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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
  • 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: 

  • Marathon for Odoption Nov. '19
  • Boston Marathon March '20

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 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: 44.00 Month: 121.00 Year: 918.85
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
109.9545.000.000.00154.95
Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 113.50Altra Instinct Black Miles: 25.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.257.000.000.007.25

Mile Time HR
1 7:49:00 121
2 7:53:00 141
3 7:44:00 146
4 7:39:00 146
5 7:35:00 152
6 7:38:00 156
7 7:00:00 160
     
Total 53:18:00 146
Pace 7:36:51  

Wasn't feeling that great today (but the times are okay) so cut the run to 7. Went to a pro roper's yesterday for a full day of roping instruction so I think I was just tired.

 

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.257.000.000.007.25

Same run as yesterday but hotter. A little more effort to bring the pace down a couple of seconds per mile. Temps drop tonight and we'll have 30's & 40's for my morning runs for the next few days! (But also supposed to be wet.)

72 degrees (in December!), 87% Humidity, Dew Point 68, Wt Beginning 155 - Ending 152.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 7:44:00 130 65%
2 7:39:00 142 73%
3 7:38:00 151 79%
4 7:36:00 152 80%
5 7:44:00 160 85%
6 7:45:00 164 87%
7 6:57:00 168 89%
       
Total 53:03:00 152 79%
Pace 7:34:43    

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.25
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

Just another 7.25 but with an 8:30 target and low HR run. Feeling a bit tired and not confident to jump up to some double diget miles after my 16 mile fail the other day. Finally got some cool weather but it was aweful windy! 57 Degrees, 90% Humidity, Dew Point 54, 25 MPH wind.

Mile Time HR
1 8:31:00 125
2 8:29:00 136
3 8:25:00 131
4 8:32:00 140
5 8:32:00 140
6 8:21:00 135
7 8:34:00 137
     
Total 59:24:00 135
Pace 8:29:09  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.25
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.0010.00

Man, terrible weater here. Low 40's, windy and rain and sleet for two days. Finally decided to go to the gym and run on the TM. Ran 9 on the TM and went outside and ran 1 in the cold wet weather. 8:15 on the TM and a 7:38 outside.

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 10.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Ran the small loop today. I sent my Garmin in to have a new battery and the buzzer fixed so I'll be running naked for a few days. Best I could tell it was about an 8 minute place. Weather was great at 43 degrees, 60% humidity and 30 degree dewpoint.

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

In Abilene Texas doing some business. Don't have my Garmin so I'm running by time. Ran 1 hour. At the pace and effort this equates to at least 7 miles. Ran a consistent hard effort on the entire run. Great weather at 40 degree, 53% humidity, and 24 degree dewpoint.

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Got bit by a dog today!!!

Running my normal 10 mile route this morning and a big bulldog runs out from a house chasing me. I scream at him but he keeps coming! I try to dodge him but he jumps, catches and bites me on my thigh through my tights bringing blood. I turn, punch and kick at him and he finally backs off growling but I finally get away!

What should I do? (I have a gun and I'm not afraid to use it!)

10 @ 8 minute pace, 50 degrees.

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 10.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles easy pace today. Ran out and back. The dog bite looks okay but is a little bruised. 47 degrees...nice!

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

I know the distance but have no clue about the pace. Still running without my Garmin. I do know I ran fast a little and slow a lot. It was very cold (32 degrees) when I started. The dog bite is a litrle sore and is bruised all on the side of my thigh.

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 13.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.004.000.000.004.00

4 Miles at a little harder pace. Still no watch but great cool weather.

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 Miles again, out and back. Medium pace. Still running naked without my Garmin. 6 weeks into my marathon training, 43 miles this week. Need to decide which marathon to run (Ft Worth Cowtown or the Woodlands).

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.007.000.000.0014.00

Ran the small loop 2X to make 14 miles. Still don't have my Garmin back from repairs but overall this run was a sub 8:00 average pace. 48 Degrees, 99% Humidity/Foggy, 46 Degree Dew Point. 

I really wasn't motivated to get out and do this run but after finishing I was happy with the results. This is the longest run for the coming week and I'm glad it's done.

 

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 14.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.004.000.000.007.00

Ran the small loop clockwise. Looks like summer is back, 65 degrees, 100% humidity, 63 Degree Dewpoint, 3 MPH wind, 155 lbs at the start.

