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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: 4.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 1014.54
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
19.522.004.000.0025.52
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 25.52
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Dang It...Dang It...Dang It...!!!

Another setback! I had a accident (horse related) this weekend and either broke or sprained my big toe really badly. It is all black and blue, swolen and very painful to move. I was supposed to do my long run on Saturday and Interval training again today but there was no way I could do either. I managed to go to the gym and run on the elliptical for 5 miles. It was uncomfortable but at least I did something. I also did a few leg presses and some upper body work. I am going to be really disappointed if this toe doesn't get better very quickly!

Philippians 4:6-7 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

I don't know what's going on but there are a few comments, entered below, that were pulled up from some previous blog entry. Notice the entry date of Jan. 3rd. I guess it's a program glitch. I tried to get rid of them but couldn't.

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 5.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.000.000.007.00

Back to the stinky, hot gym this morning for another torturous 5 mile on the Elliptical. (I really don't like that thing, it's just uncomfortable to ride/run.) I then got on the TM for 2 miles @ 7:30 pace. I had to adjust the way I ran by concentrating on not putting any pressue on my toe and just using the ball of my foot to push off, but it didn't seem too bad (a little painful but not bad). I may take tomorrow off and then try and jump back into my training. The next run is supposed to be a four mile tempo with a mile or so warm-up and cool-down. I think I can manage that!

Matthew 19:26 

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.820.004.000.006.82

If it weren't for the sore toe, this would have been a good run. It was 37 degrees, low humidity and no wind. I can almost tolerate this temperature when running. My toe and foot are still very sore but I've got go keep running. I modified my stride by concentrating on landing and pushing off with the back of my foot. This takes the pressure off my toe and the front of my foot. I could feel this working different muscles in my lower legs. My legs were also very sore from the gym workout the last couple of days. Mainly it was fron the leg presses I did. I didn't do a lot of weight but I did do quite a few reps (60) and stretched all the way down with the weights.

I looked back and compared this run to the exact same one in last years training. The time was almost exactly the same. My HR was slightly lower this time which is a good indication that I am a little more fit than last year. I'm hoping to be able to do a long run in a couple of days for comparison too if my foot allows it. Twenty miles seems daunting right now, especially as I sit here with my foot aching :-(

12/28/2011
Mile Time HR HR % Elev.
Change
1.82 8:12 Pace 149 Warm-up  
1 6:49:00 148 78% -100'
2 6:55:00 159 85% + 75'
3 7:07:00 162 87% +100'
4 6:41:00 162 87% - 75'
   
   
1 8:42 Pace 147 Warm-up  
         
Total 27:32:00  
    Total Miles 6.82
Tempo Miles 27:32:00 158 84%  
Pace 6:53:00      
Small Loop
 37 Degrees, 55% Humidity 
Target:
Tempo Run - 1 Warm-Up, 4 Miles @ 7:00 pace, 1 Miles Cool-Down
Note: Wore 2 pairs of gloves, heavy underarmor bottoms, arm sleeves & shorts, cotton socks & beanie.

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

 

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 6.82
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.006.70

Junk Miles:

11/30/2012
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 8:25:00      
2 8:31:00 155 82%  
3 8:34:00 143 74%  
4 8:52:00 149 78%  
5 8:35:00 149 78%  
6 8:18:00 155 82%  
0.7 6:09:00 155 82%  
         
Total 57:24:00 151 79%  
Pace 8:34:02      
Small Loop
62º 
Target:
This was supposed to be my Week 13 Long Training run but I was just feeling tired after the first loop so I decided to stop and do the long run on Sunday. 

Proverbs 18:9 

Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.

Here's my hurt toe!

Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 6.70
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.522.004.000.0025.52
Saucony Cortana (Blue) Miles: 25.52
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