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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: 0.00 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
5.000.005.000.0010.00

Today I ran what my friend Der Hammer recommended (well...with a little modification). My big loop is 10 miles so I actually ran an extra warm-up mile so the total distance would bring me back home without having to walk a mile. I may have not followed his instructions correct (I realized this after I was midway into the run) because I increased my speed over the 5 fast miles...I believe he said to run at at 7:20 to 7:30 pace...well I just kept speeding up. At the end of the 5 I was thinking maybe I should have maintained a little slower pace since I was really spent at the end of the 5. I could not have kept up the pace much further! As you can see, my heart rate just kept increasing and after the fast five it never went way low (like in the 130's) until I quit running completly. Maybe my slow miles were too fast...It felt ok and I also kept feeling myself trying to speed up on the last two miles. Oh well...here's the details. Thanks Der Hammer for the advice. If you read this I would like your advice again...if you don't mind.

2/12/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate
1 8:46:00 128 10 Mile Loop - Warm-up first 3, Run Hard for 5, Cool-down for 2
2 8:46:00 141
3 7:25:00 140
4 7:23:00 160
5 7:20:00 165
6 7:16:00 170
7 6:56:00 172
8 9:09:00 174
9 8:50:00 158
10 8:57:00 156
Total 36:20:00 156
Speed Miles Pace 7:16:00 40 Degrees
Elevation Change 106

Psalm 118:7
"The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies."

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Rossy on Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 18:18:01 from 167.138.234.17

Great workout and a very strong middle 5 miles! Keep it up and enjoy your weekend!

From derhammer on Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 21:58:41 from 24.28.82.222

Hey there,

You did speed up at the end but by mile 3 your HR was already up there in the high 160's. And since you felt a bit spent at the end of 5 miles I think you should stick to your original plan of running the 1/2 around 7:50's. See how you feel around mile 8-9. If you feel good you can pick up the pace a bit. Don't make any significant pace drops until mile 12. Try to conserve energy and finish strong. I think it will be a better experience rather than starting too fast and running out of steam at the end. Besides, the Austin course is not easy and the weather does not appear that it will be ideal conditions. Going forward in your training, though, I think you will find this type of workout beneficial.

From I Just Run on Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 23:31:01 from 97.79.152.246

I think that 7:50 will be a good goal. I did run 70 miles this week...I pushed my milage up pretty fast and probably lost some speed doing that. I plan to take it a little easier this week. I also am running another 1/2 here in San Marcos on the 6th of March. I can push a little harder at that one...Hopefully...! Thanks again for the advice.

From flatlander on Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 22:04:37 from 76.31.26.153

Either way, your speed and pace is developing very nicely. You'll get some very good times this year I think.

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