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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
12.5010.000.006.6029.10
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 26.00Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 22.50Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 3.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0010.000.000.0010.00

This was the same run I did last Monday with about the same results. Below is a comparison between the two runs and the same run done 11 weeks into my last marathon training schedule. The temperature was 45 degrees then and I weighed 5 lbs less. I am very happy with my HR (in red) as it's 10 beats per minute slower on todays run than back in Januray. That's has to indicate some good improvement. The average pace is very close on all of the runs.

10/8/12 10/15/12 1/26/12
Time HR Time HR Time HR
1st 5 Miles 38:22:00 No Monitor 39:01:00 146.8 36:54:00 157.6
2nd 5 Miles 37:37:00 No Monitor 37:27:00 157.2 38:32:00 165.4

I ran the first 5 miles a little slower this week and the second 5 miles a little faster. I wasn't trying to set any PR's or anything, I was just curious how the two runs compared.

10/15/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:47:00 135 69%  
2 8:02:00 147 77%  
3 7:52:00 148 78%  
4 7:51:00 153 81%  
5 7:29:00 151 80%  
6 7:40:00 152 80%  
7 7:35:00 155 82%  
8 7:37:00 158 85%  
9 7:18:00 158 85%  
10 7:17:00 163 88%  
Total 76:28:00 152 80%  
Pace 7:38:48      
Birdsong Loop
61º - 75% Humidity
Target: Same run as last Monday.

Galatians 6:4

Don’t compare yourself with others. Just look at your own work to see if you have done anything to be proud of.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 10.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 Miles easy recovery with HR @ 70%. My legs were a little stiff but nothing hurting.

I'm running a 5K on Saturday. What should I do for the rest of the week? I am committed to bike 25 miles Wed. afternoon. Any advice?

10/16/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:54:00 125 62%  
2 8:45:00 137 70%  
3 8:34:00 139 72%  
4 8:47:00 141 73%  
5 8:26:00 140 72%  
Total 43:26:00 136 70%  
Pace 8:41:12      
Out and Back
64º, 64% humidity
Target: Slow Recovery >140 HR

Psalm 37:5

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 5.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.003.007.00

Bike ride in the evening with John. Easy speed.

10/18/12 (Evening)
Miles Time Speed HR HR %  
22.5 16.5  
   
   
   
22.5 Total 16.5      
Miles   Speed      
 
Rode loop to Staples and then 1339 home with John F.

I was hoping it would be a little easier than it seemed. My legs were somwhat dead feeling before the run but actually felt better after. I'm worriedI may not be able to drop the pace another 20 seconds per mile for the race on Saturday :-(

10/17/2012
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR Elev.
Change
2 10:00 124 Warm-Up  
1 6:45:00 149 78% 157 - 63'
2 6:49:00 163 88% 169 + 50'
3 6:47:00 171 93% 173 + 53'
2 10:00 138 Cool-Down  
   
Tempo Miles 20:21:00 161 86%    
Pace 6:47:00 Total Miles 7
Small Loop
66º -80% Humidity, very foggy
Target:
Tempo Run - 2 Easy, 3 Miles @ 6:45 pace, 2 Miles Easy.
Notes:
A little harder than I hoped.

Proverbs 12:25
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 22.50Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Rest day...it was nice to sleep in :-)

Proverbs 3:24

If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.504.00

Prep day for race tomorrow. The weather show to be 60 degrees and clear for the race :-)

10/18/2012
Mile Time  
1 8:17:00 (w/400 @ Race Pace)  
2 9:35:00  
3 9:09:00  
4 8:13:00 (w/400 @ Race Pace)  
   
Total 35:14:00      
Pace 8:48:30      
Out and Back
46º, 36% Humidity
Target: Slow w/ (2) 400's @ Race Pace

Philippians 2:16 

Holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 4.00
Comments(7)
Race: 5th Anuual Fall Fiesta River Run (3.1 Miles) 00:20:06, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.003.103.10

So close to my sub 20:00 goal....Ahhh...!!!!

The race was a small local event that raises money for the area fire department. Since the race was only 15 miles from my house I decided to ride my bike there instead of driving. I got up and left at 7:00 am and arrived at the race a little before 8:00. I believe there were a total of 60 entries in the race when I signed up. The weather was great at 60 degrees and no wind. The course was an out and back with some rolling hills along the way. 

As the race began, I lined up right on the starting line as if I were some sort of elite runner, toe to toe with a couple of high school boys and another young runner who all looked fast. The starting line was very narrow so we were the only ones on the starting line. Behind us were a few others who acted like they were planning on a fast race but I didn't give up my spot for any of them.

As the gun went off the four of us took off and within 50 yards had establisted the running order that would be held throughout the race. The first mile has about an 80 drop on the second half of the mile. As I hit the slowly sloping downhill I realized I was run this mile a little faster than planned but thought, "this is okay, I feel pretty good". I didn't realize that the second mile started with a 100' climb through the first half of the mile and at the end of that climb I wished I had concerved a little more energy on the first mile. Nedless to say I had to slow down after the turn to somewhat catch my breath. The turn-around is the highest point on the course (elevation) so I was hoping to be able to pick up a little time at the end of mile 2 but never really could. The last mile had the 80 climb and with that I just couldn't muster the energy to make up the few seconds needed. The final sprint was very short as you had to turn a 90 degree turn about 40 yards from the finish line. As I rounded the turn I saw the clock and it still read 19:--- . I though I was going to make it under 20:00 but saw the timer click to 20:-- just as I entered the finish chute. I stopped my Garmin right on the finish line and looked down. It read 20:05 and a distance of 3.12 miles.

The finish placing was:  high shool boy, 30 something track coach, high school boy then me. Fourth overall, no PR but I lived to race another day! Thank you Lord for giving me the ability to do this.

Rode my bike home 15 miles and spend the rest of the day with Kirby (my son), what a great day!

I'm wondering now, as I look at my times and HR, if I left a little on the course. I ran the entire race by myself with no one pushing me. My HR only maxed at 174 and I know I can get it to 180. I was also wondering how long it takes to run an extra .02 miles :-) ...maybe I really did run a sub 20:00 :-)

Fall Fiesta River Run  -  Fentress 5K
10/20/2012
Mile Time Heart Rate Max HR
1 6:19:00 152  
2 6:35:00 165  
3 6:33:00 171  
0.2 0:39:00 174 174
Total 20:06:00 163  
Pace 6:26:00    
Fentress
60º 
Goal:
Sub - 20:00 (6:25 Pace)
Notes:
1st in Age Group, 4th Overall (60).
Rode my bike 15 miles to the race and then 15 miles back home.

Colossians 3:17 

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 3.10
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.5010.000.006.6029.10
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 26.00Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 22.50Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 3.10
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