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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: 4.00 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
31.0511.000.001.7543.80
Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 43.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.009.000.000.009.00

We went to McKinney Falls State Park this weekend. I didn't get to run on Saturday but we did do some hiking around the park. I got up early on Sunday morning before we left the park and ran along the paved hiking trails. The park was nice. Here is a picture of the trails.

 

I also ran in the evening at my house, after we got home that evening. I'm monitoring the Dew Point to see if I can relate it to discomfort/sweat, etc. The Dew Point was actually lower on both of these runs than it has been (68 instead of 72). I'm not sure if it really makes that much difference but I felt much better on both of these runs than I have in a while. It was pretty darn hot (93) too when I ran in the evening. 

7/28/2013
Mile Time

 
Morning Run @ McKinney Falls St. Park
1 8:05:00  
2 8:09:00  
3 8:48:00  
4 8:00:00  
5 7:41:00  
0.51 3:53:00  
Total 44:36:00

 
Pace 8:05:40      
Temp 76 Humidity 85  
Dew Point 68 Wind    
Target: Run at a comfortable pace.
Evening Run @ Home (Out & Back)  
1 8:14:00  
2 8:21:00  
3 7:42:00  
0.5 3:30:00  
Total 27:47:00

 
Pace 7:56:17      
Temp 93 Humidity 48  
Dew Point 68 Wind    

Target: Run at a comfortable pace.

 Ephesians 5:14 

For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

 

Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 9.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.750.000.000.008.75

8.75 grueling miles this morning at a snail's pace. I don't know if it was the weather or the fact that I ran yesterday evening. I was sweating before I even left the house.

Temp - 79

Humidity - 78

Dew Point - 72

Wind - 8

9:22 Pace that felt like hell.

 Luke 16:24 

And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’



Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 8.75
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.006.80

So I think I'm figuring a few things out. This morning I go out and run 3 miles at a pretty good clip (7:30 pace). It is really hot, humid and the dew point is 72. By the end of the 3 miles I am sweating up a storm. Sweat is flinging off of me like crazy. I can tell my body temperature has risen. At this point I decide to slow down but the heat has already done it's damage. 

I ran almost the same run the other day with a dew point of 68 and didn't really sweat for the first mile and then was able to keep up a good pace for the entire 6+ miles. Today I had to really slow down after 3 and by the end of the 6.8 I was walk/jogging.

My theory is:

The dew point, when that high, doesn't allow the sweat to evaporate off of my body (obvious). In turn my body temperature rises, then at some point my heart says "that's enough" and my HR lowers causing the lactate buildup. My hands start to swell up (side effect) because of the low blood flow and I'm done with productive running.  

That's my theory and I'm sticking to it. I need some lower dew point days! 

 

Genesis 3:19 

By the sweat of your brow
    you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.”

Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 6.80
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.002.000.000.009.00

Much better this morning. I'm still watching and feeling the dew point. This morning it was down to 68 which seems to feel much better than 72-75 (which it has been). I was sweating by the end of the first mile but not profusely. This morning I was noticing the difference in the humidity when I ran down in the low areas and where the creeks are. In these areas I definitely got hotter. Today I was practicing my "walk about 10-20 steps and drink" for every mile. This is what I did in my last marathon and it seems to work best for me. I'm happy that I could pick up the pace for the last 2 miles, I haven't been able to do this much lately.

Mile Time

 
1 8:26:00  
2 8:33:00  
3 8:03:00  
4 8:31:00  
5 8:33:00  
6 8:15:00  
 7 8:16:00  
 8 7:49:00  
 9 7:47:00  
Total 74:13:00

 
Pace 8:14:47      
Temp 75 Humidity 78  
Dew Point  68 Wind 6  

 

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 9.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.001.757.00

Tried a little "speedier" work today. Each mile I would run .25 of the mile @ 5K pace. At this point I can't imagine running 3 miles at that faster pace. 

Mile Time  
0.5 slow  
0.25 1:32:00  
0.75 slow  
0.25 1:30:00  
0.75 slow  
0.25 1:27:00  
0.75 slow  
0.25 1:25:00  
0.75 slow  
0.25 1:30:00  
0.75 slow  
0.25 1:25:00  
0.75 slow  
0.25 1:31:00  
0.25 slow  
  Total 1:00:05    
  Overall Pace 8:35:00  
  Quarter Pace 1:28:34  
Temp 75 Humidity 73  
Dew Point 66 Wind 3  

Target: 7 miles w/.25 @ 5K pace each mile. 

Romans 12:12 

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 7.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

Callie is home for one day then flies out to Alaska this evening 

 

We ran together -  3.25 miles @ 8:45 pace. 

Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 3.25
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.0511.000.001.7543.80
Saucony Cortana (Green) Miles: 43.80
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