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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
77.2543.372.000.00122.62
Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 113.12
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Well...My 16 miles today went to 0... Woke up this morning and my leg, from the knee down, is swolen. I doesn't hurt any worse...just swolen. Not really my knee but my calf, anckle and foot. This is discouraging..! Not sure what to do at this point except wait.

Psalm 37:7
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

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No run again today. I haven't taken two days in a row off since Christmas last year. Bummer...! My leg is still slightly swolen but the range of motion before it becomes uncomfortable is better. Still strange my knee is not really swolen but is sore to touch on top of the knee cap. I need to be back to full speed by Monday...! I've already missed several long run days.

Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

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Well another day off...Haven't taken 3 days in a row off since I started running almost a year ago. The knee fells better, swelling has gone down quite a bit. It really only hurts when I bend it about 90 degrees, just a little tight otherwise. I still plan to run on Monday if it doesn't feel worse or get better.

How long can you lay off before you start to loose the conditioning and endurance you've worked months to gain?

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

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0 miles again today. The problem was not the knee, I planned to go to the gym to run the treadmill but as I went to bed I started to feel really achy. By midnight I had chills (flue-like symtoms) and had to get up and put more blankets on as well as socks and a t-shirt.Needless to say I turned my alarm off and slept in. I felt about 75% when I woke up so I went ahead and came to work. I really didn't want to but have meetings with lawyers today...

Ok....Tomorrow the treadmill....! My knee feels much better, I think it's ready to go...

1 Corinthians 11:17
“In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.”

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Well we'll see if I did more harm than good with today's run....time will tell the truth. Felt some mild discomfort during the run, but nothing seemed to get worse. Came to the office and sat in a 1.5 hr meeting then was able to ice the knee for about 20-30 minutes then had to go to Austin for another 2 hr meeting... I bought a knee brace an wore it for about 4 hours but I think it irritates the knee cap more than it does any good. I have no pain when I walk but I did notice going down stairs it hurts a little. Oh well, we'll see tomorrow if it's better or worse...?

4/5/2011

Mile Time HR HR %

1 10:00:00 115 32% Treadmill

2 9:00:00 126 43%

3 8:00:00 134 51%

2 Min Rest

4 8:30:00 130 47%

5 8:00:00 139 56%

6 7:30:00 145 62%

2 Min Rest

7 8:00:00 135 52%

8 7:30:00 146 63%

9 7:00:00 156 73%

Total 73:30:00 136

Pace 8:10:00 1% Incline

Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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One mile on the treadmill @ 12 min pace.  Did a few leg exercises that did not irritate the knee. Lifted a few weights.

Ezekiel 7:17
"Every hand will go limp; every leg will be wet with urine."

I know a guy who thinks urine is the cure for everything... He drinks it and puts it on cuts, rashes...everything! Maybe I need to pee on my knee!  : (

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 1.00
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For some reason I haven't been able to post any "Comments" on my Blog through my phone...? I can post comments to other people's Blogs, just not mine so over the weekend I only posted "0" mileage and no other details. Anyway, nothing has changed on my knee except it continues to feel better. At times it feels 100% other times the top inside around the kneecap and quad feel tight and hurt quite a bit. I 've been looking into this and I think it has something to do with my Vastus Medialis (Quad) were it ties to my knee cap. I can hold it in a certain direction for a while and the pain goes completely away, other times I'll be sitting doing nothing in a comfortable position and when I move it, it's tight. Tomorrow I'm going to start going to the gym every day and working anything that doesn't hurt :-)

Now to the important stuff...

