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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:

  • 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)

Personal:

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: 34.50 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
7.000.000.000.007.00
Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 719.24Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Good morning ride. It seemed a little cooler this morning, I guess the humidity was a little lower than normal. I'm starting to press the average speed up. Now it seems that about 19 mph is the reasonable effort in the hilly country where I live. I rode a new loop today that was right at 30 miles. This is a good morning ride with not too much traffic.

8-1-12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
29.5 18.9 145 76%  
0.5 slow  
   
   
30 Total 18.9 145 76%  
Miles   Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
75 Degrees

Proverbs 21:31 

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 30.00
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I know no one cares about all of this bike blogging but it's all I can do right now :-(  When I get to where I can sneeze and not hurt I'll start running again.

Another 29.5 mile morning but a little slower than yesterday.

8/2/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
29.5 18.4 139 72%  
   
   
   
29.5 Total 18.4 139 72%  
Miles   Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
75 Degrees
Same ride as yesterday just a little slower & lower HR  

James 1:22

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

 

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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Another 1-1/2 hours on the bike. Rode the now standard 29.5 route. It seems my speed is increasing slightly. Today felt like stronger ride and my HR avg was only 139. It did hover around 150 for a lot of the ride but dropped quickly on the flats and down hills. My legs still need to get in better biking shape as they are what gets tired way before I peak my HR.

No ride tomorrow I've going to get my hand gun lisence so I'll soon be packing.

8/3/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
29.5 19.1 139 72%  
   
   
   
29.5 Total 19.1 139 72%  
Miles   Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
73 Degrees at start, 80 at finish
Same ride as yesterday just a little faster with same HR  

Isaiah 54:17

17  no weapon forged against you will prevail, 
   and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
     This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
    and this is their vindication from me,”
      declares the Lord.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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50 Mile Bike Ride - About 17-17.5 Avg. Speed.

I started at 12:30 and it was hot until about mile 35 when a wind storm blew in and sandblasted me with blowing sand, then it rained a little so the road was wet. I was sliding all over the road so I had to slow way down.

John 3:8

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 50.00
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Standard Morning ride. I was a little tired from the 50 miler yesterday but it seemed a little cooler this morning (I'm not sure what the temperature was, I didn't check the weather).

8/6/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
15 18.3 #N/A  
14.5 19 #N/A  
   
   
29.5 Total 18.7 0 #N/A  
Miles   Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
Low 70's ?
HR monitor wasn't working. Probably a weak battery. 

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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Rode with the cycling group and Sarah today. We rode 10 miles easy and then I decided to run 1 mile to see how my side/hip was feeling. I should not have run. It felt okay during the run but last night it started hurting and continues today. Strange, it feels like a strained ligiment.

Psalm 149:4

“For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.”

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 10.00
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The good news is the pain went away in just one day. I may try and run another mile next Tuesday but not before.

Biking is going good, I did an evening ride and it was HOT 100 degrees.

8/8/12 (Evening)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
10.62 19.1 148 78%  
10.62 18.2 149 78%  
   
   
21.24 Total 18.7 149 78%  
Miles   Speed      
 
Rode to feed horses and back
100 Degrees

Luke 12:6-7

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.”  

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 21.24
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This 29.5 mile morning is getting to be a standard. I really wasn't excited about riding this morning since I rode yesterday evening but I pushed myself out the door. I didn't feel like I was riding any faster than my previous rides but at the halfway point I realized I was quite a bit faster than my previous fastest half. I decided to go ahead and push it in and see how much I could improve. I ended up .7 faster than I have ever ridden this route before. I think I'm getting stronger.

8/9/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
15 18.9 140 72%  
14.5 19.9 147 77%  
   
   
29.5 Total 19.4 144 75%  
Miles   Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
76 Degrees, High Humidity

Judges 16:28

28 Then Samson called to the Lord and said, “O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes.”

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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35 Miles with the San Marcos Cycling Group then another 10 by myself.

The group rides at different paces and takes a few breaks throughout the ride. I think I averaged about 18-19 mph overall. 

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 45.00
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29.5 Miles on the Road Bike @ 16.5 MPH. 100 degrees and into a strong headwind.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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Another morning ride. I rode the first half faster than every before, but slowed on the second half. I guess I was tired from two previous days of riding. Maybe tomorrow I will make it a slow ride.

