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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 11/19/15
  • 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
  • Triathlons:
  • (1:12:23) Martindale (Sprint) Tri For Old Glory 7/1/12

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: 

  • Chosen Half Marathon November 18, 2017

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Run Sub-18:00 5K
  • Run Sub- 3:10 Marathon
  • Compete in a Full Iron Man
  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals

Personal:

Married, two kids  Kirby 23 (Baylor University), Callie 25 (Graduated TCU Ft. Worth '14, Married May '15).

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: 40.35 Month: 101.35 Year: 560.50
Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 139.32
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 396.02
Swim Time Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Adidas Energy Boost Lifetime Miles: 402.52
Trek (Road Bike) Lifetime Miles: 859.00
Brooks Glycrib 13 Lifetime Miles: 262.90
Altra - Instinct Lifetime Miles: 573.72
Altra-Instinct-Blue Lifetime Miles: 551.67
Altra Instinct Dark Blue Lifetime Miles: 391.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
143.1528.250.000.00171.40
Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 171.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Okay, starting to see slight improvement. Hoping for some cooler weather in the next few weeks. Today was the first day below 70 (68) which helped. My foot that was operated on is always uncomfortable but tolerable. I am entered in the Chosen Half Marathon on November 18 so only 6-1/2 weeks to get ready. I'm sure it won't be my best or fastest race by what the heck, I only have to beat a bunch of OLD guys!

Mile Time HR
1 8:31:00 118
2 8:36:00 141
3 8:01:00 141
4 8:26:00 150
5 8:19:00 152
6 8:06:00 153
7 7:58:00 157
     
Total 57:57:00 145
Pace 8:16:43  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Here we go...I hit 1 MP mile. :-) HR is coming down. Now it's a balance between cardio buildup and leg buildup. Still hot, humid and no wind.

Mile Time HR
     
1 8:11:00 136
2 8:13:00 153
3 8:10:00 154
4 7:33:00 164
     
Total 32:07:00 152
Pace 8:01:45  

 

 

 

 

 

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles @ 8:48. It was hot! 78 degrees, 75 dewpoint, 95% humidity!

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Getting Gooder...! 

Mile Time HR
1 8:28:00 128
2 8:36:00 144
3 7:47:00 145
4 8:18:00 150
5 8:04:00 153
6 7:39:00 158
Total 48:52:00 146
Pace 8:08:40  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 6.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

And Gooder...!!!!

Mile Time HR
1 8:16:00 131
2 8:16:00 146
3 7:48:00 148
4 8:18:00 153
5 8:10:00 156
6 7:33:00 160
Total 48:21:00 149
Pace 8:03:30  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 6.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.000.000.007.00

Still hot weather at 68 degrees, 96% humidity, 67 dewpoint, 160 lbs.

But Faster...

 

Mile Time HR
1 8:19:00 127
2 8:29:00 143
3 7:42:00 147
4 8:25:00 150
5 8:10:00 153
6 8:01:00 154
7 7:49:00 159
     
Total 56:55:00 148
Pace 8:07:51  

 

 

 

 

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.000.000.009.00

 

Cool front blew in but it was an hour after I finished running. The humidity was much lower and that helped greatly!

72 degrees, 67% humidity, 65 dewpoint, 15mph wind, 157lbs.

For some reason my HR monitor didn't work. Wish it had so I could do some comparisons as this was much faster and longer!

Mile Time
1 8:02:00
2 8:17:00
3 7:47:00
4 8:28:00
5 8:28:00
6 8:08:00
7 7:32:00
8 7:49:00
9 7:47:00
   
Total 72:18:00
Pace 8:02:00

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 9.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

A little easier day today. The weather was nice at 62 degrees, 50% humidity, dewpoint 48, 8mph wind. Making progress, the same run a month ago was 30 seconds per minute with the same HR.

Mile Time HR
1 8:34:00 141
2 8:52:00 141
3 8:51:00 147
4 8:30:00 146
5 8:25:00 145
6 8:42:00 144
6.5 4:14:00 149
     
Total 56:08:00 145
Pace 8:38:09  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 6.50
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

It was nice to get in the double digit in milage today. The temp was much better (59 degrees, 83% humidity, 54 dewpoint). Hoping to up the speed in the next couple of weeks quite a bit!   

Mile Time HR
1 8:16:00 132
2 8:15:00 146
3 8:13:00 148
4 8:03:00 147
5 8:33:00 148
6 8:35:00 151
7 8:25:00 154
8 8:19:00 155
9 8:49:00 155
10 7:49:00 160
10.25 1:47  
Total 85:04:00 150
Pace 8:17:57  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 10.25
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.003.250.000.006.25

In Abiline for a couple of days. Got to run around Abiline Christian University, it was nice. Ran every other mile at MP. :-) (76 degrees, 79% humidity, 69 dewpoint)

Mile Time
1 8:21:00
2 7:38:00
3 8:08:00
4 7:38:00
5 8:06:00
6 7:33:00
6.5 1:47:00
   
Total 49:11:00
Pace 7:34:00

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 6.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.252.000.000.0010.25

Ran the big loop today. The weather was great at 59 degrees, 51% humidity and 41 dewpoint, 16mph wind, 158 lbs. Got a couple of mile in the MP range but haven't been able to pull off any HMP miles yet!

