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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: Muleshoe Bend 30k trail (18.641 Miles) 02:37:48, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 3
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

93F -> 86F.  Better race today, almost even splits.  These night races almost get easier as it gets cooler in the second half.  But not quite.  Really competitive field so a pretty good result, with 2nd place just a minute ahead (same guy that beat me in Waco).  These night races are crazy, always lots of carnage.  But super fun.

NB MT101 Trail Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
From Tom K on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 18:13:20 from

3rd place - excellent!

Tell me more about the carnage!

From Dan on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 21:02:47 from

Great racing Joe! Glad to see it. Yes, do not spare the carnage details!

From I Just Run on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 09:21:10 from

Do they ever run these races in the fall and winter when the temps are lower? ...not that I'm at all interested, just curious. Nice placing, as usual! How may people run these type races?

From Jake K on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 11:45:16 from

I like that the temperature does negative splits. That surely helps with running even splits!

From derhammer on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 15:17:10 from

Looks like you are still kicking butt - congrats!

From SlowJoe on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 18:52:30 from

Thanks guys. The carnage - really a miserably hot race so lots of DNFs. I ended up passing the guy who won the last couple trail races I ran in the last couple miles as he blew up and was walking. There was also some physical carnage - bloody limbs and such - this weird side hill section on boulders that was crazy to try and navigate at night. I stayed upright the whole night somehow, just ran into a tree once.

IJR - they go all year, yeah. Never a big field, usually tops out around 100 people per distance, depending on the race. You should join us for one! http://texastrailchampionship.com/2016-series-calendar/

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