This weekend Sarah (my wife) and I went to Tuscaloosa, Al to see Callie (our daughter) compete in the National Collegiate Triathlon Finals. This was a cool meet. I think they had about 2,000 college competitors. This was Callie's first full triathlon. She has only competed in two sprint triathlons (both in the last month). All in all Callie did well for not really being able to training properly for this type of competition. She had a stress fracture in her ankle that kept her from running for several months and school work that kept her from really trainning hard. She was just released to run up to 6 miles and can only do that slow. She is actually a very strong runner. She is also new to biking and swimming but been improving quickly in both of these events over the past few months. I suspect by next year she will improve her performance significantly...she is a very determined girl... :-) ... and I'm a proud Dad...!

"A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous...full of beauty and forever beautiful...loving and caring and truly amazing." ...  a quote by Deanna Beisser

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Yeah...Look at me....! I'm on the Board again...! I went to the gym this morning: First I ran the treadmill for 1 mile at a 12 min pace, then high rep bench, then hig rep leg raises, then high rep flys, then another set of high rep leg raises (different type). I was feeling pretty good at this time, the soreness in my knee was the same (only slightly uncomfortable at certain angles or doing certain things). Then I decided to try the bike so I rode for 1 mile then did high rep curls. Still nothing was hurting worse so I decided to try the Eliptical Machine. I have never used one and quickly found out that you can rotate your feet either forward or backwards. Going backwards put less pressure on the sore point on my knee so I did that for 1 mile trying to keep the stride pace above 160 but with low resistance. Even this did not seem to bother my knee any more than normal movement. I was able to get my heart rate to 140 for the end of the eliptical workout. Last I did did high rep calf raises. All in all I feel really good about the workout. I am at work and will put some ice on the knee...just as a precaution. If nothing changes I will continue this type workout for a few days...Keep your fingers crossed...!

I counted the treadmill run and the eliptical mile as two miles but didn't count the bike...Hope that's all fair... :-)

Proverbs 14:23
"All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty."

 

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 2.00
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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
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The knee is feeling better. When I got up this morning it felt perfect. I went to the gym and alternated 1 mile running sessions and high rep weights. The first two miles and the last two were Mr. Treadmill and the middle two were Ms. Elliptical. My miles were 9.5,8.5,8,8 and on the elliptical I kept 180 to 200 stride rate. That elliptical really works some different muscles...! As I work the knee is gets a little tight/sore/something so that's why I've been letting it relax after a mile. The rest let's it relax and go back to normal.

Mark 4

The Parable of the Growing Seed

 26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

 

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 6.00
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One step forward and two steps back....? Went to the gym this morning with the same intention as the last couple of days. Began with a 1.5 mile easy run on the Treadmill, high rep wieghts then another 1.5 miles on the treadmill, weights, 1.5 miles on the Eliptical, weights, and another 1.5 miles on the treadmill. Thought things were good but now, after an hour or so my knee is pretty sore.

Here's my diagnoses....

 Quadriceps Tendon

It's very common for the quadriceps tendon to develop tendonitis, especially in professional athletes. The quadriceps tendon runs from the bottom of the quadriceps muscle down the front of the knee underneath the patellar (knee cap). If you have quadriceps tendonitis you will feel the pain directly above your knee cap. In some cases, the pain may extend up the front of the leg. The pain will feel worse when you sit down, or bring your foot up towards your buttocks. This is because the quadriceps tendon and muscle have to stretch. You may also find if you have quadriceps tendonitis that the area where your quadriceps meet your knee cap there might be some redness and swelling.

Ezekiel 37:6
I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”

 

 

 

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Rest the knee day...

But I did go the to the USTRC roping in San Antonio and placed twice winning about $1,100.00... First big roping in a while...

Ecclesiastes 3

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

 

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Another rest the knee day...

 

Hebrews 4: 9:10

9But God has promised us a Sabbath when we will rest, even though it has not yet come. 10On that day God's people will rest from their work, just as God rested from his work.

 

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Okay...back to the treadmill (literally)...!

