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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: 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
23.5014.007.004.5049.00
Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 49.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

I ran my 7 miles this morning sloooow making sure the HR was below 135. Wow... 10:38 that was really slowmo. My knee is the same, it actually gets more sore after I run. By 10:00 pm (now) it feels pretty good again. I'm planning on 7 in the morning (maybe a couple slow, one fast, one slow, one fast, and a couple slow). We'll see how it feels in the morning.

6/19/2011
Mile Time Best Pace Heart Rate HR %
1 9:07:00 124 60% Ran Loop
2 9:41:00 133 66%
3 9:03:00 7:23 135 68%
4 10:35:00 135 68%
5 10:38:00 135 68%
6 10:26:00 135 68%
7 9:49:00 142 72%
Total 69:19:00 134 67%
Pace 9:54:09

80º - 80% Humidity -       15 mph wind

Genesis 33:14
So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the flocks and herds before me and the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.”

I bet the flocks and heards and children were faster than I was this morning!

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 7.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.002.007.00

7 miles again today! I wanted to put a little pressure on my knee and see if it felt any different...it doesn't. It has the same sorness wether I run slow or fast it seems. I still think it's a bone spur as before...? One cool thing about my run today is that I ran my fastest 1 mile ever (5:34). My plan was to run 2 slow, 1 fast, 2 slow, 1 fast and 1 cool-down. I ran on the my loop where I have marked the road at every mile (with my car) and also varified it with my garmin (it seems to be right on with both the car and the garmin). The two miles I ran are the two flatter portions of my loop. On the first fast mile I felt pretty good through the half but started to get winded after that and had to slow down a little. On the second fast mile I got winded after the first quarter and had to slow down. I just need to figure out how to build up my cardio so I can run really fast really far :-)

6/20/2011
Mile Time Best Pace Heart Rate HR %
1 8:32:00 129 63% Ran Loop
(Trying to keep slow miles 135-140 HR)
2 9:09:00 138 70%
3 5:34:00 4:34 167 89%
4 10:00:00 138 70%
5 10:26:00 141 72%
6 6:02:00 5:16 168 90%
7 10:48:00 143 73%
Total 60:31:00 146 75%
Pace 8:38:43 76º - 15 mph wind - 75% Humidity

 2 Samuel 18:22-23

22 Ahimaaz son of Zadok again said to Joab, “Come what may, please let me run behind the Cushite.” But Joab replied, “My son, why do you want to go? You don’t have any news that will bring you a reward.” 23 He said, “Come what may, I want to run.” So Joab said, “Run!” Then Ahimaaz ran by way of the plain[a] and outran the Cushite.

 

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 7.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.006.000.000.007.00

Dang...I wish my knee would quit hurting. If it would I'd feel okay about my running righ now. The sorness is still the same (no worse except about mid-day when it seems to hurt the worse and then back to normal "pain" the rest of the time). My energy level is back to normal and my feet and ankles aren't bothering me any more. Wow...I sound like I'm falling apart! Anyway, they did have the AC on at the Gym this morning (I think about 75 degrees). I wanted to run a little faster this morning but the new treadmills are set at 7:30 pace maximum. I've got to find another gym! As you can see the first was a warm-up mile and then went to max for the rest of the run.

6/21/2011
Mile Time Best Pace Heart Rate HR %
1 8:40:00 134 67% Treadmill at Gym
2 7:30:00 147 76%
3 7:30:00 151 78%
4 7:30:00 151 78%
5 7:30:00 152 79%
6 7:30:00 153 80%
7 7:30:00 156 82%
Total 53:40:00 149 77%
Pace 7:40:00

Hey Steam...Here's your scripture for the day :-)

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 7.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.003.000.000.007.00

Ran another 2 miles on the the treamill at 11:00 pm to get in my 7 mile total for the day. Ran at an average 7:30 pace.

WHOOO....HOOO....It was raining and I was running! I stayed out really late and actually got up late so I couldn't run my total 7 miles. I only got in 5.25 but will run the other 1.75 miles this evening. There is really no change in my knee (still somewhat sore) but no worse. We actually got 2.75 inches of rain when I checked before going to work.

