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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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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)


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               

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 118.40 Year: 118.40
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
Niki - Moto 6 (Retired) Miles: 4.10Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 23.63
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Well...Don't know if I did something stupid today but I felt Like I needed to do it. A lady from our church has been teaching the small kids about how all things can be done through Christ. So she decided to run from her house to chruch (19.2 miles). She has been running for a while and bringing her long runs up to her max. 16 two weeks ago. Each week she would run a little further to church each Sunday. Today was the day to run the entire distance. She had asked me several times to run with her and I hadn't given her a firm answer. (Ha...Ha...she thinks I'm a "real" runner.) Anyway last night I decided I should (and wanted to do it with her). Three others joined us at about miles 7, 9 and 15. It's funny because at about mile 15 we ran into the San Marcos Running Club. I know only one guy who is in the club, he ownes the new running store in town. As they caught up with us I ran for a little while with them and then backtracked to meet back with my group. As you can see from my log I actually backtracked several times to increase my milage. I wasn't intending to run that much further but seemed to be compelled as the pace was so slow. I also wanted to run some "tempo" miles (I think that's what you call them) to see how I felt after that many miles. the pace felt fine but as you can see my heart rate would rise quite a bit each time. I still believe I can run the BQ qualifying pace but I may not be able to keep my heart rate at 85 - 90% for the entire 26.2 miles (Can anyone tell me if a typical Marathoner runs with a heart rate of 85-90% of max for the duration of the race?). The weather was pretty nasty, about 65 degrees and drizzling most of the way. I basically poured water out of my shoes at the end. I didn't bother with any Gu, just Gatoraide and water. Anyway....It was a good run, my maximum distance ever run and for a great cause...!

Now to get ready for the Half-marathon this coming Sunday. I'm not sure if this run was good or bad for me. I guess I'll find out in the next few days. I still plan to bust 1:40:00 this weekend!

Mile Time Heart Rate
1 11:06:00 122 Wood's House to Church (With Tanya and Other Girls)
2 10:29:00 126
3 10:37:00 121
4 10:29:00 124
5 9:58:00 132
6 7:17:00 157
7 9:26:00 144
8 11:45:00 123
9 11:36:00 125
10 11:37:00 126
11 10:29:00 132
12 11:19:00 128
13 11:31:00 128
14 9:48:00 136
15 8:42:00 146
16 7:31:00 158
17 7:20:00 158
18 10:41:00 142
19 11:49:00 146
20 10:41:00 138
21 11:49:00 140
22 10:41:00 146
23 10:28:00 144
Total 237:09:00 137
Pace 10:17:35

I think I've used this one before but it such an inspirational verse and the one the kids were being taught:

Hebrews 12:1
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,"

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

 I went to the gym and ran an easy 4 and a lifted a few free weights. I was a little sore/stiff from the run yesterday but all in all I felt pretty good, I wasn't really tired feeling.  Now time to prepare for the race this Sunday. I read up on some tampering techniques and decided to run (4 easy today, 10 easy tomorrow, Off Wed., 6.6 race pace Thurs., 5 easy Fri. and 3 easy on Saturday. We'll see how that goes. I think I need some more new shoes, My Mizuno's were soaking wet from the run yesterday and I had to run in the Niki's. The Niki's look brand new and don't have very many miles on them but the hard sole wore off the heel after about 250 miles. Here's the boaring details...

Mile Time Heart Rate Treadmill
(Taper Run)
1 9:00:00 119
2 9:00:00 127
3 9:00:00 130
4 9:00:00 131
Total 36:00:00 127
Pace 9:00:00 1% Incline

Isaiah 8:9
"Raise the war cry, you nations, and be shattered! Listen, all you distant lands. Prepare for battle, and be shattered! Prepare for battle, and be shattered!"

Niki - Moto 6 (Retired) Miles: 4.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Part of my taper week was todays run of 10 miles at Half-Marathon pace + 1.5 min/mile. This seemed to be a fairly confortable pace for me...I guess that's what it's supposed to be. I was a little sore before I started, from the run on Sunday but after the run I felt pretty good...quick recovery...everything seemed good. Tomorrow is a rest day so I should be fine after that. 

Mile Time Heart Rate
1 9:03:00 124 10 Mile Loop 
(Half-Marathon Pace + 1.5 Min. Per Mile)
2 9:04:00 134
3 9:02:00 132
4 8:42:00 143
5 8:59:00 134
6 9:01:00 134
7 9:00:00 137
8 8:57:00 138
9 8:56:00 133
10 9:01:00 137 Max H/R
Total 89:45:00 135 154
Pace 8:58:30 42 Deg. Max Speed

2 Corinthians 1:5
"For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ."

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Off Day...

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Today was a pace run day for me before the race on Sunday. Ran the loop at what was supposed to be Half-Marathon pace. The way I have it calculated it that's 7:38 for me to reach my goal of less than 1:40:00. As you can see I ran it a little faster than that mainly because I got started a little faster and just didn't want to slow down. (Ha...Ha...that sounds like I was really flying doesn't it..!) Anyway, the bad thing is I forgot my heart monitor so I don't have any data on that. I really wanted to see what my heart rate was at this pace after the 6.6 miles so I could convience myself...YES...I can do it...no problem! The pace felt pretty good but my legs were a little heavy at the end. I'm trying to compare what I felt like halfway through the Austin Half-Marathon a couple of weeks ago and I think I felt about the same halfway through that race. I remember at about 7 or 8 getting a second wind and feeling better. I hope I get that second wind Sunday. Tomorrow is easy and Saturday is very easy so it's down hill until the race.

Mile Time Heart Rate
1 7:25:00 Forgot to put on my heart monitor Loop - Half Marathon Pace
2 7:32:00
3 7:25:00
4 7:37:00
5 7:36:00
6 7:24:00
6.6 4:46:00
Total 49:45:00
Pace 7:28:00 44 Deg.

Matthew 11:29-30 

29 "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 6.63
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

As I ran my 4 miles today I joyfully realized how much easier my running is now, than it was a few months ago. I know some don't like all of the number crunching and comparisons but I just had to go back and look a identical run back six months ago. My pace back then, at the same heart rate, was 30 seconds slower than now. I consider that great progress...and it's been fun! Let's see...about three more years of this and I'll be running with the Elites...! HA HA HA (That's a joke, don't take me too serious)

Mile Time Heart Rate Out & Back
1 9:23:00 119
2 9:00:00 132
3 9:14:00 130
4 8:56:00 136
Total 36:33:00 129
Pace 9:08:15 58 Deg

A Joke about a Pastor

A pastor decided to visit his church members one Saturday. At one particular house it was clear to the pastor that someone was home, but nobody came to the door. The pastor knocked several times and finally took out his card and wrote on the back:

Revelation 3:20 - "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him and he with me."

The next day the same card showed up in the collection plate. Below the pastors message was another scripture passage.

It read Genesis 3:10 - "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked and I hid myself."

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Ran 3 miles NAKED, in the RAIN and 30 MPH WIND today....

It's the day before the race and I just wanted to streach out a little. I think I feel pretty good and ready for the race. At least I haven't had the sore knee like I did before the last race. Callie is coming in town and will be able to go to the race with me...Yeah! I think Kirby and me are going to the RC car track today to race. That will be interesting with all the wind. Also need to go and pick up my race packet.

Oh..by the way, by naked I meant without my Garmin watch. 

Genesis 3:10
"He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Niki - Moto 6 (Retired) Miles: 4.10Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 23.63
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