Went to the gym today and ran 2 miles 9:30 and 8:30 pace, then high rep weights, 2 miles 9:00 and 8:00 pace, then high rep wieghts, then 2 miles 8:30 and 7:30 pace. If I run more than 2 miles the knee seems to start getting stiff/sore but when I rest it for a few minutes it then feels pretty good. I'm planning to keep up this pattern and see how it goes. OKC is not looking good right now even though I'm paid up to race. I guess if I don't get to run it I will just lower my goal to 3:20:00 and find another race in the next few months.

1 Corinthians 14:1

1 Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives-especially the ability to prophesy.

 

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 6.00
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No run today. Woke up in the middle of the night and it seemed my knee was a little sore so I just decided to sleep in and not push it.

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Woke up this morning and my knee felt 99%. Went to the gym and ran three sets of two miles (with short rest & high rep weights in between). Mile paces run: 9:00, 8:30 (HR 125) break, 8:30 (HR 136), 8:00 (HR 147) break, 8:00 (HR 150), 7:30 (HR 151) break, 7:00 (HR 163). The only thing is after about a half mile I had some discomfort (I'm not going to even call it pain) which stayed until each run was finished. It also gets a little sensitive to the touch. After a couple of minutes it would mostly go away until the next run. Came to work and iced it for 20 minutes. We'll see how it is tomorrow.

Romans 15: 1-3

1 We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. 2 We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord. 3 For even Christ didn’t live to please himself. As the Scriptures say, “The insults of those who insult you, O God, have fallen on me.”

 

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 7.00
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SEE NEW ENTRY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.......

Well, I hope today is a real step in the right direction. I went to the gym and ran 8 miles. I went ahead and charted it today since I consider it a sucessful run. My knee was sore most of the day yesterday but got better in the evening when I got out of the office and was able to really move around on it. Last night I was debating (myself) on what I should do today. Even when I went to be I was considering just skipping today. When I woke up this morining and tested my knee it felt pretty good so I decided to go ahead and try it. Today was different than all the other days in the fact that at the end of the run my knee felt better. Before I could not say that because, at best, it felt the same at the end of any run. Today I go to the doctor who is going to look at the x-rays and say there's nothing torn or any major damage. I'm going to ask for a cartisone shot and she's going to say no (or she doesn't want to do it). I've got to decide how hard I push her to do it and if I'm going to try and run OKC. I did notice that even though the run today didn't seem too hard my heart rate is quite a bit higher than previous runs of this type. I'm sure that's because I've lost conditioning. Oh well...I'll see how it goes later today (what the doctor says and how my knee feels). BTW...If you read this you probably wonder why I put all the goofy thoughs into the Blog. I really just want to document what I'm thinking for future reference. I know later I'll go back and read this and say to myself..."what in the world was I thinking, that was gooffy".

4/21/2011
Mile Time HR HR %
1 9:00:00 126 43% Treadmill
2 8:30:00 132 49%
3 8:00:00 141 58%
High Rep Weights
4 8:30:00 144 61%
5 8:00:00 152 69%
6 7:30:00 160 77%
2 Min Rest
7 7:30:00 160 77%
8 7:00:00 171 88%
Total 64:00:00 148
Pace 8:00:00 1% Incline

 

1 John 2:17 

NEW ENTRY.....

And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.

I went to the doctor this afternoon after a week delay. The doctor got sick and had to reschedule my appointment. I had x-rays done last week so the doctor looked at them and gave the prognosis. I had a bone spur on my knee cap which had broken off and was causing the pain. Apparently it was floating around in there causing the problem. She said this type thing usually takes about 6 weeks to heal but she assumed I was at the end of the healing process based on my description of the pain and what was going on. She said the bone spur would eventually dissolve and that I could go ahead and run as much as I wanted to. She suggested taking 4 Aleve before running and if the pain didn't bother me too much Just Run... She said all of the damage that was going to be done was done and it would only heal from here.

