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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
99.510.000.000.0099.51
Altra - Instinct Miles: 99.26
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

We're in Illinois visiting family. Nice cool front brought rain and 60 degree weather. Ran in the rain...8:24, 8:04, 8:09, 7:39 = 32:19 (8:05). Then 1 mile at 9:57 with our 2nd nephew, Bradley, who's 10 yes old and .25 mile cool down.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 5.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

Running in Illinois. 8:24, 8:04, 8:09, 7:39 = 32:19 (8:05)

Then 1 mile with my 9 yr old niece @ 9:57.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Running in Illinois. 8:35, 8:29, 8:28, 8:28, 7:55 = 41:58 (8:24).

Altra - Instinct Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.160.000.000.005.16

Still running in Illinois.

7:59, 7;58, 8:07, 8:51, 8:51, 1:05 = 42:52 (8:19)

Altra - Instinct Miles: 5.16
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

Whoo...Hooo...broke the 6 mile mark today! My foot is holding up okay, still feels swolen but no sharp pains now. Man it's hot! (75 Degrees, 90% humidity)

~~Mile Time HR
1 8:23:00 139
2 8:09:00 154
3 8:31:00 158
4 8:39:00 163
5 8:55:00 165
6 8:28:00 169
0.25 2:09:00 170
Total 53:14:00 
Pace 8:31:02 
 

 

 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

Continuing by goal to get back to marathon fitness. Not a good time of year to start but now is better than later. Right now I am focussed on steadly increasing the mileage but not worring about the speed. My right foot/toe is doing okay, not really sore but still feels swolen or probably just scar tissue all around the joint. It looks deformed and the toe doesn't really work - it just hangs there letting all the other toes do all the work. The right foot is okay with only the normal/slight pressure at the same joint location on the bottom of my foot. I'm still planning to have the surgery on the left foot but hoping to run a marathon before I do that. I'm thinking about running the Rock-N-Roll on December 4th this year and then having the surgery done right after that. This way, qualify for Boston, get my left foot fixed, and get back to training in the early spring.

Today's run:

Mile Time HR
1 8:28:00 136
2 8:35:00 152
3 8:20:00 156
4 8:34:00 162
5 8:04:00 167
0.25 Cool-Down 
Total 42:01:00 
Pace 8:24:12 

(80 Degrees, 89% Humidity, 74 Degree Dewpoint)

Altra - Instinct Miles: 5.25
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

Same run as yesterday but a little less...

Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:27:00 137 70%
2 8:48:00 150 79%
3 8:32:00 152 80%
4 8:49:00 157 84%
5 8:14:00 161 86%
0.25 Cool-Down  
Total 42:50:00 151 80%
Pace 8:34:00  
79 Degrees, 74 DP, 90% Humidity

Altra - Instinct Miles: 5.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 Miles on the Elliptical and a few upper body weights.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

Hot...Hot...Hot

~~Mile Time
1 8:14:00
2 8:28:00
3 8:15:00
4 8:30:00
5 7:54:00
0.25 Cool-Down
Total 41:21:00
Pace 8:16:12

A little faster but don't know the HR effort. My monitor was giving me some weird readings.

79 degree, 89% humidity, 75 degree dewpoint

Altra - Instinct Miles: 5.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

Went back to visit my mom again this weekend and ran 6 miles trying to bring the pace down a little. Got pretty much overheated after 4 and had to take it easy for the last two. Felt like I'd run a hard race afterwards.

~~Mile Time
1 8:00:00
2 8:00:00
3 8:03:00
4 7:57:00
5 8:37:00
6 8:25:00
0.25 Cool-Down
Total 49:02:00
Pace 7:50:43
 

80 degrees...and humid.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 6.25
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

I can see my HR slowly lowering on the same pace runs. It's sure hot and humid though!

~~Mile Time HR
1 8:23:00 134
2 8:34:00 150
3 8:10:00 153
4 8:38:00 158
5 8:40:00 161
6 8:02:00 163
0.25 Cool-Down 
Total 50:27:00 153
Pace 8:24:30 

78 Degrees, 90% Humidity, 75 Degree Dewpoint

Altra - Instinct Miles: 6.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Running short on time this morning...slept in a while. Was going to the gym but just ran 4 easy miles instead at home to save time.

~~Mile Time
1 8:59:00
2 9:10:00
3 8:40:00
4 8:56:00
 
Total 35:45:00
Pace 8:56:15

Here's how I've been building my miles over the past 8 weeks: 4 miles,6,7,12,15,21,19,22. I'm building to about 30-35 but the 3rd week of August. Then I hope to start training for the San Antonio Rock-n-Roll Marathon (which would be 16 weeks from that time).

 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 4.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.350.000.000.007.35

Woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep (I'll explain the reason if a few days but can't right now).  Decided to pull a Tom Slick and go out and run. It was actually very nice with the full moon and no traffic (well...1 car).

Ran the small loop just steady at a 8:50 pace for the 7 Miles. Finally running the entire small loop make it feel like an accomplishment!

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.35
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.350.000.000.007.35

Another earlier morning run. Started at 4am. Not a good nights sleep.

Ran the small loop again. It was hot (78 degrees, 90% humidity, 74 degree dewpoint)

One more day then things change forever...

~~Mile Time HR
1 8:37:00 133
2 8:27:00 149
3 8:33:00 152
4 8:27:00 155
5 9:14:00 159
6 8:53:00 160
7 8:45:00 163
0.35 cool-down 
Total 60:56:00 153
Pace 8:42:17 
 

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.35
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.350.000.000.007.35

Ran the small loop again. Running is slowly getting better. My foot is just uncomfortable but does not hurt.

The BIG news is that today was the last day of work for me. After 29 years, starting up and building our company (The Fountain People), I have stepped out of the business. We grew the company from 3 people to 120 in those years, then two years ago sold it to a large Equity Company. I was on an employment contract for 2 years which has now comes to an end. I'm excited about what God has in store for me next!

7 miles @ 8:39 pace, 155 HR, 75 Degrees, 93%Humidity, 75 Degree Dewey Point.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.35
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

We are in Ft Lauderdale, FL. I ran along the board walk by the beach. It is very flat here except for the large bridge I ran over. The temperature was actually a little warmer than Texas but it seemed much cooler because of the wind and lower humidity. I think because of this I ran much stronger and faster.

7 Miles @ 8:07 Pace, 156 HR, 83 Degrees, 64% Humidity, 74 Degree DP, 11 MPHIL Windows.

We normally have NO Windows in Texas in the summer mornings.

Altra - Instinct Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.006.80

Still in Florida. Running is a little better here than at home. 😊

6.55 Miles @ 8:14 Pace. .25 Miles cool-down

Altra - Instinct Miles: 6.80
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
99.510.000.000.0099.51
Altra - Instinct Miles: 99.26
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