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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
  • 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: 

  • Either Ft Worth Cowtown Marathon or The Woodlands Marathon in February '18

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 (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: 17.35 Month: 105.20 Year: 105.20
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
Trek (Road Bike) Lifetime Miles: 906.00
Altra-Instinct-Blue Lifetime Miles: 551.67
Altra Instinct Black Lifetime Miles: 181.15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
50.3055.129.0017.00131.42
Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 131.32
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.005.007.25

Time to run a little faster!

1.25 miles warm-up then 5 miles fast.

6:44

7:00

7:23

7:07

7:21

7:07 Avg Pace (3 & 5 hills)

Pretty much all I could do without pulling out the race effort finish.

This is a 3:20 marathon pace run but I dont think I'm really here)

Still hot...72 Degrees, 98 % Humidity, 74 Degree Dew Point.

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 7.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.150.000.000.0020.15

Wow...this run hurt at the end. The heat and humidity got to me today. Lost 5.5 lbs on the run and really lactated up on the last 5 miles. 2nd and last 20 miler before the race.

8:13

8:21

8:18

8:06

8:20

8:13

8:31

8:16

8:14

8:09

8:12

8:23

8:02

8:18

8:15

8:31

8:55

8:24

8:48

8:15

.15 Cool down

8:20 Avg Pace

70 degrees, 94% Humidity, 66 Degree Dew point, 156 to 150.5 lbs (lost 5.5 lbs)

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 20.15
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No running for me today but Callie, my daughter, ran her first marathon, the NYC Marathon!

I was very proud of her finishing in 4:14:39....!

CONGRATULATIONS CALLIE...!!!

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.357.000.000.007.35

After a trip to see Callie (my daughater) run the NYC Marathon and 3 days off from running....

Got home at 2am so needless to say I didn't get up early to run.

Progressive Run...

 
Mile Time HR
1 7:59:00 134
2 7:54:00 153
3 7:52:00 154
4 7:47:00 154
5 7:39:00 151
6 7:15:00 155
7 6:51:00 162
0.35 cool-down  
Total 53:17:00 152
Pace 7:36:43  

 

 

 

66 Degrees, 94% Humidity, 64 Degree Dewpoint, WT 160/156 lbs.

Really hard to tell where I am fitness wise. My legs feel good but my cardio is suffering. I'm hoping this is just because of the warm, humid weather and that things will improve greatly when the temperature drops...hopefully in two weeks for the Chosen Half Marathon! 

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 7.35
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

Easy recovery run. Got another HR monitor...I'm happy!

Mile Time HR
1 9:34:00 126
2 9:36:00 127
3 9:30:00 122
4 9:36:00 129
5 9:33:00 128
6 9:34:00 122
7 9:32:00 127
0.35 cool-down  
Total 66:55:00 126
Pace 9:33:34  

   
   
   
 
Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 7.25
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.605.005.000.0011.60

Pretty good tempo run today building up to the race this weekend. I don't believe this will translate to a really fast half marathon but hopefully respectful.

1 Mile Warm-up @ 8:35 - HR 122  
1 7:22:00 138 70%
2 7:42:00 148 77%
3 7:40:00 151 79%
4 7:42:00 152 80%
5 7:34:00 154 81%
6 7:22:00 153 80%
7 7:27:00 155 82%
8 7:01:00 155 82%
9 7:15:00 158 84%
10 6:54:00 164 87%
.6 Mile Cool-down      
Total 73:59 153 80%
Pace 7:23:54    

Still not great running weather at 55 degrees, 100% humidity, 55 degree dewpoint. 

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 11.60
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.1020.000.000.0020.10

Last 20 miler before the half next weekend and the full marathon in 4 weeks. Time and effort wise, it compares with similar 20 milers 4 weeks out from race day. The effort seemed good except for the last 3 miles but the HR effort was good. May be just because I have really been run down not getting enough rest and sleep lately. The weather was okay at the start but got too hot late in the run.

 

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:59:00 131 65%  
2 8:05:00 144 74%  
3 7:58:00 143 74%  
4 7:56:00 143 74%  
5 7:59:00 146 76% 7:59:24
6 7:55:00 141 72% 141
7 8:11:00 146 76%  
8 7:54:00 145 75%  
9 7:41:00 146 76%  
10 7:47:00 150 78% 7:53:36
11 7:45:00 145 75% 146
12 7:58:00 148 77%  
13 7:35:00 151 79%  
14 7:38:00 154 81%  
15 7:44:00 157 83% 7:44:00
16 7:29:00 155 82% 151
17 8:03:00 159 84%  
18 7:35:00 155 82%  
19 7:54:00 159 84%  
20 7:41:00 163 86% 7:44:24
        158
Total 156:47:00 149 77%  
Pace 7:50:21     WT
Temp 54/65 Humidity 94 156
Dew Point 52/56 Wind 7 153

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 20.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.004.000.007.00

Wow...This was the first Interval Trainging I have done in probably a year and a half...???

I started out with good intention to run really fast but at mile 5 I just couldn't keep it up so I ran that one pretty slow. The last ones are quit a bit slower than I target of 6:00 Pace.

Doing Intervals on the hills is just tough!