So....When I got home I took 4 Aleve, dressed for running and went out and ran 7.5 miles...Ha....! Below are the results. It was 88 degrees, 25 mile per hour winds and sunny. Typically it would be a miserable day for running but GREAT today for me! I'm not sure about where I am on conditioning, the results don't look too bad except my heart rate was way up there and at about 6 miles my legs got reallyyyyyy heavy and tired. The good news is the pain/discomfort did not get any worse over the course of the run.

4/21/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 7:45:00 156 73% Loop Plus to make 7
2 7:46:00 167 84%
3 7:30:00 168 85%
4 7:59:00 170 87%
5 8:08:00 172 89%
6 8:00:00 173 90%
7 7:50:00 175 92%
7.5 Jog Cool-Down
Total 54:58:00 169
Pace 7:51:09

2 Corinthians 4:18
Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 15.00
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Okay...Here's the details... I need to log this so I have a record of the account and don't make this mistake again. I started with the intention of running about 15 miles at a slow 9:25 pace for the first 10 miles and about a 8:25 pace for the last 5 miles. I thought if I could do this comfortably I would feel confident to go to OKC and run the marathon. I was really courious as to the condition I would be in after the (basic) layoff for 20 days. Yesterday was not too bad with the 15 miles, splitting it in the two runs, morning treadmill and evening road run. Today was very different. after about 7 - 8 miles I though, "this isn't going to be that bad", so I changed my thinking and decided to run 18 - 20 miles. Ha...that was a BIG mistake. Everything was going pretty good until about mile 12 or 13 where I basiclly cratered. I'm not sure if I just hit the wall or if I just became dehydrated and hungry. I had my water belt with two bottles of water and two bottles of gaterade and carried another water bottle in my hand. I took one Gu for the middle of the run too. I had also placed two bottles of water at mile 8. When I got to mile 8 I grabbed and drank one of the bottles leaving the other for the return (since my route was an out and back). After the turn at mile 10 I came back and grabbed the second bottle and drank it. After that second bottle of water is when things started to fall apart. My quads really started to burn and I knew there was no way to run any faster than my current speed so I revised my thinking, again, and said to myself, "ok...if I can just hold this pace to the end I'll still feel like I've accomplished my goal". But, the further I went the worse it got. Miles 13 and 14 were very difficult and at mile 15 I even stopped for a minute or so to see if that would help. After that mile I knew it was a lost cause and began to walk much of mile 16 and 17. Mile 18 was the killer, only running the first of it I finally resolved myself to walk the majority of it. At the end of mile 18 I was feeling dizzy and knew I was in trouble since I was still 3 miles from my house. I finally just stopped, sat down and rested. Luckly a neighbor came by, I waved him down, and he gave me a ride back to my house (Flat...does this sound familar?). When I got home I was somewhat disorinented and sat for a while trying to recover. I went in, drank, ate, took a quick shower and layed down for a 2 hour nap. After all of that I finally started to feel normal again, except for my quads which are still pretty sore.

Now the big question: Was my problem lack/loss of conditioning or dehydration and lack of food/energy in my system? I'm sure it was a combination of both. The temperature was hot, the wind was hot and the sun was hot...obviously not good things for running! I've got to figure a better way to fuel and hydrate! Yesterday I was ready to go to OKC, today I'm not. I would not even be able to finish the race, much less with a decent time, if I perform like today. I'll see how the next couple of days goes but right now it's a NO GO for me.

4/22/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 9:18:00 131 48% My House to Geronimo Elementry School and Back
2 9:59:00 149 66%
3 9:13:00 148 65%
4 9:21:00 152 69%
5 9:10:00 146 63%
6 9:13:00 146 63%
7 9:26:00 145 62%
8 9:18:00 147 64%
9 9:09:00 150 67%
10 9:25:00 154 71%
11 9:32:00 153 70%
12 9:28:00 153 70%
13 9:42:00 157 74%
14 9:46:00 156 73%
15 10:02:00 154 71%
16 12:56:00 137 54%
17 12:46:00 134 51%
18 14:17:00 122 39%
Rode back last three miles with a neighbor
Grayed Area not calculated in the run. Walked a lot during these miles
Total 142:02:00 149 High Humidity
Pace 9:28:08 77 19 mph Wind

Ezekiel 37:3-5

3 He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

I said, "Sovereign LORD, you alone know."

