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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: 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
12.0033.004.002.0051.00
Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 40.00Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 32.60Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0013.000.000.0013.00

Finally got my long run in! (A little embarassed to call it a long run compared to most others on the blog :-) It went pretty well but I was hoping to feel better on the last 3 miles. Ran miles 4 (8:01), 7 (8:06) and 11 (8:00) but these miles are all uphill. Last two miles were 7:39 & 7:24. HR avg was 158 with the last four miles were above 160 with my last being 168. I was pretty much stressed after 10 and don't think I could have run much more at that pace. I'm hoping over the next few weeks my longer runs get a little easier. Anyway...almost accomplished he goal, just a few seconds off the perscribed pace.  Having trouble posting the spreadsheet from my Eee Pad so just tought I would type out the details. 

13 Miles @ 7:45 Avg Pace (Goal was 7:41)                                                                           HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS.....and Merry Christmas Everyone...!                                                             

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 13.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I was off today so decided to go on a bike ride for my cross training.

22 miles @ 17 MPH (took it pretty easy)

This afternoon we took Callie to the Airport and sent her off on her orphan mission trip to Africa. I'm very excited for her and praying for her safety and praying that God will use her in a mighty way!

James 1:27

27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 22.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.003.000.007.00

Whoo...Hooo... This was a FUN RUN...!

I keep looking at the RLRF schedule thinking I didn't do it right but I'm pretty sure what I did was correct. It's the first Repeat Workout that I felt like it was actually easy :-) As you can see I met all of the paces and started increasing my speed after the first half. I ran the last 400m in 71 sec. but could have run it a little faster. Still had some energy so I ran my cool-down @ 7:50 pace which felt good. I hope, from now on out, the workouts are this easy...ha ha...!

12/28/2011
Mile HR HR % HR HR %
2 8:28 137 Warm-Up  
400m 1:26:00 145 78% 400m 1:24:00 146 78%
1:30 Min Recovery 1:30 Min Recovery  
400m 1:24:00 148 80% 400m 1:21:00 150 81%
1:30 Min Recovery 1:30 Min Recovery  
400m 1:24:00 147 79% 400m 1:22:00 151 82%
1:30 Min Recovery 1:30 Min Recovery  
400m 1:23:00 148 80% 400m 1:20:00 150 81%
1:30 Min Recovery 1:30 Min Recovery  
400m 1:24:00 150 81% 400m 1:21:00 151 82%
1:30 Min Recovery 1:30 Min Recovery  
400m 1:23:00 148 80% 400m 1:11:00 156 85%
2:30 Min Recovery 1:30 Min Recovery  
        2 7:50 150 Cool-Down
Avg Repeat
Time
1:21:55            
            Total Miles 7
High School Track
50º - Light Breeze
Target:
Repeats - 10-20 Min. Warm-up, Stretch, 2 x (6 x 400 @ 1:27 (5:48 pace), 1:30 Min. Recovery Between Each), 2:30 Recover between Each Set, 10 Min. Cool-down.

Actual: 2 Miles Warm-up, Repeats, 2 Miles Cool-Down. This was the most fun I've had doing Repeats. Felt like I could have done them faster!

Ecclesiastes 9:10
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”

Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 7.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Cross Training Day so I went to the gym. Decided to do both bike and elliptical.

30 Min. on the Stationary Bike - 10.5 Miles

30 Min. on the Eliptical - 4 Miles

I was a little tired since I had just run my Track Repeats last evening at about 6:00 pm. Probably not enough recovery time but things are hectic right now and I'm having to fit in my workouts whenever I can.

Colossians 4:5-6

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 10.60
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.001.002.007.00

Today was another good run! Met the RLRF requirement with an exerted effort but it didn't kill me :-) Three weeks ago I did this same workout on the treadmill and it seemed much  harder. Next up...18 miles @ 7:56 on Saturday...I need a pacer :-)

Heading to another fairly big roping this weekend but I'm not entered as well as I should be. I'll need a little luck to win at this one!

12/29/2011
Mile Time HR HR % Max HR Elev.
Change
2 8:56 131 Warm-Up  
1 6:42:00 147 79% 158 - 63'
2 6:47:00 163 90% 166 + 50'
3 6:43:00 167 93% 168 + 53'
   
   
   
   
   
   
2 8:19 141 Cool-Down  
 
Tempo Miles 20:12:00 159 87%    
Pace 6:44:00 Total Miles 7
Small Loop
35º -Calm and Clear
Target:
Tempo Run - 2 Easy, 3 Miles @ 6:45 pace, 1 Miles Easy.
Notes:
Ran Warm-up 2 miles out, stretched, 3 miles Tempo, Cool-down 2 miles home.

Revelation 21:4

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 7.00
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0020.000.000.0020.00

I just realized I've only run 20+ miles six times in my life and one of those was my one marathon race.

Today was supposed to be my 18 miler Long Run 9 weeks into my RLRF Marathon Training Program. On all of my previous long runs I've been unsure about the outcome. Today I went into this run with the confidence that I could complete it well. The weather was perfect for me at 48 degrees to start. I ran my somewhat hilly route but concentrated on keeping my HR around 150 for the first 12 miles, after 12 my HR began to rise so I switched to concentrating on keeping my pace at about 7:45. HR at about 150 feels comfortable but as noted I can't keep up a sub-8 pace after about 12. This HR rise happens on all of my runs over 12.

I believe this is one of my best training runs ever based on the time and distance. I felt really good even at about mile 17. The last 3 miles are on the hillest part of my route but I was determined to keep my avg. at 7:45 so I ran through the rising HR. Mile 20 is pretty much uphill and I pushed for a low 7 on this mile.

Maybe the best thing of the run is the recovery. I feel good after just an hour or so. Previously, on my long runs, I've been worn out for the entire day. Oh....and I ran 20 instead of 18 that was on the schedule...!

12/31/2011
Mile Time HR HR %  
1 7:48:00 148 80%  
2 7:50:00 149 80%  
3 7:50:00 151 82%  
4 7:39:00 149 80%  
5 7:42:00 147 79%  
6 7:41:00 148 80%  
7 7:52:00 150 81%  
8 7:48:00 151 82%  
9 7:49:00 150 81%  
10 7:46:00 153 83%  
11 7:48:00 152 82%  
12 7:50:00 152 82%  
13 7:49:00 154 84%  
14 7:54:00 156 85%  
15 7:45:00 158 87%  
16 7:49:00 157 86%  
17 7:44:00 157 86%  
18 7:50:00 160 88%  

Bonus Miles.!!!19

7:55:00 164 91%  
20 7:09:00 169 91%  
   
   
   
         
Total 155:18:00 154 84%  
Pace 7:45:54      
Big Loop (clockwise) to Smallville to Lonely Road to Old Chruch, Back to Smallville and Finished Off Big Loop.
48º to 60º - Calm and Clear
Target:
Long Run - 18 Miles @ 7:56
This was one of my best training runs ever. Slowed to a walk at miles 3, 6, etc. to get a drink instead of trying to run through. I think this is best for me.

Ezekiel 36:25-27
"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so you will obey my laws and do whatever I command."

Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 20.00
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.0033.004.002.0051.00
Saucony Ride 4 Miles: 40.00Condor Flight (Road Bike) Miles: 32.60Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Miles: 7.00
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