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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 (7:49 pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/3/16
  • 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: 

  • Turkey Wobble Hunnington Beach, CA - Nov. 22
  • Boston Marathon March '20 Not Going, Callie didn't make the cut! :-(
  • Another Marathon to Qualify for Boston '20...???

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals Dec. 2018
  • 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), 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: 6.00 Month: 18.00 Year: 1136.39
Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 146.57
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 404.02
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
74.8432.6015.100.00122.54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.002.001.000.004.00

It's funny how 70 degrees with 43% humidity and 45 degree dewpoint can feel so cool. It was nice! Just a little 4 mile progressive run!

Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:05:00 136 69%
2 7:53:00 150 78%
3 7:45:00 149 78%
4 7:13:00 156 82%
Total 30:56:00 148 77%
Pace 7:44:00    

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.250.000.000.009.25

Was just tired this morning so the run was just going through the motions. Good low heart rate run.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 8:09:00 137 70%
2 8:24:00 135 68%
3 8:19:00 136 69%
4 8:27:00 138 70%
5 8:13:00 140 72%
6 8:03:00 142 73%
7 8:20:00 138 70%
8 8:04:00 140 72%
9 8:12:00 144 74%
Total 74:11:00 139 71%
Pace 8:14:33    
Temp 55 88 67
Dew Point 52 Wind 5

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I took a couple of days off. Today was hot 72 degrees, foggy, 0 wind, 72 degree dew point ... so I just ran 6 fairly easy. 8:19 @ 138 HR. We are getting cooler weather starting on Thursday but I'll be on a cruise so I guess it will be TM miles for me for the next few days. next week is definitly taper week as I'm running the half marathon. Didn't intend this to be a taper week but it looks like that is what is going to happen.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.253.000.000.006.25

Ran out and Back Monster Hill. Hot, 74 Degrees, 100% Humidity. 6 Miles @ 8:05 Pace, 138 HR. (Watch was not set to pick up mile splits.)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.250.004.000.004.25

Ran out and Back. Nice, 60 Degrees, 86% Humidity. 4 Miles @ 7:18 Pace, 149 HR. (Watch was not set to pick up mile splits.)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.502.500.000.005.00

In Florida getting ready to get on a cruise ship. Ran over a bug bridge and then lots of flat by the beach.

Pace HR

8:24 123

8:14 133

7:58 141

7:45 148

7:49 155

Avg

8:05 139

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.008.000.000.008.00

Been on a cruise ship for 3 days and only got to run once. 8 miles on the TM today at 7:25 Pace. Running the Half Marathon this coming Saturday so mostly taper this week.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 Miles at the Gym on the TM.

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Race: Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption (13.1 Miles) 01:36:30, Place overall: 27, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.100.000.0013.10

 

Here is my signature run for the year. I've run the Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 8 years in a row. Mostly placing 1st in my age division but this year I got blown away! The guy that won my age group (55-59) ran a 1:27.  The race conditions were perfect with about 45 degrees at the beginning and 60 degrees at the end. Low humidity and no wind. I don't feel like I was prepared for this race as my training has been inconsistent and I haven't run many fast miles but with all that said I got through it fairly well and had some kick at the end. My heart monitor quit working after mile 3 so I ran most of the race only by feel. I believe I could have run a couple of minutes faster but I don't know how hard to push without monitoring my HR.

Mile Time
1 7:34:00
2 7:28:00
3 7:21:00
4 7:27:00
5 7:16:00
6 7:26:00
7 7:10:00
8 7:21:00
9 7:18:00
10 8:02:00
11 7:10:00
12 7:18:00
13 6:50:00
13.1 0:46:00
Total 96:27:00
Pace 7:21:45

 This course is rolling hills with mile 10 being a long uphill.

20011 - 1:35:55

2012 - 1:33:34

2013 - 1:35:07

2014 - 1:37:06

2015 - 1:39:29

2016 - 1:34:06

2017 - 1:39:56

2018 - 1:36:30

Lots of reasons the times are all over the place. Heat, training, foot operations and the last three years has been a point to point race.

