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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
    • 1:35:00 (8:01 Paced Callie) Surf City Half Marathon 2/2/20
  • 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:

  • Running Boston Marathon with Callie 2020 ...!!!
  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • 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: 7.00 Month: 136.60 Year: 357.00
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
26.6017.008.007.0058.60
Niki - Moto 6 (Retired) Miles: 6.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0014.000.001.0015.00

Today I tried to run at a "Marathon Pace". I don't really know if  I've figured out what it actually is but based on my heart rate I decided I would call 135-148 my Marathon Pace. As I've figured it this is my "Aerobic Zone" but I'm still trying to figure all that stuff out. Also, I'm trying to figure out what pace I want to run at my first Half Marathon that is coming up soon. I have run further (20 miles) and faster (8:25 pace) but my heart rate but my heart rate was over 150 for 16 of the 20 miles.

The run was good except for the dead deer, skunks, owl, and beer bottles... I'm beginning to think there's a bunch of beer drinking rednecks out running over all of the wildlife! I'm glad I'm not a deer!

 

1/30/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate
1 8:49:00 131
2 8:23:00 144
3 8:02:00 146
4 8:50:00 147
5 8:31:00 146
6 8:43:00 146
7 9:33:00 146
8 7:56:00 146
9 9:14:00 147
10 8:08:00 147
11 9:14:00 147
12 9:45:00 147
13 8:08:00 148
14 8:19:00 148
15 7:17:00 162
Total 128:52:00 147
Pace

8:35:28

 

 

 Leviticus 7:24

"The fat of an animal found or torn by wild animals may be used for any other purpose, but you must not eat it."

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I'm trying some different things this week. I decided to keep my low heart rate below 125 instead of 135 as I've done before. I'm thinking I may have been pushing the low heart rate a little too high. Today I ran 5 on the treadmill below the 125 mark. I'm curious to see how this makes me feel and to see if I see improvement or loss.

It's going to be really cold for the next few days so I'll be in the gym running on the treadmill. This will be a good chance to really work on a consistant pace. Since it's hilly where I usually setting a consistant pace is hard.

20 days until my Half Marathon race in Austin.

1/31/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate
1 8:05:00 120
2 8:49:00 123
3 8:56:00 123
4 9:05:00 124
5 9:19:00 124
Total 44:14:00 123
Pace 8:50:48

James 1:19
"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,..."

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.003.000.006.0010.00

Did something I have never done before...Ran my weekly long (10 miles) run "fast" on the treadmill...! As you can see, I could really pick up the pace from my normal hilly run. Still wondering what my top endurance level is. I'm courious to see what my pace will be in a "flat" Half Marathon. The one I'm running on Feb. 20 is supposed to be somewhat hilly. Anyway...here's the numbers....

2/1/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate
1 7:40:00 127
2 6:45:00 158
3 6:39:00 159
4 6:39:00 162
5 6:23:00 163
6 6:30:00 164
7 6:52:00 165
8 7:12:00 165
9 6:47:00 171
10 6:26:00 174
Total 67:53:00 161
Pace 6:47:18

Romans 15:5
"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,"

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

18 Degrees here today and very windy, chill factor at 0 so obviously I went to the gym to run again. I stuck to my plan to run 10 with an average heart rate at 125. Although my average was 125 it went up higher than I wanted the last couple of miles. I was also wondering what pace I would maintain at this heart rate. So below you can see the details. I'm betting there's a lot of people running on their treadmills today...even the guy who ownes the running store down town was coming into the gym this moring to run as I was leaving...ha ha...! I've decided to run another Half Marathon on March 6th here in San Marcos called Mo's Better Half. This is two weeks after my first one in Austin on Feb 20. That will be interesting to compair the two races. I believe Austin is fairly hilly and San Marcos is mostly flat. Tomorrow I was going to do some speed work...the bad thing is the treadmills in the gym will only go up to a 6:00 pace...I guess that's what I'll run.

2/2/2011
Mile Time Heart Rate
1 8:35:00 110
2 8:31:00 124
3 8:42:00 125
4 8:53:00 126
5 9:04:00 126
6 8:42:00 125
7 8:44:00 126
8 8:50:00 127
9 9:07:00 128
10 9:20:00 129
Total 88:28:00 125
Pace 8:50:48

Proverbs 25:20
Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.005.000.007.00

I was supposed to go to the track to do my timed miles today....NO WAY...!!!! 19 Degrees and windy is way too cold for me...! I went to the gym and ran. The problem with that is the treadmills only go at a maximum 6:00 pace....so that's what I ran. I worked on my cadence trying to get my steps up from the normal 168 to about 200. I couldn't do if for the entire time each mile...probably more like 1/3 of the time. I rested two minutes between miles which allowed my heart rate to go down to 110 before I started the next mile. All seemed good excpet I wish the treadmills would go faster and I wish I could run this fast on the track. My track times for the same timed miles is about 30 seconds slower and more draining.

5 Timed Miles on Treadmill
2/3/2011
Mile Time Max HR
 1/2 9:00 Warm-Up
1 6:00:00 161
2 6:00:00 166
3 6:00:00 167
4 6:00:00 167
5 6:00:00 168
 1/2 9:00:00 Cool-Down
Total 30:00:00  
Pace 6:00:00  

Genesis 2:2
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I decided to stay on the treadmill again today. I got up at 5:30 to go to the gym and found it was 20 degrees and snow and ice on the ground. Went back to bed for a couple of hours then got up and ran. Also, this morning, I inspected my shoes and feet a little, after seeing Flanders "Flat" shoes photo. I posted a couple of photos for your enjoyment. The shoes are my "new" shoes with only 250 miles on them. They are Niki - Mojo 6 (I think...I will look more carefully when I get home). Notice how I have worn the outside of the heels, one is actually through the black hard sole and the other is close. I compared them to my "old" shoes (Niki - Pegasus...I think) and noticed, although they were worn a little, they were not anywhere close to being worn through the black hard sole. I have over 600 miles on the old shoes. Maybe I should send the new ones back and ask for a refund...ha ha... The next picture shows you why I'm not a foot model...and no that's not black toenail polish on four of my toes...Enjoy the pictures...!

Joshua 9:13
And these wineskins that we filled were new, but see how cracked they are. And our clothes and sandals are worn out by the very long journey.”

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.003.000.006.60

"On the Road Again"....Finally warm enought for me to run outside. Ran my 6.6 Loop but forgot my heart monitor. Tried something different, 1 slow mile, 1 fast mile, 1 slow mile, 1 fast mile, etc... Total: 3.6 slow miles and 3 fast miles...Here's the results. This taxed me pretty much...had to slow down for about a minute on the third fast mile because I got a pain under my left arm.

2/5/2011
Mile Time
1 8:24:00 slow
2 6:20:00 fast
3 8:36:00 slow
4 6:37:00 fast
5 9:49:00 slow
6 6:53:00 fast
6.6 5:38:00 slow
Total 52:17:00
Pace 7:48:23

Luke 24:13-16
 13" Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him. "

Niki - Moto 6 (Retired) Miles: 6.60
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.6017.008.007.0058.60
Niki - Moto 6 (Retired) Miles: 6.60
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