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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
12.008.003.250.0023.25
2012 Stationary Bike Miles: 48.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 7.75Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 13.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Another Ho-Hum day at the gym. I left my usual puddle of sweat under the stationary bike and the elliptical machines.

Bike/Elliptical - 6/1.5/6/1.5/6 = 18 Miles Bike @ 20 mph & 3 Miles Run @ 8:00 Pace

 

Psalm 119:1
    You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God.

2012 Stationary Bike Miles: 18.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.003.250.007.25

Another day at the track. I've been doing my track workouts in the evening but we have a storm coming this afternoon so I decided to go ahead and get it done.

This workout was very similar to the workout I did the first week (10 weeks ago) for my Track Repeats on the RLRF program. On that run I ran a 6:10, 6:22, 6:26 and when finished I was worn out. Today I increased the speed quite a bit, lowered my HR, ran extra and walked away feeling pretty good. I'd say it's been good improvement.

I'm running the 3M Half Marathon this coming Sunday but just filling it in as a training run. I'm not sure exactly what I'll shoot for but hopefully a slight PR...we'll see how it goes!

Oh...I also ordered some Hammer products to see if that will help me on my long runs and races. I ordered: Hammer Gel, Endurolyte capsules, Race Day Boost and some Whey Protein. I've done some reading and am formulating a better plan for pre-race and race fueling.

1/24/2012
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
2 Warm-Up @ 8:52 Pace  
1600m 6:05:00 154 82% 164
400m Recovery  
1600m 6:06:00 159 85% 169
400m Recovery  
1600m 6:03:00 163 88% 171
400m Recovery  
200m 0:30:00 156 83% 156
200m Recovery  
2 Cool-Down @ 8:26 Pace  
   
   
   
   
Total 18:14:00 211 85%  
Avg. Pace 6:04:40 Total Miles 7.75
High School Track
55º - Humid
Target:
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, Stretch, 3 x 1600 @ 6:12 pace, 400m Recovery between each, 10 Min. Cool-down.

Note: This run was challanging but very doable, I ran a farily fast 200 just to see how much spring I had in my step after the 1600 repeats.

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 7.75
Comments(20)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I probably overdid it on this Cross-Training day....!

30 Miles @ 20 mph  = 1.5 Hours

Romans 5:3-4 

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

 

2012 Stationary Bike Miles: 30.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.008.000.000.0011.00

Well, after a hard day of running on Tuesday and a hard day of cycling on Wednesday I think it all caught up to me on mile 8 of this run so I just slowed down and finished with what my body wanted to do. I could have pushed through but know I have a race on Sunday I eased off.

1/26/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 Warm-Up @ 9:00 Pace  
1 7:16:00 152 80%  
2 7:25:00 159 85%  
3 7:21:00 159 85%  
4 7:28:00 158 85%  
5 7:24:00 160 86%  
6 7:26:00 166 90%  
7 7:26:00 166 90%  
8 7:29:00 168 91%  
9 7:40:00 166 90%  
10 8:31:00 161 87%  
   
       
Total 75:26:00 162 87%  
Pace 7:32:36      
Small Loop & Smallville + Part of Birdsong Road to make 11 Miles.
45º -Light Wind
Target:
Tempo Run - 1 Mile Easy, 10 Miles @ 7:26.

Note: Decided to let off at mile 9. I cycled hard for 30 miles yesterday and I think I was just out of energy at this point. I still consider this a sucessful run.

Psalm 127:2

It's useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don't you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 11.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Change of plan...NO DAY Off ... Callie (my daughter) came home this afternoon. We are all going the Walk for Life in Austin tomorrow. Callie wanted to run this evening so I ran 2 miles with her at 9:40 pace. I don't think this short/slow run will do any harm. Tomorrow will be easy with only an hour or so of walking.

 

Resting for the 3M half marathon on Sunday. I started looking at the race and figured out it's a point to point race and not a loop. It is also a net 315' elevation drop. This will be interesting as all of the races I've run so far were loops and mostly hilly. I'm really not sure what I can do on a downhill course like this but I'm thinking about aiming for a 7:15 pace but would really like to run a 7:07 pace. The first four miles seem to be a net 0' elevation drop and then the decent begins. If I can stick at about 7:15 for the first four miles I might be able to pull off the 7:07 avg. If I bonk it's ok since this is only a training run anyway :-) I'm also not sure how well I can do with only a couple of rest days after several hard workout days.

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this. Pursue a righteous life—a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called to, the life you so fervently embraced in the presence of so many witnesses.

 

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 2.00
Comments(14)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.008.003.250.0023.25
2012 Stationary Bike Miles: 48.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 7.75Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 13.00
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