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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 (7:49 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: 

  • Turkey Wobble Hunnington Beach, CA - Nov. 22
  • Boston Marathon March '20 Not Going, Callie didn't make the cut! :-(
  • Another Marathon to Qualify for Boston '20...???

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals Dec. 2018
  • 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), 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: 0.00 Month: 12.00 Year: 1130.39
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
27.6320.0012.000.0059.63
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 36.50Saucony Mirage II Miles: 23.13
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.5018.002.000.0020.50

Whewww... Got'er Done!

20 miler complete and in record training pace time. This was the best training run 20+ miles I have ever done. When I started out this morning I was afraid it was going to be a disaster. I got up at 5:00 am to run before going to chruch. It was raining and the wind was blowing at 16 mph. I didn't feel like I could even make it 20 miles much less run at the 7:56 training goal. There were deep puddles all over the road and because it was so dark I couldn't see them. My shoes and clothes were soaked within the first mile. I ran my 6.8 mile loop basiclly 3 times to make the 20 miles. I hate running a loop because everytime I come back to the start I feel like stopping.

Anyway, after the first difficult loop I seemed to start having some energy. By the time I was finishing the second loop I seemed to feeling pretty good so the last loop I went ahead and pushed it a little ending up with the last two miles in the 6's (Obviously I was pushing a little).

I really needed this run to build my confidnece. 

After the run I was wondering if I shouldn't be pushing it this much and just running the perscribed paces.

I went back and looked at all of my previous 20 mile runs (races included) and found out that my fastest pace has been 7:39 with a 162 Avg HR. This one was 7:37 with a 151 Avg HR...now I would say that is improvement!

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:52:00 149 78%  
2 8:03:00 144 75%  
3 7:29:00 143 74%  
4 7:47:00 149 78%  
5 7:42:00 147 77%  
6 7:29:00 146 76%  
7 7:55:00 145 76%  
8 7:52:00 146 76%  
9 7:45:00 147 77%  
10 7:37:00 149 78%  
11 7:52:00 151 80%  
12 7:35:00 151 80%  
13 7:32:00 151 80%  
14 7:47:00 151 80%  
15 7:34:00 152 80%  
16 7:29:00 154 82%  
17 7:26:00 156 83%  
18 7:50:00 158 85%  
19 6:59:00 161 87%  
20 6:54:00 165 89%  
0.5 Slow-Cool Down    
Total 152:29:00 151 79%  
Pace 7:37:27     WT
Temp 54 Humidity Raining 162
Dew Point 54 Wind 16 157.5
Target: Run 20 @ 7:56 Pace.
Good run, felt really good afterwards.

Isaiah 40:29-31 
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 20.50
Comments(11)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.132.000.000.0012.13

In Houston at another trade show so I had to run on the TM again. Took it pretty slow and easy since I ran hard on Sunday. I'm not sure if I can do the TM thing again. :-(

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 12.13
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 more TM miles ... Hghhhh!

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.0010.000.0012.00

I'm finally back home for a while! 

After El Salvador, Florida, Tennessee, and Houston I'm glad to be back. Hopefully I can settle into a more consistant training pattern for a while. I have a little over two weeks before my first race of the season (Half Marathon for Adoption) so I thought this would be a good day and run to test my fitness. The run on the RLRF program is for 1 mile warm-up then 10 miles @ 7:26 pace. 7:26 is actually MGP. After the first mile fell in at exactly 7:26 I decided it was too slow so I gradually began to increase the speed/effort throughout the run. I ran an out and back route and you can see the effects on mile 3-4 and 7-8 as these are the two miles that have the long gentle elevation change.

The last time I ran this same run my pace was 7:17 with exactly the same HR. The temperature was 15 degrees cooler though. I believe this is good progress and hope it relates to a faster Half marathon in a couple of weeks.

Mile Time HR HR %  
1 Mile Warm-Up @ 8:19, 116 HR  
1 7:26:00 145 76%  
2 7:21:00 156 83%  
3 7:05:00 155 82%  
4 7:03:00 156 83%  
5 7:08:00 159 85%  
6 7:10:00 162 87%  
7 7:11:00 166 90%  
8 7:20:00 168 91%  
9 6:58:00 168 91%  
10 6:44:00 169 92%  
1 Mile Slow-Cool Down    
Total 71:26:00 160 86%  
Pace 7:08:36     WT
Temp 64 Humidity 87  
Dew Point 61 Wind 4 155

Proverbs 24:3-4 

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 12.00
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 Easy miles in the Gym and some weights. This is the first time I've tried to lift any weights since I broke my collarbone back in May. I go back to the doctor next week, hopfully for a complete release...meaning I could officially start lifting again.

Proverbs 4:23 

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Saucony Mirage II Miles: 4.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 Miles slow, no watch. Very hot and humid.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 4.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.6320.0012.000.0059.63
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 36.50Saucony Mirage II Miles: 23.13
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