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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
68.7598.301.503.00171.55
Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 127.35Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 102.50Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 43.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.256.000.000.0015.25

First...I didn't do any good at the roping. I actually only entered one event, where I usually enter in three catagories, so my odds were a little lower this time. I couldn't stay for the second day of competition because we have some big event stuff at church that I had to attend (priorities!!! :-).

Todays run was just to see how my hip strain was feeling after two days of rest. I started out really slow. I really didn't hurt when I started but got worse as I ran. At mile 3-4 I told myself that everything was off (races, training, etc.) but I had to get home so I kept running. By mile 6 I started to feel better and by mile 7 I decided to go ahead with my initial plan and run two loops. After 10 mile the hip strain was nothing more than an irritation and I finally felt like I could stretch out and run a little (normal). Mile 14 is a lot of uphill and mile 15 I decided to kick out a little so my HR rose on these two miles a little more. Now, 2 hours after the run, my hip strain is a little sore but not enough to make me limp....I am hopeful again!

4/2/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 9:36:00 123 61%  
2 9:29:00 133 68%  
3 8:36:00 132 67%  
4 9:36:00 132 67%  
5 9:21:00 134 68%  
6 8:46:00 134 68%  
7 9:07:00 135 69%  
8 8:51:00 138 71%  
9 8:27:00 143 74%  
10 7:46:00 149 78%  
11 8:06:00 155 82%  
12 7:58:00 153 81%  
13 7:49:00 154 82%  
14 8:01:00 157 84%  
15 7:14:00 161 87%  
 1/4 Mile Cool-Down  
Total 128:43:00 142 74%  
Pace 8:34:52      
Small Loop 2X
66º - 90% Humidity

Isaiah 40:31

31 but those who hope in the LORD
   will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
   they will run and not grow weary,
   they will walk and not be faint.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 15.25
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.506.000.000.0016.50

I just couldn't make myself go to the gym yesterday so I just took the day off. Today I felt pretty good so I decided to  try a simi-long run again. The weather was great for running: 52 degrees @ 50% humidity, no wind.

My hip was just a little sore. I started out really slow but at mile 3 I felt a sharp pain and then it got hot, then it started to feel better throughout the run. Now, three hours later, it feels pretty good. That's a good sign since before it's gotten more sore throughout the morning, after a run.

I know my speed is not where it should be but it seems I'm improving quickly!

4/4/2012

Mile

Time

HR

HR %

 

1

8:57:00

128

64%

 

2

8:42:00

140

72%

 

3

8:00:00

140

72%

 

4

8:32:00

144

75%

 

5

8:37:00

144

75%

 

6

8:23:00

142

74%

 

7

8:09:00

144

75%

 

8

7:56:00

146

76%

 

9

8:14:00

147

77%

 

10

8:05:00

147

77%

 

11

7:59:00

150

79%

 

12

7:46:00

151

80%

 

13

8:02:00

156

83%

 

14

7:44:00

157

84%

 

15

7:33:00

158

85%

 

16

7:21:00

165

89%

 

 1/2

Mile Cool-Down

 

 

Total

130:00:00

137

77%

 

Pace

8:07:30

 

 

 

Small Loop 2X + Smallville Once

52º - 50% Humidity

Target:
No goal except to see how my hip was feeling.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
1 Cor. 6:19-20

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 16.50
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

11 mile to work on my Road Bike...Anoter 25+ this evening to Martindale (to take care of my horses) and then back home.

My hip feels much better but I hate to say, one of my toes feels like it's sprained and my foot is a little swolen below at the base of that toe....it's always something :-( I'm hoping this is nothing.

 Added another 25 miles on my road bike this afternoon.

36 Miles (Road Bike) @ 18.5 MPH 

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 36.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.501.000.000.0019.50

Short entry...busy weekend:

19.5 Miles @ 8:20 Pace - HR Avg.151 

Just couldn't get my legs moving this morning. Only one mile under 8:00 pace. This seemed much harder than it should have. 

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 19.50
Comments(6)
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(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Morning: Road Bike - 11 Miles @ 18.5 MPH - HR 129

Evening: Road Bike - 25 Miles @ 18.3 MPH

Total Miles = 36

 2 Kings 6:17-18

And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

 

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 36.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0014.000.000.0014.00

Ran my small loop 2X today (7 miles per lap) @ AP of 7:49.

