Gruene Turkey Trot

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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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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)


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: 37.25 Month: 155.65 Year: 155.65
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
Race: Gruene Turkey Trot (3.107 Miles) 00:19:33, Place overall: 13, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Hit my goal plus 3 seconds (6:18 avg pace) ... but I was hoping for some something spectacular today. The temperature was great at 48 degrees but it was rather windy with a steady 14 mph wind. The course does a short .35 mile loop then goes down the main street of Gruene, through a neighborhood, along a long stretch of slightly uphill highway then back through neighborhood to the finish in downtown Gruene. The course was not as flat as I rememered it to be and between mile .75 and 2.75 it was directly into the wind. I started out right on pace, where I wanted to be, at 6:14. I was thinking I could up the pace fro there but with the wind I pretty much burned out on the second mile. Mile three was pretty flat and .75 of it with the wind so I was able to pick up the pace a little here. the last .3 mile I was able to gut it out with my usual fast kick and pass a couple of other runners. I ended up 13th overall (one girl beat me) out of 1600 runners/walkers, 2nd in the 40's masters and 1st in my age bracket.

Now its time to concentrate on. the CIM next week. Hopefully this decent 5k time will translate to a 3:16 marathon time. :-)


From Rye on Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 15:29:43 from

Nice race! You're in super shape. Put your feet up the rest of the day!

From Russ on Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 15:48:30 from

Great job! This bodes very well for CIM.

From derhammer on Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 22:06:24 from

Dang wind! Nice job and congrats!

From Yasir on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 09:54:06 from

Nice job you should feeling really good for your marathon. Happy thanks giving

From Hillbilly Runner on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 10:43:38 from

Great run!!! You're in Great shape and you're going to kill your marathon.

From DLTheo on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:20:15 from

Great job IJR. Wind can not only push against you, but it saps your strength. You ran an impressive effort!

If you really want to break 19, you need to take a period of time to focus on it and run in lots of races. You're bound to have at least one race where conditions are perfect and you're feeling great, and if you do that I am sure you'll hit sub 19.

The great thing about 5Ks is you can race one every weekend if you want to.

From flatlander on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:28:32 from

Nice tune-up. Looking forward to your CIM results, should be great.

From Tom K on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 14:03:44 from

Strong work, man! Good luck at CIM!

From SlowJoe on Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 18:13:17 from

Great job on this! Nothing kills good momentum like a friggin headwind... Definitely a good sign for CIM.

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 16:17:24 from

Nice race. 13/1600 is pretty dang good!

From Derunzo on Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 17:57:53 from

Go get that marathon PR man!

From I Just Run on Mon, Dec 01, 2014 at 09:00:32 from

Thanks everybody!

I was happy with the results and think I could have cut 20-30 seconds off my time without the wind. I agree with DL that if I just spent some time training I could break the 19 minute mark pretty easily. (Ahh...but then I'd be wanting to break 18. :-)

I'm glad to make it through this training cycle. My foot has taken about all it can and a few easy/rest days will do it good.

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