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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: 0.00 Month: 82.75 Year: 975.42
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
26.000.0012.000.0038.00
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 38.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

I'm writing this entry on Monday but have to outline the entire weekend to try and make some sense out of it all. I biked Saturday for about 30 miles to start the weekend. I haven't biked in several days and the ride was tough. I strated out at a good pace but felt like I bonked on the second half. Sunday I decided to run 7 miles to test my legs on a little longer run. My legs were a little tired from the biking the day before, but nothing that would noramlly bother me. My run on Sunday (this one) started out okay, but 3-4 miles into the run I started feeling like I had already run 15 miles. I would noramlly just chalk this up to not running (or even biking) much lately but now (Monday) I go out and run 4 miles like there's nothing to running a 7 minute mile. I was worn out all day Sunday, like I'd run 20 miles and now I feel great! I just hope this is the sign that my running fitness is now back :-)

9/30/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:11:00 138 71%  
2 8:11:00 138 71%  
3 7:58:00 145 76%  
4 8:44:00 149 78%  
5 8:26:00 150 79%  
6 7:48:00 150 79%  
7 8:04:00 153 81%  
         
Total 57:22:00 146 76%  
Pace 8:11:43      
Small Loop+ to make 7
Then ran 2 slow miles with Callie
66º - Humid.
Target: None

Romans 8:28

28 We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose,

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.004.000.004.00

Today was a good day running!

No pain and lots of gain! I finally felt like I was accomplishing something even though it was only 4 miles. This is the first run in a while where I was actually able to accelerate up the hills and cruise down the hills. I hope this is the start to some better training!

10/1/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:33:00 137 70%  
2 7:23:00 156 83%  
3 7:13:00 160 86%  
4 6:45:00 165 89%  
Total 28:54:00 155 82%  
Pace 7:13:30      
Out and Back
66º , High Humidity
Target: None

Romans 5:3-4 

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 4.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

My bike is in the shop for a tune-up. I've put about 3500 miles on it in about a year. Most all of the miles were ridden between July and September. They are putting a new chain and front sprocket on it as both are worn out.

Today I decided to run a longer, slower run. I forgot to turn on the auto-lap on my Garmin so all the miles are together. I stayed at a pretty steady pace except I sped up for about 2-300 yards every couple of mile to keep my legs from feeling stagnant. Compared to some of my past runs, this seems reasonable in regards to pace and HR. As always, at the end, I couldn't imagine 17 more miles :-(

10/2/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 1:15:58 142 74%  
2  
3  
4  
5  
6  
7  
8  
9  
Total 1:15:58 142 74%  
Pace 0:08:26      
Small Loop + Smallville
62º , 50% Humidity
Didn't have my lap setting on my Garmin.

Philippians 3:13

No, Christian brothers, I do not have that life yet. But I do one thing. I forget everything that is behind me and look forward to that which is ahead of me.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 9.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.004.000.004.00

Today was a good day to run! Only 4 miles but I'm finally feeling like a runner again.

10/3/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:10:00 144 75%  
2 7:18:00 156 83%  
3 7:08:00 160 86%  
4 6:51:00 165 89%  
Total 28:27:00 156 83%  
Pace 7:06:45      
Out and Back
56º , 60% Humidity
Target: None

2 Corinthians 4:16

 . . .Therefore we do not give up, but even if the man we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside is being renewed from day to day. . .

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 4.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Today's goal was to run for 1:30 so I decided to go for 10 miles at 9:00 pace. This run reminded me that I hate to run slow (that's a relative statment). Anyway, 9:00 pace is just not comfortable for me. I achieved the goal and doing so kept my HR, on avg, below 140 which is a recovery HR for me.

34 miles running so far this week, not that I'm counting, but things seem to be good. I will run tomorrow but not Saturday as I have a roping event to go to.

I found a local 5K that's in a couple of weeks. I think I will try and run it to see if I can break the illusive 20:00 goal. I'm not sure fitness wise I'm ready but what the heck, I'll go for it!

My bike is still in the shop so I haven't been able to ride. I wore out the chain and the front sprocket. Hopefully it will be fixed in the next couple of days.

10/4/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 9:40:00 125 62%  
2 9:32:00 130 65%  
3 9:28:00 135 69%  
4 9:15:00 136 70%  
5 8:50:00 137 70%  
6 8:50:00 140 72%  
7 8:48:00 143 74%  
8 8:36:00 144 75%  
9 8:35:00 146 76%  
10 8:20:00 149 78%  
Total 89:54:00 139 71%  
Pace 8:59:24      
Birdsong Loop
70º - Humid.
Target: To run for 1:30

Proverbs 21:19 
It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife.

Ha ha...this does not describe mine :-)

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.004.000.004.00

38 miles for the week and things are feeling fine. In the last two weeks I have run a variety of distances, from 4 to 10 miles, at varying speeds.

Here are my four 4 mile runs:

9/27  -  7:42 Pace  - 155 HR

10/1  -  7:13 Pace  -  155 HR

10/3  -  7:06 Pace  -  156 HR

10/5  -  7:18  Pace  -  153 HR

Today's run:

10/5/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:34:00 136 70%  
2 7:26:00 155 82%  
3 7:18:00 158 85%  
4 6:56:00 164 89%  
Total 29:14:00 153 81%  
Pace 7:18:30      
Out and Back
70º, 93% humidity
Target: None

1 Corinthians 15:58 

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 4.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.000.0012.000.0038.00
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 38.00
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