Numbers 20:11

Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 14.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.007.000.000.0021.00

4/13/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:53:00 131 66%  
2 8:06:00 145 76%  
3 7:56:00 145 76%  
4 8:12:00 145 76%  
5 8:37:00 147 77%  
6 8:10:00 144 77%  
7 8:21:00 146 75%  
8 8:12:00 144 76%  
9 8:16:00 150 75%  
10 8:08:00 147 79%  
11 8:21:00 148 77%  
12 8:34:00 152 78%  
13 7:59:00 151 80%  
14 7:59:00 152 80%  
15 7:58:00 154 80%  
16 8:10:00 158 82%  
17 8:17:00 156 85%  
18 8:18:00 158 83%  
19 9:03:00 156 85%  
20 7:52:00 158 83%  
   
Total 164:22:00 149 78%  
Pace 8:13:06      
Small Loop 3X
66º - Foggy, 80% Humidity

Romans 8:11

11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 20.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.0014.100.000.0021.10

Final "trial" run before the big decision. Even though it wasn't as good as I wanted I did break the 8:00 pace and after 20 miles I didn't feel like I was dying. Today I walked after every mile for about 15 seconds and made sure I caught my breath and got a good drink. On most of my long runs (15-20 miles) I lose about 5 lbs. Today I didn't lose any weight at all. I drank four bottles (I think 8oz) on every 7 mile loop. I'm making my hotel reservation for OKC today. You can sure tell where the biggest hills are on my run.

4/16/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:57:00 133 68%  
2 8:00:00 148 78%  
3 7:49:00 147 77%  
4 7:48:00 148 78%  
5 8:22:00 150 79% Hill
6 7:51:00 147 79%  
7 8:00:00 148 77%  
8 7:42:00 146 78%  
9 7:56:00 152 76%  
10 7:38:00 149 80%  
11 7:54:00 150 78%  
12 8:34:00 152 79% Hill
13 7:52:00 149 80%  
14 7:59:00 151 78%  
15 7:48:00 152 80%  
16 8:21:00 153 80%  
17 7:47:00 152 81%  
18 8:03:00 154 80%  
19 8:31:00 155 82% Hill
20 7:48:00 157 82%  
21 7:33:00 161 84%  
0.1 0:43:00  
Total 167:56:00 150 79%  
Pace 7:57:32      
Small Loop 3X
60º - Rain
Target:
Below 8:00 for 20.

Exodus 17:11

11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.
I think I'm at a place where I need some encouragment.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 21.10
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today since I'm officially in taper mode now. I went back and compared a few of my best 20+ mile runs to try and figure out what condition I'm in. I have actually run 20 miles or further 12 times in my life which includes the two marathons. Below is five of those runs.

 

                         Avg.
21 Mile Runs Pace HR HR % Temp
Best 21 in 2011 7:45 154 84 65º
First 21 at OKC 2011 8:00 165 91 45º
Last 21 Before Ft Worth 2012 7:49 153 81 55º
First 21 at Ft Worth 2012 7:39 162 87 45º
Last 21 Before OKC 2012 7:55 150 79 60º

Any comments or analogies are welcome :-)

1 Peter 3:15

15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0010.000.000.0010.00

This is my last major run before OKC. The weather was perfect at 55 degrees and 80% humidity :-) I wore my Kinvara 2 shoes and stashed my water along the route so I wouldn't have to wear my belt with all of the weight. I also took two endurolyte tablets before I ran and two Hammer Gels (one at mile 3 and one at mile 7). I thought it would be good to try things just as they will be at the race. I'm sure the temperature will be a perfect 55 degrees!!!

I picked up the pace on the last two miles but obviously couldn't have kept that up for very long. Now it's time to rest for ten days.

4/19/2012

Mile

Time

HR

HR %

 

1

7:46:00

133

68%

 

2

7:56:00

150

79%

Hill

3

7:35:00

140

72%

 

4

8:21:00

153

81%

Hill

5

7:32:00

148

78%

 

6

7:39:00

151

78%

 

7

7:39:00

155

80%

 

8

7:51:00

155

82%

Hill

9

7:09:00

161

82%

 

10

6:56:00

168

87%

 

Total

76:24:00

151

78%

 

Pace

7:38:24

 

 

 

Big Loop

55º - 80% Humidity

Target:
Below 7:45 for 10.

