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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
65.3529.005.002.00101.35
Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 92.85Trek (Road Bike) Miles: 18.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.000.000.009.00

Ran out and back on Old Lehmann. I don't run this often because the second mile has a very large hill and all of the first three miles are quit a bit uphill.

My weight is down to 155. 61 degrees, 89% humidity (very foggy), 58 dewpoint.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:22:00 130 65%
2 8:54:00 145 75%
3 8:14:00 149 78%
4 8:22:00 152 80%
5 7:50:00 149 78%
6 8:04:00 155 82%
7 7:43:00 154 81%
8 7:26:00 155 82%
9 7:34:00 157 83%
       
Total 72:29:00 150 78%
Pace 8:03:13    
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 9.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles at 9:11 pace. 74 degrees, 90% humidity, foggy...summer is back!

Mile Time HR
     
1 9:32:00 122
2 9:18:00 133
3 9:02:00 135
4 8:52:00 137
     
Total 36:44:00 132
Pace 9:11:00  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Wanting to run a longer (12-15) miler but the weather is not cooperating! 75 degrees early in the morning with 90% humidity.

Mile Time HR
1 8:07:00 130
2 8:03:00 147
3 7:37:00 149
4 7:57:00 152
5 8:00:00 157
6 7:58:00 156
7 7:50:00 161
     
Total 55:32:00 150
Pace 7:56:00  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

This run hurt...too HOT!

75 degrees, 85% humidity.

Ran a very hilly route in Gatesville while visiting my mom.

Mile Time HR
1 7:54:00 123
2 8:11:00 144
3 7:48:00 143
4 8:20:00 147
5 8:20:00 148
6 9:02:00 152
7 8:44:00 151
8 8:47:00 155
Total 67:06:00 166
Pace 8:23:15  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 8.25
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Just couldn't run another day in the heat so waited and rode my bike for the first time in a long time. 92 degrees, very windy.

18 miles @ 16 mph.

Trek (Road Bike) Miles: 18.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.255.000.000.007.25

Despite the 71 degree temperature, I tried to run a faster 7 mile run.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 7:56:00 130 65%
2 7:55:00 147 76%
3 7:24:00 147 76%
4 7:38:00 155 82%
5 7:43:00 155 82%
6 7:20:00 159 84%
7 7:12:00 165 87%
       
Total 53:08:00 151 79%
Pace 7:35:26    
Temp 71 Humidity 93
Dew Point 68 Wind 0

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.25
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.257.000.000.0014.25

Finally a cool front blew in, it was really windy though. I broke this run into four 3.5 mile sections trying to manage my effort. I ran my small loop twice so the hills skew the times somewhat. Don't think I'm in as good shape as I have been in the past but at least I know I can cover the 13.1 miles!

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:20:00 125 61%  
2 8:32:00 138 70%  
3 8:06:00 138 70%  
3.5 4:13:00 144 74% 8:20:17
        136
1 8:24:00 144 74%  
2 7:53:00 141 72%  
3 8:03:00 144 74%  
3.5 4:14:00 146 76% 8:09:43
        144
1 7:45:00 144 74%  
2 7:58:00 150 78%  
3 8:00:00 151 79%  
3.5 3:43:00 150 78% 7:50:17
        149
1 7:30:00 151 79%  
2 7:42:00 158 84%  
3 7:19:00 159 84%  
3.5 3:26:00 167 88% 7:24:51
        159
Total 111:08:00 147 76%  
Pace 7:56:17     WT
Temp 53 Humidity 66  
Dew Point 42 Wind 21 156

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 14.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.254.000.000.007.25

Trying to run a little faster.. The weather was good, 53 degrees.

 

Mile Time HR
1 7:58:00 125
2 7:45:00 149
3 7:39:00 149
4 7:45:00 152
5 7:35:00 156
6 7:05:00 159
7 7:09:00 163
     
Total 52:56:00 150
Pace 7:33:43  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.002.000.000.004.00

Came to Gatesville to see my mom and do some business. Good weather again, 61 degrees.

