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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 (7:49 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: 

  • Turkey Wobble Hunnington Beach, CA - Nov. 22
  • Boston Marathon March '20 Not Going, Callie didn't make the cut! :-(
  • Another Marathon to Qualify for Boston '20...???

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals Dec. 2018
  • 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), 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: 6.00 Month: 18.00 Year: 1136.39
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
Race: The Woodlands Marathon (26 Miles) 03:25:32, Place overall: 69, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

Wow … I surprised myself today. Although I planned and wrote a pace chart for a 3:25, I really didn’t think I could do it. I have not been pleased with my inconsistent and what felt like slow pace training. Little did I know I would have some race magic and actually pull it off today!

Although this is a small race it was very well run with lots of support, good food and nice metals. The weather was great for me at 52 degrees to start and 65 at the finish.

Below I have posted both my actual paces and HR and my race plan paces and HR. I can’t believe they are so close.

To top it off …. I WON 2ND IN MY AGE DIVISION…!!!   3:25:32 (The old guys are getting slower and slower. :-)

I planned to start out very conservative and at a 3:30 pace. I charted it out to run this for the first half and then pick up the pace to target 3:25 if I was feeling good and my HR effort was in check. I started well behind the 3:30 pacers and as usual they went out way too fast. I finally caught them about mile 15 and blew by as I stepped up my pace. I did run with a young man for the first 18 miles but I knew after the half that he was not going to hang with me. He faded fast at 18 and I said goodbye. I tried twice, once at 16 and then again at 21 to try and really drop the pace but decided both times it wasn’t going to work so I dropped back to a more managed effort. Overall I might have been able to squeeze another minute or two out of the time but no more than that. The last two miles, although the times weren’t too bad, were pretty hard. I didn’t have my usual kick at the end.

BOSTON QUALIFIER by almost 15 minutes!  … And now I think I can hit 3:16 with the right training! :-)

The best part is after about 5 minutes I was walking around like I had just run a medium long run. Tired but not much pain. My legs and even my feet feel good!

The Woodlands Marathon      
3/3/2018 Projected Pace Chart
Mile Time HR HR %   Mile Split Heart Rate
1 8:04:00 136 69%   1 8:13 147
2 7:57:00 147 76%   2 8:07 152
3 7:55:00 147 76%   3 8:04 151
4 7:44:00 150 78%   4 7:57 149
5 7:58:00 149 78% 7:55:36 5 7:54 150
6 8:07:00 149 78%   6 8:01 151
7 7:57:00 150 78%   7 7:55 151
8 7:42:00 150 78%   8 7:53 151
9 8:02:00 150 78%   9 7:57 153
10 7:53:00 148 77% 7:56:12 10 7:57 153
11 7:47:00 152 80%   11 7:55 154
12 7:56:00 152 80%   12 7:54 154
13 7:52:00 153 80%   13 7:54 155
14 7:44:00 156 82%   14 7:46 156
15 7:46:00 155 82% 7:49:00 15 7:36 158
16 7:37:00 157 83%   16 7:38 158
17 7:40:00 159 84%   17 7:41 159
18 7:51:00 160 85%   18 7:42 159
19 7:46:00 161 85%   19 7:38 161
20 7:43:00 165 87% 7:43:24 20 7:41 161
21 7:34:00 162 86%   21 7:38 163
22 7:44:00 164 87%   22 7:38 164
23 7:47:00 165 87%   23 7:39 166
24 7:49:00 164 87%   24 7:40 166
25 7:44:00 169 89% 7:43:36 25 7:40 170
26 7:51:00 174 93% 102:54:00 26 7:37 172
26.2 2:02:00 174 93% 100:36:00 26.2 1:42 176
Total 3:25:32 156 81%     3:25:00  
Pace 0:07:51            

 

 

 

Saucony Kinvara 2 Green (Race Shoes) Miles: 26.20
Comments
From Tom Slick on Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 14:21:03 from 174.148.41.102

A few more details would be nice !

From I Just Run on Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 14:23:57 from 107.77.100.55

Sorry, driving 3 hours. It was good! I surprised myself.

From Tom Slick on Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 14:28:17 from 174.148.41.102

Outstanding time today! Way to put it all together through adversity to success! I think while the irons hot you might want to consider a sub 3 hour marathon!

From Tom K on Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 18:14:30 from 73.27.120.162

Oh man, that time is awesome! Well done! Did Yasir write this detailed race report for you?

From Dan on Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 20:10:58 from 74.140.172.126

Excellent!! And Yasir more concise Tom.

Look forward to the full report!

From Russ on Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 23:00:09 from 67.138.48.135

Congratulations! You really killed this race. I think none of us are shocked, as your training was consistent, and your training paces were excellent. So glad the weather cooperated and you could hit your goal time. 15 minute BQ? Wahoo!!!! Great job, well done.

From Jason D on Sun, Mar 04, 2018 at 12:16:41 from 73.144.91.168

Congrats on the substantial BQ. From the looks of things you ran the right effort. Nothing quite like the feeling of running your fastest miles in the end of a marathon.

From Rhett on Sun, Mar 04, 2018 at 19:30:45 from 66.185.237.66

Wow! Congratulations IJR. You made your plan and you nailed it! Great race. After all you went through with your foot, it is amazing you were able to return to such great form. You are an inspiration to us all.

From I Just Run on Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 16:42:28 from 199.38.187.9

Thanks Guys,

Tom S, I know you're kidding about a sub-3 marathon but I do now think I can break 3:20 again!

Tom K, Hipe this is now enough detail. The more I write the dumber I sound to myself.

Russ, Yes it was truely a surprise. I guess it had been so long since I ran a marathon I'd lost my confidence.

Jason, Thanks, that's how I've always tried to run all my races. Trust me, it's not always easy.

Rhett, Thanks, and thanks for the GREAT tapering advice. You know what I was planning and it wasn't what you suggested. I'm really glad I took your advice!

From Yasir on Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 19:22:50 from 99.20.240.16

Sorry for the late congratulations. Wow you are back to your old speedy ways. Really this was a great run specially how fast you finished and still had more in the tank after. You could definitely break the 3:20. Really glad that you are fast and healthy again rest eat but not too much

From Tom K on Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 09:02:42 from 47.206.60.114

You really knocked this race out, man! Only 2 miles run at 8+ minutes?! Again, I say Awesome!

From I Just Run on Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 13:07:02 from 107.77.85.130

Tom K,

Yeah, I was really disappointed in those two miles!

From Tom Slick on Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 22:11:05 from 66.87.126.49

IJR - How ya feeliní today?

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