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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 (7:51pace) 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:

  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • Boston Marathon March '20 Not Going, Callie didn't make the cut! :-(
  • Boston 2020

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)

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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 496.95
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: 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
84.8193.5016.500.00194.81
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 119.56Saucony Mirage II Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 52.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.313.000.000.0013.31

This was the last day I got to run with Callie. She had a 12 mile run.

My HR was nice and low for all the miles I ran with her and rose expectantly on the three faster miles.

12/1/2013
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:38:00 116 56%  
2 8:46:00 128 64%  
3 9:14:00 129 65%  
4 8:13:00 138 71%  
5 8:51:00 132 67%  
6 9:02:00 132 67%  
7 9:01:00 130 65%  
8 9:02:00 126 63%  
9 8:48:00 131 66%  
10 7:33:00 150 79% Ran by
myself
11 7:47:00 152 80%
12 7:33:00 155 82%
13 8:50:00 142 74%  
13.31 2:53:00 135 69%  
         
         
Total 114:11:00 135 69%  
Pace 8:34:44     WT
Temp 52 Humidity 82  
Dew Point   Wind    
Target: Run with Callie. At 10 I ran on out and back to add another 1.31 miles to the run. At 13 I met back up with Callie to finish up her run.

1 Corinthians 13:7 

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 13.31
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2512.000.000.0012.25

Came within about 6" of stepping on the happy and very alive owner of these nice little rattles this morning while running!

I Stopped and hit him with a rock and that's when he came at me with his fangs snapping. I picked up a stick and let him have it... then accepted my prize. :-)

Well, it doesn't look like I'm going to make it to the BCS marathon this weekend. I'm afraid the weather is going to be too cold and rainy. I'm a little disappointed since I've been training since early July to run a marathon. I felt like I might really be ready to set the bar much higher with a really fast PR. The good thing is that I've gone through all of this training without any health issues so hopefully I can jump into my Boston training with a very good base.

Today's run was .... well, just a run.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:11:00 131 66%  
2 8:02:00 147 77%  
3 8:13:00 147 77%  
4 8:15:00 153 81%  
5 7:37:00 152 80%  
6 7:45:00 151 80%  
7 7:51:00 157 84%  
8 8:00:00 160 85%  
9 7:52:00 163 87%  
10 7:59:00 160 85%  
11 8:00:00 158 84%  
12 8:00:00 164 87%  
0.25 Slow-Cool Down    
Total 95:45:00 154 81%  
Pace 7:58:45     WT
Temp 59 Humidity 94 (Fog)  
Dew Point 59 Wind 4  
Target: No Plan.

Luke 10:19 

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 12.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.259.000.000.009.25

I should have raced yesterday! :-( The weather actually turned out good for racing but I had aleady made up my mind not to do it. 

Now, for the next few weeks I guess I'm in limbo-land waiting to start my Boston training. I had no plan for today's run but I can tell you my legs felt great! I pretty much just cruised throught the run without much effort throughout. I did, for the first time, almost get hit by a car. I was making a left hand turn just as a car was making a right hand turn towards me. It was foggy and I was completly off the pavement, even off of the gravel, on the grass edge. The car cut the corner so sharp it was in the gravel. The driver must have seen me at the last minute and swerved to the left completly missing the turn. I kept running and the car just sat there for a couple of minutes before it backed up and then made the turn. I had my flashy lights on and my flashlight shining. 

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:51:00 146 76%  
2 7:51:00 147 77%  
3 7:18:00 151 80%  
4 7:40:00 157 84%  
5 7:51:00 156 83%  
6 7:43:00 156 83%  
7 7:28:00 154 82%  
8 7:34:00 153 81%  
9 7:29:00 157 84%  
0.25 Slow-Cool Down    
Total 68:45:00 153 81%  
Pace 7:38:20     WT
Temp 39 Humidity 87 (Fog)  
Dew Point 36 Wind 4 156.5
Target: No Plan.
Ran Small Loop & Smallville.

Matthew 10:28 

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 9.25
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.259.000.000.009.25

30 degrees, 56% humidity, 30 degree dew point and nice heavy socks and gloves makes a GREAT run! I finally figured out the right amount of clothes to wear. :-)

A little faster than on Monday and felt really good throughout the run. No hard effort or strain at any point. I need to be racing.

12/11/2013
Mile Time      
9 Miles - No HR Monitor    
0.25 Slow-Cool Down    
Total 68:34:00      
Pace 7:37:07     WT
Temp 30 Humidity 56  
Dew Point 30 Wind    
Target: No Plan.
Ran Small Loop & Smallville.

