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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: 50.00 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
4.6013.124.005.0026.72
Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 26.72
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.004.000.007.00

Wow...This was the first Interval Trainging I have done in probably a year and a half...???

I started out with good intention to run really fast but at mile 5 I just couldn't keep it up so I ran that one pretty slow. The last ones are quit a bit slower than I target of 6:00 Pace.

Doing Intervals on the hills is just tough!

Mile Time HR HR % Max HR
1.6 Warm-Up @ 10:00 Pace    
800m 5:58:00 137   168
  Recovery      
800m 5:42:00 145   157
  Recovery      
800m 5:34:00 153   160
  Recovery      
800m 6:18:00 152   166
  Recovery      
800m 7:28:00 144   164
  Recovery      
800m 6:07:00 151   156
  Recovery      
800m 6:36:00 148   165
  Recovery      
800m 6:10:00 147   163
  Recovery      
0.5 Cool-Down @ 13:00 Pace  
Avg Time 6:14:08 147    

 

 

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.600.000.005.006.60

Another short but fast run. With the hills it makes it a little tough to keep a fast even pace. Hoping for all 5 below 7:00. Now a couple of days rest before the Half Marathon on Saturday.

Mile Time HR HR %
1 Mile Warm-up @ 8:64 pace, 124 HR
1 6:47:00 146 76%
2 7:04:00 160 85%
3 7:01:00 162 86%
4 6:55:00 166 88%
5 6:54:00 169 89%
.6 Mile Cool-down    
0.35 cool-down    
Total 34:41:00 161 84%
Pace 6:56:12    

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 6.60
Comments(2)
Race: Chosen Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:34:06, Place overall: 19, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.120.000.0013.12

Here's the report:

This is kinda my "where am I in my training race". I've raced it now 5 years in a row this being my 2nd fastest time. They did change it from an out and back to a point to point last year. I believe the point to point is a little tougher even though overall its now a little more downhill.

My goal in this race consisted of three things: 1) Don't run the first mile too fast (goal was 7:30), 2) Run mile 10 below 8:00, 3) Run mile 13 below 7:00. The rest was to be run at a comfortably hard pace.

I actually surprised myself in the results and realizid I left some on the course after I was done. With allof the hot weather I've been training through, and the inconsistent training, my confidence was wavering.

Luckily the weather just happened to turn cool on the exact day of the race! About 50 degrees to start and 60 degrees at the finish. I now feel more confident going into the full marathon in two weeks. This time equates to about a 3:17 marathon but I'm not going to be that bold but probably shoot for about 3:25.

Here's the splits:

PACE HR

1) 7:23 145

2) 7:15. 157

3) 7:13 161

4) 7:17 161

5) 7:17 159

6) 7:21 160

7) 7:05 160

8) 7:14 160

9) 7:14 161

10)7:40 164

11)6:54 166

12)7:12 169

13)6:26 172

13.3)0:28

Time: 1:34:06 HR 161

My normal HR Avg. Has always been 165-166. I think I could have pushed it to the mid 160's through the middle of the race and gained a minute or so.

Fun race! I felt great afterwards. :-)

Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 13.12
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.6013.124.005.0026.72
Altra-Instinct-Blue Miles: 26.72
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