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Location:

San Antonio,TX,

Member Since:

Dec 13, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K PR - 18:01 - Nov '14

10K PR - 38:37 (workout) - Oct '14

Half-marathon - 1:22:43 - Jan '14

Marathon - 2:58:43 in Boston! - Apr '13

50 mile - 7:49:30 (2nd) - Nov '15

Short-Term Running Goals:

- Balance

- Run more trails, volunteer, more social running, run with a team

- Race a lot more.  learn.

Race results / possible schedule:

Apr 2 - Hells Hills 25k trail - 4th

Apr 9 - Toughest 'n Texas 20-mile Trail - 2nd

May 7 - Paleface - Trail Marathon - 3rd

May 29 - American Hero road 25k - 2nd

Jun 25 - Pedernales Falls 30k nighttime Trail - 5th (sick)

Jul 16 - Muleshoe Bend 30k nighttime Trail - 3rd

Jul 23-24 - Fossil Valley 9-hour nighttime Trail - 2nd

Aug 6 - Colorado Bend 30k nighttime Trail - 4th

Aug 27 - Reveille Peak 30k nighttime Trail (entered)

Sep 10 - Franklin Mountains 50k (entered - not all-out effort...I hope)

Sep 17 - Lighthouse Hill 20-mile trail (entered)

Sep 24 - J&J 50 mile trail

Long-Term Running Goals:

Compete in a few more ultras without going off course (again)

Sub-18 in a 5k

One.  Good.  Marathon.

Personal:

I started running at age 30, in late 2009.  I have 2 daughters (10 and 8 yrs old).

  

 

Favorite Blogs:

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Saucony A5 Lifetime Miles: 1054.70
Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Lifetime Miles: 1551.08
Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Lifetime Miles: 1244.23
1160s Lifetime Miles: 888.70
Saucony A5 Red Lifetime Miles: 565.10
Saucony A6 - Yellow Lifetime Miles: 214.00
Saucony A6 - Red/blue Lifetime Miles: 61.50
NB MT101 Trail Lifetime Miles: 302.00
Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Lifetime Miles: 286.50
Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Lifetime Miles: 267.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
246.7526.25273.00
Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 45.00Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 50.00Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 33.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 67.00Saucony A5 Red Miles: 30.00Saucony A6 - Yellow Miles: 34.001160s Miles: 10.00
Weight: 149.28
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

66F, 95%.  6 @ 8:31 AP.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.004.0012.00

50F.  12 @ 7:12 AP.  Last 4 in the 6:40s and 6:50s.

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 151.40
Comments(7)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

66F, 95%.  6 recovery miles, no gps.

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

47F.  6 recovery miles, no gps.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.501.506.00

6 on the home TM in ~46 min.  Last 3 was alternating quarters @ 10mph / 1-4% and 7mph / flat.

Saucony A5 Red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 149.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

63F, 90%.  7 @ 7:43 AP.  Sunday School Castroville run.

I signed up for Hells Hills (25k trail race) on April 2nd.  Won't be in shape for it in time, but if I wait until I'm in shape to race again, it'll be summer time.  And, I'm anxious to try and have a life again!

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 148.60
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

TM fail.  Got on to do 8, left with 4.  Just tired...

Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

69F, 90%.  12 @ 8:04 AP.  Sticky / moisty / nasty/ foggy run.  Sill fatiguey too...y

Saucony A6 - Yellow Miles: 12.00
Weight: 147.40
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

5 @ 7:50 AP.  Heavy downpour, thunderstorms.  Stayed close to the car and turned back once the lightning and thunder were less than 10 potatoes apart.  Got down to 6 potatoes on the way back!

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

58F, drizzly.  8 @ 7:39 AP.  Had to do the 3:30am Tom Slick special today...sleep debt growing...

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

8 TM miles at home in 1:06.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
18.000.0018.00

52F, foggy.  18 @ 7:48 AP.  Danielle was able to stay with the kids, so I finally got in a long run this morning.  I think my longest since the injury had been 12 miles, so this was a little aggressive, but I needed it.  Got kinda ugly by the end, but I figured it would.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 18.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

52F.  6 @ 8:45 AP.

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

61F, 100%.  6 @ 8:14 AP.  Thick, chewy fog.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.004.0014.00

64F, 50%.  14 miles this morning, including my first workout of 2016.  I warmed up for a little over an hour at a moderate clip, then 8 x 800m, 200m active recoveries (60-70 sec).  Averaged 2:58.4 (3:00, 3:01, 3:00, 3:00, 3:01, 2:57, 2:56, 2:51).

Pretty decent first workout, definitely did not expect any better.  Just hoped that it wouldn't be awful, and that box was checked.  Maybe another month of consistency to go before I'm the old slowjoe again (just in time for summer) but this was a good first step.