 

Ecclesiastes 7:14

When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 9.25
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.254.504.500.009.25

I ran the same route today as I did Monday and Wednesday.

Monday = 7:38 Pace, Tuesday = 7:37 Pace, Thursday = 7:16 Pace.

I added the Elevation Gain so you can see the contour of the route I ran.

This pace is starting to feel really good. I just need to be able to take it up a notch an run this for a full marathon.

Mile Time   Total
Assent
Total Decent
1 7:26:00   53 72
2 7:41:00   120 83
3 7:03:00   49 134
4 7:23:00   87 34
5 7:29:00   72 35
6 7:22:00   55 32
7 7:05:00   41 102
8 6:59:00   31 75
9 7:01:00   112 64
0.25 Slow-Cool Down    
Total 65:29:00   620 Elevation
Gain Total
Pace 7:16:33     WT
Temp 36 Humidity 79  
Dew Point 27 Wind 9  
Target: Just faster than Wednsday.
Ran Small Loop & Smallville.
Forgot my HR monitor.

Galatians 4:4-5 

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 9.25
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy at the gym and upper body workout.

Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2510.005.000.0015.25

15 mile run today in the nice cold weather. :-)

I'm not really running under any training plan and just making it up as I go. Today I decided to run 5 under 8:00 then 5 under 7:45 then 5 under 7:30. I really didn't get stressed until the last mile when I pushed it to try and get under 7. The last half mile I was feeling a little clunky.

Mile  Pace HR

1  7:55  140

2   8:10  144

3  7:39  144

4  8:22  147

5  7:47  145  Ave Pace - 7:59, HR 143

6  7:33  145

7  7:44 148

8  7:50  147

9  7:38  147

10  7:36  151  Avg Pace 7:40, HR 147

11  7:25  153

12  7:25  156

13  7:12  154

14  7:07  156

15  6:56  163  Avg Pace 7:13, HR 156

Overall Pace 7:35, HR 148

Temp 28-32  - Humidity 80 - Dew Point 25 - Weight 159

( I was a little cold throughout the run.)

I'm really curious to go back and see how this run compares to some of my other 15 mile runs.

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 15.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 Miles at the gym @ 9:00 pace and upper body workout.

Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2510.000.000.0010.25

10 Mile around the Big Loop @ what I wish was marathon pace. I'm getting pretty comfortable with these 10-15 mile runs at around 7:30-40 pace. I think the weather has a lot to do with it though. :-) 

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:39:00 146 76%  
2 7:57:00 148 78%  
3 7:22:00 151 80%  
4 7:48:00 157 84%  
5 7:16:00 154 82%  
6 7:38:00 152 80%  
7 7:35:00 155 82%  
8 7:44:00 156 83%  
9 7:15:00 156 83%  
10 6:55:00 163 87%  
.25 Mile Slow-Cool Down    
Total 75:09:00 154 81%  
Pace 7:30:54     WT
Temp 34 Humidity 80 157
Dew Point 28 Wind   156

Ran Big Loop.
Yeah…Ran hill 4 and 8 below 8:00 Pace!

Romans 8:37

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

 

 

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 10.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.257.002.000.0010.25

This was interesting, I ran the same exact run as yesterday and found out for 302 less beats of my heart over the 10 mile run, I lost an average of 3 seconds per mile. :-) The weather conditions were exactly the same, the only difference is I felt a little tired today.

I didn't break 7:00 on the last mile today but my last two combined were better than yesterday.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:53:00 135 69%  
2 7:54:00 146 76%  
3 7:34:00 145 76%  
4 7:59:00 153 81%  
5 7:27:00 148 78%  
6 7:28:00 148 78%  
7 7:34:00 153 81%  
8 7:38:00 156 83%  
9 7:02:00 157 84%  
10 7:01:00 163 87%  
.25 Mile Slow-Cool Down    
Total 75:30:00 150 79%  
Pace 7:33:00     WT
Temp 34 Humidity 80 155
Dew Point 28 Wind    
Ran Big Loop.
Felt a little tired this morning. Temp and conditions were exactly what they were yesterday.

Job 37:1-2

The storm makes my heart beat wildly.

Listen, all of you, to the voice of God,
    to the thunder that comes from his mouth.

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 10.25
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 Miles in the Gym then some upper body weights.

Boring....!

 

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

I don't know why by I hate these type runs!

