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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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)


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: 37.25 Month: 155.65 Year: 155.65
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

Well, I'm not sure what I accomplished this morning...It wasn't anything like I planned. I went out to run 1 warm-up mile then 5 tempo miles then 1 slow mile then 5 tempo miles then 1 cool-down mile. The warm-up mile went fine, then came the tempo mile...ha, after that first "tempo" mile I knew I couldn't do what I had planned. There hasn’t been many days that I just absolutely couldn't do what I had went out to achieve but today was one of those days. I quickly reassessed my goal and decided to alternate a slow mile and a fast mile through 12 miles and then an extra cool-down mile. Overall I am disappointed in the whole workout...! I thought I could do the "tempo" workout...maybe I didn't warm-up enough? Or maybe I ran too hard on the first mile? (I think I can run faster though....). Maybe I was still too worn down from the run on Sunday? Maybe I just siked myself out thinking about this run for the last day or so? I couldn’t even get my heart rate above 163 bpm (80%) and on top of that I couldn't maintain it for any reasonable period of time. Maybe it was just too high a goal for me? In any case I consider it a complete failure! Even as I write this my legs feel like crap!

Oh well...tomorrow is the stress test...we'll see how that goes....




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43 Deg.

Low Humidity

Job 6:20
"They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed."

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 13.10
From derhammer on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:59:44 from

Maybe your body is telling you something. BTW, a 10 mile tempo workout is pretty aggressive to begin with. Maybe start with 4-5, then add a mile the next time you run it, and then again the next time. Tempo should be done a few seconds below 1/2 marathon pace - maybe 10 seconds. The intent is to increase the body's lactate threshold. Running them much faster is not going to provide that much more fitness for the effort. Try to stick to the intent of the workout. The trick to all of this is to get the correct intensity so that your body recovers enough in time for the next workout. Go too hard all of the time your workouts will begin to suffer.

From I Just Run on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 12:10:12 from

Hey Der Hammer,

Yeah my body is saying ouch...! I went into this all wrong and I was much too aggressive in my expectations. I didn't really know what I was doing and though I could run longer and harder than physically prossible for me. As you were sending me your message, I was looking and reading more about what a "tempo" pace really is. You're right in the fact that I was trying to go out too fast and too long...expecially for the first one. I also made a couple of more mistakes in that I forgot my light so I was literally running in the dark. It was so dark I couldn't see my feet. Also, it is too hilly and rough near my house to actually get into a rythm. Next time I'm going to the track at the school where I can see my feet and actually get into a rythm on a flat surface. Also, I'm going to slow my pace and shorten the distance, as you suggest. Thanks as always for your advice and help, it is always appriciated.

From SlowJoe on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 12:25:15 from

Yeah, agree with DH on everything. Don't be too disappointed, that would've been quite a feat to run that much faster than your HM pace for 10 miles. Plus you still got in some really solid miles. Nice going.

From Eckroll on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 15:53:21 from

You looked tired today. Maybe you are getting sick? Everything pollen in the world is high right now around here.

From TexasLindsey on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 17:19:57 from

Looks like a good workout to me. Still, I know what you mean... sometimes something just feels off. Get some quality rest and try again another day.

From flatlander on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 10:35:31 from

It is all a matter of experimentation, learning what your current limits are and building off of that to push them back. If you don't have a few failures you probably aren't working hard enough. So even though I agree with DH and SJ (especially at our age don't drive yourself into the ground), I wouldn't worry about a workout that doesn't come off as planned, I learn the most on those days.

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