Saucony A6 - Yellow Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

68F, 95%.  6 @ 8:26 AP.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 149.80
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

69F, 95%.  7 @ 8:12 AP.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 150.60
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.003.0020.00

52F, N 19 mph.  20 @ 7:11 AP.  Slugging through that painful 18-miler last weekend seems to have paid dividends.  Once my legs recovered from that, they've seemed ready to run normally again.  Finished up this one with a couple 6:40s, and then a 5:51 for mile 20 (downhill).  Basically ran for about the same time and effort as last week but got an extra couple miles out of it.  Do I dare to think I might be in shape in time for Hells Hills in 2 weeks?

PM: Went to Thin Air with the kids and had way more fun than I thought I would.  I'll be a lot more sore from all the climbing, jumping, swinging, etc than I will be from the 20 miler.

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 151.40
Comments(5)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

45F.  6 @ 8:14 AP.  Weather will be incredible all day today - 365 days of this, please.

1160s Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.000.0011.00

AM:  36F.  7 @ 7:50 AP.

PM:  62F.  4 @ 7:55 AP.  This was at lunch, another absolutely perfect weather day, solid blue sky and light breeze.  Did a few strides.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

46F.  8 @ 7:54 AP.

Workout #2 of 2016 happens tomorrow.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 149.20
Comments(10)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.005.0014.00

64F, 85%.  14 @ 7:17 AP.  Aborted 4 x 1.5.  Ran a 9:28, 9:37, quit less than a tenth of a mile into the 3rd repeat, there was just no go left in the legs.  I was fatiguey and weather was kinda stuffy.  After pulling the plug I collected myself with 5-6 minutes of slogging and decided I should at least try and get in a couple MP miles while my body was under duress...then it wouldn't be a total waste.  I started but had to pull up again just before the end of the first mile with a pretty severe side cramp.  The joys of getting back in shape.  After another 9-10 minutes of slogging, trying to work it out, I ran the last mile in a painful ~6:45.

I'm strangely ok with it on the whole.  If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's that running awesome workout times isn't what makes you faster; awesome workout times are best as "indicators."  Suffering is what makes you faster (and lets you run awesome workout times and races later).  Today was sufficiently painful to do some good.

Saucony A5 Red Miles: 14.00
Weight: 148.40
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

AM:  52F.  6 @ 8:29 AP.  Big bright moon this morning.

PM:  71F.  4 @ 8:03 AP.  Finished up some stuff at work and got in a 4pm run.  I love 70 degree afternoons almost as much as I hate 70 degree mornings.

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 10.00
Weight: 146.20
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.253.7512.00

AM:  45F.  8 @ 6:55 AP.  Did 5 moderate miles, then 3 miles of fierce fartleking.  Distance-wise, something like 1/3 mile fast, 1/6 mile slow on average, but still kind of a mix.  Last quarter-mile in ~70.

PM: 4 TM miles in 31 minutes at home.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 4.00Saucony A6 - Yellow Miles: 8.00
Weight: 149.20
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.001.003.00

3 on the TM in ~21 minutes.  Yard work took too long and I shorted myself on time before our afternoon activities.

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.000.0015.00

64F, 95%, mist or fog or light rain.  15 @ 8:05 AP.  Gooey morning.  Next weekend looks better though, fortunately.

Today the ol' legs were pretty unwilling to stray from 8-minute pace and I wasn't about to make them.  This wrapped up my first 70+ mile week all year, and I've been feeling the buildup lately...although my legs did have some surprising springiness on Friday.  Guess I used it all up fiercely fartleking.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.001.0010.00

AM:  51F.  6 @ 8:37 AP.

PM:  4 TM miles in ~31 minutes.  Included 6 x 1 min @ 5k.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.003.0014.00

AM:  60F, 100%.  10 @ 7:40 AP.  Felt tired and weak again, but begrudgingly did a little 2 x 1 tuneup, low 6's, on the way back...with a ridiculously long recovery in between.  I'm going to shave some miles off the rest of the week in an attempt to not totally embarrass myself on Saturday.

PM:  70F, 85%.  4 @ 7:45 AP.  Recovery except one mile was faster... I actually got passed by another runner in my own neighborhood for the first time ever, so had to remedy that obviously.

1160s Miles: 4.00Saucony A5 Red Miles: 10.00
Weight: 149.80
Comments(8)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

69F, 95%.  6 @ 8:40 AP.  Wet.  Buttsweat towel season is just about here.

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 149.40
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

68F, 95%.  7 @ 8:14 AP.  Did a few wussy strides.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
246.7526.25273.00
Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 45.00Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 50.00Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 33.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 67.00Saucony A5 Red Miles: 30.00Saucony A6 - Yellow Miles: 34.001160s Miles: 10.00
Weight: 149.28
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