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San Antonio,TX,

Member Since:

Dec 13, 2009



Goal Type:


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.


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



Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
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
Race: Pedernales Falls 30k (night trail) (18.641 Miles) 02:38:37, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 5
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM:  Just resting up before the race tonight.  Looks like the heat index will start above 90 but might get decent cloud cover, which will help with the 7:15pm start.  Temps will stay above 80 for the duration.  There will be some good competition there as well - at least 3 guys that have run times well faster than anything I've done.  Really need to make sure I don't get pulled out too fast, but overall I'm really excited for the competition...even though I think I might be a bit unprepared for the heat.

PM:  Got my butt kicked, felt bad from the very beginning.  I puked a lot after the race and now @ ~11am Sunday I still haven't been able to eat anything...stomach is one big knot.  Guessing it's a gift from my daughter who stayed home with me on Wednesday after she was puking at summer camp.  Painful...

NB MT101 Trail Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
From Tom K on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 11:29:21 from

Bummer about the stomach pain. 5th place with puking and heat is really impressive. That's some good fight through the pain stuff right there. But you always seem to do that! Congrats, Joe.

From Dan on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 19:34:35 from

Stomach pain is no joke. Heck of an effort Joe. Tom is right, you fighting through these things is something you excel at. Stubborn runner :) Impressive.

From I Just Run on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 08:17:39 from

Ouch...No Fun...!!

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