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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 (7:06 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 11/19/15
  • 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
  • Triathlons:
  • (1:12:23) Martindale (Sprint) Tri For Old Glory 7/1/12

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: 

  • Chosen Half Marathon November 18, 2017

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 22 (Baylor University), Callie 24 (Graduated TCU Ft. Worth '14, Married May '15).

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: 28.50 Month: 97.50 Year: 385.25
Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 139.32
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 396.02
Swim Time Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Adidas Energy Boost Lifetime Miles: 402.52
Trek (Road Bike) Lifetime Miles: 841.00
Brooks Glycrib 13 Lifetime Miles: 262.90
Altra - Instinct Lifetime Miles: 573.72
Altra-Instinct-Blue Lifetime Miles: 551.67
Altra Instinct Dark Blue Lifetime Miles: 224.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
74.5710.001.000.0085.57
Altra - Instinct Miles: 75.57
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

 

~~Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 9:00:00 143 74% 
2 9:04:00 145 76% 
3 8:57:00 147 77% 
4 8:49:00 148 78% 166
0.2 warm-up & cool-down   
Total 35:50:00 146 76% 
Pace 8:57:30   WT
Temp 56 Humidity 33 
Dew Point 25 Wind 9 161

Foot was swollen this morning. Ate a lot of salty popcorn the night before.    
    
    
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 4.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.201.000.000.004.20

Skipped a couple of days instead of one. My foot was very sore. A little better today but not great. Cold today at 28 degrees.

Not sure what's up with the pasting of informatoin into a blog entry but it come out all bunched up no for some reason...?

~~Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:01:00 156 83% 
2 8:13:00 159 85% 
3 8:08:00 164 87% 
4 7:32:00 169 90% 176
0.2 warm-up & cool-down   
Total 31:54:00 162 86% 
Pace 7:58:30   WT 159
Temp 28 Humidity 72 
Dew Point 22 
"Foot was sore yesterday so I skipped running. A little better today but not great.
Out and back."    
    
    
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 4.20
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

We went on a short RV trip with some friends to Lake Buchanan in the hill country of Texas and took a river cruise to see the Colorado River and the Eagles. It was fun.

Ran 3.25 miles in the park:

~~Mile Time
1 7:58:00
2 7:37:00
3 7:54:00
0.25 1:42:00
 
Total 25:11:00
Pace 7:44:55
 

 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 3.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.004.25

Third day to run in a row. Foot was sore but I ran through it anyway. Taking tomorrow off.

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:47:00 148 78%
2 8:25:00 151 80%
3 8:46:00 153 81%
4 8:42:00 152 80%
0.2 warm-up & cool-down  
Total 34:40:00 151 80%
Pace 8:40:00  

 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 4.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.251.000.000.004.25

Foot was sore from the start but felt better during the run. More sore later in the day.

My HR is finally starting to go down.

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:04:00 140 72%
2 8:07:00 151 80%
3 8:05:00 155 82%
4 7:32:00 160 85%
0.2 warm-up & cool-down  
Total 31:48:00 152 80%
Pace 7:57:00  
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 4.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.001.000.004.20

LESS EFFORT = FASTER PACE

For some reason my foot felt much better this morning. Maybe it's because I took some Nyquil before bed? :-) ...Or maybe it was because of the pop and warm feeling I got in my foot Tuesday when I ran? Don't know but it does feel like some improvement.

My running is getting better despite my foot. I've gone from a pace/effort of about 8:45 Pace/165 HR to 7:45 Pace/155 HR in about a month. My target is 7:15 Pace/145 HR, this is where I was at at the peak of my training before the CIM Marathon in Dec. '14.

~~Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 7:55:00 145 76% 
2 7:58:00 156 83% 
3 7:58:00 159 85% 
4 7:15:00 165 88% 173
0.2 warm-up & cool-down   
Total 31:06:00 156 83% 
Pace 7:46:30   WT
Temp 44 Humidity 54 
Dew Point 34 Wind 4 162
 

 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 4.20
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.660.000.000.006.66

6.66 Miles @ 8:09 Pace - 155 HR. Feels like I'm coming back. My foot is sore after every run but not to the point that I can barly walk as before.

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:13:00 138 71%
2 8:29:00 152 80%
3 8:04:00 153 81%
4 8:22:00 155 82%
5 8:30:00 161 86%
6 7:50:00 162 86%
0.66 4:49:00 167 89%
   
Total 54:17:00 155 82%
Pace 8:09:02  
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 6.66
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.561.000.000.008.56

8.26 Miles @ 7:53 Pace - HR 156.

Ran in Gatesville while visiting my parents. My foot felt good, the weather was good. The run felt good. Things are looking after this run and Saturday's run.

