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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: 4.00 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
0.259.000.000.009.25

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
From DLTheo on Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 12:14:55 from 76.28.161.119

I'd recommend taking a couple weeks easy as recovery. Take half the time between now and when you need to start your buildup and cut your mileage back to about 50% of what you've been doing.

Then in the second half, start gradually increasing mileage again so when you begin your Boston training you're ready for it. AT least, that's what I'd do.

From Dave S on Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 13:36:28 from 63.248.20.148

Wow! cars in the fog sound a little scary.

Looks like a nice run at a good pace. I would love to get back to feeling like there is a little pop in my legs. Hope that your fitness is this good or better when you get to Boston.

From I Just Run on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 14:11:25 from 67.79.11.242

DL,

Thanks for the advise. I plan to take it pretty easy for couple of weeks as you suggest.

Dave,

I heard them call it "Freezing Fog" the other day on the news/weather. I had never heard that term before. :-)

From Russ on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 14:51:31 from 74.114.3.253

Sounds like a car in the fog may have been listening to Christmas music and was giving chase to Rudolph with your flashing lights. Glad they missed you and that you stayed safe.

That darn weather and races. It's such a crap shoot. You are nicely prepped for a solid buildup to Boston. Boston Buildup 2014 - I like the sound of it.

From seeaprilrun on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 16:25:21 from 68.102.189.33

Just run what feels fun. Like today! I keep thinking January and I will finally get real about Boston training...

From flatlander on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 07:17:50 from 70.195.195.38

Glad you made it out of that situation OK. Too many close calls -- most drivers watch pretty well, thanksfully.

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