8/13/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
15 0:46:19 19.3 145 76%  
14.5 0:47:18 18.4 143 74%  
   
   
29.5 Total 18.9 144 75%  
Miles 1:33:37 Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
78 Degrees, High Humidity

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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10 Easy miles with Callie and the San Marcos Cycling Friends.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 10.00
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Good things today..!

Rode 29.5 miles @ 19 mph

Ran 2 Miles @ 7:50 pace

Spent time with Callie Andra (my daughter) :-)

Callie is home for two more day so that make three days I get to spend time with her before she goes back to college. She wanted to run so I biked my usual 29.5 miles then ran 2 miles with her.

So far my hip/side feels fine althought running felt very awkward. It felt like I was pounding the ground and very jerky with my stride. It did feel good though!

8/15/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
15 0:48:24 18.5 143 74%  
14.5 0:44:41 19.5 147 77%  
   
   
29.5 Total 19.0 145 76%  
Miles 1:33:05 Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
78 Degrees, High Humidity

Here's an awkward Bible verse:

Genesis 25:30

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

30 He said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I’m exhausted.” That is why he was also named Edom.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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4 miles with a twinge on Trinity Trails in Ft Worth and with Callie :-)

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 4.00
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Rode to San Marcos to meet the riding group, then rode with them, then rode home.

12.5 + 36 + 12.5 =  61 miles total.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 60.00
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Another morning ride.

8/20/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
15 0:46:45 19.1 140 72%  
14.5 0:44:53 19.4 142 74%  
   
   
29.5 Total 19.3 141 73%  
Miles 1:31:38 Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
69 Degrees at the start

19 mph @ 30 is now the baseline, below bad, above good. Shooting to move it to 19.5.

2 Chronicles 15:7 

But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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Same route just slower.

Notice how low the HR was, this is the problem with biking (compared to running). It's virtually impossible for me to get my HR above 80% while biking. Even on a "hard/fast" ride it never averages above 80% and on a day like today I might as well be doing leg lifts on the couch.

8/21/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
15 0:50:26 18.7 127 63%  
14.5 0:46:07 18.7 129 65%  
   
   
29.5 Total 18.7 128 64%  
Miles 1:36:33 Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
70 Degrees at the start

Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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Fastest 29.5 miles at 19.5 mph then 10 slower miles at 17.8 mph. 

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 39.50
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Another 29.5 miles at 18.2 mph.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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60 miles. Rode to San Marcos and met the SM Cycling guys.

Ended the week with 188 miles biking but no running miles.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 60.00
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Record pace today. Rode my 29.5 mile route @ 19.7 mph avg. the first half is very hilly. The oveall route has a total ascent of 1200 ft. I think my legs are catching up with my cardio.

8/27/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
15 0:46:19 19.3 149 78%  
14.5 0:43:30 20 152 80%  
   
   
29.5 Total 19.7 151 79%  
Miles 1:29:49 Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
72 Degrees at the start, calm

Psalm 103:19

The LORD has established His throne in the heavens; And His sovereignty rules over all.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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Biked 10 miles easy with Sarah.

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 10.00
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Another 29.5 biking morning but this time a little slower. 78 degrees but it felt a little better since the humidity was 44%.

I think I'm going to try running again next week. Hopfully I can start a run training cycle soon!

8/29/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
15 0:48:24 18.5 145 76%  
14.5 0:44:12 19.7 146 76%  
   
   
29.5 Total 19.1 146 76%  
Miles 1:32:36 Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
78 Degrees at the start, calm

Ecc 3:11 God makes everything happen at the right time. Yet none of us can ever fully understand all he has done, and he puts questions in our minds about the past and the future.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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Beat my fastest by 9 seconds :-)

8/30/12 (Morning)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
15 0:46:03 19.4 149 78%  
14.5 0:43:37 20 151 80%  
   
   
29.5 Total 19.7 150 79%  
Miles 1:29:40 Speed      
 
Rode Staples to Redwood Loop.
72 Degrees at the start, calm, Humidity 40%

"Lord, I stand in awe of your deeds. Revive your work in these years; make it known in these years. In Your wrath, remember mercy." (Hbk 3:2 HCSB)

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 29.50
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Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 719.24Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 4.00
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