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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: 118.40 Year: 118.40
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
17.1013.002.002.0034.10
Altra - Green Miles: 26.10Brooks Glycrib 13 Miles: 8.00Trek (Road Bike) Miles: 21.00
Race: Long Beach Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:00:31
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

Had a fun time running with Callie in this race. Her goal was to break 2:00... fell a little short but still okay with the heat. The plan was to stick close to a 9:00 pace for the entire race. Callie is not up for running negative splits like I am. 9:09,9:11,8:55,8:53,8:58,9:12,9:12,9:09,9:11,9:26,9:46:9:21,8:57,last .1 ??. Callie started to fatigue at mile 10-11.5 but picked up the pace the last 1.6 miles. I encountered her by telling her to just start picking off runners in front of her. She passed over 59 runners in the last 2 miles. This is a big race with a full, half marathon and even a bike tour. I was a little disappointed in the crowd support even compared to some of the smaller races I've been to. The half marathoners were allowed to start at 6 am instead of 7:39 as originally planned due to the heat. It was about 74 degrees at the start. I am happy I decided to run with Callie and hoping my encouragment helped her shave a few seconds off her time!

Apple picking in Oak Glen...

Altra - Green Miles: 13.10
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.002.002.004.00

No recovery needed after the Long Beach Marathon on Sunday. My foot felt terrible the two days before the race and then fair the day of the race. Today it felt better than it has in weeks, I also felt refreshed (other than I got home and in bed at 2 am this morning. Decided to do a faster and shorter progressive run this morning. The weather was warm at 80 degrees but the humidity and dew point were low making it much more plesant than 70 degrees with the typical 90% humidity. It's funny how much hotter it can be if the dew point is low and still feel good.

I'm thinking I'm in about 7:20 shape for the Chosen Half Marathon coming up in about a month and hoping to drop that down to about 7:10 by race time.

This is the first time I've hit a 6:xx pace in a long....time!

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 7:18:00 143 74%  
2 7:14:00 163 87%  
3 7:04:00 169 90%  
4 6:56:00 174 93% 179
Total 28:32:00 162 86%  
Pace 7:08:00     WT
Temp 80 Humidity 39 160
Dew Point 53 Wind    

Brooks Glycrib 13 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Rode my bike this morning instead of running ... I'm kinda thinking that was a mistake as it was 59 degrees, 55% humidity and 43 degree dew point. I wore gloves and still got a little cold.

21 Miles @ 17 mph avg. (The route is somewhat hilly.)

Trek (Road Bike) Miles: 21.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.000.000.0013.00

I should have done this run yesterday, it was much better weather then. 

The last 4 miles of this route are the hilliest. I typically run the other direction but though this would be good preparation for the upcoming Chosen Half. The Chosen Half is now a one way run (not an out and back as before) with more of the hills at the end of the race.

I was hoping/thinking I could do a little better on this run but it's still about the same pace as my latest 10 mile runs with the same effort. So 3 miles gained is good. :-) Last mile was the fastest but I payed in effort!

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1 7:57:00 129 65%  
2 8:04:00 146 76%  
3 7:46:00 147 77%  
4 7:55:00 146 76% 7:55:30
5 8:08:00 150 79% 142
6 8:03:00 150 79%  
7 7:49:00 152 80%  
8 8:05:00 154 82% 8:01:15
9 8:25:00 155 82% 152
10 8:17:00 157 84%  
11 7:54:00 159 85%  
12 8:10:00 161 86% 8:11:30
13 7:23:00 168 89% 158
Total 103:56 152 80%  
Pace 7:59:42     WT
Temp 68 Humidity 93  
Dew Point 66 Wind 3 158/155

Altra - Green Miles: 13.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Went to the gym (first time in several months) and run 4 mile on the TM @ 8:45 pace.

Brooks Glycrib 13 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.1013.002.002.0034.10
Altra - Green Miles: 26.10Brooks Glycrib 13 Miles: 8.00Trek (Road Bike) Miles: 21.00
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