Tri For Old Glory

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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               

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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
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 3.10Swim Time Miles: 16.00Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 17.35Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 34.00
Race: Tri For Old Glory (3.1 Miles) 01:12:23, Place overall: 33, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

So here's a new experience for me....TRIATHLON...!

I was a little tenative going into this Triathlon. I contomplated attempting the Olympic Distance but decide to just go for the Sprint Distance mainly because I needed to be finished in time to make it to church (our new Pastor was preaching for the first time on Sunday). I'ts probably a good thing I just did the sprint since my swimming was so weak.

The Triathlon people didn't seem as friendly as people at the races I've been to. I attempeted to strike up a few conversations but most were too busy to take much interest. I had a good time but would much rather done it with someone and not alone.

The swim was in a ski lake just a couple of miles from my home town (Martindale, Tx). I was a little worried about the swim since I haven't done any swim training. I did get in the pool and swim for about 5 minutes on friday (end to end) but my pool is only about 20 feet long. I would consider myself a fairly confident swimmer but I've never swam for any distance. I lined up about 2/3 back in the group for the swim start. As you can see from my swim time, I was very slow. Many of the swimmer were twice as fast as me. I really took my time, I swam on my back, dog paddled and just rested some. When I came out of the swim I couldn't understand why everyone was walking to the transition. I took off running, passing 10-12 people. I guess I really didn't exert myself on the swim very much :-) ... BUT I DIDN'T DROWN...! There were sticker burs in the grass around the transition so we were allowed to put shoes on when we got to the grass area. I decided to place my bike shoes there instead of flip-flops (like most people). This turned out to work well as I could run pretty fast with the bike shoes in the grass. I got my bike and and out of transition pretty fast and took off. I immediatly started passing people and wondering why they were going so slow. The bike route was a familiar one to me as I ride it quite often. It goes right by my place in Martindale (where I keep my horses). The roads are fairly rough, I think it's called chip rock, and it's commonly used here on Texas roads but there aren't many potholes and such. I continued to pass bikers throughout the ride, picking them off one at a time as if they were standing still. I would yell left and scare some of them as I went past :-) At the end of the bike ride I eased off a little to allow my legs to recover a little before the run. My transition from bike to run was not as fast as the previous but I wasn't really prepared and didn't have the quick tie shoe laces like most people there. I was supprised as I starated to run that my legs were moving that quickly. I wasn't expecting to be able to run a sub-7:00 pace and actually didn't feel like I was putting out that much effort. I passed many people running and was only passed by one young guy. At the end of the run I put out a little kick for the last quarter mile but didn't try to kill myself. Immediatly after I finished I headed out to church so I was unaware of my placing until late last evening. I guess they will mail me my award. I will probably do another Triathlon in the future but I would really like to do a longer distance and have someone to do it with. Now...back to running!





Div Place
















11 miles










3.1 miles


Note: We were allowed to put our shoes on outside



Transition-1 because of stickers in the grass so



my time is very short.




Total Time





Place Overall

33 / 167


Div. Place


Martindale Tx  -  Triathlon For Old Glory

72-80º - Humid, Rained during the Run.

First Triathlon. Don't drown. 18 mph Bike. 7:?? Pace Run.

I was very tenative on the swim. I lost about 4 minutes there. Biking, I passed about 75 people, running I passed about 20 people. One guy passed me on the bike, I passed him on the run. Only one (25 yr old) guy passed me on the run.

Matthew 8:23-27

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 3.10Swim Time Miles: 16.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

My heart just wasn't into it today. I think the heat is getting to me. Maybe I was still a little tired from the Triathlon on Sunday. Maybe I'm just tired. I need someone to run with every once in a while.

Finished the workout with the Repeat Avg. on target. I again took a little longer on the recoveries trying to cool down a little.

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
3 Warm-Up @ 8:02 Pace - 136 HR  
800m 3:00:00 152 80%  
2:00 Min Recovery  
800m 2:56:00 155 82%  
2:00 Min Recovery  
800m 2:56:00 159 85%  
2:00 Min Recovery  
800m 2:59:00 158 85%  
2:00 Min Recovery  
800m 3:00:00 157 84%  
2:00 Min Recovery  
800m 2:58:00 158 85%  
2:00 Min Recovery  
2 Cool-Down @ 8:34 Pace - 153 HR  
Avg Time 2:58:10 157 83%  
      Total Miles 8
High School Track
75º -92% Humidity - No Wind
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, 6 x 800 @ 2:58 (5:56 pace), 1:30 Min. Recovery between each, 10 Min. Cool-down.

I struggled today, just wasn't into it. Got a slight side stitch on the 4th repeat and then my side/hip bothered me after that.

Psalm 55:22

22 Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
    he will never let the righteous fall.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

4th of July Ride  -  34 Miles @ 17 mph on the Road Bike. (Windy but it didn't feel too hot!)

Hope ya'll have a great 4th...!! 

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 34.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Not enought sleep must make a person slow! I was worn out today and on top of that my back was causing a sharp pain down my right leg. My left hip (the pain at the beltline on the outside of my hip bone) has flared up too. I didn't feel like running :-(

The tempo was supposed to be 7:00 but I just didn't have it in me today and at about 5.5 I just gave up. Both my warm-up and slow down was very slow with some walking included.

I don't believe I will even get a long run in this week. I'm going out of town this evening and won't be back until late Saturday night (a couple more nights with very little sleep). It's probably good because I don't think I could finish a 20 miler right now anyway.

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 Slow Warm-up  
1 7:13:00 153 81%  
2 7:26:00 159 85%  
3 7:07:00 159 85%  
4 7:14:00 162 87%  
5 7:39:00 166 90%  
6 8:41:00 163 88%  
0.35 2:20:00 169 92%  
2 Slow Cool-Down   
Tempo Miles 47:40:00 162 87%  
Pace 7:30:24   Total Miles 9.35
Small Loop & Smallville (Clockwise)
75º - 91% Humidity
Tempo Run - 1 Warm-Up, 6 Miles @ 7:00 pace, 1 mile cool-down
I almost didn't run. My back was really hruting and my left side/high hip was hurting. I was just beat on this run. Not enough sleep and tired.

Hebrews 12:11 

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 9.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Miles: 3.10Swim Time Miles: 16.00Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 17.35Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 34.00
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