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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: 8.00 Month: 29.00 Year: 753.85
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
0.3510.000.000.0010.35

Chosen Half Marathon coming up this Saturday. I think I've made it through the training cycle (if you can call it that) and will be able to race. My right foot continues to give me problems. I have been to the physical theropist twice and now they are sending me back to the orthopedic doctor this Wedensday. My toe won't really bend up and the bottom, at the joint, is very..very sore. The physical theropist doesn't know what to do.  My left foot continues to have intermittent sharp pains. I know, I know...just a lot of whining here. :-(

When I signed up for the race, I was hoping to run a decent race but now I'm afraid I may have to settle for a disappointing slow run. Aiming for a 7:25 pace (which would still be my 10th slowest out of 11 half races in the last five years) seems too optomistic. I'm really thinking that if I can break the 7:30 avg pace I would be doing the best I could based on my condition. Anyway...feel free to estimate my race time based on my haphazard training. :-) The good news is they are breaking the awards into age groups of 5's this year. I must say I'm glad to be running in the 55-59 group this year. Before I was always wanting to run in the 30-40 age group! :-)

The course in now a point to point and not an out and back as it has been in the last years. I was hoping it would make it faster but looking at the elevation chart it seems to have more hill in the first half now. In the first two miles there is a stretch that rises 200' in about a half mile, I may walk that portion!

Here's my run for today:

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 7:39:00 142 74%  
2 7:54:00 153 81%  
3 7:46:00 158 84%  
4 7:52:00 161 86%  
5 7:52:00 160 85%  
6 7:38:00 163 87%  
7 7:52:00 163 87%  
8 7:43:00 163 87%  
9 7:46:00 165 88%  
10 7:37:00 169 90% 174
.35 Cool-Down        
Total 77:39:00 160 85%  
Pace 7:45:54     WT
Temp 61 Humidity 39  
Dew Point 36 Wind   156

Altra - Green Miles: 10.35
Comments
From flatlander on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 16:45:38 from 198.207.244.102

You're getting it done, though; 10 at 7:45 is not bad at all for a shakeout run. Temps should be a lot lower on Saturday, so if you can get your foot/toe warmed up and stretched out you might do a lot better than you think -- 7:25 splits certainly seems achievable based on these numbers. Good luck.

From Hillbilly Runner on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:42:06 from 173.191.121.34

Good luck Saturday.

From JG on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 14:16:48 from 174.60.252.61

7:17! Good luck an have fun!!

From Tom K on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 15:31:39 from 66.87.123.160

Strong run. Have a great race, IJR!

From Tom Slick on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 13:32:09 from 168.179.158.193

IJR - Hey, just go and make a last moment decision on how your going to run the 1/2 by the way you feel. It might be better to save the equipment for a better day by taking it easy on that foot! There's nothing wrong with doing a fun run every once in awhile!Good luck in whatever you decide!

From Rhett on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 13:58:35 from 24.121.249.174

With a little race day magic, you're going to surprise yourself on Saturday.

From I Just Run on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 15:54:58 from 108.178.73.170

Thanks guys for the encouragement. I think I'll run the first mile at about 7:30 and then try and drop a little from there on. Mile 10 will be slow as it is a pretty long hill. Hoping to be about 7:17 as JG predicts.... We'll see. :-)

From SlowJoe on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 18:54:29 from 107.77.105.33

Interesting change in the course. I agree you'll probably surprise yourself on the fast side a bit.

Have fun beating up on all those 59-year-olds!

From Rhett on Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 10:22:29 from 24.121.249.174

Good luck tomorrow. Have fun!

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