All I can think about when I run like this is how tire I feel and how bored I am and why am I doing this. I don't know what it is about this LHR stuff but it just drive me nuts.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:23:00 128 64%  
2 8:31:00 137 70%  
3 8:24:00 137 70%  
4 8:24:00 143 74%  
5 8:31:00 136 70%  
6 8:26:00 137 70%  
7 8:22:00 140 72%  
8 8:30:00 142 74%  
9 8:24:00 140 72%  
10 8:24:00 140 72%  
11 8:32:00 145 76%  
12 8:15:00 148 78%  
13 8:23:00 146 76%  
14 8:25:00 145 76%  
15 8:26:00 146 76%  
16 8:09:00 150 79%  
Total 134:29:00 141 73%  
Pace 8:24:19     WT
Temp 64 Humidity 83  
Dew Point 63 Wind 5 155
Target: Run 16 between 8:20-30 Pace. Big loop to old chruch & hwy 20 then smallville.
 

Ahhh....Just realized I broke 2,000 miles for the year!

Romans 7:15 

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 16.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2510.005.000.0015.25

Same run today as last Sunday. I thought I'd see if I could do 5 @ 7:45, 5 @ 7:30 then 5 @ 7:15. The weather was great so that helped. I'm feeling I'm stronger going into this Boston training cycle than I've ever been. Hopefully it will pay big dividend at the end.

Didn't hit any 6's on the last couple of miles but the overall results were better than last week.

~~Mile Time HR HR % 
1 7:42:00 137 70% 
2 8:00:00 146 76% 
3 7:35:00 147 77% 
4 8:01:00 153 81% 
5 7:24:00 153 81% 7:44:24
6 7:16:00 153 81% 
7 7:38:00 157 84% 
8 7:34:00 157 84% 
9 7:28:00 155 82% 
10 7:26:00 159 85% 7:28:24
11 7:23:00 161 87% 
12 7:23:00 163 88% 
13 7:13:00 162 87% 
14 7:04:00 164 89% 
15 7:05:00 167 91% 7:13:36
0.25 Slow-Cool Down   
Total 112:12:00  83% 
Pace 7:28:48   WT 156
Temp 41 Humidity 75 
Dew Point 36 Wind 7 156
"Target: Run 5 @ 7:45, 5 @ 7:30, 5 @ 7:15.20 @ 7:56 Pace.
Good run, felt a little tired but good afterwards."    
    
Merry Christmas to all and safe travels if you are going anywhere!

    
 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 15.25
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 Miles easy in the gym and some weights.

I've got a chest cold...it actually started before my run yesterday...I feel misrable.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.000.000.007.00

Sick sick sick......Run anyway. Coughing chest and head cold head ache fever really sore throat. ...I've got it all.

I HATE TO BE SICK!

7 @ 8:15 maybe rhat will blow rhe gunk out of me.

I'm sure glad Jesus was born and still celibating in my heart even though I feel so bad!

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 7.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Ran 4 with Callie @ 8:13 pace.

Should have been easy but my HR raced to 175 at the first half mile before finally dropping back down to a somewhat normal rate.

Running 9-10 in the morning very catiously.

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 4.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.252.000.000.009.25

I'm a ways from being 100% but feel like I need to keep pushing. Back to work today too. No more feaver but still chest congestion and tired.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:05:00 129 65%  
2 8:27:00 141 73%  
3 7:59:00 142 74%  
4 8:26:00 142 74%  
5 8:27:00 147 77%  
6 8:17:00 149 78%  
7 7:45:00 148 78%  
8 7:54:00 150 79%  
9 8:02:00 152 80%  
.25 Mile Slow-Cool Down    
Total 73:22:00 144 75%  
Pace 8:09:07     WT
Temp 45 Humidity 81 (Drizzle) 156.5
Dew Point 39 Wind 5 156.5
  • Psalm 37:7 
    Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

 

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 9.25
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2515.000.000.0015.25

Left my Garmin at work on Friday so I ran without it today. I just used my everyday sports watch so I only have overall time. Right at 2:00:00 for 15 miles (8:00 Pace). Not as good as the last couple of weeks but okay after have the flu all this week.

I guess I really need to start my Boston training this week. I'm really not excited about starting a defined regiment of training. :-(

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 15.25
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

To the gym for some easy work and upper body weights.

Matthew 7:13-14 

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I forgot to bring my Garmin home from work again so I only have overall time for the 10 miles. Nice and easy pace @ 8:09 Pace (no HR monitor).

I got this for Christmas! :-)

 

Leviticus 26:1 

“You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God.

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 10.00
Comments(15)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
84.8193.5016.500.00194.81
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 119.56Saucony Mirage II Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 52.50
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