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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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Local Elite

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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: 37.25 Month: 155.65 Year: 155.65
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

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."

From derhammer on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 09:55:07 from

Good luck, sir. I will be rooting for you!

From flatlander on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:33:11 from

Same here, you will get a good time regardless of the weather.

From SlowJoe on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 12:04:15 from

You are definitely ready. I think there is a good shot we will (barely) stay out of the 70s for the whole race. Hopefully those predicted rain clouds will stick around for the 2nd half.

I think the only way to track is if you have an iphone or android, and download the app (http://www.phase2online.com/iphone/memorial-marathon/)

From DLTheo on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 14:16:38 from

Have a great race! I'll be thinking about you while I wait for my race to start, 2 hours after yours.

From JG on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 18:05:08 from

Thanks Joe, I installed the app ... what is your bib number? 259?? :)

From SlowJoe on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 18:40:57 from

JG - 259 would be sweet! Mine is 420 though. If I run a 4:20, I'll know why....

DLTheo - good luck in Eugene!

From Rye on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 21:31:07 from

Wishing you a grand race Preston! Have confidence! You'll do great.

From Dan on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 21:32:53 from

Awesome, I will be rooting for you too! Thanks for the tip joe!

From DLTheo on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 22:50:05 from

Thanks SlowJoe!

From rAtTLeTrAp on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 22:55:08 from

I got the android app and it shows your time from last year. Hopefully it will update when the race starts.

From I Just Run on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 08:15:37 from

Thanks Guys, ...Just hope it's at least 16 seconds faster than my last marathon!

Now the weather show 59 at the start. I'm not sure what effect that will have but it seem okay to me :-)

I looked at the App and it seems it's for 2011 and not 2012. I sent the an e-mail to the maratahon asking about tracking but haven't heard back. It doesn't seem promising that they have something in place.


Can you delete the app off your phone, I don't want you thinking I ran that slow this year!

From flatlander on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 08:22:15 from

This time of year that temperature could be 64 or 54, which are very different. Still, you like warm weather and should do well even if the temps are in the 60s. Pray for clouds though.

From JG on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 08:32:36 from

The android app I downloaded pulled up both Preston & Joe with thete bib numbers & shows mo splits yet, so I think it should work, obviously they have the runner database loaded. The info link also shows this years date/start time.

Perhaps you downloaded last years Ap Trap, of course, you will be focusing on your own journey Sunday morning anyway! :)

From flatlander on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 08:34:50 from

For those of us who still use dumb phones, is there a laptop version of this tracker?

From Steam8 on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 18:39:08 from

Your race is on Sunday?? I am feeling excited/and nervous! OHHHH!!!! I hope it ends up being a great run day and everything aligns just right! Best of luck!!!!

From Dan on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 20:22:00 from

Looking forward to tracking you and joe!

Keep the faith man! 2 Timothy 4:7

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