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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
  • 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 (7:49 pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/3/16
  • 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:

  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • Marathon for Odoption Nov. '19
  • Boston Marathon March '20

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Run Sub-18:00 5K
  • Run Sub- 3:10 Marathon
  • Compete in a Full Iron Man
  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals

Personal:

Married, two kids  Kirby 24 (Baylor University), Callie 27 (TCU University, Married and Runner).

My main sport is Team Roping, I've been doing that all my life. 

I started runnin in the spring of 2010.

I Just Run               

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 13.00 Month: 47.75 Year: 1043.60
Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 146.57
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 404.02
Swim Time Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Trek (Road Bike) Lifetime Miles: 934.00
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
30.3515.005.000.0050.35
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 44.10Saucony Mirage II Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.2515.000.000.0015.25

Hello Everybody...I'm back on the Blog after three days off from running. I went to the roping competition this weekend (the first one in about 4 months) but did not have any luck. Team roping is a difficult sport in the fact you have so may varables to deal with. You have to do your part but also be patient for all the right things to fall into place. After four months off, I was very pleased with the way my horse and I performed. If I can keep it going this well it will just be a matter of time until I win another big roping.
Back to running:
With three days of rest I felt like I needed to do something special. I decided to do a 15 mile run. I would like to have ran 18-20 but being a week day I felt like I didn't have time for that. I didn't go to bed until after 11:00 so getting up at 4:00 am didn't sound appealing. I got up at 5:00 to run this 15 miler.
The weather is still not the best for running here in Texas but at least the dew point has dropped a little. It was 64 this morning instead of 75 as it's normally been. This did not make it comfortable but at least bearable and I was able to run without overheating. I lost 5 pounds during this run which is pretty normaly for me.
As you can see from the splits I was able to maintain a sub 8:00 pace on most of the miles, run a negative split (-20 seconds) from the first half to the second half but my HR paid the price on the last miles. There are some hills so it's no wonder I went above 8:00 on a couple of miles.
Now to figure out where I am condition wise.... Looking back at my marathon training the last two years it appears I'm right in line for being 10 weeks out from my race. Similar runs show about the same paces but my HR seems a little lower right now. (That should be good!) We'll see how I feel tomorrow, hopefully I'm not too worn out or sore.
Mile
Time
HR
HR %
 
1
8:08:00
133
68%
 
2
8:15:00
144
75%
 
3
7:54:00
144
75%
 
4
8:19:00
149
78%
 
5
7:45:00
149
78%
 
6
7:45:00
150
79%
 
7
7:59:00
152
80%
Half Split
8
7:53:00
153
81%
7:59:45
9
7:45:00
152
80%
 
10
7:52:00
155
82%
 
11
8:01:00
156
83%
 
12
7:39:00
161
87%
 
13
7:17:00
164
89%
 
14
7:24:00
164
89%
Half Split
15
7:22:00
171
93%
7:39:08
0.25
Slow Cool-Down
 
 
Total
117:18:00
153
81%
 
Pace
7:49:12
 
 
WT
Temp
73
Humidity
73
163 lbs
Dew Point
64
Wind
0
158 lbs
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 15.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 Easy miles at the Gym. I'm tired.

Galatians 6:9-10 

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 6.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.700.005.000.008.70

Well I finally mustered up the energy to run another Tempo Run. 

I ran 15 at MP on Tuesday and 5 at HMP today. I'm hoping I'm getting where I want to be training wise for the upcoming races.

Also, today I drove my HR up to 180. This is the highest I've been able to get it in quite a while. I hope that is a good thing. :-)

Miles 2,3,4 on this run are all uphill. It is only 150' but it is just enough to make it a little tough. Next time I run this Tempo Run I think I'll run the opposite direction. I can probably cut several seconds off my pace.

Mile Time HR HR % MAX HR
1.85 8:50 Pace 133    
1 7:02:00 148 78%  
2 7:00:00 163 88%  
3 7:07:00 171 93%  
4 7:13:00 173 95%  
5 6:53:00 175 96% 180
1.85 Slow-Cool Down    
Total 35:15:00 166 90%  
Pace 7:03:00 (Tempo Miles) WT
Temp 73 Humidity 83 162.5
Dew Point 68 Wind 0 159

Job 37

The storm makes my heart beat wildly. Listen, all of you, to the voice of God, to the thunder that comes from his mouth.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 8.70
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Any suggestions where to stay in Boston? I'm thinking I should have already booked a room.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.400.000.000.0020.40

20.4 miles but Run Fail after 15.

Not sure what went wrong with this run. I tried to go slow but it was laborsome the whole way.

I think, for some reason, I just overheated and dehydrated. I lost 6.5 lbs. during the run. I seemed to be dripping with sweat the entire time. Even when I was at the end and walking sweat was just pouring off.

Luke 22:43-44

43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 20.40
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
30.3515.005.000.0050.35
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 44.10Saucony Mirage II Miles: 6.00
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