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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: 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 Cortana (Green) Miles: 39.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

 Evening Run - Decided to go out for 2 fast(er) miles. My target was 2 miles @ 7:00 Pace. I did it but it was hard. It's going to take a while to get back! It was very hot too.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:02:00  
2 6:57:00  
Total 13:59:00 0 0%  
Pace 6:59:30      
Where Run - Out & Back
Weather - Evening Run - Very Hot
Target: 2 Miles @ 7:00 Pace. Rested a couple minutes between miles.


Back home and running my normal route again. I took yesterday off and then tried to run a little harder today. My legs are feeling pretty good but my cardio is really struggling. I'm trying to keep hydrated but it's just really hot and humid. Today it was 80 degrees and 96% humidity.

Today I finally kept a pace that can be called a "run" at a 8:10 avg. pace. Now to just add 20 more and a little more speed and all will be good!


Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:20:00  
2 8:31:00  
3 8:10:00  
4 8:06:00  
5 8:22:00  
6 7:32:00  
0.8 Slow cool-down    
Total 49:01:00 0 0%  
Pace 8:10:10      
Where Run - Small Loop
Weather - 80 Degrees, 96% Humidity

Target: Just Run

2 Chronicles 15:7 

But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.”


Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 8.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Slow Run this morning. 79 degrees and 80% humidity at the start...it was hot. I kept it really slow (9:30 pace) which seems harder than a 8:30 pace. There's something about that really slow pace that just makes my legs feel like lead weights. Anyway, this was the longest run in quit a while.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 9:11:00  
2 9:49:00  
3 9:17:00  
4 9:46:00  
5 9:51:00  
6 9:39:00  
7 9:26:00  
8 9:19:00  
0.88 6:53:00  
Total 83:11:00 0 0%  
Pace 9:22:03      
Where Run - Small Loop + Smallville
Weather - 79 degrees. 80% Humidity
Target: Slow run…it was still hard.


Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety weighs down the heart,
    but a kind word cheers it up.

Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 8.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

I thought today was going to be a better day of running Through the first 4 miles I though I was feeling good but at mile 5 I started to fade and went down hill from there. I hope I'm not wasting my time with these workouts. I don't feel like I'm making any progress.

 On the bright side, I went to the doctor today and he said my collarbone was healing very well. He was very impressed with the range of motion I have in my arm and shoulder. He also said the bone was knitting together nicely. He went on to say that it was okay for me to start running but I need to be careful. He also said I could ride my bike but I told him that I only had a road bike and had to lean over and put quite a bit of pressure on my arms and shoulders to ride. He then said maybe I should wait a while to ride and that I should just run. That was fine with me!  He wants to see me again in a month before he releases me completely. He said for the next month I shouldn't lift anything with my arm but continue to move and stretch it. After he said this I promptly reached over and picked up my backpack with my left (hurt) arm/shoulder and he said "that's what I don't want you doing"....oops!

Here is my run today and below that is the latest x-ray for your enjoyment. :-)


Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:30:00  
2 8:32:00  
3 8:27:00  
4 8:44:00  
5 9:10:00  
6 9:01:00  
7 8:50:00  
8 8:52:00  
0.9 9:02:00  
Total 79:08:00 0 0%  
Pace 8:47:33      
Where Run - Small Loop + Smallville
Weather - 75 degrees. 87% Humidity
Target: I don't know.


 Romans 5:3-5

Not only that, but we A)" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;">rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering B)" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;">produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and C)" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top; font-size: 0.65em;">hope does not put us to shame, because God's love D)" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top; font-size: 0.65em;">has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 8.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Added 3 miles in the evening.


I decided to run a little shorter today but also faster so I ran 3 miles (1.5 miles out & back). This is the time in running when I wonder why I'm doing this. I'm a little discouraged with what seems to be ridiculous effort for poor results. I'm hoping to get over this feeling soon. I'm sure I will. 

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:23:00  
2 7:25:00  
3 6:52:00  
Total 21:40:00 0 0%  
Pace 7:13:20      
Where Run - Out & Back

Weather - 75 Degrees, 85% Humidity 

 On another note, I just got rid of the first two pair of my running shoes. They both have about 600 miles on them but you can see I have really worn the heel down on the pair on the left. After I first started running I began studying running form and determined that "heal striking" was not good. I found the "Pose" style running and started trying to mimic it. As you can see from the pair of shoes on the right, I eliminated my heel strike and now land very much mid-foot. My shoes now wear down right in the middle instead of the heal. Anyway, I just though I'd share this tidbit of information.



Ephesians 6:11-15

11 A)" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;">Put on B)" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;">the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against C)" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;">the schemes of the devil. ...15 and, N)" style="font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top; font-size: 0.65em;">as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.


Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 6.00
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I spent a few minutes researching the effect of temperature, humidity and dew point yesterday. I've been curious about the effects of these three thing but never really realized how they worked together to make it so unpleasant to run sometimes. I found this article that describes the effects fairly simply and accurately. 


I feel like I now understand why our central Texas weather is so uncomfortable to run in at times. I am going to start tracking Dew Point so I might hopefully understand why some training runs seem so much harder than others. I might be able to adjust my training based on the findings.

A good example of the Dew Point effects was today's run. The Dew Point just happened to be 72. I suspect this is going to be a common reading for most of my morning runs. As you can see from the chart below (taken from the above article) you can "expect pace to suffer greatly".  Not that this information changes anything but at least it can give me a little peace of mind that I've just not lost everything and should throw in the towel! 


I went and looked at the Temperature, Humidity and Dew point of several locations across the country to compare to this mornings run. Here they are:

Billing 56 degrees, 66% Humidity, Dew Point 45

Ammon 57 degrees, 77% Humidity, Dew Point 50

Lakewood 51 degrees, 94% Humidity, Dew Point 50

Cypress 82 degrees, 88% humidity, Dew Point 78 (Sorry Flat!)

Tacoma 55 degrees, 89% Humidity, Dew Point 52

Preston 60 degrees, 64% Humidity, Dew Point 48

Ohio 68 degrees, 64% humidity, Dew Point 55

OK City 72 degrees 88% humidity, Dew Point 68 (but raining and flash flood conditions) 

Proverbs 18:15 

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Oh, I forgot to talk about my run. I ran my small loop + a little to complete 7 miles. Each mile I would speed up to a 5:30 pace (about .10 mile) twice during the mile then slow back down and catch my breath and cool down. Overall average Pace was 8:23.

Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 39.50
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