me and have mercy on me, because I am lonely and hurting.
My troubles have grown larger; free me from my problems.”

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 8.50
Comments
From Tom K on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 08:20:04 from 71.228.90.171

You should be confident.

Your goal is to break 3:20 in the marathon, right? Okay, well that would translate into a 1:36:09 Half. You JUST beat that at Austin, like, 2 weeks ago (and did it on a bum knee)! Want more? Okay, 1. Your knee is on the mend, right? 2. Your race pace at Cowtown should be under 7:38 / mile, and you are very consistently hitting that mark on your training runs. 3. If 3:20 is your goal, your easy / long runs should be somewhere @ 8:40 pace. You JUST DID a 14 miler @ 7:47 pace! 4. You still have 4 WEEKS!

I think it’s natural to think the sky is falling as you close in on race day. But, You’ve got this, man!

From JG on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 09:01:59 from 174.49.78.66

I agree 100% with everything Tom said, but would add:

1) While 3:20 may be a goal, & I think you are certainly capable of that, 3:30 is what you need to BQ ... so I would focus on that ... then you can run 3:15 either in the fall or at Boston! So that is an 8:00 pace, just hit Cowtown half at 1:44 or 1:45, and then allow yourself to gradually pick up if you are feeling it!

2) You can only achieve that which you believe! When I look at all my 'good' races, I can tell you I could not even come close to achieving them on a training run. Of course, you don't have to, that is why it is called training ... it is only to get you ready for race day, not be an exact measurement of what you are capable of.

3) The key is to go out conservative, the race starts at Mile 20 ... all your benchmarks say you will finish strong ... if you start conservative!

Most importantly though, you gotta believe ... you definitely got it!

From SlowJoe on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:56:52 from 155.219.241.10

Looks like Tom and JG have this one covered! Nice run - keep those miles coming for a few more weeks and you'll be ready.

From Rye on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 20:37:24 from 71.220.160.48

I agree... not much to add. You will be just fine...."believe"

From I Just Run on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 07:55:14 from 67.79.11.242

Sorry about the pitty party yesterday! Thanks for the encouragment guys.

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