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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



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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: 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
Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 50.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

So I decided to break the pattern and run something besides 7 miles today. I needed to run an easy recovery run and since my knee is feeling much better I ran long and Sloooow. I wanted to try and keep my heart rate well below my recover HR (140 or 70%). I started running at about 6:30 and it was already 77 degrees. I felt really good until about mile 8 or 9. At this point think the temperature had risen into the mid 80's. It was 88 degrees when I finished. I carried my water belt with four bottles and two 16 oz bottles (one in each hand). By the time I had finished my run I had drank all of the water and still lost 6 pounds of weight. This heat is a killer...I hope it toughens me up and equates to faster times when it cools off!

Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 8:57:00 124 60% Ran New Route 8 Out & Back
2 9:37:00 132 65%
3 9:34:00 133 66%
4 9:44:00 133 66%
5 9:28:00 132 65%
6 9:54:00 134 67%
7 9:28:00 135 68%
8 9:55:00 134 67%
9 10:04:00 134 67%
10 9:54:00 137 69%
11 10:17:00 136 68%
12 10:08:00 137 69%
13 10:09:00 136 68%
14 10:04:00 137 69%
15 10:08:00 135 68%
16 10:36:00 137 69%
Total 157:57:00 134 67%
Pace 9:52:19 77 Degrees @ Start - 88 Degrees @ End (70% Humidity)

Luke 16:19-31

    19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ 25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ 27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”


Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 16.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

It seems like Monday is the day for the gym. I can't seem to get there any other days. Today was a pace day so I went to the good old hot gym (no AC when I got there, it was 80 degrees outside and I'm sure the same inside the gym...but with no breeze). Ran 1/2 mile warm-up and then maxed the machine at a blistering 7:30 pace (oh...did I tell you - that's the top speed the treadmills are set to). It's interesting to look at my heart rate and how it goes up so evenly after the first mile 145,147,149,151... exactly 2 BPM each mile. This is the actual readings. I would think, and was hoping, it would level out at some point and I could maintain a constant HR. I'm thinking this is telling me that my long distance marathon pace cannot be 7:30 but something slower where my HR levels off at a certain speed. 

Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
 1/2 Warm-Up Went to Gym & Ran Treadmill @ 1% Incline
1 7:30:00 139 70%
2 7:30:00 145 74%
3 7:30:00 147 76%
4 7:30:00 149 77%
5 7:30:00 151 78%
6 7:30:00 153 80%
7 7:30:00 155 81%
8 7:30:00 157 82%
 1/2 Cool-Down
Total 60:00:00 150
Pace 7:30:00

Proverbs 31: 9b-31
The Wife of Noble Character

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
6 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all."
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

10 Miles today on the Big Loop. I'm a little lost in my training right now regarding goals, paces, etc. Not knowing what I'm traing for and the heat and humidity and my irritating knee have also got me kind of confused. I decided to Just Run today and make it up as I go. What I decided was to run 2 miles at 9:30 pace, then 2 miles at 9:00, then 2 miles at 8:30 then 2 miles at 8:00, then 2 miles at 7:30. Well, I got out of wack on the first 2 miles (too fast) so I just tried to adjust my two's after that. Anyway it was different and kinda fun. In some areas it's really hard to keep a consistant pace over two different miles, with the hills and all.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 9:04:00 130 64% Ran 10 Mile Loop
2 9:04:00 138 70%
3 8:31:00 140 71%
4 8:43:00 149 77%
5 8:22:00 147 76%
6 8:22:00 150 78%
7 8:20:00 153 80%
8 8:08:00 160 85%
9 7:52:00 159 84%
10 7:20:00 167 89%
Total 83:46:00 149 77%
Pace 8:22:36 78º - 75% Humidity

Luke 15:3-7   He told them this parable.
"Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn’t leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?  When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance."

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Whooo....Hoooo.....It was only 74 degrees and 50% humidity this mooring! Great weather to run! Today was an easy/recovery run but I didn't get home until after midnight last night so I had to cut it a little short (needed a few extra minutes of sleep). I actually felt really good this morning (not the knee) and felt like I had good energy. I looked back at a similar easy/recovery run back in August of last year and realized the same run yielded a 9:00+ pace (at the same 140 bpm HR). I consider that improvement :-) The next few days may be a little sporadic for me running since we are going on vacation and then to Joplin to do some service work (helping the tornado victims).

Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 8:18:00 128 63% New Route to 1979 & Back (Shooting for HR of 140 bpm, 70%)
2 8:50:00 138 70%
3 9:01:00 138 70%
4 8:46:00 140 71%
5 8:54:00 141 72%
6 8:20:00 140 71%
7 8:49:00 139 70%
8 8:43:00 140 71%
8.5 4:18:00 146 75%
Total 73:59:00 139 74 Degrees
Pace 8:42:14 50º Humidity

Here's a Bible verse I've never really noticed. I really makes me think...Humm...

Proverbs 2 : 1...9-11

 1 My son, if you accept my words
   and store up my commands within you,...

9 Then you will understand what is right and just
   and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
   and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
   and understanding will guard you.


Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 8.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Couldn't run today...10 hours of driving :-( We're in Joplin dropping off the RV for some others coming to work. Tomorrow another 7 - 8 hours driving in our little car to Effingham Illinois for a few days of vacation. We'll be back here next Wednesday to work ourselves.

Jeremiah 10:24-25

24 Discipline me, LORD, but only in due measure—
   not in your anger,
   or you will reduce me to nothing.
25 Pour out your wrath on the nations
   that do not acknowledge you,
   on the peoples who do not call on your name.
For they have devoured Jacob;
   they have devoured him completely
   and destroyed his homeland.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Here's the details....

Heart rate is way too high to maintain for 26.2 miles...What to do...what to do....?


Mile Time HR HR %
1 7:53:00 134 67% Ran in Joplin, MO
2 7:27:00 150 78%
3 7:34:00 156 82%
4 7:42:00 160 85%
5 7:32:00 159 84%
6 7:29:00 159 84%
7 7:46:00 163 87%
8 7:23:00 165 88%
9 7:20:00 167 89%
10 7:35:00 171 92%
Total 75:41:00 158 83%
Pace 7:34:06 70º - 74º

Daniel 5:19-21

19 Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled. 20 But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. 21 He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes.

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 10.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I was definitly not in paradise this morning but it was barable. We're in Illinois for a few days and I was able to run through the farm country with corn fields everywhere. I went out the main road and ran straight out for 4 miles and then back. I didn't dare turn in fear of getting lost. All of the roads, fields, intersections look the same. There are no landmarks and very few houses. The run was comfortable but my knee was a little more sore than usual (sorry, I wasn't going to mention that). Run results were very similar to my Texas runs with the same temperature, humidity, etc.

Mile Time Heart Rate HR %
1 8:46:00 126 61% Ran In Effingham, IL (Recovery Run @ 135 -140 HR)
2 8:32:00 135 68%
3 8:37:00 137 69%
4 8:48:00 139 70%
5 8:52:00 140 71%
6 9:07:00 141 72%
7 8:46:00 142 72%
8 8:41:00 143 73%
Total 70:09:00 138
Pace 8:46:07 74 Degrees

Luke 3:4-6

4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:

   “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
   make straight paths for him.
5 Every valley shall be filled in,
   every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
   the rough ways smooth.
6 And all people will see God’s salvation.’”

Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Brooks Launch (Retired) Miles: 50.50
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