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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 (7:51pace) 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:

  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • Boston Marathon March '20 Not Going, Callie didn't make the cut! :-(
  • Boston 2020

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)

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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 496.95
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: 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
82.635.000.000.0087.63
Altra - Instinct Miles: 87.63
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

10 Miles @ 8:33 - 146 HR. One month ago I ran 4 miles @ 9:00 with the same 146 HR effort. This was an aerobic zone run without much exerted effort.

I think I'm improving. My foot was a little swolen and sore this morning but I'm hoping it settles down today. I have two doctor's appoints in two weeks, one with my primary doctor and the other with foot doctor #1. Hoping to get some answers then.

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:34:00 136 70%
2 8:34:00 146 76%
3 8:18:00 145 76%
4 8:55:00 145 76%
5 8:45:00 148 78%
6 8:37:00 148 78%
7 8:28:00 149 78%
8 8:20:00 148 78%
9 8:28:00 148 78%
10 8:32:00 150 79%
   
Total 85:31:00 146 76%
Pace 8:33:06  
Temp 46 Humidity 66
Dew Point 36 Wind 8
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 10.25
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.253.000.000.007.25

Nice day to run at 43 degrees, 70% humidity and 34 degree dewpoint! Running condition is getting better. I got winded a little on the last mile pushing the pace a little but the rest of the run felt good. I was pretty tired this morning as I went to a roping last night and got home at midnight but won 1st. against 170 teams. Recieved a nice little pay check. :-)

BTW...is anyone else having trouble dowloading images? I can't seem to do it anymore on the blog.

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:08:00 140 72%
2 8:08:00 151 80%
3 7:38:00 153 81%
4 8:05:00 156 83%
5 7:56:00 157 84%
6 7:40:00 159 85%
7 7:22:00 162 86%
0.25 warm-up & cool-down  
Total 54:57:00 154 81%
Pace 7:51:00  
Temp 43 Humidity 70
Dew Point 34 Wind 7

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Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

In California on business and getting to see Callie. Ran 6 miles @ 8:50 pace with Callie. We ran in a very rare rainstorm

(For California ). It was great!

Callie got accepted to the NYC Marathon through their lottery. Now her trek beginstop train for it.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 6.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 more miles with Callie @ 8:27 pace.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 3.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles with Callie @ 8:21 pace and headed to SLC for more business on Friday, then home.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 4.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles on the TM @ 8:30 pace in SLC this morning.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 3.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.752.000.000.0011.75

Running in Gatesville. Nice weather at 57 degrees. My foot was sore but not enought to cause a limp. Conditioning is getting better. I was planning on running 12 but misjudged the route slightly. Stopped at 11.5 as it was getting pretty hard after 10.

8:07 Pace @ 152 HR

~~Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:10:00 135 69%
2 8:01:00 146 76%
3 7:55:00 148 78%
4 8:01:00 152 80%
5 8:17:00 153 81%
6 8:16:00 155 82%
7 8:20:00 154 82%
8 7:46:00 155 82%
9 7:47:00 156 83%
10 8:05:00 156 83%
11 8:29:00 159 85%
11.5 4:19:00 159 85%
0.25 cool-down  
Total 93:26:00 152 80%
Pace 8:07:29  
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 11.75
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Planned an easy run today but it seemed a little harder than it should. Felt a little sore and tried and my foot was hurting. Going to see foot doctor #1 tomorrow.

~~Mile Time
1 8:24:00
2 8:39:00
3 8:21:00
4 8:56:00
5 8:48:00
6 8:50:00
7 8:53:00
8 8:45:00
9 8:36:00
 
 
Total 78:12:00
Pace 8:41:20
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 9.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Doctor's Report:

Doctor #1 says I need surgery again. Apparently the toe bone is not aligned in the socket of my foot causing bone on bone irritation. If I don't have it fixed it will continue to just get worse, eventyally needing joint replacement. The operation will involve cutting/shortening the bone in my foot and reconstruction of the joint. Four weeks in a boot and then 3-4 months recovery. No garantee it will work but really no option at this point. 

I need to decide when to have the surgery. I have several series roping events coming up in the next few weeks but if I wait it will be July before there is an opening in the schedule. I am really hating this as I know what I went through the last time and it was NOT fun. Ahhhhh!!! 

Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Despite the looming surgery I will continue to run as much as my foot will allow. It's ashamed since I'm just now starting to feel like I'm getting back into shape.

My HR monitor seems to be broken. After about 5 miles it again started reading an unrealisticly high HR. Tried a new battery to see if that might be the problem.

~~Mile Time
1 7:54:00
2 8:03:00
3 7:43:00
4 8:23:00
5 7:56:00
6 7:44:00
7 7:36:00
 
Total 55:19:00
Pace 7:54:09
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

After a couple of days of rest my foot felt amazingly good this morning. The weather was nice and cool (35 degrees) and clear too! My legs felt great on this run althought I didn't push too much, just ran a comfortable pace throughout the run.

Even with the new battery my HR monitor quit working correctly, this time at mile 8. I don't know if I can run without a HR monitor.

~~Mile Time HR HR % 
1 8:24:00 134 68% 
2 8:34:00 145 76% 
3 8:00:00 145 76% 
4 8:31:00 149 78% 
5 8:23:00 150 79% 
6 8:25:00 149 78% 
7 8:04:00 148 78% 
8 8:03:00 HR Monitor Quit Working  
9 8:05:00   
    
.25 Cool-Down    
Total 74:29:00   
Pace 8:16:33   WT
Temp 35 Humidity 81 
Dew Point 30 Wind 6 160
 

 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 9.25
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Ran small loop and smallville. A front blew through last night so it was breeze but nice weather. (54 degrees, 50% humidity, 36 degree dewpoint, 20 mph winds). Still truggling with the though of foot surgery again.

Also went to the primary care doctor for my yearly check-up. Blood pressure was 92/60, I think that's good for an old guy. All else is okay.

~~Mile Time
1 8:07:00
2 8:21:00
3 7:50:00
4 8:46:00
5 8:42:00
6 8:18:00
7 8:05:00
8 8:04:00
9 7:50:00
 
 
Total 74:03:00
Pace 8:13:40
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 9.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.130.000.000.003.13

Ra 3.13 with Callie. We are in Illinois visiting family.

8:23, 8:11, 8:15

Callie is getting shin splints, does anyone have any suggestions?

Altra - Instinct Miles: 3.13
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

~~In Illinois with family visiting my wife's Aunt who has terminal brain cancer. She only has a short time to live and we felt we needed to come and visit her before she passes. We have been very close with her all of our married lives.

Also left home with my dad in the hospital with phenomena. Received bad news in the middle of the night that he passed away. Had to make an immediate return to Texas to be with my family and arrange all of the funeral arrangements. Lots of things to say details I could tell you but no time and energy to do it right now. All I want to say is that my dad loved the Lord and has been telling me for a long time that he knew where he was going, not to be worried because he was ready to be with Jesus!

If you are interested in the details friend me on Facebook and you can see some details on the celebration, read his obituary and many other comments about his life. He was not only my dad but my best friend, mentor and even the best man in my wedding. I'll miss him but am so happy that now he is in heaven with Jesus in his perfect body.
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 5.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
82.635.000.000.0087.63
Altra - Instinct Miles: 87.63
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