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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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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: 0.00 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

After yesterday's workout all seemed good so I picked it up a little today. I went to the Gym again: 1 treadmill mile at 10:30 pace, upper body high rep weights, 1 treadmill mile at 9:30 pace, upper body high rep weights & leg extensions, 1 eliptical mile up to 150 HR, upper body high rep weights, 1 treadmill mile at 8:30 pace.....whewwww that was long winded...!

Anyway, everything seems pretty good. some soreness is still there (as I have described before) but it did not get worse after this workout. Today I go to the doctor...who will probably tell me to lay off of it longer...

Mark 2:17
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 4.00
From derhammer on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:28:16 from

Remember what Tim Roakes, the author of "The Lore of Running" said: Never accept as final the advice of a doctor who is a non-runner.

Anyway, let us know what the doc says.

From I Just Run on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 12:49:18 from

Der Hammer,

The good news is the doctor is a runner (retired marathoner).

The bad news is the doctor cancelled on me and now can't see me until the 21st.

The good news is I live to run another day (although it's in small quantities).

The bad news is the soreness hasn't gone away.

The good news is the soreness is not worse with 4 miles today.

The bad new is I'm running out of time to decide on OKC.

The good news is I have friends who understand and care about my delima...


From Rossy on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 14:46:16 from

Hey Preston, sounds like you are recovering, which is great news. It's hard to be patient; that is, I try not to judge my progress by the day, but by the week because you will have days where it seems like it was sorer than the previous day. You still have over two weeks until OKC and I think you can be ready for it, at least ready to get in a 26.2-mile jaunt. In other words, ready just to run!

From flatlander on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 17:14:03 from

Looks to me you are on the downhill side of this one, just give it a few more days and be smart about how much you run.

From SlowJoe on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 23:03:19 from

Good to see those miles posted, I'll keep my fingers crossed we'll see ya in OKC.

From I Just Run on Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:35:11 from

Ok...Der Hammer,

I've put "The Lore of Running" on my list of running books to buy. I have really enjoyed and learned a lot from the other one you recommended. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and information.

From derhammer on Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:48:47 from

Whoa - the Lore Of Running is a monster. I have read through it a bit and referenced it, it is not a cover-to-cover type read, for me at least.

Jack Dainiel's Running Formula should also be high on your list. His marathon training plan would bring me to my knees crying for mercy. :-)

From I Just Run on Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 11:12:14 from

Der Hammer,

Maybe I should have second thoughts on all these reads... I can inflict plenty of pain on myself, maybe I don't need any more chalanges :) I think I'm running with a 25 yr old mind and a 50 year old body...LOL

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