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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
30.2512.007.004.0053.25
Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 30.25Saucony Mirage II Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana (Red) #2 Miles: 18.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2512.001.000.0013.25

On paper this run looks fine but in "real life" it didn't feel that good. My legs seemed sore and stiff. My HR as also very sporadic, it kept jumping from 120's to 160's in the first 1-3 miles. Finally after mile 3 it settled down to normal for the effort. This morning  (Monday) they feel better than they did yesterday before the run.

Two weeks from right now I'll be waiting to start my 1st Boston Marathon. I'm excited...It should be fun!

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:53:00 154 82%  
2 7:50:00 145 76%  
3 8:01:00 147 77% 7:54:40
4 7:58:00 143 74% 148
5 7:43:00 144 75%  
6 7:31:00 143 74% 7:44:00
7 7:20:00 148 78% 143
8 8:06:00 147 77%  
9 7:57:00 149 78% 7:47:40
10 7:22:00 151 80% 148
11 7:19:00 151 80%  
12 7:01:00 154 82% 7:14:00
13 6:46:00 163 87% 152
0.25 Slow-Cool Down      
Total 98:47:00 149 78%  
Pace 7:35:55     WT
Temp 54 Humidity 76  
Dew Point 48 Wind 15 153

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 13.25
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.006.001.0017.00

Would anyone like to meet up in Boston on Sunday morning at The Marathon Scarf Project? It is held at the Boston's Old South Church and will have a ceremony that will "bless the runners and wish them Godspeed and a safe run". I believe they have two services. I'm not sure what time each one starts so we can decide which to go to. You can find out a little more about this at:

http://www.ucc.org/news/boston-marathon-scarf-project-02212014.html

Let me know if you're interested and we can set some final plans. We could also go to breakfast or lunch depending on which service we go to. :-)

Now for today's run. I would have run this LR on the weekend but I still wasn't feeling that good so I waited until today. I ran my fast 7 miles @ 7:09 so I was happy with that. I tried to run slow enough to bring my HR down to around 140 on the last 5 miles.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:53:00 153 81%  
2 8:44:00 131 66%  
3 8:32:00 129 65%  
4 9:05:00 133 68%  
5 8:22:00 130 65%  
6 7:19:00 144 75%  
7 7:11:00 154 82%  
8 7:18:00 161 86%  
9 7:03:00 158 84%  
10 7:10:00 163 87%  
11 7:10:00 162 86% 7:09:17
12 6:54:00 168 89% 159
13 8:26:00 147 77%  
14 9:39:00 142 74%  
15 9:04:00 141 73%  
16 8:36:00 142 74%  
17 9:09:00 142 74%  
Total 138:35:00 147 77%  
Pace 8:09:07     WT
Temp 50 Humidity 71  
Dew Point 39 Wind 9 153

 

Proverbs 21:31

 


The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
    but victory rests with the Lord.

 

Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 17.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 very easy recovery miles today.

Full Taper Mode now. Next few days look something like this 8,5,6,13,7,7,5,5,4,0,0,Race.

 

Ephesians 6:10-18

 

The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

 

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.003.007.00

This was a fun run! I haven't done any real speed work in months so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. This was one of the workouts from one of the two plans I've been working from. The goal was 3 interval fast miles with easy recovery between. The other plan called for 3 fastish miles sandwiched between warm-up and cool-down. I opted for this workout because I wanted to run the faster miles. It called for the 3 fast miles to be at 5K pace. I'm not really sure what my 5K pace is so I decided to make it 6:00. :-) 

Pretty pleased with the results. I could have gone a little faster on each mile but wanted it to be more realistic to what I think my current 5K pace is. Fast mile 1 is slightly down hill, mile 2 is slightly up hill and mile 3 is basically flat. Fun to see a 5:XX there! (I'm kinda wondering what my mile PR could be.)

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1.5 Easy Warm-Up    
1 6:02:00 157 84% 169
0.5 Easy      
1 6:05:00 167 89% 174
0.5 Easy      
1 5:55:00 163 87% 171
1.5 Easy Cool-Down      
Total Miles 7 162 86%  
Fast Miles
Avg. Pace
6:00:40     WT
Temp 52 Humidity 82  
Dew Point 46 Wind 3 152

Matthew 19:26 

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Saucony Cortana (Red) #2 Miles: 7.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Recovery run. 5 miles at a very slow pace, walked a little, streatched a little. Probably needed this since my body wasn't used to running fast miles as I did yesterday.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Saucony Cortana (Red) #2 Miles: 5.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 Easy miles out and back on fm 1339 to hwy 123. Don't usually run this way because it's just an out and back and more traffic. (more traffic means one care every 5-10 minutes). It was pretty warm and humid and I ran later in the morning. 

As far as tapering...I'm not feeling very good. My legs feel heavy and I seem to be stiff and a little sore all over. I don't really remember exactly but I think I've felt like this before when I tapered. Hope it goes away soon!

Philippians 4:6-7 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Saucony Cortana (Red) #2 Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.2512.007.004.0053.25
Saucony Cortana (Red) Miles: 30.25Saucony Mirage II Miles: 5.00Saucony Cortana (Red) #2 Miles: 18.00
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