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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
20.0035.000.000.0055.00
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 22.00Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 33.00
Race: Ft Worth Cowtown Marathon (26.3 Miles) 04:00:00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.0016.000.000.0022.00

KEEP THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE

Coach John McKay of USC said this to his team after they had been humiliated 51-0 by Notre Dame.

McKay came into the locker room and saw a group of beaten worn-out and thoroughly depressed young football players who were not accustomed to losing. He stood up on a bench and said, “Men, let’s keep this in perspective. There are 800 million Chinese who don’t even know this game was played.” That’s what you call perspective.

Okay, here is the real race report:  DNF

 I was so mad at myself I just couldn't bear to write a race report until now. Although running and racing is not really that important to me I still driven to accomplish something when I set out to do it. This pursuit to BQ has me frustrated. I have managed to flunder in my effort to achieve the goal.

I should have BQ'd on my first marathon but I went into it missing 4 weeks of training because of a bone spur. My second marathon I ruined by overconfidence and a pace who had me on a 3:09 marathon at 16 miles. My third marathon I tried to run 4 weeks after my third. I was simply not recovered and now this last marathon and ...how dumb is this... on this marathon I missed the full marathon cut-off and ran 3 miles before I realized it! Anyway, now I find myself contemplating running OKC again it 4 weeks :-(

Anyway, here are my splits through the 16 miles. Miles 13-16 are erratic as I was trying to figure out what to do. I ended up running 22 miles before I quit all together.

2/26/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:00:00 141 73%  
2 7:48:00 154 82%  
3 7:52:00 157 84%  
4 7:50:00 155 82%  
5 8:02:00 156 83%  
6 7:44:00 156 83%  
7 7:37:00 156 83%  
8 7:49:00 155 82%  
9 7:57:00 152 80%  
10 8:06:00 157 84%  
11 7:41:00 156 83%  
12 7:30:00 156 83%  
13 8:00:00 157 84%  
14 7:12:00 162 87%  
15 8:05:00 166 90%  
16 7:57:00 164 89%  
17  
18  
19  
20  
21  
22  
23  
24  
25  
26  
26.3  
Total 125:10:00 96 51%  
Pace 4:46:38      
Ft Worth Cowtown Marathon
Weather - 38 Degrees. Calm
Target:
Race  - 26.3 Miles @ 7:26
Note: Ran off course. DNF


1 Corinthians 10:31

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.A)">

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 22.00
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.004.000.000.008.00

3 days off after the debockled marathon. My quads are still pretty sore but the rest of my legs and feet are fine.

2/28/2013
Total Miles: 8
Alternating miles on Eliptical @ 9:00 Pace & Treadmill @ 7:30 Pace. 

Psalm 73:25-26

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 8.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

My quads are still sore from the race but the rest of my body is good. I figure I'll just run through the sorness.

3/1/2013
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:47:00 No HR Monitor  
2 8:35:00  
3 9:09:00  
4 9:01:00  
5 8:55:00  
6 9:00:00  
7 8:57:00  
8 7:02:00  
9 8:48:00  
10 8:45:00  
   
   
   
         
Total 86:59:00 0 0%  
Pace 8:41:54      
Big Loop
35 Degrees, Calm
Target:
9:00 Pace
Ran 1 mile fast.

 

 

Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 10.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0015.000.000.0015.00

My quads are still sore but better than yesterday. I just tried to run comfortably on this run. Other than being tired it was pretty good.

3/2/2013
Mile Time HR HR % Elevation
Gain
1 8:09:00 No HR Monitor  
2 8:20:00  
3 8:19:00  
4 8:30:00  
5 7:50:00  
6 8:15:00  
7 8:25:00  
8 8:42:00  
9 8:08:00  
10 7:57:00  
11 8:36:00  
12 8:31:00  
13 7:25:00  
14 7:47:00  
15 7:46:00  
Total 122:40:00 0 0%  
Pace 8:10:40    
Where Run - Big Loop to Old Chruch, back to Smallville and home.
Weather - 45 Degrees, Windy
Target:
Long Run - 15 Miles
Note:
My quads are still sore.

Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 15.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.0035.000.000.0055.00
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 22.00Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 33.00
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