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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.2533.209.000.0052.45
Saucony Kinvara 2 Green (Race Shoes) Miles: 26.20Altra Instinct Black Miles: 19.25Trek (Road Bike) Miles: 28.00
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(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

We're in Chicago. Our son is getting married on Saturday...!!! 😁😁😁

Callie is here and I got to run with her. She is training for the Reveal Rockies marathon in June. She is running strong. I think she will BQ this time. Excited that we will be running Bostin together!!!

We ran 7 miles at an avg 8:20 pace. The last mile was sub-8.

Feeling good and ready to get running ag ain!

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.002.000.000.002.00

Took a little break this week. Have a chest cold. Figuring I'll get back to really running next week.

2 miles, no watch but about 7:15 pace.

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 2.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.002.000.002.00

Back at it again. Only 2 miles but faster. Gotta pick up the pace if I'm going to run a sub-3 with Rhett!

6:58 / 6:49 / 155 HR

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 2.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.002.000.002.00

2 miles again.

7:25 / 7:03 - 160 HR.

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 2.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.002.000.000.002.00

2 more.

7:56 / 7:17 / 151 HR

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 2.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.002.000.002.00

2 more again.

7:25 / 6:45 / 157 HR

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 2.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.251.003.000.004.25

4 mile progressive rum today. Starting to get warm here!

7:37 / 7:28 / 7:16 / 6:59

AP 7:20

HR 161

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 4.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.002.000.000.005.00

5 a little slower. 70 degrees and 90% humidity.

8:03 / 7:58 / 7:49 / 7:53 / 7:36 = 7:53 AP

153 HR

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 5.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

28 miles on the road bike today. Wow, that was plenty! Haven't ridden in a good while and definitely out of biking shape.

Going to CA to run the SoCal Ragnar with Callie and her team next weekend. I've lost some of my conditioning but hoping I'll make it okay. I run three legs, about 4 miles, 4 miles and 10 miles.

Tomorrow and Saturday I'm going to a big roping competition. One of the first of the season. Determined to win and get an invitation to Las Vegas finals in December...!!!

Trek (Road Bike) Miles: 28.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.2533.209.000.0052.45
Saucony Kinvara 2 Green (Race Shoes) Miles: 26.20Altra Instinct Black Miles: 19.25Trek (Road Bike) Miles: 28.00
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