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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: 4.00 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
4.000.004.000.008.00

Another good day on the track but a little tougher than last week. Aerobically I struggled a little more on these 800's even though my legs were fine.

2/7/2012
Mile HR HR % HR HR %
2 Warm-Up @ 8:24 Pace  
800m 2:57:00 151 80% 800m 2:54:00 160 86%
1:30 Recovery 2:00 Recovery  
800m 2:54:00 155 82% 800m 2:56:00 160 86%
1:30 Recovery  
800m 2:55:00 158 85% 2 Cool-Down @ 8:19 Pace
1:30 Recovery  
800m 2:52:00 159 85%  
3:00 Recovery  
800m 2:52:00 156 83%  
2:00 Recovery  
800m 2:53:00 158 85%  
2:00 Recovery  
           
Avg Repeat
Time
2:54:08            
Max HR 172         Total Miles 8
High School Track
60ยบ - Great Weather
Target:
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, Stretch, 8 x 800 @ 2:58 (5:56 pace), 1:30 Recovery Between Each, 10 Min. Cool-down.
These repeat were a little difficult near the end. I had to take a little more time to recover after the 4th one. Legs were good but aerobic was tough.

2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 8.00
Comments
From derhammer on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 10:51:05 from 192.156.110.34

Sweet - amazing times. I think you have the fast twitch muscles like me, which is great for the short stuff but no so much for the marathon. Oh well, it just means we have to try/work/train harder to develop the slow twitch muscles. :-) But it can be done.

From SlowJoe on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 11:01:43 from 132.3.53.68

Yeah those are great repeats, I'm certain I would not have been able to keep up with you today.

I'm actually thinking of doing some 800s on Friday - I'll be lucky to keep it under 3:00

From I Just Run on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 11:22:52 from 67.79.11.242

I really wanted to drop the pace to 2:50 or less but have decided to stick close to the recommended training times since I in my taper and I don't want to over-run right now.

From Lily on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 11:29:00 from 67.199.178.210

Love 800's!

From I Just Run on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 11:49:25 from 67.79.11.242

Lily,

As fast as you are I bet you do love 800's....!!!

From rAtTLeTrAp on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 11:55:47 from 24.18.125.122

All that speedwork makes me tired just reading about it. Great job!

From Dasha on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 13:50:20 from 24.206.78.53

Great job on these - they are very consistent! Good speed on warm up and cool down also!

I always feel like I struggle aerobically on the track. Not sure what that means.

From I Just Run on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 14:26:51 from 67.79.11.242

Dasha,

I am curious what it will be like when I go through a training cycle like this again. All my running before this 18 week program was run slow, run fast, run short, run long and different combindations of this. (I've been running about 1-1/2 years) Nothing was on the track and at these speeds and with specific goals in mind.

From Rye on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 15:44:53 from 75.174.35.187

Great times Preston! Way to stay focused on your training. You should write a book!

From I Just Run on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 18:24:57 from 67.79.11.242

Rye,

Ha ha ... It would all be plagiarized from "Run Less Run Fast". I just feel like a guinea pig!

From Dasha on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 18:50:00 from 24.206.78.53

Which training program are you following?

From I Just Run on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 19:29:14 from 166.147.76.95

It's directly from the book "Run Less Run Fast". I don't know anyone else that is using it. It's so contrary to most runners philosophy its hard to buy into and its not really a program you can take via and pieces from and do much good. I kinda think its an all or nothing training program. It was suggested by JG on the blog. I've taken all the help offered on the blog since I have no other help or training avenues.

From Dave S on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 19:41:22 from 4.254.225.210

Great job! Those are some nice fast splits!!

From TexasLindsey on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 20:00:55 from 71.154.11.225

Good workout! Those are some fast times!!

From Steam8 on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 at 11:40:44 from 166.70.55.77

Nice speed work IJR. I'm going to hit the track next week and make myself do them.....even if I have dead legs! You are really getting fast!

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