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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
    • 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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

No running today...the kids are at home and we stayed up late playing games.

As I am reflecting over the year in running I realized that I have been dealing with this toe issure since mid May. I think I have completly destroyed my second toe as it now has an ugly crook in it and now I can't really move it or push down with it at all. I think I've just torn all of the tendons/ligaments in the joint completly loose. I'm not sure what to do at this point. Last the doctor said was that he could to cut the bone and shorten it. (I don't want to have surgery!) Since then I lost all muscle control of it. I can't really move it or push down at all. It continues to be sore...sometimes better sometimes worse. Although I am pretty tolerant to pain I'm not sure if I can keep up the effort for much longer.

From Yasir on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 14:48:54 from

Thanx for checking on me. I took 2 weeks of from running until today (12 easy miles today). You had one solid running year get the rest I know never tell a runner to rest but you earned it. I'm leaning toward Champaign Illinois Marathon on April 25. Please spread the word if any runners from here want to join me or maybe you (: rest rest

From Russ on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 15:38:44 from

Sorry to hear about the toe, hopefully you can figure something out and move forward. Rest up Preston! Easier said than done.

From Matt Schreiber on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 20:33:43 from

Is it called surgery if they just cut it off? :) I wonder if taking a little time off would even help it back in the right direction or if it's something that would require some sort of long break. Seems like it'd be a nuisance. Hopefully you can get it figured out!

From flatlander on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 06:25:48 from

I agree, that's a tough decision, time off might not even help much and your conditioning could get shot for nothing. Sometimes a PT or chiro might have a good suggestion about something like that. Those guys can be pretty good at stuff like this, though you may have already done that. Best of luck.

From derhammer on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 09:18:47 from

Flat has a good suggestion. You might want to get back on the bike for a while. I don't want to see you stop running, but if you are destroying parts of your body and it's painful too, where does it end?

From Tom Slick on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 10:20:46 from

Sorry to hear your dilemma involving your "second toe". I have lived with bunion on my left foot big toe and disintegrating cartilage in the knuckle joint of my right big toe. I've done a bunch of things to lessen the pain generated by both big toes. One thing that I did was to get out of my Brooks Addiction shoes and change to Altras. The toe box is nice and wide so my toes are not cramped and the Zero Drop platform seems to be so good for my feet, especially my toes.....I also had a problem with my second toe on my left foot that I've been wearing a toe straightener on in the evenings at home.

Check it out, maybe this can help you!

From SlowJoe on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 13:40:50 from

Please, no one convince him to get back on the bike!

Sorry to hear this Preston. Time off might help...and it might not - tough to know the right thing to do. Hope you are 100% again soon!

From I Just Run on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 14:40:35 from

Guys, the bad thing is I was off for weeks in the summer when my shoulder was broken and it didn't heal then. Not sure what to do since I really don't want surgery.

From I Just Run on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 08:42:22 from


Funny you should mention Altras as I just ordered a pair a couple of day before your post. I just got them and have run in them once. They sure look funny but are really comfortable. Hopefully they will help.

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