Luke 10:19

“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

 

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 10.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.003.007.00

2 Miles warm-up @ 9:00 Pace

3 Miles @ 6:47 Pace - HR Avg. 167

2 Miles cool-down @ 9:15 Pace                                                                                    

Now I'm in full taper mode. Just a couple of shorter runs this week before OKC marathon on the 29th.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.504.001.500.007.00

DerHammer inspired me to go and do a some Interval Training (It is also on the RLRF program for the last week before a marathon). I rand the same training run as I did before my last marathon. My Avg. time came out to be exactly the same and my HR Avg. was 5 BPM less... I am a little lost regarding what to do this last week regarding cross-training. I think I'll just bike about 35 miles (easy) tomorrow, then run 6-7 on Wednesday, then 3-5 mile run on Friday and a last 1-2 mile easy on Saturday. Hopefully this will set me up for OKC as best as I can be ready!

4/23/2012
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
2 Warm-Up @ 8:09 Pace 144  
400m 1:20:00 148 78%  
400m Recovery  
400m 1:17:00 148 78%  
400m Recovery  
400m 1:16:00 148 78%  
400m Recovery  
400m 1:14:00 151 80%  
400m Recovery  
400m 1:14:00 151 80%  
400m Recovery  
400m 1:14:00 150 79% 166
400m Recovery  
2 Cool-Down @ 8:08 Pace 149  
  1:15:50 149 78%  
      Total Miles 7
High School Track
60º - 55% Humidity, 5 MPH Wind
Target:
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, 6 x 400m @ 1:27 (5:48 Pace),  400m Recovery between each, 10 Min. Cool-Down.
Notes: As I ran more It seemed to get easier. Compared to an identical run on 2/22/12 my time was exactly the same but my HR was 5 BPM Avg. less.


Matthew 18:12-14

"Look at it this way. If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders off, doesn't he leave the ninety-nine and go after the one? And if he finds it, doesn't he make far more over it than over the ninety-nine who stay put? Your Father in heaven feels the same way. He doesn't want to lose even one of these simple believers.

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 7.00
Comments(11)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Cross-Training Day:

23 Miles on Road Bike @ 18 MPH, 132 Avg. HR

Since the first of the year (17 weeks) I've only rode my bike 8 times so my legs are not really use to this exercise. The first 2/3 of the ride seemed very easy but at the end my legs started feeling a little tired. This morning my legs feel fine. I plan to start riding quite a bit more after OKC this weekend.

Now the weather says it's going to be 48 degrees and a chance of rain at the beginning of the race. Last year it was 48 dgrees, 30 mph wind, lighting and driving rain at the beginning of the race....I just about froze to death! I hope it's not like that this year!!!

1 Samuel 12:18

 18 Then Samuel called upon the LORD, and that same day the LORD sent thunder and rain. So all the people stood in awe of the LORD and of Samuel.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 23.50
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I decided to bail on my 6-8 mile run today. I didn't get home until after midnight and figured I really didn't have anything to gain (except maybe a little confidence). But I really think I'm as good as I'm going to be (thanks JG for the good advice).

The weather report now says it will be 62 degrees at the start of the race (yesterday it said 48 degrees). I'm thinking if the temperature doesn't rise very quickly everything will be good.

My race bib number is 284 but I don't know how to tell you to track me in the race. I can't find out if it's possible in this race. I believe it was last year.

My plan is to run 2-3 mile tomorrow, just to stretch my legs and that will be all until Sunday.

1 Corinthians 13:4   "Love is never tired of waiting."

Comments(16)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.003.000.000.003.00

3 miles @ 4:45 pace before I was off to OKC. It was 68 degrees...hot and sweaty after only three miles :-( Now I'm concerned about the heat during the race. It is supposed to be 64 degrees at the start.

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 3.00
Comments(19)
Race: Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:30:53, Place overall: 106, Place in age division: 9
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

As I sit to write this Race Report I'm having a little trouble, not because I'm disappointed but because I feel the whole race was so predictable. Since the Cowtown Marathon about eight weeks ago I just haven’t seemed to be able to get in the groove…where I felt comfortable. For about four of those weeks I had a slight strain in my hip that kept me from really working on a consistent training schedule so during that time I just ran what I could and it wasn’t very fast or very long. I really thought, even with the inconsistent training, I would be able to bust the 3:30 mark. Oh well…It’s all for fun and this just gives me another reason runs some more and on top of that it’s really not that important in the scheme of “Important Things”!

