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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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Local Elite

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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: 0.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 1014.54
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

Went to the gym for a cross-training day.

5 miles on the Elliptical

2 miles on the TM @ 7:30 pace

Upper body workout - 30 Minutes

Slow Joe told me that the Big-D Marathon is on April 14th. I already had plans to go to Ft Worth on April 13th and run a Mud Run with my daughter (she has already entered us). I'm now wondering if I could be somewhat ready and run the Big-D??? I planned to do the Mud Run as just a fun, slow thing anyway. As Callie hasn't been running much I figured we would walk and jog most of the Mud Run anyway.

Hummm...do I change my plans again?

Numbers 23:19 

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?


Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 7.00
From SlowJoe on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 09:43:16 from

I'm guessing it tends to be a little warm for that race (Texas in mid-April), but you might be able to make a last minute decision if the forecast looks cool enough...as long as it doesn't fill up.

From Tom K on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:02:58 from

25 days? Can you do it?

From JG on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 21:27:25 from

I would say enjoy the mud run with Callie & keep the big picture in mind with the marathon. Some people run marathons just for the fun of them ... But when your goal is to PR it is best to pick them more than 3 weeks in advance & then participate in a 3 mile mud/obstacle run the day before ... Even if you were to just walk it!

From I Just Run on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 07:55:32 from

I would be more inclined to run the Temple race since it's not on the weekend of the mud run, it's only a couple hours away from my house, it only cost $70 to run and it's a slightly down hill point to point race. I'm almost certain it will be way too hot on either date but it happened to be 55 degrees or less I'll probably jump in. At this point I would be focussing on just getting the experinece and not necessarly a BQ, I'm a little discouraged with that :-(

From Tom K on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 08:16:24 from

What is the Temple Race?

From I Just Run on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 08:21:01 from


I believe it's the first time. It's to honor the US military and is a point to point race averaging 10' drop each mile. It is a Boston qualifier too.

From Tom K on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 08:36:37 from

I like the "net downhillyness" of the run, but the profile shows a lot of ups and downs. (It's the first thing I look at, because I am a wimp).

30 days? Seems reasonable. You are in pretty good shape right now, right?

If this is a democracy, my vote is for you going for your BQ. Let the masses decide! 1 runner, 1 vote!

From I Just Run on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 09:29:51 from


I don't think the ups and downs will be much on this course, just enought the let you change your stride and stretch out every so often.

I guess I'm in pretty good shape right now, I've been averaging about 50 mpw for the last 9 weeks, except for the week I ran part of the Ft Worth marathon.

My biggest concern is the weather, it could be 80 degrees by then. If we just happen to hit a 50 degree morning that day it would be GREAT!

From JG on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 17:44:38 from

Yeah ... that one sounds better ... considering it is not the day after a mud run! lol I notived it starts at 6:30 too which is good ... how hot could it be by 10:00? Never mind that question ... it was 85 degrees in Boston at 10:00 last year! At leaset you would be finishing & not starting :)

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