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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:

  • 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)

Personal:

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: 0.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 1014.54
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
0.2515.000.000.0015.25

Hello Everybody...I'm back on the Blog after three days off from running. I went to the roping competition this weekend (the first one in about 4 months) but did not have any luck. Team roping is a difficult sport in the fact you have so may varables to deal with. You have to do your part but also be patient for all the right things to fall into place. After four months off, I was very pleased with the way my horse and I performed. If I can keep it going this well it will just be a matter of time until I win another big roping.
Back to running:
With three days of rest I felt like I needed to do something special. I decided to do a 15 mile run. I would like to have ran 18-20 but being a week day I felt like I didn't have time for that. I didn't go to bed until after 11:00 so getting up at 4:00 am didn't sound appealing. I got up at 5:00 to run this 15 miler.
The weather is still not the best for running here in Texas but at least the dew point has dropped a little. It was 64 this morning instead of 75 as it's normally been. This did not make it comfortable but at least bearable and I was able to run without overheating. I lost 5 pounds during this run which is pretty normaly for me.
As you can see from the splits I was able to maintain a sub 8:00 pace on most of the miles, run a negative split (-20 seconds) from the first half to the second half but my HR paid the price on the last miles. There are some hills so it's no wonder I went above 8:00 on a couple of miles.
Now to figure out where I am condition wise.... Looking back at my marathon training the last two years it appears I'm right in line for being 10 weeks out from my race. Similar runs show about the same paces but my HR seems a little lower right now. (That should be good!) We'll see how I feel tomorrow, hopefully I'm not too worn out or sore.
Mile
Time
HR
HR %
 
1
8:08:00
133
68%
 
2
8:15:00
144
75%
 
3
7:54:00
144
75%
 
4
8:19:00
149
78%
 
5
7:45:00
149
78%
 
6
7:45:00
150
79%
 
7
7:59:00
152
80%
Half Split
8
7:53:00
153
81%
7:59:45
9
7:45:00
152
80%
 
10
7:52:00
155
82%
 
11
8:01:00
156
83%
 
12
7:39:00
161
87%
 
13
7:17:00
164
89%
 
14
7:24:00
164
89%
Half Split
15
7:22:00
171
93%
7:39:08
0.25
Slow Cool-Down
 
 
Total
117:18:00
153
81%
 
Pace
7:49:12
 
 
WT
Temp
73
Humidity
73
163 lbs
Dew Point
64
Wind
0
158 lbs
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 15.00
Comments
From Russ on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 09:05:25 from 74.114.3.253

Sorry that you weren't in the money for roping, but sounds like you haven't missed too much which is great news.

Excellent run today. I'm amazed by your unconquerable spirit in so quickly getting back to where you were before the break & surgery. Keep at it.

From Tom K on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 14:17:13 from 174.58.4.250

This is excellent stuff for a Tuesday. Nice Job, IJR! Sorry you didn't get the $, but I'm glad you didn't re-injure that shoulder.

From I Just Run on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 14:42:58 from 67.79.11.242

Roping is kinda like a marathon. You have to be commit to the long haul and wait for all the stars to align.

Russ,

I'm not sure I'm completely back but I'm starting to feel more confident. I want to set my sights on my 3:16 goal but probably not for SA Rock-N-Roll.

From Dan on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 19:35:18 from 24.209.83.20

Sorry you did not win, but I am sure you still enjoyed it. Way to come back with a huge run!

From rAtTLeTrAp on Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 12:02:10 from 66.87.64.17

Sorry the roping didn't pay off this time. Nice work on the run! I think you will surprise yourself over the next 10 weeks. I predict a very strong marathon.

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