All in all, this is a very fun race running along the Guadalupe River in Gruene Texas. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Mile Time
1 7:59:00
2 8:02:00
3 8:00:00
4 7:46:00
Total 31:47:00
Pace 7:56:45
Temp 50

4 Miles out and and back. A little sore and tired after my race on Saturday. Headed to CA for a week to see Callie and get to run with her!

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.440.000.000.005.44

In CA visiting Callie. Still a little sore and tired from my Half Marathon on Saturday. We are running a 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday. Won't be expecting much, just to run with Callie and have fun!

Mile Time HR
1 9:23:00 135
2 8:42:00 122
3 8:01:00 132
4 8:11:00 132
5 8:09:00 131
.44 3:35:00 136
Total 46:01:00 131
Pace 8:27:32  
Temp 55  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Mile Time HR HR %
1 9:07:00 164 87%
2 8:27:00 121 59%
3 8:26:00 125 61%
4 8:20:00 131 65%
0.3 2:20:00 135 68%
Total 36:40:00 135 68%
Pace 8:31:38    
Temp 55 Humidity  

Another run with Callie in California. Tomorrow is a 5K we're running together! 

Ran a few 200's at 5:50 to 6:20 pace to get our legs moving.

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Race: Wobble 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:22:30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.003.100.005.10

Callie and I ran a Turkey Trot today. it was a big event but they did not have a timing system. They let groups go in 20 minute waves. My goal was to pace Callie to something below 22:00. We didn't quite do it but close. The course was pancake flat except at the turn around which had a bout a 30-40 ft rise for about a tenth of a mile. We ran along the beach in Hunington Beach, California.

This was a pretty easy effort for me as my HR only averaged 154 which is below avg marathon pace. The last 5K I ran was back in 2012. I should run some more and see if I can get to the suh - 18.

Mile Time Heart Rate
1 7:12:00 144
2 7:11:00 156
3 7:09:00 161
0.04 0:43:00 165
Total 22:15:00 154
Pace 7:10:39  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

Still in California visiting Callie. 7.25 Easy run today. This weather is great and it's flat everywhere!

Mile Time HR
1 8:43:00 153
2 8:28:00 125
3 8:33:00 126
4 8:33:00 129
5 8:24:00 134
6 8:23:00 138
7 8:15:00 137
0.25 1:58:00 142
Total 61:17:00 136
Pace 8:27:10  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.100.000.000.0015.10

Last run with Callie in California. Gonna miss running with her. It was good, a nice easy 15 miler at a consistent effort.

Mile Time HR
1 8:47:00 135
2 8:33:00 137
3 8:37:00 128
4 8:45:00 128
5 8:52:00 131
6 8:32:00 133
7 8:38:00 129
8 8:51:00 131
9 8:37:00 128
10 8:43:00 130
11 8:35:00 131
12 8:36:00 133
13 8:39:00 135
14 8:50:00 137
15 8:16:00 143
0.15    
     
Total 129:51:00 133
Pace 8:39:24  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.005.000.005.00

Progressive run by myself in CA.

1 7:55:00 130
2 7:36:00 143
3 7:35:00 136
4 7:30:00 148
5 7:15:00 155
Total 37:51:00 142
Pace 7:34:12  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.254.002.000.008.25

Out and back the big hill. Very foggy but 56 degrees.

Mile Time HR
1 7:44:00 150
2 8:38:00 140
3 7:55:00 144
4 8:02:00 147
5 7:37:00 147
6 7:24:00 147
7 7:11:00 148
8 7:10:00 154
Total 61:41:00 147
Pace 7:42:38  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

Misrable run today. 65 degrees, 64 degree dew point, 94% humidity and a slow run that wears me out more than a fast run. I felt dehydrated at the end and sore. 

Mile Time
1 8:48:00
2 9:06:00
3 8:29:00
4 8:47:00
5 8:56:00
6 8:35:00
7 8:59:00
0.25 cool-down
Total 61:40:00
Pace 8:30:21

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
74.8432.6015.100.00122.54
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