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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: 28.00 Year: 630.85
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
85.6537.5011.003.10137.25
Altra - Green Miles: 106.75Adidas Energy Boost Miles: 9.00Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 6.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.006.000.000.0019.00

Here's the details:

I met a guy (Gene Johnson) at the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day in Gruene. He is my age and ran a little ways behind me in the race. After the race he came and asked the usual questions and we compared running notes. Come to find out he is a seasoned marathoner and actually ran Boston last year. He took my phone number with the intent to call and coordinate a run with me. Saturday evening he called and I accepted his invitation to come to New Braunfels and run a long run with him. His goal was 18 miles at about the same pace as me. I was planning to run 20 but said 18 would be good.

I met up with him at 6:30. It was plenty warm and humid. We exchanged plesantries and then took off. I think his running style is very even paced where mine is typically more like running fartleks. :-) The course was very hilly, for me, with several elevation changes of 100, 200, 300 feet. I had to walk some of the hills while he just plodded along up all the hills. He stoped three times for water and restroom breaks but I would contine to run circles while I waited on him. (This is where I gained and additional mile.) We did stop at a convienence store but I didn't stop my watch but run in, got some water and continued running circles outside (8:42 mile) while he bought and drank some gatorade.

All in all the run was okay. I didn't feel great from start to finish but based on the course and training level I'm pretty pleased. 

Hopefully Gene will ask me to come run again with him. :-)

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 7:54:00 135 69%  
2 8:01:00 144 75%  
3 8:06:00 147 77%  
4 8:08:00 152 80%  
5 8:39:00 157 84%  
6 8:19:00 156 83%  
7 7:54:00 154 82%  
8 7:36:00 155 82%  
9 7:54:00 154 82%  
10 8:42:00 156 83%  
11 7:24:00 155 82%  
12 7:35:00 161 86%  
13 7:51:00 163 87%  
14 7:33:00 163 87%  
15 8:22:00 164 87%  
16 7:14:00 168 89%  
17 7:40:00 168 89%  
18 7:55:00 169 90%  
19 7:24:00 171 91% 178
         
         
Total 150:11:00 157 83%  
Pace 7:54:16     WT

 

Altra - Green Miles: 19.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.504.500.000.009.00

9 miles - Small Loop + Smallville. 42 degrees (nice). No watch but between easy and marathon pace. (About 70 minutes)

Altra - Green Miles: 9.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.102.000.000.0010.10

I Just Ran

Mile Time
1 8:20:00
2 8:39:00
3 8:29:00
4 9:01:00
5 8:02:00
6 8:13:00
7 8:08:00
8 8:17:00
9 7:34:00
10 7:46:00
   
Total 82:29:00
Pace 8:14:54

Altra - Green Miles: 10.10
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2512.002.001.0015.25

This felt good! (except for the foot)

Really felt strong on this run. As you can see I really picked up the pace for the last 3 miles...not like I could do that for long but it was good to have the energy and strength to know that I could do it. 

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:11:00 158 84%  
2 8:07:00 144 75%  
3 7:43:00 147 77%  
4 8:30:00 148 78% Hill
5 7:36:00 148 78%  
6 7:29:00 151 80%  
7 7:47:00 152 80% 7:54:15
8 7:51:00 152 80% 150
9 7:30:00 152 80%  
10 7:36:00 154 82%  
11 7:43:00 154 82%  
12 7:38:00 157 84%  
13 7:13:00 158 84%  
14 7:09:00 158 84%  
15 6:43:00 168 89% 7:25:22
        157
.25 Mile Cool-Down        
Total 114:46:00 153 81%  
Pace 7:39:04     WT
Temp 42 Humidity 76  
Dew Point 35 Wind 3 158

Altra - Green Miles: 15.25
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.250.000.000.0015.25

Slow and not enjoyable.

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:32:00 126 63%  
2 8:20:00 133 68%  
3 8:17:00 136 70%  
4 8:27:00 138 71% Hill
5 8:19:00 137 70%  
6 8:18:00 136 70%  
7 8:38:00 137 70% 8:26:52
8 8:44:00 137 70% 135
9 8:23:00 136 70%  
10 8:48:00 138 71%  
11 9:10:00 141 73%  
12 8:58:00 141 73%  
13 8:47:00 139 72%  
14 9:00:00 142 74%  
15 8:26:00 144 75% 8:47:00
        140
.25 Mile Cool-Down        
Total 129:07:00 137 70%  
Pace 8:36:28     WT
Temp 58 Humidity 93 - Drizzle  
Dew Point 56 Wind   157

Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.254.000.000.0010.25

Out and back run up Old Lehmann Rd. Haven't run this in a while as it has a 300 ft. elevation gain going out. Managed 4 miles at marathon pace but it was cheating on the downhill miles. I said I wouldn't complain any more but I'm going to complain...my foot is really bothering me. (sorry, had to get that out)

Mile Time
1 8:37:00
2 9:16:00
3 8:15:00
4 8:14:00
5 7:24:00
6 8:28:00
7 8:06:00
8 7:36:00
9 7:41:00
10 7:29:00
   
Total 81:06:00
Pace

8:06:36

No Heat Monitor, 52 Degrees, 56% Dewpoint, 80% Humidity. Should have been a nice day to run but really not enjoyable. 