4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 18.00
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14.500.000.000.0014.50

Whooo...sore quads after yesterdays fiasco! Everything else was good. decided to go out and run 14 at a moderate pace. I took two Gu's (ate one at mile 4 and one at mile 8) and the same water as yesterday but with intention of only running 14 so I wouldn't run out of water. throughout the run my quads stayed sore but didn't get any worse. At the end of the run I was getting a little fatigued as you can see from the heart rate rise. Although this run does not equate to a marathon confidence builder at least it proves to me I can get back where I want to be soon. The only real problem I have now is my toes. My longest toe on both feet really blew up under the toenail. This has happened before and it's somewhat painful. Hopefully it will go away quickly...they really look aweful too!

Happy Easter to Everyone....!!!! "He has risen"

Matthew 28:7  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."

4/23/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 8:48:00 130 47% Out and Back Route (Backwards) Took Gu at mile 4 and mile 8
2 8:45:00 149 66%
3 8:47:00 149 66%
4 8:41:00 149 66%
5 8:49:00 149 66%
6 8:43:00 150 67%
7 8:42:00 150 67%
8 8:46:00 155 72%
9 8:41:00 154 71%
10 8:59:00 157 74%
11 8:51:00 157 74%
12 8:51:00 158 75%
13 8:39:00 159 76%
14 8:43:00 159 76%
14.5 4:20:00 162 79%
Total 127:05:00 152 High Humidity
Pace 8:45:52 73 Deg. 13 mph Wind

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 14.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.004.000.000.004.00

Ran 4 miles with Callie in Gatesville @ MGP. Planning to run again tonight about 6 - 8 more miles at home.

4/24/2011
Mile Time HR Ran in Gatesville w/Callie
1 8:05:00 No Monitor
2 7:48:00
3 8:01:00
4 7:46:00
Total 31:40:00 70 Deg.
Pace 7:55:00 High Humidity

Sorry, this is a long one but it's too important to leave anything out! I always thought it was funny the writer put the part in bold in the story.

John 20

1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

 3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

 

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0015.370.000.0015.37

Went to the gym this mornig to run the TM. The gym wasn't open at 5:30 so I waited a while. One of the guys (who sometimes opens the gym) came by and went in and immediatly came back out. He was not there to open the gym but to get something and then go for a run. I asked him if I could come along so we went out for a short run. That's what the first 3.37 miles are on my sheet below. After that I immediatly jumped on the treadmill and set it at 8:00 pace for 4 miles. The treadmills time out after 45 minutes so I decided 4 miles would be a good breaking point. I rand the first 4, then another 4, then another 4, then another 2 taking just enough time in between to get a good drink and reset the machine (it takes a minute or so to reset).  I ran the last mile faster than 8:00 pace, just because... :-)

My quads are still somwhat sore, my toes look like they went through a meat grinder, but my knee is doing well...just a little soreness which I'm just running through.

4/25/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 Did not have My Watch or Heart Monitor bu I believe this was Marathon Pace 3 Miles on the Road and 12 Miles on the TM
(Ran last mile faster…just because I could)
2
3.37
4 8:00:00 146 63%
5 8:00:00 152 69%
6 8:00:00 153 70%
7 8:00:00 154 71%
8 8:00:00 153 70%
9 8:00:00 154 71%
10 8:00:00 155 72%
11 8:00:00 156 73%
12 8:00:00 151 68%
13 8:00:00 158 75%
14 8:00:00 158 75%
15 6:49:00 166 83%
Total 94:49:00 155 High Humidity
Pace 7:54:05 73 Deg.

