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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:

  • 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)

Personal:

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
4.007.000.000.0011.00

Well, I caught myself feeling sorry for myself this morning. I didn't really want to run because I feel I'm in a place where I can't achieve my goal. I remember back when I started running a couple of year ago I was always excited about what I realized I could do. Now I continually catch myself thinking about what I can't do. This is not a good spot to be in! I don't know if I'm going to run OKC in three weeks, the last thing I want to do is waste a lot of time and money to have another failed attempt at qualifying for Boston!

4/9/2012

Mile

Time

HR

HR %

 

1

8:37:00

129

65%

 

2

8:21:00

145

76%

 

3

7:44:00

145

76%

 

4

7:59:00

151

80%

 

5

7:46:00

151

80%

 

6

8:03:00

151

80%

 

7

8:02:00

154

82%

 

8

7:48:00

155

82%

 

9

7:37:00

157

84%

 

10

7:25:00

157

84%

 

11

7:35:00

159

85%

 

Total

86:57:00

150

79%

 

Pace

7:54:16

 

 

 

1 Peter 1:3

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 11.00
Comments
From JG on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 08:34:41 from 71.56.87.5

There are NO Impossible Goals ...!

:) Hang in there & keep your spirits up!

Nice run!

From rAtTLeTrAp on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 08:54:56 from 174.253.219.252

Every race or training run gets you a step closer. Time spent pursuing your goals is not wasted :)

From DLTheo on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 11:01:03 from 155.130.107.41

What time do you need to run again?

From I Just Run on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 11:17:39 from 67.79.11.242

3:30:00

From Dave S on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 11:58:48 from 69.170.115.216

I have complete confidence that you can run under 3:30 or 3:25 if you start out conservatively with that as your goal. Just stick that 7:45-8:00 pace for 16 to 18 miles and I guarantee you'll feel much better on miles 20 to the end than you did on your last one.

Marathon pace always feels harder than you think it should in training runs but after a some taper and a little race day magic thrown in it will feel completely different.

From DLTheo on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 12:01:54 from 155.130.107.41

Ditto what Dave said. As long as you don't go out like you did last time you should crush your Cowtown time. Hopefully the pace group will be better paced.

From rAtTLeTrAp on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 12:08:06 from 24.18.125.122

Yeah, what they said :)

From Dan on Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 22:05:33 from 24.209.83.20

I too more than believe you have it in you. Smart Pacing and fueling are huge. Most of all, You HAVE to believe... or it won't happen.

From I Just Run on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 08:43:00 from 67.79.11.242

Thanks guys for the encouragment... The first and last statments on the blog replies say it all:

"There are NO impossible goals"

"You have to believe"

Wow...sounds like we're talking about LIFE and not Running....!!!!

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