6/22/2011
Mile Time Best Pace Heart Rate HR %
1 7:52:00 136 68% Ran Loop
(Trying to keep slow miles 135-140 HR)
2 8:27:00 145 74%
3 8:16:00 143 73%
4 9:10:00 142 72%
5 8:32:00 143 73%
Total 42:17:00 142 72%
Pace 8:27:24 70º - Light Wind - Raining

Zechariah 10:1

Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.

 

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 7.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.002.507.00

Another 7 mile day. My knee is still about the same (no worse). I wanted to do some speed running today so I decided to split my miles into 3/4 slow and 1/4 fast. I wanted to see what pace I could hold for a 1/4 mile but not an all-out run. As you can see I was able to hold an average 5:03 pace for all of the 1/4 mile sprints but my heart didn't seem to like the stress and seemed to drop in rate during the 4th sprint (maybe my HR monitor wasn't working right)? HR showed oddly low for the rest so after the 5th sprint I decided to take it easy for the last two miles to bring it in. Some day I'm going to go to the track and do an all-out 1/4 mile run to see how fast I can really run :-)

6/23/2011
Mile Time Best Pace Heart Rate HR %
0.75 6:18:00 131 65% Ran Loop
(With 1/4 Mile Sprints w/Recovery In-Between)
0.25 1:20:00 148 76%
0.75 7:13:00 146 75%
0.25 1:17:00 158 83%
0.75 6:45:00 147 76%
0.25 1:14:00 156 82%
0.75 7:27:00 146 75%
0.25 1:17:00 128 63%
0.75 7:06:00 137 69%
0.25 1:11:00 136 68%
6 9:01:00 134 67%
7 8:12:00 140 71%
Total 52:02:00 6:19:00 142 72%
Pace 9:02:57 0:05:03 71º - High Humidity

Psalm 14:1-3

 1 The fool says in his heart,
   “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
   there is no one who does good.

 2 The LORD looks down from heaven
   on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
   any who seek God.
3 All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
   there is no one who does good,
   not even one.

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.005.000.000.007.00

Suprise, suprise...I ran 7 miles today. My knee feel great (but I had taken 2 ibuprofen last night before I went to bed). My plan was to run an easy day but as I got into the run, because I felt so good, I decided to up the pace and intensity a bit. I felt really comfortable through the first five miles, the last two miles were a little tougher. Overall I'm feeling much more strong and comfortable, I think the 7x7 is working good.

6/24/2011
Mile Time
1 8:27:00 Ran Loop
(Backwards)
2 8:09:00
3 7:59:00
4 7:35:00
5 7:48:00
6 7:58:00
7 6:43:00
Total 54:39:00
Pace 7:48:26 71º - Foggy, Humid
Pre-Run Weight - 160
Post Run Weight - 157

2 Samuel 1:22-24

 22 “From the blood of the slain,
   from the flesh of the mighty,
the bow of Jonathan did not turn back,
   the sword of Saul did not return unsatisfied.
23 Saul and Jonathan—
   in life they were loved and admired,
   and in death they were not parted.
They were swifter than eagles,
   they were stronger than lions.

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 7.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.007.000.007.00

Ha ha...Ran 7 again today. I continue to think this is a good distance for me right now. It has  not irritated my knee any more than normal. I've been mixing the speeds up to get different feels for each run. Today I was planning to run 7 easy but as I started, I felt good so I just picked up the pace. Mile 6 was a little tough with alot of uphill. I didn't wear my HR monitor, since I was planning an easy 8:30+ pace. I didn't run until about 8:00am so it was really hot and somewhat windy. The route I ran was good with rolling hills with about 50 to 100' acent/decent max. This is the pace I want to run for 26.2 miles within a year (I'm afraid I'm a ways off from that right now!)


6/25/2011
Mile Time
1 7:47:00 Ran In Gatesville
(Nice Hilly Run) 3.5 Out & Back
2 7:18:00
3 7:32:00
4 7:29:00
5 7:21:00
6 7:48:00
7 7:14:00
Total 52:29:00
Pace 7:29:51 80º

James 4:13-17
 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

 

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 7.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
23.5014.007.004.5049.00
Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 49.00
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