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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
41.3520.003.003.0067.35
Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 43.25Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 24.102014 Condor Flight Road Bike Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

11 Miles @ 8:56 - 135 HR. 7 Miles by myself and 4 miles with Callie :-)

A little tired and stiff. 

3/31/2013
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 9:07:00 127 63%  
2 8:54:00 132 67%  
3 8:51:00 130 65%  
4 9:05:00 135 69%  
5 8:54:00 136 70%  
6 8:53:00 134 68%  
7 9:11:00 139 72%  
8 8:56:00 134 68%  
9 9:00:00 139 72%  
10 8:44:00 137 70%  
11 8:46:00 144 75%  
   
   
   
Total 98:21:00 135 69%  
Pace 8:56:27   Max HR 147
Ran small loop  once then out & back w/Callie
Weather - 70 degrees, very humid
Target: 9:00 pace

Proverbs 29:1

Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 11.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2012.000.000.0012.20

I just ran today. I slept terrible so at 5:00 I just got up and went out to run.

4/1/2013
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:11:00 134 68%  
2 7:57:00 143 74%  
3 8:11:00 146 76%  
4 7:51:00 143 74%  
5 7:52:00 143 74%  
6 8:00:00 143 74%  
7 8:11:00 146 76%  
8 8:09:00 150 79%  
9 7:40:00 152 80%  
10 7:48:00 153 81% 160
11 7:47:00 153 81%  
12 7:12:00 161 87% 167
   
   
Total 94:49:00 147 77%  
Pace 7:54:05      
Ran Big Loop & Smallville (Clockwise)
Weather - 62 degrees, 82% humid
Target: 12 @ 8:00
Hills start on mile 8.

Proverbs 22:29: “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 12.20
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

I don't know what I was thinking today, I was supposed to cross-train but I just forgot what my schedule was and went out and ran. I must have been half asleep because I also forgot my light and after a half mile realized it and had to run back to the house to get it. That made this run 11 miles instead of the usual 10. I guess the good thing about being half asleep is it kept my HR lower than normal on this run. The weather was nasty though with drizzle and 66 degrees temperature.

4/2/2013
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:49:00 118 57%  
2 9:10:00 126 63%  
3 8:55:00 127 63%  
4 9:09:00 130 65%  
5 9:01:00 131 66%  
6 8:49:00 127 63%  
7 9:03:00 128 64%  
8 8:59:00 132 67%  
9 8:47:00 135 69%  
10 8:47:00 132 67%  
11 8:54:00 137 70%  
   
   
   
Total 98:23:00 129 65%  
Pace 8:56:38      
Ran Big Loop + to make 12
Weather - 66 degrees, 90% humid
Target: 10 @ 9:00

I hope it rains today!!!

James 5:18

Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 11.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.903.003.003.0011.90

Tempo Run with a little of everything today. The weather changed again. It was 55 degrees, high humidity and pretty strong winds this morning.

My goal was to warm-up then run 3 miles @ 7:30, 3 miles @ 7:15 and then 3 miles @ 7:00 pace. You can see how the wind and uphill affected mile 8 but besides that everything was good (but hard :-)! I was really happy with the 6:30 9th mile finish.

4/3/2013
Mile Time HR HR %  
1.6 Miles @ 8:58 Pace - HR 137  
1 7:29:00 143 74%  
2 7:14:00 144 75%  
3 7:29:00 145 76% 7:24:00
4 7:06:00 153 81% 144
5 7:08:00 157 84%  
6 7:12:00 159 85% 7:08:40
7 7:14:00 161 87% 156
8 7:20:00 165 89%  
9 6:30:00 166 90% 7:01:20
  164
1.3 Miles Slow Cool-Down  
   
   
Total 64:42:00 155 82%  
Pace 7:11:20      
Where Run - Big Loop but just out and back toward old church, Clockwise
Weather - 55 degrees, 87% humidity, 15 MPH Wind
Target: Tempo Run
12 Miles, 1.5 @ 9:00 Pace, 3  @ 7:30, 3 @ 7:15, 3 @  7:00 Pace, 1.5 Miles @ 9:00 Pace

2 Timothy 4:1-22

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. ...

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 11.90
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Evening Report:

Sarah (my wife) got a new Trek Road Bike today so we went for a 7 mile spin. I think this is the first time I've ridden my bike this year!

 

No running today so I thought I'd post some information about the marathon I'm hoping to run on April 21st. It is in Temple Texas (about 2 hours north from where I live). It's a point to point race with an average 10' drop per mile. The average low temperature for this day is 55 degrees. I'm hoping for a 50 degree day :-) The way the weather has been going lately it is more likely to be 65 degrees at the start.

This is the first running of The Army Marathon and it was created to honor our Soldiers and National Guardsmen on the anniversary of the "Shot Heard Around The World". It is a Boston Qualifier so I'm hoping with some luck I can hit my goal this time.

www.thearmymarathon.com

Here's a picture of the elevation chart and course route. I like the way they make the elevation drop look so drastic!

2014 Condor Flight Road Bike Miles: 7.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.255.000.000.0021.25

I tried a new method of running my long run today as described in McMillan Running. What is described is two different long runs, a "Steady State" Long Run and a "Fast Finish" Long Run. I'm sure most runners are familiar with the Steady State Run and that's what I did today. The other run is a little different which I am going to try next week. Here's a link to the article:

http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/articlePages/article/2

I approached this run a little differently than I have ever have before. I decided, because this article was talking about "steady state", to focus on effort and not pace. In other words, run by heart rate effort and not pace effort. With the hills I run my heart rate effort goes way up and down based on the grade of each hill. As you can see from my results my paces varied from 7:58 to 9:01 (with the exact HR). To me that seems like a big difference. I did intend, and manage to, push my HR up each lap by a little but making sure I stayed below 145 (oops, I just had to push a little at the end :-).

Now I wish I had more time to try these type of Long Runs. I would like to see what the outcome would be if I ran at a 145 HR throughout the run. Would my pace slow, could I maintain? This was by no means a "taxing" run. When I finished I was tired of being on my feet and I felt a little stiff but after my .25 mile cool-down I was walking away just fine.

4/5/2013
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:22:00 133 68%  
2 8:38:00 135 69%  
3 8:16:00 135 69%  
4 8:12:00 137 70%  
5 9:01:00 139 72%  
6 8:06:00 137 70%  
7 8:21:00 138 71% 8:25:09
8 8:05:00 138 71% 136
9 8:36:00 140 72%  
10 7:58:00 139 72%  
11 8:20:00 140 72%  
12 8:51:00 143 74%  
13 8:11:00 142 74%  
14 8:22:00 142 74% 8:20:26
15 8:06:00 144 75% 141
16 8:26:00 144 75%  
17 8:03:00 144 75%  
18 8:20:00 145 76%  
19 8:47:00 145 76%  
20 8:17:00 144 75%  
21 8:01:00 147 77% 8:17:09
.25 Miles Slow Cool-Down 145
Total 175:19:00 141 73%  
Pace 8:20:54      
Ran small loop 3X+ clockwise (Each Loop is 6.85 miles)
Weather Conditions - 43-53º, 65% Humidity, 6 MPH Wind
Target: 21 Miles - Steady State Long Run - Pace 8:30 &/Or Max HR 145
Note: This is the best I have ever managed my HR during a run.

Revelation 20:12-13 

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done.

Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 21.25
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
41.3520.003.003.0067.35
Saucony Ride 4 (Orange Heel) Miles: 43.25Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 24.102014 Condor Flight Road Bike Miles: 7.00
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