Faith 5K San Marcos Tx

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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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)


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: 37.25 Month: 155.65 Year: 155.65
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
Saucony Mirage II Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana (Red) #2 Miles: 21.50Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 3.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

1 mile easy today. Sarah (my wife) has decided to train and run a 5K. Today was the first day. Callie (my daughter) and I went out with her and helped her with form and encouragment. She will be on a walk/run program until she get up to 1 mile non-stop running, running 3-4 days a week. Today she ran about 1/2 of the mile. Great start!



Saucony Mirage II Miles: 1.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I've decided it's time to do some upper body work and weights again so today I went to the gym and did 6 different upper body weight machines and ran for 3 miles in between. I am going to be sore!

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

10.25 miles total today. 7.5 miles keeping my HR between 140-145 BPM (70-75% Max) and then 2.5 miles fast finish. The fast miles ended up being a little below 7:00 pace.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:14:00 130 65%  
2 8:37:00 140 72%  
3 8:16:00 142 74%  
4 9:21:00 144 75%  
5 7:52:00 143 74%  
6 8:13:00 142 74%  
7 8:35:00 144 75%  
7.5 4:29:00 145 76%  
Total 63:37:00 141 73%  
Pace 8:28:56      
1 6:51:00 159 85%  
2 6:54:00 168 89%  
2.5 3:32:00 173 93%  
.25 Mile Slow-Cool Down    
Total 17:17:00 167 89%  
Pace 6:54:48     WT
Temp 70 Humidity 82  
Dew Point 61 Wind 13 155

Titus 2:7-8

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.


Saucony Cortana (Red) #2 Miles: 10.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Aerobic base workout for 5 miles then a fast finish.

"Scientist don't entirely understand the reason why, but an efficient oxygen deliver system--aerobic base--is best developed by training within 70 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate (MHR)." Taken from: RunFast by Hal Higdon.

I really though and was trying to run the last 2 miles @ 6:15 pace but my aerobic condition got the best of me and I had to slow down and eventaully stop before I even reach the 2 mile mark.

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 8:01:00 134 68%  
2 8:33:00 144 75%  
3 8:01:00 144 75%  
4 8:40:00 145 76%  
5 8:45:00 145 76%  
6 6:15:00 164 87% 173
6.75 6:56:00 173 93% 175
.25 Mile Cool-Down      
Total 55:11:00 150 78%  
Pace 7:53:00     WT
Temp 70 Humidity 64  
Dew Point 46 Wind 9  

Proverbs 11:2 

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.


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

Kept it short in case I decide to run the Faith 5K tomorrow. Not really feeling great. Even this run was laborsome and my HR was way too high. I think my heart is just tired.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:59:00 134 68%  
2 8:00:00 152 80%  
3 7:53:00 155 82%  
4 7:34:00 159 85%  
Total 31:26:00 150 79%  
Pace 7:51:30     WT
Temp 73 Humidity 73  
Dew Point 64 Wind 10  

Matthew 11:29 

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


Saucony Cortana (Red) #2 Miles: 4.25
Race: Faith 5K San Marcos Tx (3.107 Miles) 19:42:00, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

This is not a typo.... I ran exactly what I did last year in this race!

19:42:00 ... How can that happen? 1st in my Age Group, 3rd Overall.

Going into this race I was a little skeptical what I would do. I was still feeling somewhat tired and sore from the Beach to Bay relay last week. Even so, I decided to give it a go and try and set my sights on a 19:30. I decided to go out much slower than I did last year thinking I would be able to maintain that pace longer and then have a great kick at the end.

We got to the race in plenty of time (Callie and me) and visited with a few people until I decided to warm up. I told Callie I was going to run up the first hill so I could see how steep it was. Well, I ran about .35 of a mile and then turned around. As I got within about 50 yards of the starting line I realized they were counting down to the last few seconds of the race. As I ran up to the starting line the announcer said "are you ready"? I said yes, turned around right on the starting line and took off in the race. Man...I sure could have used a couple of minutes to catch my breath! I can't believe I'm always doing something like this. :-(

As we took off there were about 8 runners at the front, six of whom were slightly ahead of me. As we went up the first hill there was one young guy who took off way ahead of the bunch. I know right then it would be impossible to catch him. All the other runners started pulling ahead but I tried to hold steady around the mid-6 pace. As we got to the 1st mile marker the bunch had spread out over about 50-75 yards. My first mile was 6:16 (HR 165), a little faster than planned but not the 5:58 I ran last year. With that time I thought I was right on pace for the 19:30 I was shooting for. Mile 2 started out good but I kinda got lost in myself and slowed a little. I saw the first guy run around the turn-around and as he came running by I yelled "I'm comming to get you!". I could see the crack a big smile as I ran by. :-) I decided before the turn to start making my move and I passed one guy right before the turn-around.
After that turn-around I had in my mind that I would really start to run hard and pick up the pace. Well, I got half of that part done, I ran hard but the pace didn't pick up. Even with the slow down I was able to catch another running before the end of the second mile. this second mile came in at 6:29 (HR 174) ....Ahhh! Slower than I ran on the 5 mile run last week. On the 3rd mile I just felt beat and just couldn't seem to pick up the pace. This mile came in at 6:29 (HR 180) just like mile 2 but with a lot more effort. I was still picking other runner off and by the end of mile 3 was about 10 yards behind the #2 guy. Even though I was beat, I thought I would able to catch this guy but I just didn't have the kick I normally have. I ended up running .28 on the last .11 mile. He ended beating me by 3 seconds...and to rub it in, he was 40 years old so he won the Master's division.

It seems I am back to square one with my conditioning compared to last year at this time as my time and HR are exactly the same. This year I WILL NOT HAVE A BIKE WRECK and be able to get down to the 18's on my 5K!

Callie won 2nd in her age group too!

Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 3.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Saucony Mirage II Miles: 4.00Saucony Cortana (Red) #2 Miles: 21.50Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 3.85
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