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Jan 10, 2011



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Local Elite

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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               

Favorite Blogs:

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
Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 60.50
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Another rest the knee day...


Hebrews 4: 9:10

9But God has promised us a Sabbath when we will rest, even though it has not yet come. 10On that day God's people will rest from their work, just as God rested from his work.


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Okay...back to the treadmill (literally)...!

Went to the gym today and ran 2 miles 9:30 and 8:30 pace, then high rep weights, 2 miles 9:00 and 8:00 pace, then high rep wieghts, then 2 miles 8:30 and 7:30 pace. If I run more than 2 miles the knee seems to start getting stiff/sore but when I rest it for a few minutes it then feels pretty good. I'm planning to keep up this pattern and see how it goes. OKC is not looking good right now even though I'm paid up to race. I guess if I don't get to run it I will just lower my goal to 3:20:00 and find another race in the next few months.

1 Corinthians 14:1

1 Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives-especially the ability to prophesy.


Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 6.00
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No run today. Woke up in the middle of the night and it seemed my knee was a little sore so I just decided to sleep in and not push it.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Woke up this morning and my knee felt 99%. Went to the gym and ran three sets of two miles (with short rest & high rep weights in between). Mile paces run: 9:00, 8:30 (HR 125) break, 8:30 (HR 136), 8:00 (HR 147) break, 8:00 (HR 150), 7:30 (HR 151) break, 7:00 (HR 163). The only thing is after about a half mile I had some discomfort (I'm not going to even call it pain) which stayed until each run was finished. It also gets a little sensitive to the touch. After a couple of minutes it would mostly go away until the next run. Came to work and iced it for 20 minutes. We'll see how it is tomorrow.

Romans 15: 1-3

1 We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. 2 We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord. 3 For even Christ didn’t live to please himself. As the Scriptures say, “The insults of those who insult you, O God, have fallen on me.”


Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


Well, I hope today is a real step in the right direction. I went to the gym and ran 8 miles. I went ahead and charted it today since I consider it a sucessful run. My knee was sore most of the day yesterday but got better in the evening when I got out of the office and was able to really move around on it. Last night I was debating (myself) on what I should do today. Even when I went to be I was considering just skipping today. When I woke up this morining and tested my knee it felt pretty good so I decided to go ahead and try it. Today was different than all the other days in the fact that at the end of the run my knee felt better. Before I could not say that because, at best, it felt the same at the end of any run. Today I go to the doctor who is going to look at the x-rays and say there's nothing torn or any major damage. I'm going to ask for a cartisone shot and she's going to say no (or she doesn't want to do it). I've got to decide how hard I push her to do it and if I'm going to try and run OKC. I did notice that even though the run today didn't seem too hard my heart rate is quite a bit higher than previous runs of this type. I'm sure that's because I've lost conditioning. Oh well...I'll see how it goes later today (what the doctor says and how my knee feels). BTW...If you read this you probably wonder why I put all the goofy thoughs into the Blog. I really just want to document what I'm thinking for future reference. I know later I'll go back and read this and say to myself..."what in the world was I thinking, that was gooffy".

Mile Time HR HR %
1 9:00:00 126 43% Treadmill
2 8:30:00 132 49%
3 8:00:00 141 58%
High Rep Weights
4 8:30:00 144 61%
5 8:00:00 152 69%
6 7:30:00 160 77%
2 Min Rest
7 7:30:00 160 77%
8 7:00:00 171 88%
Total 64:00:00 148
Pace 8:00:00 1% Incline


1 John 2:17 


And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.

I went to the doctor this afternoon after a week delay. The doctor got sick and had to reschedule my appointment. I had x-rays done last week so the doctor looked at them and gave the prognosis. I had a bone spur on my knee cap which had broken off and was causing the pain. Apparently it was floating around in there causing the problem. She said this type thing usually takes about 6 weeks to heal but she assumed I was at the end of the healing process based on my description of the pain and what was going on. She said the bone spur would eventually dissolve and that I could go ahead and run as much as I wanted to. She suggested taking 4 Aleve before running and if the pain didn't bother me too much Just Run... She said all of the damage that was going to be done was done and it would only heal from here.

So....When I got home I took 4 Aleve, dressed for running and went out and ran 7.5 miles...Ha....! Below are the results. It was 88 degrees, 25 mile per hour winds and sunny. Typically it would be a miserable day for running but GREAT today for me! I'm not sure about where I am on conditioning, the results don't look too bad except my heart rate was way up there and at about 6 miles my legs got reallyyyyyy heavy and tired. The good news is the pain/discomfort did not get any worse over the course of the run.

Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 7:45:00 156 73% Loop Plus to make 7
2 7:46:00 167 84%
3 7:30:00 168 85%
4 7:59:00 170 87%
5 8:08:00 172 89%
6 8:00:00 173 90%
7 7:50:00 175 92%
7.5 Jog Cool-Down
Total 54:58:00 169
Pace 7:51:09

2 Corinthians 4:18
Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 15.00
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Okay...Here's the details... I need to log this so I have a record of the account and don't make this mistake again. I started with the intention of running about 15 miles at a slow 9:25 pace for the first 10 miles and about a 8:25 pace for the last 5 miles. I thought if I could do this comfortably I would feel confident to go to OKC and run the marathon. I was really courious as to the condition I would be in after the (basic) layoff for 20 days. Yesterday was not too bad with the 15 miles, splitting it in the two runs, morning treadmill and evening road run. Today was very different. after about 7 - 8 miles I though, "this isn't going to be that bad", so I changed my thinking and decided to run 18 - 20 miles. Ha...that was a BIG mistake. Everything was going pretty good until about mile 12 or 13 where I basiclly cratered. I'm not sure if I just hit the wall or if I just became dehydrated and hungry. I had my water belt with two bottles of water and two bottles of gaterade and carried another water bottle in my hand. I took one Gu for the middle of the run too. I had also placed two bottles of water at mile 8. When I got to mile 8 I grabbed and drank one of the bottles leaving the other for the return (since my route was an out and back). After the turn at mile 10 I came back and grabbed the second bottle and drank it. After that second bottle of water is when things started to fall apart. My quads really started to burn and I knew there was no way to run any faster than my current speed so I revised my thinking, again, and said to myself, "ok...if I can just hold this pace to the end I'll still feel like I've accomplished my goal". But, the further I went the worse it got. Miles 13 and 14 were very difficult and at mile 15 I even stopped for a minute or so to see if that would help. After that mile I knew it was a lost cause and began to walk much of mile 16 and 17. Mile 18 was the killer, only running the first of it I finally resolved myself to walk the majority of it. At the end of mile 18 I was feeling dizzy and knew I was in trouble since I was still 3 miles from my house. I finally just stopped, sat down and rested. Luckly a neighbor came by, I waved him down, and he gave me a ride back to my house (Flat...does this sound familar?). When I got home I was somewhat disorinented and sat for a while trying to recover. I went in, drank, ate, took a quick shower and layed down for a 2 hour nap. After all of that I finally started to feel normal again, except for my quads which are still pretty sore.

Now the big question: Was my problem lack/loss of conditioning or dehydration and lack of food/energy in my system? I'm sure it was a combination of both. The temperature was hot, the wind was hot and the sun was hot...obviously not good things for running! I've got to figure a better way to fuel and hydrate! Yesterday I was ready to go to OKC, today I'm not. I would not even be able to finish the race, much less with a decent time, if I perform like today. I'll see how the next couple of days goes but right now it's a NO GO for me.

Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 9:18:00 131 48% My House to Geronimo Elementry School and Back
2 9:59:00 149 66%
3 9:13:00 148 65%
4 9:21:00 152 69%
5 9:10:00 146 63%
6 9:13:00 146 63%
7 9:26:00 145 62%
8 9:18:00 147 64%
9 9:09:00 150 67%
10 9:25:00 154 71%
11 9:32:00 153 70%
12 9:28:00 153 70%
13 9:42:00 157 74%
14 9:46:00 156 73%
15 10:02:00 154 71%
16 12:56:00 137 54%
17 12:46:00 134 51%
18 14:17:00 122 39%
Rode back last three miles with a neighbor
Grayed Area not calculated in the run. Walked a lot during these miles
Total 142:02:00 149 High Humidity
Pace 9:28:08 77 19 mph Wind

Ezekiel 37:3-5

3 He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

I said, "Sovereign LORD, you alone know."

4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 18.00
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Whooo...sore quads after yesterdays fiasco! Everything else was good. decided to go out and run 14 at a moderate pace. I took two Gu's (ate one at mile 4 and one at mile 8) and the same water as yesterday but with intention of only running 14 so I wouldn't run out of water. throughout the run my quads stayed sore but didn't get any worse. At the end of the run I was getting a little fatigued as you can see from the heart rate rise. Although this run does not equate to a marathon confidence builder at least it proves to me I can get back where I want to be soon. The only real problem I have now is my toes. My longest toe on both feet really blew up under the toenail. This has happened before and it's somewhat painful. Hopefully it will go away quickly...they really look aweful too!

Happy Easter to Everyone....!!!! "He has risen"

Matthew 28:7  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."

Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 8:48:00 130 47% Out and Back Route (Backwards) Took Gu at mile 4 and mile 8
2 8:45:00 149 66%
3 8:47:00 149 66%
4 8:41:00 149 66%
5 8:49:00 149 66%
6 8:43:00 150 67%
7 8:42:00 150 67%
8 8:46:00 155 72%
9 8:41:00 154 71%
10 8:59:00 157 74%
11 8:51:00 157 74%
12 8:51:00 158 75%
13 8:39:00 159 76%
14 8:43:00 159 76%
14.5 4:20:00 162 79%
Total 127:05:00 152 High Humidity
Pace 8:45:52 73 Deg. 13 mph Wind

Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 14.50
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Mizuno Wave Rider 14 (Retired) Miles: 60.50
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