This memorial race reminded me of some of those  important things. As I walked by the Empty Chair Memorial (http://host.newspin360.net/okcnationalmemorial2/) I noticed hanging on a chain link fence pictures, trinkets, photos and notes left in memory of those who died. It was a little eerie looking across the Memorial early in the morning, while it was still dark. Most people were laughing, having a good time and preparing for the race. I know this race means a whole lot more to those who lost loved ones than those selfish ones, like me, just there to run and worry about a BQ.

Throughout the race I was reminded of the real intent of the race. I saw several people holding up signs in memory of those lost and encouraging those who were running for them. Some runners had signs on their backs that said “I’m running in memory of ….”. I passed one old guy who was in great labor and pain with one of these signs on his back and the reality really set in. I ran by many, many fire fighters, wearing their full gear, who were walking the marathon in remembrance. I ran past a military guy carrying 168 pounds and in full military gear in remembrance of the 168 people killed in the bombing. He was walking the entire 26.2 mile marathon. What’s important..?

Oh…back to the race report… My plan was to start out at about an 8:00 pace for the first five miles and then drop 5 additional seconds at 10,15,20,25.

Oklahoma City Marathon
4/29/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:46:00 143 74%  
2 7:53:00 156 83%  
3 7:59:00 154 82%  
4 7:54:00 153 81%  
5 8:01:00 153 81% 7:54:36
6 8:01:00 152 80%  
7 8:00:00 156 83%  
8 7:45:00 156 83%  
9 7:54:00 158 85%  
10 7:50:00 160 86% 7:54:00
11 7:49:00 162 87%  
12 7:47:00 161 87%  
13 7:52:00 161 87%  
14 7:54:00 161 87%  
15 7:50:00 162 87% 7:50:24
16 7:54:00 162 87%  
17 7:46:00 164 89%  
18 7:44:00 166 90%  
19 7:56:00 166 90%  
20 8:01:00 162 87% 7:52:12
21 8:09:00 165 89%  
22 8:36:00 165 89%  
23 8:23:00 167 91%  
24 8:18:00 171 93%  
25 8:22:00 170 93% 8:21:36
26 8:34:00 174 95%  
26.2 2:55:00 175 96%  
Total 210:53:00 161 86%  
Pace 8:02:56      

I felt really slow running at the 8:00 pace at the start. Everyone was blowing past me like I was standing still (I did pass most of them after about 10 miles though). I was already sweating before I even started to run and by the 2nd mile I had sweat just pouring off of me. Looking at it now I guess I’m not really surprised my HR jumped up so quickly. I should have been able to run the first 10 with every mile being less than 150 HR at this pace.

I tried to avoid the official “pacers” in this race so I started out just slightly ahead of the 3:30 Pacer and his group. I was feeling pretty good where I was until about mile 5 where the 3:30’s caught up and passed me. I said “how much ahead of pace are you guys”, they said “were right on pace”. My Garmin said I was 25 seconds ahead so I just kept on running an let them move out ahead of me. They seemed to slow down a mile or so ahead and I caught back up and ran with them until mile 10. At this point I just couldn’t take all of the jabbering and I felt I needed to drop down about 5 seconds so I slowly started to move out. I remember thinking…”I just need to stay in front of these guys and I’ll break the 3:30 goal”. I ran on from 11 to 15 feeling fair (not great) but was still convinced I could achieve my goal. Mile 16-20 I began thinking that I wouldn’t drop any more and just keep at the same pace, since, I was in front of the 3:30 pace group and, I wasn’t feeling that strong. At mile 21 I felt myself fading and by mile 22 I though “what happened to my legs, they feel really heavy”. I slowed for a while hoping they would come back but they just got worse. At mile 24, here came the 3:30 pacers again! I then thought, “if I can just stick with them and give a big kick at the end, I’ll have my BQ”. Well, I stuck with them for about ¾ of a mile and then I just couldn’t hold the pace any more and had to slow down again. I kinda wanted to just stop right about then. Mile 26 was painful but I went ahead and kicked as hard as I could after the 26 lap time beeped on my watch. My watch registered 26.4 miles so I actually kicked the last .4 miles (according to my watch) for the time of 2:55.

All I can do now is chalk this race up to experience and  go back to the drawing board regarding race training and goals. It’s a good thing I do this just for fun as it could get me very aggravated if I took it too seriously J

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 26.20
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7 easy miles on my bike.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
68.7598.301.503.00171.55
Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 127.35Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 102.50Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 43.20
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