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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:

  • 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)


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

New Entry....

Went to Gruene and rode with the Big Boys 29.3 miles (145 HR) @ 19 mph avg.


 Since I ran 5 miles yesterday I didn't want to over do it on the running this morning and since I am planning on going and riding with the Big Boys this evening I didn't want to bike. So....I decided to run 2 at a little faster pace. My legs have continued to be slightly sore because of all the biking but slowly they are getting better (I think building some new muscles where the're needed). I don't seem to have any joint pain (hip, knees, ankles) which is good. The results of the run seem pretty good compared to a few 2 mile runs last spring. My speed is  faster with a slightly lower heart rate. The only thing is mentally I struggled thinking "this seems too hard". I think with a little more running I'll break through the mental thing. I'm going to keep the milage down for a while to make sure the hip problem doesn't come back.

I'm starting to think about upcoming races and what I want to do. First I want to break 20:00 in a 5K. Then I plan to run a Half. There is one in Gruene on Oct. 29 that I may run. They do have a Full but I know I won't be ready for that. I may even just run the Half as a training run and not push too hard. Beyond that I'm thinking about the Austin 3M, Austin Livestrong, Ft Worth Cowtown and mabye San Antonio.

Here's the results from todays run:

9/20/2011 (Morning Run)
Mile Time HR HR % Ran Out & Back
1 7:02:00 146 75%
2 6:58:00 160 85%
Total 14:00:00 153 80%
Pace 7:00:00

Jeremiah 29:11-13

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 2.00
From flatlander on Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 13:37:57 from

Good running again. All the biking has obviously preserved your fitness levels.

From JG on Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 14:54:19 from

I am so psyched for you, to read you got in a 5 mile run yesterday, without any hip issues! You are being really smart about things, keep it up! Oh, and once you do start building those miles back up, they will feel easier in no time ... your cross training has been off the charts!

From Dan on Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 22:55:58 from

2 miles and being pain free = priceless! I am with flat and JG on this one!

From JG on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 00:54:58 from

Read Hamdog's last race report, you will see why I recommended that book to you. You will find him at the top of the mileage board. He just paced a friend who followed the training plan in that book to a T, he just got his BQ on 20th attempt, with a 17 minute PR! I read that book in preparation for my BQ, but ran a lot less than even the book says, but I cross trained like crazy, probably 5 Spin classes a week ... your cycling is going to help ... the key is staying injury/pain free. You clearly have progressed to the point where you are fast enough!

From I Just Run on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:33:45 from

Hey guys...thanks,

I think my hip problem may be gone. After the 5 and 2 fairly fast miles I don't have any pain. The biking has been good but my legs are continually sore. I'm anxious to see how the running is when the're not sore.

I read Hamdog's report and am excited to get the book and see what it's all about. I'm ready to make some plans to race...! (Oh yeah JG...29.65 miles yesterday @ 19 mpg ... almost there!)

From JG on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:44:44 from

WooHoo! Great update on the hip!

You are really flying on that bike, did I say something stupid like I would buy you a case of beer when you could avg 20 mph on a longer ride? I think I meant 30 miles, not 29.65, so you still have a ways to go ... there is no rounding up of numbers! :)

From I Just Run on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:58:53 from

Oh good, I was thinking you were expecting 20 mph on an 80 mile ride. Next tuesday I'm going to up it to 19.5, I'm pretty sure I can do it!

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