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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: 

  • Marathon for Odoption Nov. '19
  • Boston Marathon March '20

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 24 (Baylor University), Callie 27 (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: 28.00 Month: 105.00 Year: 902.85
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
132.4266.2013.001.00212.62
Saucony Mirage II Miles: 97.45Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 101.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Slow recovery run, small loop. 8:45 @ 136 HR.

Still feeling a little tired. Weight down to 152.

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

14 Mile run. First 7 were straight north into the 20-25 mph wind. Then turned around and ran back. It was cold too! Last 7 were 2 minutes faster than the first although I wasn't trying to run fast. 8:25 AP. 

I've still not been feeling very good. Hopefully this crud will go away soon.

2 Peter 3:9 

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 14.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Cold and drizzly morning so I went to the gym for 7 easy miles on the TM and a little upper body workout. I'm still not feeling very good.

Matthew 11:28 

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 7.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.005.000.000.008.00

It was raining this morning so I didn't go out to run. Went to the gym at lunch for the second time and ran 8 miles with the first 4 Avg 8:30 and the Last 4 Avg 7:40. The last two were 7:30 (the fastest the TM's will run). 

As soon as I stepped off the TM the owner of the gym can over and told me not to run on the TM's more than 40 minutes in case some other customers want to use them. There are four TM's and no one was using them except me. I really need to find another gym!

Finally starting to feel better. :-)

Off to Canada tomorrow on a business trip for three days. Not looking forward to this trip.

Psalm 91:11 

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 8.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.004.001.0010.25

Got up early and ran 5 before leaving to the airport.

7:23, 7:21, 7:03, 6:51, 6:33  -  Avg = 7:03

Finally I am feeling like I can run again!

It's -20 degrees in Edmonton, Canada...wayyyyy too cold for a Texas boy!

PM

Made it to my hotel and had an hour and a half to waste so I went to the gym and ran 5 on the TM @ 9:00 Pace.

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 5.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Still in Canada. Went to a "real" gym across from the hotel. They probably had 20 treadmills. All were being used when I got there so I had to wait a few minutes. I ran 10 miles at varying paces but averaged 8:35 for the entire run.

Traveling home Friday so no run then.

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 10.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.100.000.000.006.10

@ 138 HR

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 6.10
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.5015.005.000.0020.50

Another Long Run that went well! This is the same run I did twice in January. Results then were (7:41 Pace @ 149 HR and 7:43 Pace @ 152 HR). I feel I have made good progress in these long runs.

I think I'm getting close to being able to run a 3:16 marathon but still a long way off from a 3:10.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:05:00 165 88%  
2 8:01:00 143 74%  
3 7:55:00 142 74%  
4 8:05:00 145 76%  
5 8:04:00 144 75% 8:02:00
6 7:39:00 143 74% 148
7 7:35:00 145 76%  
8 7:38:00 146 76%  
9 7:42:00 149 78%  
10 7:31:00 149 78% 7:37:00
11 7:24:00 150 79% 146
12 7:44:00 154 82%  
13 7:24:00 154 82%  
14 7:22:00 155 82%  
15 7:28:00 155 82% 7:28:24
16 7:13:00 157 84% 154
17 7:17:00 160 85%  
18 7:10:00 159 85%  
19 7:05:00 162 86%  
20 7:02:00 165 88% 7:09:24
0.55 Slow-Cool Down   161
Total 151:24:00 152 80%  
Pace 7:34:12     WT
Temp 45 Humidity 87  
Dew Point 41 Wind 9 155

Proverbs 24:27 

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

 

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 20.50
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 Easy recovery at the gym and some upper body weights.

Luke 21:34

“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

To the doctor today...bronchitis...probably no run today...Z-pack!

Proverbs 17:22 

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.005.200.000.005.20

Still fighting this crud! I felt horrible last night and skipped running this morning. Felt better by lunch so I went home and ran 5.2 (Tom K's Ringling Bridge distance).

Mile Time HR HR %  
0.1 0:42:00      
1 7:35:00      
2 7:23:00      
3 7:36:00      
4 7:28:00      
5 7:15:00      
0.1 0:49:00      
Total 38:48:00 0 0%  
Pace 7:27:42     WT
Temp 45 Humidity    
Dew Point   Wind    

Out and back at lunch. Still feeling bad with Bronchitis. On a Z-Pac antibiotic.

1 Corinthians 12:26

If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

 

 

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 5.20
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

i still feel really bad....but im in florida. that should make me feel better. 😁

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 6.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Ran 9 miles...probably shouldn't have.

8:15 AP

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 9.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.257.000.000.0016.25

Hopefully I am back from the dead finally! I'm still not 100%. My weight is down to 152. I was a little tired on this run but I got it done.

I am tired of being sick. I went to the doctor last friday and got a z-pac. I'm hoping it knocks out whatever I have.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:22:00 148 78%  
2 8:22:00 134 68%  
3 8:22:00 136 70%  
4 8:20:00 137 70% 8:21:30
5 8:18:00 136 70% 139
6 8:05:00 134 68%  
7 8:16:00 135 69%  
8 8:11:00 140 72% 8:12:30
9 8:00:00 141 73% 136
10 7:55:00 144 75%  
11 7:55:00 146 76%  
12 7:55:00 150 79% 7:56:15
13 7:41:00 151 80% 145
14 7:30:00 154 82%  
15 7:26:00 155 82%  
16 7:16:00 162 86% 7:28:15
0.75 Slow-Cool Down     156
Total 127:54:00 144 75%  
Pace 7:59:37     WT
Temp 60 Humidity 88  
Dew Point 57 Wind   152

Ezekiel 37:13 

And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people.