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:07:00 141 73%
2 8:01:00 153 81%
3 8:06:00 153 81%
4 7:54:00 155 82%
5 7:59:00 154 82%
6 7:57:00 156 83%
7 7:52:00 158 84%
8 7:26:00 163 87%
8.26 1:47:00 169 90%
 
.25 Cool-Down   
Total 65:09:00 156 82%
Pace 7:53:15  
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 8.56
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Definitly making improvement on the fitness side of things. I ran 4 miles 3 weeks ago at 8:28 and my HR was 156. Today it was 8:28 with a 147 HR. I can't describe how better it feels now. It's almost like my arteries have finally popped open allowing the blood to flow. A few weeks ago my HR would jump to 160 on the first mile no matter what speed I ran. Today it was only 136.

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:32:00 136 70%
2 8:31:00 148 78%
3 8:11:00 147 77%
4 8:41:00 150 79%
5 8:38:00 148 78%
6 8:25:00 148 78%
7 8:24:00 151 80%
   
Total 59:22:00 147 77%
Pace 8:28:51  
Temp 45 Humidity 57
Dew Point 30 Wind 5
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.252.000.000.007.25

7 Miles @ 8:01 Pace - 153 HR.

Feeling better (body not foot). It was pretty warm today at 63 degrees. I guess it's already summer. I killed a rattlesnake yesterday, tried to post a picture but can't seem to make it work. Something has changed in the program of the blog.

~~Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:03:00 131 66% 
2 8:07:00 153 81% 
3 7:39:00 152 80% 
4 8:10:00 157 84% 
5 8:17:00 157 84% 
6 8:05:00 158 84% 
7 7:46:00 163 87% 173
0.25 Cool-Down   
Total 56:07:00 153 81% 
Pace 8:01:00   WT
Temp 63 Humidity 82 
Dew Point 57 Wind 14 160
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

My foot has been killing me for the past three days but this morning it seemed to feel better so I went ahead and ran. It was not a comfortable run but I managed the 7 miles hobbling along most of the way. Yesterday I decided to set another appointment with my first foot doctor to get a second opinion. It has been almost a year since the surgery and I don't feel like I'm any better than I was a year ago. The pain was so bad I could bairly put weight on my foot yesterday. Something is not right.

Here's the painful run:

~~Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:51:00 132 67% 
2 8:43:00 146 76% 
3 8:15:00 147 77% 
4 8:48:00 151 80% 
5 8:48:00 153 81% 
6 8:17:00 153 81% 
7 7:51:00 160 85% 
    
Total 59:33:00 149 78% 
Pace 8:30:26   
Temp 57 Humidity 94 
Dew Point 55 Wind 6 

 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.25
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.251.000.000.007.25

7 Miles @ 7:53 Pace. My foot pain has subsided to the normal level. I'm continuing to show some improvement in conditioning but still a long way to go.

Also had a nice win at a small Thursday night roping today!

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:04:00 135 69%
2 8:06:00 155 82%
3 7:33:00 159 85%
4 7:53:00 163 87%
5 8:10:00 163 87%
6 7:46:00 162 86%
7 7:43:00 166 88%
0.25 Cool-Down  
Total 55:15:00 158 83%
Pace 7:53:34  
Temp 34 Humidity 80
Dew Point 28 Wind 3
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Longest run since my Half Marathon Race back in November.

8:33 @ 153 HR. Not where I would like to be but nice to get in the double digits.

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 7:52:00 135 69%
2 8:24:00 155 82%
3 8:26:00 154 82%
4 8:48:00 154 82%
5 8:23:00 155 82%
6 8:50:00 154 82%
7 8:36:00 155 82%
8 8:42:00 156 83%
9 8:47:00 155 82%
10 8:50:00 158 84%
   
Total 85:38:00 153 81%
Pace 8:33:48  
 

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.254.000.000.007.25

Trying to get the pace back down on some of my runs but it's taking great effort. I'm calling 7:45 my slow marathon pace in my entries. Another month and I'll be at 7:30 for this run.

Pretty warm and very humid for this run too.

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 7:58:00 142 74%
2 7:55:00 156 83%
3 7:41:00 157 84%
4 7:55:00 161 86%
5 7:40:00 164 87%
6 7:43:00 164 87%
7 7:25:00 170 91%
0.25 Cool-Down  
Total 54:17:00 159 84%
Pace 7:45:17  
Temp 61 Humidity 100
Dew Point 61 Wind 3
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
74.5710.001.000.0085.57
Altra - Instinct Miles: 75.57
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