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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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
    • 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: 

  • Nothing Planned

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


Married, two kids  Kirby 23 (Baylor University), Callie 26 (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: 0.00 Month: 28.00 Year: 672.85
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

Sore quads, sore toe but I got it done! The first mile I felt good (energy wise) but about halfway into the second mile I started to doubt myself and started to labor. Not happy with the inconsistant times but happy I didn't quit.

Mile Time HR HR %  
2.5 Warm-Up @ 8:35 Pace, 141 HR  
1600m 6:04:00 163 88% 169
1.5 Min Recovery  
1600m 6:21:00 165 89% 174
1.5 Min Recovery  
1600m 6:19:00 165 89% 175
2.5 Cool-Down @ 9:18 Pace, 145 HR
Total 18:44:00 164 89%  
Avg. Pace 6:14:40 Total Miles 8
Where Run - High School Track
Weather - 66 degrees, 70% Humidity
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, 3 x 1600 @ 6:12 pace, 1 Min. Recovery between each, 10 Min. Cool-down.

First mile too fast. Legs were still sore from 20 miler on Sunday. Toe still sore too.  Way too inconsistant in the paces.

Matthew 14:31

"Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.
"You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?""

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 8.00
From Rye on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 08:03:24 from

Sometimes finishing is as good as it gets.

From Dave S on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 09:45:44 from

Nice job getting it done!

From DLTheo on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 11:30:07 from

Your average pace was very close to your goal pace, so you did pretty well. 6:04 is not too shabby!

From I Just Run on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 12:09:26 from

Thanks guys,

I just think my training is a little behind my last cycle. This workout was 6:08 avg last time. I've just been too distracted with things and haven't gotten into a training rhythm and skipped most of my cross-training. These things combined may be causing a slow digression of my training. I need to step it up! :-) No more excuses!!!

From I Just Run on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 14:33:13 from

Here is a exert from an article on the Marathon Nation website:

“Lactate does not cause post-exercise muscle soreness. The simplest proof of this is the fact that very little lactate is produced during highly prolonged, low-intensity exercise, and yet it is this very type of exercise that leaves the muscles sorest in the following days. Post-exercise muscle soreness is actually caused by simple mechanical damage to muscle fibers, free radical damage, and inflammation.”

Assuming this is true, I'm then wondering why there is so much "mechanical damage to muscle fibers, free radical damage, and inflammation" when running slow. Every time I run a half marathon I feel great a day or so afterwords but after I run a long slow run (15+ miles) I feel miserable for several days afterwards.

From DLTheo on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 15:06:05 from

The extra mileage takes a lot more out of you than you might think. Things happen to your body when you go beyond 2 hours of running that don't happen through any other kind of running or racing. It's one of the reasons why long slow runs are so important to marathon training. A 20 miler depletes the muscles of stored energy and fluids, requiring adaptations you can't get any other way. Repetitive stress is the most common type of office injury, and also of sports injuries.

The reason you feel great after a 1/2 marathon is probably in part due to the shorter mileage, but also because after a race the body pulls out all the stops to recover. Your body is flooded with enzymes, steroids, and all sorts of other goodies to help heal you, and one of the side effects is often that you feel great, even while running. Lots of people get injured because they feel so great a couple days after a hard workout or race and they overdo it. Even though you feel good after a race, doesn't mean the body is ready for a tough workout or long run.

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