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1.6 Warm-Up @ 10:00 Pace    
800m 5:58:00 137   168
  Recovery      
800m 5:42:00 145   157
  Recovery      
800m 5:34:00 153   160
  Recovery      
800m 6:18:00 152   166
  Recovery      
800m 7:28:00 144   164
  Recovery      
800m 6:07:00 151   156
  Recovery      
800m 6:36:00 148   165
  Recovery      
800m 6:10:00 147   163
  Recovery      
0.5 Cool-Down @ 13:00 Pace  
Avg Time 6:14:08 147    

 

 

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.600.000.005.006.60

Another short but fast run. With the hills it makes it a little tough to keep a fast even pace. Hoping for all 5 below 7:00. Now a couple of days rest before the Half Marathon on Saturday.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 Mile Warm-up @ 8:64 pace, 124 HR
1 6:47:00 146 76%
2 7:04:00 160 85%
3 7:01:00 162 86%
4 6:55:00 166 88%
5 6:54:00 169 89%
.6 Mile Cool-down    
0.35 cool-down    
Total 34:41:00 161 84%
Pace 6:56:12    

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 6.60
Comments(2)
Race: Chosen Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:34:06, Place overall: 19, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.120.000.0013.12

Here's the report:

This is kinda my "where am I in my training race". I've raced it now 5 years in a row this being my 2nd fastest time. They did change it from an out and back to a point to point last year. I believe the point to point is a little tougher even though overall its now a little more downhill.

My goal in this race consisted of three things: 1) Don't run the first mile too fast (goal was 7:30), 2) Run mile 10 below 8:00, 3) Run mile 13 below 7:00. The rest was to be run at a comfortably hard pace.

I actually surprised myself in the results and realizid I left some on the course after I was done. With allof the hot weather I've been training through, and the inconsistent training, my confidence was wavering.

Luckily the weather just happened to turn cool on the exact day of the race! About 50 degrees to start and 60 degrees at the finish. I now feel more confident going into the full marathon in two weeks. This time equates to about a 3:17 marathon but I'm not going to be that bold but probably shoot for about 3:25.

Here's the splits:

PACE HR

1) 7:23 145

2) 7:15. 157

3) 7:13 161

4) 7:17 161

5) 7:17 159

6) 7:21 160

7) 7:05 160

8) 7:14 160

9) 7:14 161

10)7:40 164

11)6:54 166

12)7:12 169

13)6:26 172

13.3)0:28

Time: 1:34:06 HR 161

My normal HR Avg. Has always been 165-166. I think I could have pushed it to the mid 160's through the middle of the race and gained a minute or so.

Fun race! I felt great afterwards. :-)

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 13.12
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.003.007.50

On my 2 week taper for the R&R Marathon. This plan still has me running some fast miles but the distances are short. 3 miles @ below 7:00 pace was the goal with 2 miles warm up and 10 minute cool-down. The cool-down was a little long as I decided to just run my loop and do the workout.

I was really pleased with a 2 mile warm up at 8:02 and 131 HR. It felt really easy. The first mile and a half of the three miles was pretty easy but the last mile and a half was a little difficult. I think my legs are still a little tired from the race. My left calf said hello.

Mile Time HR HR %
2 Mile Warm-up @ 8:02 pace, 131 HR
1 6:58:00 146 76%
2 6:58:00 160 85%
3 6:49:00 162 86%
.2.5 Mile Cool-down    
Total 20:45:00 156 82%
Pace 6:55:00    

The weather got a little warm again at 66 degrees and 87% humidity.

 

 

 

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 7.50
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.002.006.50

Another short but fast Repeat day. I sure haven't done much of this in a long time. The more I did, the faster it felt like my legs would go. One more 10 mile run on Saturday, then it's easy sailing until the marathon next weekend. 55 Degrees, 76% Hunidity, 48 Degree Dew Point.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL ... !!!

Mile Pace HR
2 Warm-Up @ 8::03 Pace
800m 5:58:00 151
400m Recovery  
800m 5:57:00 155
400m Recovery  
800m 5:56:00 152
400m Recovery  
800m 5:53:00 153
400m Recovery  
800m 5:48:00 153
1 Cool-Down @ 13:00 Pace
Avg Pace 5:54:24 153

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 6.50
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2510.000.000.0010.25

Last hard, medium long run before the R&R Marathon next Sunday. I think all parts are good except for my left calf that has had a slight twinge on the last couple of runs. Today was supposed to be 10 at my goal marathon pace but I uped the pace a little...not sure exactly why, but it felt good.

Mile/Pace/HR

1. 7:36 131

2. 7:31 147

3. 7:19 149

4. 7:19 147

5. 7:22 151

6. 7:26 150

7. 7:35 152

8. 7:19 155

9. 7:10 154

10.7:04 160

Total 1:13:54

Avg Pace 7:23

Avg HR 149

Temp-55, Humidity-71, Dew Point-46

I need to loik back and compare this HR effort with some other similar runs but I think it's pretty good. Next week will tell the tale!

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 10.25
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.750.000.002.006.75

Only 6.75 miles but 2 of them were fast 400m repeats. Ouch...not used to running fast...but I like it!

Mile Pace HR
2 Warm-Up @ 8::45 Pace @  HR 128
400m 5:52:00 135
400m Recovery  
400m 5:55:00 135
400m Recovery  
400m 5:42:00 145
400m Recovery  
400m 5:38:00 145
400m Recovery  
400m 5:36:00 146
400m Recovery  
400m 5:32:00 142
400m Recovery  
400m 5:26:00 143
400m Recovery  
400m 5:29:00 145
400m Recovery  
0.75 Cool-Down @ 12:30 Pace

Avg Pace

5:38:45

142

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 6.75
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
50.3055.129.0017.00131.42
Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 131.32
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