Mile Time HR
1 7:48:00 135
2 7:53:00 145
3 7:36:00 146
4 7:49:00 147
5 8:13:00 153
6 7:46:00 151
7 7:33:00 157
     
Total 54:38:00 148
Pace 7:48:17  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy miles out and back. Much improvement over the last 6 months!

Mile Time HR
1 8:30:00 119
2 8:29:00 136
3 8:27:00 134
4 8:20:00 138
Total 33:46:00 132
Pace 8:26:30  

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Wrenched my back yesterday and had to skip my run. Today it is still very tight but I ran anyway. Only did 7 easy (8:40 pace). Was suppose to do 14. Ahhhh... hope this back thing goes away quickly!

Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2515.000.000.0015.25

 

Took a day off yesterday since my back was so sore, but it's a little better today so I forced myself to do the long run. As I warmed up the back loosened up. Missed my 10 mile run last week so was a little behind on total miles. This run was fair but on the scale an 8 when it should be a 6. Got to get my confindence up for these longer runs. Funny how it seems so impossible to run 26 at even a faster pace while in training at this point. :-)

My weight keeps going down, now it's at 151. This was a comfortable weatherwise running day for me at 62-67 degrees.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:03:00 136 69%  
2 7:36:00 135 68%  
3 7:46:00 148 77%  
4 7:52:00 153 80%  
5 8:12:00 153 80% 7:53:48
6 8:00:00 151 79% 145
7 8:05:00 148 77%  
8 7:58:00 153 80%  
9 7:52:00 151 79%  
10 7:59:00 153 80% 7:58:48
11 7:50:00 152 80% 151
12 7:44:00 153 80%  
13 7:45:00 158 84%  
14 8:00:00 163 86%  
15 7:18:00 163 86% 7:43:24
.25 Mile Cool-Down     158
Total 118:00:00 151 79%  
Pace 7:52:00     WT
Temp 67 Humidity 37  
Dew Point 40 Wind 15 151

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

Callie is home for a couple of weeks so I got .to run with her. I really enjoy runnning with someone (especially her) as I never run with anyone else. It reminds me why I started and like to run. She got me to start running 7 years ago. I told her today she probably added 10 years to my life! I'm greatful to her for that. Wer're working on our ultimate "Bucket List" thing to do and that is to run Boston together. Hopefully we both will qualify in '18 and run it in '19 together!

This was an easy low HR recovery run for me. Nice cool, foggy, drizzling, 46 degree weather.

Mile Time HR
1 9:02:00 123
2 8:39:00 126
3 9:04:00 134
4 8:57:00 134
5 8:26:00 131
6 8:32:00 133
7 8:31:00 136
.25 Mile Cool-Down    
Total 61:11:00 131
Pace 8:44:26  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 7.25
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy low HR 4 mile run with Callie. It was cood, windy and wet!

Mile Time HR
1 8:48:00 120
2 8:14:00 130
3 8:26:00 126
4 8:29:00 138
     
Total 33:57:00 129
Pace 8:29:15  
Temp 38  
     

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 4.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Ran again with Callie. Nice cool weather at 41 degrees! 

LHR run...very comfortable.

Mile Time HR
1 8:37:00 155
2 8:52:00 132
3 8:19:00 134
4 8:27:00 133
5 8:44:00 138
6 8:29:00 137
7 8:16:00 140
.25 Mile Cool-Down    
Total 59:44:00 138
Pace 8:32:00  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.700.000.000.007.70

Happy New Year My Friends!!!

Blustery day of running with a wind chill of 32 degrees. 18 MPH wind and 40 Degrees, 87% Humidity, 34 Degree Dewpoint. You guys from the north are probably laughing at us but we were COLD!!! 7.7 miles with Callie to make her 1100 miles for the year. Not so many for me. :-(

 

Mile Time HR
1 8:32:00 131
2 8:49:00 141
3 8:18:00 142
4 7:58:00 145
5 8:52:00 146
6 8:30:00 141
7 8:44:00 146
7.7 5:42:00 149
Total 65:25:00 143
Pace 8:29:44  

Altra Instinct Black Miles: 7.70
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
109.9545.000.000.00154.95
Altra Instinct Dark Blue Miles: 113.50Altra Instinct Black Miles: 25.95
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