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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: 0.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 1014.54
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
1.5013.000.000.0014.50

Today was my first somwhat long run on the road in a while. The schedule said it should be HMP+30 seconds. This would make it 7:51 pace for me. I thought, that sounds easy, I can do that and a little faster..Ha..! Well, I was wrong, I really struggled through this run. I really though I could throw down a few 7:15 miles and then settle back into a 7:30-35 pace and be comfortable. I was not comfortable after the 4th mile. There is no way I can run a 7:15 pace at this distance right now. I'm going to have to settle for about a 7:45 pace for next week's Half. It's now 2 hours after the run and my hip is a little achy...

10/22/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 Warm-Up Ran Small Loop 2X
(At mile 12,13 I hit the hills for the second time..This is where the real probem hit)
2 7:20:00 142 72%
3 7:25:00 142 72%
4 7:31:00 154 80%
5 7:30:00 155 81%
6 7:57:00 159 84%
7 7:33:00 157 82%
8 7:53:00 157 82%
9 7:53:00 157 82%
10 8:18:00 158 83%
11 7:46:00 158 83%
12 8:50:00 156 82%
13 8:50:00 156 82%
14 7:41:00 162 86%
14.5 Cool-Down
Total 102:27:00 155 81%
Pace 7:52:51 65º 
Target was 7:51 but with a much easier effort

James 4:14

14Yet you do not know the least thing about what may happen tomorrow. What is the nature of your life? You are [really] but a wisp of vapor a puff of smoke, a mist that is visible for a little while and then disappears into thin air.

 

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 14.50
Comments
From Rye on Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 15:25:14 from 174.27.83.149

Well, you did get your run in though! I think with you coming back from an injury and all that is still a good run for you. Don't think that it will take that long before you can run that whole distance with your 7:15 pace. Remember that the tortoise ..... ya ya...

From SlowJoe on Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 16:14:44 from 75.109.104.60

HMP + 30 sec is not exactly a relaxing pace...for anyone! Once you get some more longer runs under your belt again, you will be able to hold up a lot better. Nice going out there, today was a little warm as well.

From derhammer on Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 14:01:19 from 70.113.125.159

Good job getting through the run. I am not an expert but I think for me it's better to start off slower and save the energy and fuel in order to drop the pace for the last miles.

From flatlander on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 23:08:42 from 76.31.26.153

Interesting numbers today. I think you are fine, making good progress on your comeback, just be patient. I forgot, which half are you running? I don't run a lot of them and I have never targeted anything but a marathon, but I learn a lot every time I run one.

From I Just Run on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 13:01:07 from 67.79.11.242

Hey Flat,

I'm running a local Half Marathon in Gruene (near New Braunfels). They have a Full but obviously I'm not ready for that...We'll I'm really not ready for the Half either :-(

DH,

You're right in starting out slower. I just had in my mind that 7:30 would be easy...Ahhh how naive...:-)

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