Altra - Green Miles: 10.25
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 Easy with some upper body weight in between each mile at the gym.

Adidas Energy Boost Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.150.000.000.0010.15

Nothing special...just running.

1 8:43:00 134 68%
2 8:55:00 137 70%
3 8:32:00 136 70%
4 9:09:00 138 71%
5 8:07:00 136 70%
6 8:10:00 135 69%
7 8:26:00 139 72%
8 8:18:00 142 74%
9 7:59:00 141 73%
10 8:15:00 144 75%
.15 Miles Cool-Down      
Total 84:34:00 138 71%
Pace 8:27:24    

Altra - Green Miles: 10.50
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.253.003.001.007.25

Decided to get it this morning... 

Mile Time HR HR %
1 7:39:00 142 74%
2 7:37:00 152 80%
3 7:13:00 155 82%
4 7:35:00 160 85%
5 7:17:00 162 86%
6 6:46:00 163 87%
7 6:43:00 169 90%
.25 Miles Cool-Down      
Total 50:50:00 158 83%
Pace 7:15:43    

Altra - Green Miles: 7.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.150.001.000.003.15

Walk, Jog, Run - Some spurts down at the 5:00 pace.

I'm running a 5K tomorrw with Callie (she is coming home for the weekend :-). Not sure if I'm going to actually run it or just go along with her. I'm probably in 19:30 condition but not sure if I'm ready to try and break 19:00...we'll see.

Today was just a shake out run.

Mile Time
1 8:16:00
2 8:03:00
3 8:25:00
.15 Cool-down
Total 24:44:00
Pace 8:14:40

Altra - Green Miles: 3.15
Comments(4)
Race: For The Love Of Go (3.1 Miles) 00:19:43, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.002.001.106.10

For the Love of Go 5K

This was not really a target race. Just jumped in because Callie came home and wanted to run it. Couldn't really decide if I wanted to attempt a PR or just run for fun. Running 50+ miles this week with no real speed training hasn't really set me up for a PR.

I warmed up for 2 miles @ a 8:15 pace and got back to the start about a minute after the race had started. I decided to wait for everyone to start so I was the last across the start line. :-) started out at a comfortable pace but not really pushing it, still deciding how hard I wanted to run. After about a half mile I picked it up a little. Some rolling hills kept it from being really easy so I just settled into a hard but comfortable speed. After the second mile I decided to hurt a little so I started to pick up the pace. It was actually kinda fun passing almost everyone in the race. (I think there were over 250 runners.)

Ended up 2nd overall and 1st in my age. Was announced as a "Boston Qualifier". :-)

6:38

6:35

6:16

19:43 total

(Forgot to stop my watch at the end so not sure of the exact distance. )

Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 6.10
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running since the race on Saturday. I had a pretty bad cold that morning and it's only gotten worse. Hopefully I can start running again tomorrow.

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.000.005.00

Gym - 2 Miles TM @ 8:00, 2 Miles TM @ 7:45, 1 Mile TM @ 7:30, Upper Body Weights inbetween runs.

Adidas Energy Boost Miles: 5.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.754.003.000.0015.75

Hopefully I'm back on track for training now. Great running weather this morning so I went a little longer than planned. Mile 4 was the nasty hill and the last three miles I picked up the pace to very hard effort at the end.

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:15:00 131 66%  
2 8:20:00 144 75%  
3 7:59:00 146 76%  
4 8:32:00 151 80% Hill
5 7:49:00 149 78%  
6 7:45:00 151 80%  
7 8:02:00 152 80% 8:06:00
8 8:06:00 153 81% 147
9 8:00:00 151 80%  
10 7:58:00 154 82%  
11 8:17:00 154 82%  
12 8:04:00 157 84%  
13 7:39:00 155 82%  
14 7:15:00 161 86%  
15 7:16:00 166 88% 7:49:22
        156
.25 Mile Cool-Down        
Total 119:17:00 152 80%  
Pace 7:57:08     WT
Temp 36 Humidity 85  
Dew Point 32 Wind light 157

Altra - Green Miles: 15.25
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles easy at 9:15 pace. For some reason my fpot was swollen up and very uncomfortable today... :-(

Altra - Green Miles: 7.00
Comments(15)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
85.6537.5011.003.10137.25
Altra - Green Miles: 106.75Adidas Energy Boost Miles: 9.00Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 6.10
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