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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: 0.00 Month: 82.75 Year: 975.42
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

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.

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
From SlowJoe on Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 00:11:17 from

Ah, we live and learn, don't we? I think you're right about the combo of heat, loss of conditioning, and fuel. Toss in the fact that you just ran 15 yesterday... That's an insane amount of miles in 2 days even for an experienced, elite marathoner, much less a guy who is coming off an injury.

Having said all that, I know where you're coming from with OKC in a week, and I can't say for sure that I wouldn't have tried the same thing. Unfortunately in running I'm not sure you can cram for the test at the last minute like we all did in school. Your fitness will come back soon! Did the knee at least hold up ok?

From I Just Run on Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 08:04:29 from

Yeah...my knee held up great. It's amazing what 4 or 5 ibuprofen do to mask the pain :) As I began each run it was sore but got better after 3 or 4 miles. This was much different than before when it would all of a sudden have a very sharp pain and get really tight. See ya...gotta go run!


From derhammer on Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 13:38:10 from

Wow - what a tough one! Not sure what to say really. Sounds like the hydration was good and you had gatorade, so there were calories going in. Your body should have enough stores to go 16-18 miles before it starts running empty. Did you eat enough yesterday and last evening?

Also, all the blood that normally goes to your muscles is now being diverted to your skin to try to keep your body cool and deal with the heat. But the humidity is keeping the sweat from evaporating and keeping the body cool. At least there was some wind to help. But this whole scenario turns pretty ugly fast and at a certain point the muscles give up. I gotta think it is a combo of not running much for 20 days, the heat, and possibly energy depending on what you fed your body yesterday.

From I Just Run on Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 13:56:54 from



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