Mile Time HR
     
1 8:15:00 131
2 8:07:00 145
3 7:55:00 147
4 7:41:00 146
5 7:57:00 149
6 8:07:00 152
7 8:07:00 155
8 7:45:00 155
9 7:59:00 157
10 7:38:00 161
.25 Mile Cool-down    
Total 79:31:00 150
Pace 7:57:06  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 10.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Recovery Run

Mile Time HR
     
1 9:24:00 120
2 9:22:00 128
3 9:10:00 125
4 9:08:00 128
Total 37:04:00 125
Pace 9:16:00  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.251.000.000.0010.25

10 miles again today. The weather was nice but humidity a little high. I thought I would be a little better on this run than my last 10 miler, but I felt a little tired and stiff.

Mile Time HR
     
1 8:25:00 131
2 8:23:00 142
3 8:14:00 143
4 7:58:00 144
5 8:22:00 146
6 8:26:00 149
7 8:25:00 148
8 8:10:00 149
9 8:28:00 150
10 7:44:00 153
10.25 2:05:00 157
Total 84:40:00 146
Pace 8:15:37  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 10.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Ano.ther recovery run. Back to the humidity at 93%.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 9:50:00 120 58%
2 9:37:00 130 65%
3 9:16:00 129 64%
4 9:08:00 134 68%
Total 37:51:00 128 64%
Pace 9:27:45    
Temp 59 Humidity 93
Dew Point 57 Wind 3

 

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Weather is back to hot and humid.

Mile Time HR
1 8:16:00 129
2 8:16:00 144
3 7:57:00 147
4 7:24:00 156
Total 31:53:00 144
Pace 7:58:15  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

Man...Hot and Miserable .again. I ran, what should be, an easy progressive run. Hurt more than it should.

Mile Time HR
     
1 9:04:00 128
2 8:58:00 137
3 8:52:00 140
4 8:51:00 148
5 8:50:00 140
6 8:44:00 144
7 8:39:00 151
8 8:35:00 156
9 8:28:00 154
10 8:24:00 158
.25 Cool-down    
Total 87:25:00 146
Pace 8:31:42  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 10.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.000.000.004.00

Short Progressive Run...Still not fast enough.

Mile Time HR
1 8:12:00 130
2 8:02:00 152
3 7:53:00 157
4 7:40:00 161
Total 31:47:00 150
Pace 7:56:45  

 

 

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Temp dropped but the humidity is still high. First time I have run 12 miles all year. (49 degrees, 90% humidity, 44 dewpoint, 156 lbs)

Mile Time HR
1 8:27:00 129
2 8:15:00 142
3 8:16:00 144
4 8:23:00 148
5 8:16:00 146
6 8:20:00 148
7 8:19:00 149
8 8:26:00 150
9 8:11:00 150
10 8:08:00 151
11 8:05:00 151
12 7:56:00 154
     
Total 99:02:00 147
Pace 8:15:10  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 12.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Was going to run 4 recovery miles but I actually felt pretty good so changed and added some fartlek running in.

4 miles at 8:25 pace.

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.004.000.000.004.00

Running in Stephenville Tx while at a team roping school. Nice cool weather at 45 degrees!

Mile Time HR
1 7:54:00 137
2 7:45:00 149
3 7:34:00 153
4 7:26:00 160
Total 30:39:00 150
Pace 7:39:45  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Back at home and ran the small loop. No great effort and not that easy, just an average run. The weather was perfect at 47 degrees, 74% humidity, 39 dewpoint.

Mile Time HR
1 8:28:00 131
2 8:35:00 142
3 7:54:00 143
4 8:17:00 145
5 8:11:00 145
6 7:50:00 148
7 7:59:00 151
     
Total 57:14:00 144
Pace 8:10:34  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Today was a miserable day of running. 25 mph wind, 58 degrees, 49 humidity, 39 dewpoint. I Think running 25 of the past 30 days has finally caught up with me. I was tired, sore, cold and not motivated ... but I did get my 12 miles in!!! Trying to build milage to a point that I can finally do some target training...I'm running out of time. Miles the last few weeks: 22,32,36,39,43 and I'll have 47 this week. 3 weeks to racetime! hopefully 2 good weeks of training and 1 week recover, then 1:34 Half Marathon! :-)

Mile Time HR
1 8:52:00 125
2 9:09:00 136
3 8:50:00 143
4 8:53:00 137
5 8:54:00 132
6 9:02:00 134
7 8:51:00 133
8 8:48:00 135
9 8:56:00 136
10 8:38:00 135
11 8:26:00 134
12 8:28:00 138
     
Total 105:47:00 135
Pace 8:48:55  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 12.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.6512.000.000.0016.65

Tried to do a long (12 mile) progressive run. Wasn't sure where to start (what pace). With the hills I have it seemed to trun out pretty good based on the progression of my HR. I tried to drop 2-3 seconds off of the total average time each mile. This was accomplished pretty well. I set the run up so I could do 14 in this same progression but I wasn't feeling it at 12 so I stopped and ran the last 4.65 home at a slow cool-down pace. I was hoping for some miraculous power that would show me I'm ready for a strong Half but it wasn't there. :-(

Nice weather: 48 degrees to start, 64 to finish, 57% humidity, 49 dew point, 153 lbs at end.

Mile Time HR
1 8:19:00 133
2 8:11:00 144
3 8:12:00 149
4 8:05:00 154
5 8:07:00 152
6 7:48:00 155
7 7:53:00 157
8 7:49:00 159
9 7:43:00 159
10 7:45:00 155
11 7:38:00 161
12 7:37:00 163
4.65 Mile Cool Down @ 9:25 - 150 HR
Total 95:07:00 153
Pace 7:55:35  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 16.50
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
143.1528.250.000.00171.40
Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 171.25
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