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San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon

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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 (7:06 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 4/21/14 
    • 3:18:40 (7:35 pace) CIM Marathon BQ 4/21/14
    • 3:33:07 (8:08 pace) San Antonio R&R Marathon 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: 

  • Nothing planned at this time....

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 21 (Baylor University), Callie 24 (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: 8.00 Month: 8.00 Year: 45.75
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: 761.00
Brooks Glycrib 13 Lifetime Miles: 262.90
Altra - Instinct Lifetime Miles: 532.72
Altra-Instinct-Blue Lifetime Miles: 442.67
Race: San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:33:09, Place overall: 125, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

This was a pretty wet, cold and windy race but overall I hit my goal of a Boston Qualifying time. Going into this race I was targeting a 3:25 and really though I could do that and even better but I believe I made a rookie mistake that cost me lots of time in the race and created a lot of undue pain!

Because the weather was forcasted to be so nasty with lots of rain, I decided at the last minute to run in my racing shoes that are very light weight and do not absorb any water. Well, I didn't think about the fact that the shoes are much differenet than my training Altras I've been running in since I had my foot operation. I believe the difference in shoe profile created stress on my calves that they were not used to causing the quick and severe calf pain.

I have never had any calf tightness in a race before, it is usually my quads that give me problems. In this race both calves started to tighten up around mile 7 and continued to get tighter throughout the race. Around mile 15, where I planned to make my move and increase the pace I started to get some major cramping, I realized I had better just maintain and see if I could finish. From this point on in the race it was a concentrated effort to just keep moving and try to avoid a complete lock up.

So here's the lesson learned AGAIN .... DO NOT CHANGE YOUR GEAR BEFORE A RACE...!!!!

Regarding the race, I was impressed with the course and race setup and activities. The course seemed very flay with only a few small hills (over bridges and under underpasses). If the weather was better I would have really enjoyed this race as it ran through downtown, by the Alamo and around a very nice park area. It also had a section where the course doubled back on itself, which I like, as you can see and talk to the runners coming your was, seeing the leaders and many of the other participants along that portion of the course. 

Because it was cold and rainy, I sat in my car as long as I could before going to the starting line of the race. It was about a mile walk to the start and I actually got to the corrals later than I should have and could not get into the proper corral so I started way...way back with the 5:00 marathoners. Because of this I did start out a little slower than I planned but it probably didn't hurt based on my overall race.

Below are my splits:

San Antonio Rock & Roll Marathon
12/7/2014
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:25:00 154 81%  
2 8:07:00 160 85%  
3 8:03:00 160 85%  
4 8:17:00 160 85%  
5 7:42:00 160 85% 8:06:48
6 7:52:00 160 85%  
7 7:54:00 158 84%  
8 7:59:00 158 84%  
9 7:52:00 157 83%  
10 7:43:00 159 84% 7:52:00
11 8:02:00 160 85%  
12 8:01:00 159 84%  
13 7:55:00 157 83%  
14 8:01:00 159 84%  
15 7:53:00 160 85% 7:58:24
16 7:54:00 160 85%  
17 8:00:00 160 85%  
18 8:08:00 160 85%  
19 7:51:00 164 87%  
20 7:59:00 165 87% 7:58:24
21 8:16:00 166 88%  
22 8:30:00 164 87%  
23 8:34:00 165 87%  
24 8:35:00 166 88%  
25 8:46:00 166 88% 8:32:12
26 8:49:00 165 87% 103:52:00
26.2 2:01:00 176 94% 107:16:00
Total 3:33:09 161 85%  
Pace 8:08:08      

 

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 26.20
Comments
From Rhett on Sun, Dec 04, 2016 at 13:16:21 from 66.185.237.180

Great job. What a difference a year makes. I'll be anxiously awaiting the report.

From Dan on Sun, Dec 04, 2016 at 17:53:29 from 71.72.159.140

I looked it up! Solid race, looking forward to the details.

From Tom K on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 at 05:07:20 from 66.87.122.138

Awesome.

From Yasir on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 at 07:39:56 from 99.20.240.16

Nice work Preston lucky 333. get some rest and give us details I heard the weather was not the best.

From Yasir on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 at 13:34:09 from 99.20.240.16

Awesome report I had the same Calf pain mile 24 to finish for the first time because of moving to Gtravity III light wight shoes from my typical Brooks. Marathon is bout over coming and you did great race sorry about the wet windy weather you cant do anything about that.

From Rhett on Tue, Dec 06, 2016 at 08:48:13 from 24.121.249.174

If you were already cramping at mile 15 and you were still able to BQ, you are a beast! It is so hard to run once the cramping starts.

From Donald Davis on Tue, Dec 06, 2016 at 19:41:10 from 192.225.188.39

Wow, excellent job considering the conditions. I myself am from San Antonio and know how bitter a wet cold day can be in December. Maybe one day I will get back to San Antonio and run this race.

From Hillbilly Runner on Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 08:32:02 from 76.122.210.58

Congratulations on a Great race in less than ideal conditions!!

From Tom Slick on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 14:14:16 from 70.12.255.159

Congrats on that big "BQ"! I remember my last two runs in Texas, the were cold, wet and windy and I was miserable as I can understand you were. Thanks for the great report, it lets me know that I don't want to run anymore races in bitter cold, wet and windy races in December, anywhere. I can't wait to meet up with you in Boston in April of 2018!

Way to Git'ter Done.....

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