I hope my toes arn't my weakness now...!

Daniel 2:41-43

41 Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. 42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. 43 And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.

 

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 15.37
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

This was a recovery day although none of my run days lately have seemed really easy. My goal was to keep my heart rate at 140 bpm and see where my pace ended up. A similar run a couple of months ago yielded a :30 faster pace. It was 20 degrees cooler at that time.

Other notes for reference: My quads are still somwhat sore but better, three of my toes are really bad (blisters under the toenails, the nails are basiclly floating), had to relive the pressure because of the discomfort, my right knee has been good (just a little discomfort) but today I had a little more sharp pain right where the bone spur is floating.

4/25/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 9:02:00 130 47% Loop + to Make 8 Miles
Trying to keep HR at 140
2 8:58:00 143 60%
3 8:54:00 138 55%
4 9:32:00 140 57%
5 9:29:00 139 56%
6 9:33:00 142 59%
7 9:01:00 141 58%
8 9:17:00 142 59%
8.25 2:28:00 143 60%
Total 76:14:00 140 72 Degrees
Pace 9:14:25 Very Humid

 Genesis 33:13-14

13 But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die. 14 So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the flocks and herds before me and the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.”

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 8.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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I change my stratagy ... Decided to rest today. I'm thinking 6, 4, 4 miles for Thurs, Fri, Sat. depending on how my legs feel. I may even cut this down if they don't feel completly rested. Any suggestions would be appriciated.

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

 

Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.002.000.004.00

Ran 4 miles today. 2 Slow and 2 Fast. Wish I was feeling a little better for the race on Sunday.

4/28/2011
Mile Time HR HR % 4 Miles Out and Back
(1 Slow, 1 Fast)
1 8:56:00 139 56%
2 7:22:00 160 77%
3 8:47:00 151 68%
4 6:54:00 165 82%
Total 31:59:00 154 71%
Pace 7:59:45 55 Deg. Low Humidity

Matthew 5:41

If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.

 

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 4.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.001.000.000.002.00

My quads are almost normal now. My toes still look like someone took a hammer and smacked three of them and then took a cheese grader and ran across them a few times. I'm hoping they will not be hurting on Sunday. My feet are a little puffy feeling too. My knee is still not 100% but it's much better. With all that said I still feel my legs are in better shape than my cardio. Looking back I have run 15 days out of the last 30. Most of those runs were not very good quality runs. The longest was 15 miles. It doesn't look like a very good way to go into my first marathon...Oh well; all I have to do is run an 8:00 pace for 26.2 miles and it will be a success...! Sounds easy to me!

Now for the good stuff... I am going to pick up Callie (my daughter) in Ft. Worth to go to OKC with me. It will be great to have her with me for encouragement and driving help. Callie goes to TCU and is the one who got me started running. This is going to be a very quick trip up and back (8+ hours each way) for me. I'll pick Callie up from work at 4:00 pm Saturday and have to have her back to work by 4:00 Sunday. I think it will all work out. The only problem I have is getting my Bib and packet. The expo closes at 6:00 pm on Saturday and there's not way for me to be there by then. Slow Joe...I need HELP.!

Today's run was only 2 miles even though I wanted to run much more. I've decided to really reserve myself and only run very short distances these last few days to try and rest my body.

Lastly.... We all need to pray for all the people in the south and especially Tuscaloosa Alabama. It's hard to believe I was there only 3 weeks ago to see Callie compete in the National Collegiate Triathlon Championships. This world is truly fleeting and things can change in the blink of an eye!

1 Corinthians 15:52

It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.

4/29/2011
Mile Time HR HR % 2 Miles Out and Back
(1 Slow, 1 Fast)
1 9:00:00 126 43%
2 7:55:00 145 62%
Total 16:55:00 136 53%
Pace 8:27:30 53 Deg. Low Hum

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 2.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
77.2543.372.000.00122.62
Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 113.12
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