 

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 16.25
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Easy/Recovery run today. My legs were pretty heavy after my 16 miler yesterday. It's amazing how quickly my fitness goes away. Just a few days of reduced effort running and I can really feel it. (I think it's an age thing :-(

These 9:00 miles are brutal on my legs. They feel like lead weights by the time I run 5-6 miles. I really hate running like this but it does keep my HR really low.

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 9:00:00 138 71%  
2 8:58:00 129 65%  
3 8:17:00 128 64%  
4 9:00:00 132 67%  
5 8:58:00 132 67%  
6 9:15:00 132 67%  
7 8:59:00 131 66%  
8 8:51:00 131 66%  
9 8:54:00 136 70%  
         
Total 80:12:00 132 67%  
Pace 8:54:40      
        WT
Temp 64 Humidity 94  
Dew Point 63 Wind 5 152

 

Romans 7:15 

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 9.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.252.000.000.0010.25

Much better today! Finally I felt like I could breath. I still have a rattling in my chest but I didn't bother me too much.

Today's schedule called for 10 easy miles, 6 in the morning and 4 in the evening. I can't run this evening (roping practice) so I had to do all 10 this morning.

I felt very comfortable running this pace. I figure my recovery HR at 137 so this run was just slightly above that. It's funny that not too long ago my HR would have run 10-12 beats per minute faster for the same run.

I hope I'm back...I think I'm back!

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:20:00 131 66%  
2 8:38:00 135 69%  
3 8:06:00 136 70%  
4 8:37:00 145 76%  
5 8:01:00 140 72%  
6 8:04:00 142 74%  
7 8:13:00 142 74%  
8 8:22:00 143 74%  
9 7:51:00 142 74%  
10 7:53:00 145 76%  
.25 Mile Slow-Cool Down    
Total 82:05:00 140 72%  
Pace 8:12:30     WT
Temp 61 Humidity 47  
Dew Point 41 Wind   154

Mark 5:19 

And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”

 

(He has truely done a lot for me!)

 

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 10.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles @ 8:36 Pace.

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 10.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

AM  -  I'm still sick...trying to get back to the doctor today.

PM  -  Chest xray...doesn't look good, will get the results tomorrow. :-)

Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

So I don't have pheumonia, just bad bronchitis. The doctor put me on a second dose of a stronger antibiotic and I'm already feeling much better. I think I'll be running again tomorrow...I'm beginning to breath again.

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.005.000.000.005.00

Probably shouldn't have run this hard...it seemed hard, but after I got started I just wanted to finish. Felt pretty tired, heavy legs, labored breathing.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:46:00      
2 7:36:00      
3 7:38:00      
4 7:34:00      
5 7:10:00      
Total 37:44:00 0 0%  
Pace 7:32:48     WT
Temp   Humidity    
Dew Point   Wind    

1 Peter 1:6-7 

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

 

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 5.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.003.001.000.007.00

I've been on the stronger antibiotic for four days now and am feeling much better. Hopefully I'll be back 100% in a few days. I can't afford to miss much more running.

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:18:00 139 72%  
2 8:16:00 140 72%  
3 7:48:00 139 72%  
4 8:02:00 147 77%  
5 8:01:00 147 77%  
6 7:30:00 148 78%  
7 7:08:00 156 83%  
.25 Mile Slow-Cool Down    
Total 55:03:00 145 76%  
Pace 7:51:51     WT
Temp 55 Humidity 58 155
Dew Point 41 Wind 6  

Galatians 2:20 

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

 

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

9.5 Miles @ 8:34 Pace.

At trade show the last two days...still not feeling great.

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 9.50
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.005.000.000.0013.00

It was windy and cold today so I went to the gym. 

12 Miles Total.

I'm feeling somwhat better.

Genesis 8:22 

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 12.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.254.003.000.007.25

Ho Hum...

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 7:59:00 No HR Monitor  
2 7:47:00  
3 7:46:00  
4 7:45:00  
5 7:31:00  
6 7:17:00  
7 6:56:00  
.25 Mile Slow-Cool Down    
Total 53:01:00 0 0%  
Pace 7:34:26     WT
Temp 28 Humidity 80  
Dew Point 23 Wind   154

"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." Isaiah 40:29.  

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.3215.000.000.0015.32

I thought I felt really good before and during this run but at mile 14 I felt like I ran out of energy. My legs got tight and heavy and I slowed way down instead of speeding up. Oh well, overall it wasn't too bad.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:09:00 155 82%  
2 7:59:00 142 74%  
3 7:51:00 144 75%  
4 7:54:00 146 76%  
5 7:44:00 146 76% 7:58:15
6 7:29:00 145 76% 147
7 7:26:00 150 79%  
8 7:32:00 152 80%  
9 7:33:00 155 82%  
10 7:37:00 155 82% 7:31:24
11 7:27:00 156 83% 151
12 7:15:00 158 84%  
13 7:27:00 160 85%  
14 7:30:00 158 84%  
15 7:36:00 166 88% 7:27:00
0.32 Slow-Cool Down   160
Total 114:29:00 153 80%  
Pace 7:37:56     WT
Temp 41 Humidity 81 156
Dew Point 28 Wind 13 154
Target: Run 15. Out to smallville then to birdsong road. Out and back to make 15.

Galatians 6:9 

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

 

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 15.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
132.4266.2013.001.00212.62
Saucony Mirage II Miles: 97.45Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 101.35
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