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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
43.000.006.609.0058.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

This was supposed to be easy...but it was actually hard. I was trying to keep my heart rate below 135 for the entire 15 mile run. I kept finding myself speeding up...then I would have to slow back down to bring my heart rate back to 135. I actually had to walk up a couple of hills for a short way because my heart rate went to 142. I like to run faster....! I'm going to run all my longer runs (10 miles) this week with the low heart rate and see what that does or how it feels. I was actually a little more sore than I thought I would be after this run...figure that? I have never run a long slow pace like this, I was supprised I had to go so slow to keep my heart rate at 135.

1/23/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate
1 10:15:00 134
2 10:20:00 134
3 9:37:00 135
4 9:25:00 133
5 10:09:00 135
6 9:29:00 135
7 9:29:00 135
8 9:57:00 136
9 8:51:00 136
10 10:19:00 136
11 9:31:00 136
12 9:03:00 136
13 9:45:00 137
14 9:45:00 137
15 8:55:00 137
Total 144:50:00 135
Pace

9:39:20

1 Thessalonians 1:3
"We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ."

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.005.006.00

Okay...Here's the scoop.... I ran a single timed mile back in Sep. of last year at 6:00. I have wanted to go and run a timed mile again to see if I have improved so I did. I was hoping for a 5:45 but I din't make it. Only a slight improvement as you can see below but I did go on to run a total of 5 timed miles and if you compare those times to my previous 5 timed miles back in Nov. of last year I have great improvemnt...about 30 sec. improvement per mile (besides my first one). I really think I can do better, I think I may need to warm-up more. I'll try again in a few months.

Job 6:20
"They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed."

5 Timed Miles on Track
1/27/2011
Mile Time  
 1/2 Warm-Up
1 5:57:00 Track
2 6:40:00
3 6:34:00
4 6:31:00
5 6:33:00
 1/2 Cool-Down
Total 32:15:00  
Pace 6:27:00  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I'm trying something different this week. I decided to run my long days at a slower pace than usual keeping my heart rate low. This is opposite what I've been doing. So, yesterday was a hard day! Today, 10 miles on the treadmill maintaining my heart rate at 135.  This was a nice change and I felt really good when I finished. Not sure if it's a good step for training but it was good for me mentally. Tomorrow I plan to run the same as today. It will be interesting to see if my speed and heart rate stay the same.

1/25/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate
1 7:45:00 120
2 7:50:00 134
3 8:00:00 134
4 8:01:00 135
5 8:01:00 135
6 8:02:00 135
7 8:02:00 135
8 8:03:00 134
9 8:03:00 135
10 8:04:00 135
Total 79:51:00 133
Pace 7:59:06

Genesis 33:14
"So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the flocks and herds before me and the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.”

Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Went to the gym again...same routine as yesterday. 10 Miles keeping my heart rate at or below 135. I started out a little faster today because it didn't seem my heart wanted to start pumping. Interesting my times were somewhat faster than yesterday for the same routine. I'd like to say this is progress in my training but I know it doesn't happen this quickly. Maybe yesterday was a little slower/harder because on Monday I did a hard tempo workout and my muscles were still tired from that. You can see my heart rate is always lower on the first mile since I really don't do any warm-up...just jump on the treadmill, go slow for the first quarter, then pick it up fast until my heart rate gets to 135 and then back it off to maintain that pace.

I always work a few weights (upper body)... about 30 min., when I go to the gym but I forget to note it sometimes. Also do about .15 to .2 cool-down jog but don't record it as part of my run.

1 Timothy 4:15
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.

1/26/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate
1 7:25:00 127
2 7:31:00 133
3 7:37:00 135
4 7:45:00 135
5 7:50:00 135
6 7:55:00 135
7 7:58:00 135
8 8:01:00 136
9 8:03:00 136
10 8:05:00 136
Total 78:10:00 134
Pace 7:49:00

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.004.006.00

OUCH.....! One warm-up mile then eight"gut-it" half miles plus one cool down mile...dissappointing! I thought I could run faster than this... Really no improvement from my similar workout back in November (and I ran 10 half's that time)...this makes me angry...!

8 Timed 800's on Track
1/27/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate  
1    Warm-Up
1st 2:54:00 148 Track
2nd 2:54:00 154
3rd 2:59:00 151
4th 2:58:00 154
5th 3:00:00 154
6th 3:04:00 151
7th 3:04:00 150
8th 3:00:00 155
1    Cool-Down
Total 23:53:00 152  
Pace 2:59:07    

Genesis 4:5
"but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast."

I should be gratful for what I can do...

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Went to the gym today to do my baseline workout. 5 miles at 8:00 pace which keeps my heart rate below 135. It actually stayed lower than normal but still went up on the last mile or so more than I would like it to. I started looking back at my records and realized that if I allow myself to slow down slightly and then speed up throughout my run I can actually run faster overall and keep the same heart rate. I think I am going to do a few long road runs and monitor/keep my heart rate constant and see how that goes. Here's my treadmill run for today.

1/28/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate
1 8:00:00 118
2 8:00:00 131
3 8:00:00 134
4 8:00:00 137
5 8:00:00 140
Total 40:00:00 132
Pace 8:00:00

Matthew 5:41
"If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles."

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.006.600.006.60

Ran my loop today...

Not much to day...seemed easy at first then hard at the end...

Working from a remote computer today and it's difficult to enter information so I'm going to wait until Monday for all the details. Tomorrow is 15, hope it's not raining.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
43.000.006.609.0058.60
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