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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: 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
3.750.000.003.006.75

Short Tempo run today on my first taper week. Last year I ran this same run in 6:42 avg. pace. This time was a little faster at 6:39. This wasn't all out race effort but I had to push a little. It doesn't seem like it's too tough but the second two miles both have long gradual uphills that seem to really slow me down.

Rest or light cross-train tomorrow and a 10-13 mile run at marathon pace on Saturday will pretty much do it for anything tough. Now I start hoping for good weather! Right now it says its going to be 34 degrees the morning of the race and mostly cloudy.

2/14/2012
Mile Time Elev.
Change
1.75 Warm-Up - @ 8:43 Pace  
1 6:36:00 No HR Monitor -43'
2 6:37:00 + 50'
3 6:44:00 + 53'
2 Cool-Down - @ 8:23 Pace  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Tempo Miles 19:57:00        
Pace 6:39:00 Total Miles 6.75
Where Run - Small Loop
Weather - 39 Degrees, 75% Humidity, Calm
Target: Tempo Run - 2 Easy, 3 Miles @ 6:45 pace, 1 Miles Easy
Notes: Same route last time was a 6:42 Pace.


Matthew 16:2-3

He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 6.75
Comments
From SlowJoe on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 07:43:10 from 155.219.241.10

Great tempo run, especially net uphill like that. Looking good for Cowtown, I'll be tracking!

From JG on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 08:15:41 from 174.49.78.66

Yes, looking good for Cowtown! Everyone has a different opinion on this, and it varies for different people ... But there is no way I would run 10+ miles at MP 9 days before race. Maybe 10, but I would be more inclined to do a mile wu & cd & then 8 at MP. Also, not sure what your planned MP is, but I think it is impt to stick with that pace, you got your faster miles in today. Since, 7:38 would get you a 10 min pr, I would probably stick in that range ... Definitely nothing faster than 7:30. protein & sleep will help you more than anything right now! :)

Just my 2 cents ....

From derhammer on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 08:57:49 from 64.245.52.2

Nice run IJR! It will be great if that is the temp on race day.

From Tom K on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 09:34:17 from 71.228.90.171

Great run, IJR!

About today's verse: I never knew that ‘Red sky at night, sailor’s delight; red sky at morning, sailors take warning.’ was biblical. Neat.

From Lily on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 16:25:17 from 67.199.178.95

Woohoo! Improvement is improvement! Take it :)

From I Just Run on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 12:30:08 from 67.79.11.242

Thanks everyone!

I have been running a week behind in my training schedule because of the days I missed when my knee was hurting. On the correct schedule I am supposed to run 10 miles @ 7:26 for tomorrow's long run. If I stick with what I've been doing I would be doing 13 @ 7:26. I think I will split the difference and run a couple of easy miles and then drop to my marathon pace for the last ten. Even though I've been training to run a 7:26 pace overall I think I am actually going to shoot for 7:37. This would put me under 3:20. I think I'll run this training run at that pace.

So far the weather says its going to be 36 degrees at the start of the race. If I can keep my hands and feet warm that should be great!

Tom,

Your welcome, I'm glad I can give something back on the blog :-)

From JG on Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 06:55:25 from 174.49.78.66

have a great run today Preston, I think 7:37 is a good pace to dial in on ... And if you can keep from running faster than that for the first 20, I think you may just find the strength to drop it a tad the last 6 ... But even if you hang onto that pace, you are in for a great race!

Hope the forecast holds, temps in the 40's at start will be perfect .... We all know it won't be in the 30's in Texas! :)

From flatlander on Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 07:11:14 from 76.31.26.153

Looks like a great plan, hope your run today goes well.

From JG on Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 22:13:06 from 174.49.78.66

Hey Preston, I have a friend who set out to BQ @ Myrtle Beach this weekend ... He needed 3:15 & ran a 3:14:12 ... A 7:24 pace.

I thought he had a great strategy going into the race, ” My goal was to run a conservative first 10, confident second 10, & FULLY embrace the pain the last 6.2!”

I thought this was a great strategy & it made me think of you & Cowtown. I realize there are more hills @ Cowtown you may have to account for, but I really like the idea of breaking the marathon into segments & approaching them the way he did ... Some interesting notes on his Splits:

1 - slowest mile was first: 7:39

2 - fastest mile in 1st 10 was 9: 7:24

3 - AP first 10 was 7:29

4 - slowest mile in 2nd 10 was 11: 7:27

5 - fastest was 16: 7:15

6 - AP second 10 was 7:20

7 - fastest mile in last 6 was 21: 7:18

8 - slowest in last 6 was 26: 7:35

9 - AP last 6 was 7:28

10 - At mile 10, he was 30 seconds off his BQ time ... But he was confident that is what would get him his BQ!

He ran exactly as he planned ... Conservative, Confident, & then hang on ...

Easier said than done.

You have thrown down some great closing miles on your long runs. Regardless of the pace you settle on as your target, remember if you run the first 10 @ 7:45, you are way ahead of pace for a BQ & nice PR. Your training has proven if you start conservative, you WILL finish strong.

I am excited to see you in Boston in '14 ... Assuming I can requalify this year! :)

From I Just Run on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 09:03:44 from 67.79.11.242

JG,

This is great advice. I wish your friend could prewrite my race report :-) I think my race plan will be to try and run the first 10 right at 8:00, the second 10 drop to 7:45 and the last 6.2 try and go to 7:30. I'm not sure if I can do that but that's what I'm hoping!

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