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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: 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


Well, below I stated this was a "Recovery Day" but in the evening I went out to run a little extra and decided to run my Loop (6.65 miles). Everything was feeling good so I went ahead and pushed it a little trying to increase my speed each mile. I did pretty well except on one section (mile 4) where the hill slowed me down a little. All in all the run was good, my knee didin't hurt at all! (but since I'm entering this after my Friday run I can tell you now it hurt again on Friday) Here's the Chart for the Friday evening run:

Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:14:00 135 68% Ran the Loop
2 8:13:00 148 76%
3 7:38:00 149 77%
4 7:44:00 159 84%
5 7:30:00 162 86%
6 7:14:00 165 88%
6.65 4:48:00 168 90%
Total 51:21:00 155 81%
Pace 7:43:18 60ยบ 53% Humidity


Recover Day ... Since I went over to the DARK side yesterday (see yesterday's new entry for biking details) I decided to take it easy this morning. I tried to run at a 140 bpm heart rate which is 70% of my max heart rate so it should be a recover level. It was raining this morning, if you could call it that. I think the ran actually evaporated before it hit the ground but it was enough to get me soaked. I may run a few more miles this evening too.

Mile Time HR HR % 2 Miles Out and Back
1 8:13:00 136 68%
2 9:01:00 141 72%
3 9:06:00 141 72%
4 9:28:00 143 73%
Total 35:48:00 140 71%
Pace 8:57:00 75 Deg. Raining  
Goal was 140 HR / 70% Max Heart Rate

Timothy 5:15
"Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan."


Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 10.65
From derhammer on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:56:11 from

Nice run and bike ride yesterday. So what is supposed to happen with this bone spur of yours? Is it going to eventually breakdown? How long is that going to take?

From I Just Run on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 11:06:59 from

Ahhhh...the doctor said it would desolve itself and it usually takes 6 to 8 weeks. It's been 6 weeks today (seems like 6 months) though. Overall it seems to be getting better but every once in a while (running or doing nothing) it will get really painful. Yesterday in my slow run I got sharp pains that almost buckled my knee a few times. Last night on the bike ride it didn't hurt at all. If it's not completly better in a couple of weeks I'm going back and see if they can pluck the thing out!

From SlowJoe on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 11:38:50 from

What, you didn't get enough rain running in at OKC?

Nice biking too, one of these days I'll get one. I outgrew my last bike when I turned 12...it's been awhile.

From I Just Run on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 12:00:59 from

I just don't know about the bike thing...I kinda feel like I'm committing adultery or something with my running ;(

From derhammer on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 12:12:50 from

Nah - just think of it as "cross training" - now if this becomes a daily thing you'll have us worried!

From I Just Run on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 12:20:50 from

Well...all the biker guys just came to my office and said they were going to come to my house every Wednsday to ride... Uh..ho I've got to start thinking up excuses :-)

From derhammer on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 12:22:19 from

Oh well, once a week ain't bad, actually it's probably good for you. Run in the am and go bike in the evening.

Just don't get talked into any races - that would be going too far. :-)

From JG on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 12:36:58 from

Biking at least once a week is great, you can get a good aerobic workout, but more importantly gives balance to the muscular development of your legs, which can play a critical role in preventing injuries. Running strengthens hamstrings, biking quads ... it pays dividends to develop them both in balance.

I thought the Spurs got eliminated by Memphis last week! :)

From I Just Run on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 10:44:54 from

Der Hammer,

No bike racing for me...I have too many other things to keep me busy...


I could really tell the different muscles I worked on the ride. I thought I would be more sore than I was the next day. My heart rate really stayed low (below 140) for the ride. This is actually in my recovery zone but the actual ride seemed a little harder.

Regarding the !...SPURS...! ...Oh never mind! :-(

From JG on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 15:21:37 from

I do not bike much on the roads as there are too many crazy drivers around here, but I do try to get to Spin Class a couple times a week. The instructors are insane, I could never push myself as hard as I do in their classes ... oh & they are pretty easy on the eyes too! lol

I misplaced my hear rate monitor strap about 6 months ago, never wore it very often, but liked to occassionally to gauge where I was at. I wish I had it to wear at Spin sometimes, as I usually feel like I am pretty close to my max at the end of my class. I ran very low milage before my BQ last fall (which was a 20 minute improvement on the same course in much hotter conditions), in large part I contribute that to I was doing Spin 4 times a week. Anyway, needless to say, I have never had any knee issues ... knock on wood!

From derhammer on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 15:33:26 from

JG- I am a big fan of spin classes, too. I agree you can get a better workout there than on a bike. It's 60 minutes straight without the breaks or coasting that one gets on a road bike. I agree, too, that the real thing is too dangerous on the roads.

Are you missing the strap for your Garmin? I have an extra one I can send you. In fact, I think I have 3 total. LOL.

From I Just Run on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 15:39:17 from

Have you guys ever heard of the word "podunk" ... well, that's were I live. If I start asking around for spin classes I'll probably get arrested!

From JG on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 16:24:30 from

IJR - That's hilarious, yeah you might want to keep quiet about that one!

DH - That would be awesome if you had an extra that would work with a 305, I will send you a PM ... thx!

From I Just Run on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 16:39:52 from

I believe I should get a comission for all sells on my blog!

From JG on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 16:54:07 from

I have no problem with that as long as DH doesn't ... how about 50%? let's see 50% of free is ...

I am guessing the roads are a lot safer in podunk! Enjoy the weekend ... we have crazy cool temps moving into Atlanta for the next 4 days ... hope you get a taste of the same!

From I Just Run on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 17:04:59 from

Ok... I think 50% is fair. I feel much better now!

Please send some cool weather....

From derhammer on Sat, May 14, 2011 at 11:54:59 from

JG - don't worry about IJR - he is the master at highjacking blogs. LOL!

From I Just Run on Sat, May 14, 2011 at 11:59:05 from

I learned everything i know from Burt!

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