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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: 50.00 Month: 118.40 Year: 118.40
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

Sorry guys for not blogging more I've just been busy and not much to say.

My foot surgery is scheduled for April 6th. There are two possible procedures. Both require cutting into my foot on the top and bottom. One procedure requires cutting the bone and putting pins and screws in the straighten the toe. Neither procedure sounds good. When I ask if I can run again the doctor says "that's the hope". 

We'll see how it goes! :-)

From flatlander on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 06:59:13 from

Good luck with that. We have surgery at my house all of a sudden too (not me), never a happy time. For whatever it's worth, I think doctors are always conservative with those sorts of predictions. Their opinions are based on the statistical mean of the patients they see, not super fit people like yourself who are literally 1 in a thousand. My back doctor was certain that if I ever ran again it would be at a shuffle, even though he is a runner himself, yet I hope to be challenging a PR in Boston in 3 weeks. I'm pretty sure you'll be back better than ever.

From SlowJoe on Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 07:07:42 from

What Flatlander said.

Good luck Preston, heal up fast!

From Yasir on Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 02:20:01 from

thanks for the updates im not a doctor but you are running really fast again.

From Russ on Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 14:33:17 from

Thanks for the update. God speed for a correct fix and quick healing.

From Rhett on Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 19:35:36 from

Good luck. What would happen if the amputated it? Would you be able to run then?

From Tom Slick on Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 07:37:34 from

Good luck and God bless, and I know that you will do the right thing for you Bro-Preston! and don't forget to keep us in the loop, ya know we all care!!! FYI, I had neck surgery on 3rd of March and it's been a real pain in the neck getting trained up for Boston......

From Derunzo on Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 19:43:08 from

You'll be back running for sure! No doubt in my mind.

From Yasir on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 06:51:08 from

just checking !!

From Tom K on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 18:50:35 from

You'll be back. With a more Aerodynamically designed toe! Secret weapon - The Stealth Toe!

From Matt Schreiber on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 21:25:14 from

Before reading what Flatlander said, I thought, sweet! If your doctor's saying, "that's the hope", he's saying yes. As a doctor, he's got to be conservative in his predictions. You'll be rockin' in no time.

From Tom Slick on Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 15:25:19 from

"So get to blogging"

From derhammer on Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 21:15:45 from

Good luck buddy! Keep us posted.

From Hillbilly Runner on Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 21:44:53 from

Good luck on the surgery Monday. You'll be back to running soon. Take care and keep us all posted.

From Hillbilly Runner on Sun, Apr 05, 2015 at 18:58:38 from

I sent up a prayer for you today and He said He had it covered (ROM. 8:28)

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Apr 05, 2015 at 19:11:04 from

Happy Easter Preston! Good luck tomorrow. You'll be back to running in no time.

From Rhett on Sun, Apr 05, 2015 at 20:33:08 from

Best wishes tomorrow. I'm Sure it'll turn out perfectly.

From flatlander on Mon, Apr 06, 2015 at 06:24:42 from

Good luck today!

From Tom Slick on Mon, Apr 06, 2015 at 07:46:33 from

Hey remember to write "do not cut" on your good foot.....good luck

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