Mile Time HR
     
1 8:00:00 136
2 7:39:00 141
3 7:51:00 141
4 7:49:00 146
     
Total 31:19:00 141
Pace 7:49:45  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.258.000.000.0016.25

16 mile run 8:02 pace overall ... Longest in quite a while. Hoping for much cooler weather but had to get it done. Last long run before the Half Marathon next Saturday. Not a spectacular run but good to be on my feet for this length of time. Now just a few shorter and hopefully faster runs this week.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:21:00 131 65%  
2 8:23:00 136 69%  
3 8:13:00 135 68% 157
4 8:26:00 137 70% 8:20:45
        135
1 8:08:00 141 72%  
2 8:12:00 144 74%  
3 8:03:00 140 72% 149
4 8:05:00 141 72% 8:07:00
        142
1 7:52:00 146 76%  
2 8:04:00 149 78%  
3 8:00:00 150 78% 158
4 7:52:00 150 78% 7:57:00
        149
1 7:48:00 154 81%  
2 7:46:00 156 82%  
3 7:40:00 159 84% 170
4 7:40:00 164 87% 7:43:30
        158
Total 128:33:00 146 75%  
Pace 8:02:04     WT
Temp 68 Humidity 90 155.5
Dew Point 64 Wind    

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.005.000.007.00

Time for some faster stuff. Not usted to pushing this hard. My left calf said hello after the run. (not bad but could feel it) One more 4 mile run on Thursday and that's all before the race on Saturday. Time to do some calculations to see what this translates to for racing. The weather is going to be warm on race day. :-(

Mile Time HR HR %
1.75 mile warm-up at 9:30 pace  
1 7:10:00 149 78%
2 7:15:00 160 85%
3 7:14:00 164 87%
4 7:05:00 165 87%
5 7:04:00 166 88%
.25 mile cool-down    
Total 35:48:00 161 85%
Pace 7:09:36    

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.002.004.00

Last and Short run before the race on Saturday. Nice to get a couple of fast miles in but it hurt my lungs (not really my legs).

Mile Time HR HR %
1/2 Mile Warm-up    
1 6:29:00 150 78%
1/2 Mile Walk/Jog    
2 6:12:00 156 82%
1 Mile Cool Down    
       
Total 12:41:00 153 80%
Pace 6:20:30    

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(4)
Race: Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption (13.1 Miles) 01:40:07, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

 

Tough race day for me. We missed good weather by 1 day. A cool front is blowing in this afternoon and will drop the temperature about 30 degrees. It was a hot and muggy 71 degrees/67 dewpoint and a 10-15 mph wind to start and 78 degrees/67 dewpoint and a strong 10-15 mph head wind at the end of the race. 

My original hope was to run a 1:34 but after mile 3 I knew that wasn't going to happen. I started back in the pace a ways as I always like to do and kept mile 1 fairly easy as planned and indicated by my HR. But into mile 2 I has already started to sweat profusely and pretty much know my 1:34 was going to be out of the question. Miles 3,4,5 all came in at exactly 7:36 with me trying just to keep a consistant pace. I was suprised they were all the same as this is not a flat course. At mile 6 I walked a little talking to another runner and assessing what my goal from this point on should be. I decided, at this point, that I had better really listen to my body and not do anything stupid and bonk. From my HR I knew I was running on the edge. Back to 7:35 for mile 7, 7:36 mile 8, 7:39 mile 9 and then the dreaded mile climb on mile 10 at 8:17. Again back to 7:36 on mile 11 and some more uphill on mile 12 and a 7:45. Last year I was increasing my pace nicely after 10 but I just couldn't do it this year. Mile 13 is mostly a gradual down hill and I hit that at 7:04 but was dissipointed I couldn't break into 6 at this point. Lots of runners were overheating, I could see that coming with many that I passed. I would talk to them for a bit and tell them they were doing great but as usual they would try to hang with me for a while and I would hear them begin to labor and I knew at that point they were going to bonk. (I talked to three of them after the race and confirmed my belief.)  I wish I could calculate the equlivant effort to a better weather condition because I really thought 1:33 - 1:34 was not out of the question. 

I ended up 10th overall, the best I've ever done in this race of about 1,000-1,200 but didn't feel like I did that great. 1st in my age division. I talked to the old guy that won 2nd in my age division and I think he though he had me beat but he didn't realise I has started in the middle of the pack and came and caught him! :-)

Hopefully this will be a springboard to good marathon training in the next few weeks but it really didn't build my confidence. This was my 3rd slowest Half Marathon.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 7:39:00 140 72%
2 7:29:00 157 83%
3 7:36:00 158 84%
4 7:36:00 161 85%
5 7:36:00 161 85%
6 7:48:00 163 86%
7 7:35:00 162 86%
8 7:36:00 164 87%
9 7:39:00 164 87%
10 8:17:00 168 89%
11 7:36:00 169 89%
12 7:45:00 169 89%
13 7:04:00 174 93%
13.1 0:40:00 178 95%
Total 99:56:00 162 86%
Pace 7:37:43    

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Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 13.10
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
65.3529.005.002.00101.35
Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 92.85Trek (Road Bike) Miles: 18.00
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