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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).

  

 

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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
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Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 23.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 47.00NB MT101 Trail Miles: 83.00Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 30.00Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 16.00Saucony A5 Miles: 10.00Saucony A5 Red Miles: 16.00
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AM:  80F, 80%.  12 @ 7:47 AP.  Ran from my parents' to Memorial Park to do a loop there, but was feeling like I'd finally overcome the plague so I decided to add another 3-mile loop at the park.  Got a nasty stomach cramp after the 2nd loop, so I took a good 3-4 minute break at a water fountain to stretch it out and rehydrate; that was pretty much successful.  Then I started melting a little on the way back home and was generally happy the run was over with.  Alright, that's about all I have to say about that.

PM:  85F, 70%.  4 @ 8:22 AP.  Great steak dinner tonight, had to wait a couple hours after that, then got out @ ~9pm after watching Rupp win the 10k in the trials.  I finished my first 5k faster than all those so-called professionals finished their 10k.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 4.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 12.00
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AM:  81F, 82%.  6 @ 8:01 AP.

PM:  85F, 72%.  4 @ 8:28 AP.  Another 9pm food coma plod.

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79F, 90%.  5 @ 8:02 AP.  Did a pitiful little pickup on the way back.  That was my last run in Houston, but it's not any less miserable back here in SA.  Arrived at lunch to a 104 heat index which I assume will keep going up.

Tomorrow, headed to Bandera for several hours of sufferplodding.  Must adapt.  Must adapt.  Must adapt.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 5.00
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AM:  76F/90% -> 83F/77%.  ~18 miles.  Good run in Bandera, some solid suffering took place.  Cool-ish start with overcast skies turned into full bore sun and heat the last couple hours.

Good company as well - anytime you can find a bunch of people willing to wake up early on a holiday just to spend hours running/sweating through rugged terrain/hills, getting leg-whipped by sotol cacti, tripping on rocks, and still smiling the whole time, you know you've found a good group.

PM:  93F.  5 @ 8:27 AP.  Decided to double up, simply because I had the time to do so.

NB MT101 Trail Miles: 18.00Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 5.00
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77F, 90%.  6 @ 8:34 AP.

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
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Untimed...don't even remember what shoes I had on.  Usually I can narrow it down to a couple pairs, but I got nothing.

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TM.  10 @ 6:54 AP.  Progressive fun with lots of button pushing.

This week was pretty much a blur of work/life chaos, and running suffered, so I made sure I got in this ridiculously early run despite no sleep.  Although I must say it was pretty nice being the first (and only) person in the fitness center at work -- pristine toilet seats with no distractions before the run, good solitary exercise at a gym of all places, and then first one to christen the shower after its nightly cleaning.

Saucony A5 Miles: 10.00
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6.000.006.00

90F.  6 miles, no Garmin.  

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 6.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

79F, 85%.  8 @ 7:50 AP.

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 8.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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TM.  16 @ 6:38 AP.  Long progressive tempo, each mile a little faster than the one before it.  After a warmup, spent most of this run between 9-10 mph.

Saucony A5 Red Miles: 16.00
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79F, 85%.  7 @ 8:42 AP.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 7.00
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76F, 90%.  6 @ 8:12 AP.

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
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5.000.005.00

78F, 85%.  5 @ 7:50 AP

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 5.00
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Race: Muleshoe Bend 30k trail (18.641 Miles) 02:37:48, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 3
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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
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Got back from the race around 6am, hung out most of the night at our group's tent.  Great bunch of people.

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78F, 85%.  5 @ 9:13 AP.  This hurt a lot.  Finally a well-paced summer trail race!

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76F, 90%.  6 @ 9:02 AP.  Still not moving too well, but it felt a lot better.

9-hour race on Saturday night in Dallas.  I'm sure it'll go well...

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
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93F.  4 @ 8:23 AP.  Couldn't get out until after dinner.  I think I'm almost getting used to the heat...it still sucks, but I think I'm doing better than in previous years thanks to this trail running business.

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 4.00
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77F, 85%.  6 @ 8:11 AP.  Fairly low DP today, only 71.  Haven't seen it that low in awhile and could tell a difference.  Might be even lower up in Dallas in the Saturday night / Sunday morning period of darkness when the race takes place.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 6.00
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Race: Fossil Valley 9-hour Trail Race (45.73 Miles) 08:49:39, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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90F -> 80F (10pm - 7am).  Tough, tough race!  Hot, no breeze, and the climbs were steep - even included 30-40 tall stairs per lap.  Lots of hiking/walking.  By the end I was barely making it up.  I ended up doing 17 laps (~2.7 miles per lap).  But I had the option to do another since the clock hadn't hit 9 hours yet - was leading the race and I just thought there was no way I could physically make it around again.  So I lost because the guy a few minutes behind me did go out for #18.  Felt really dumb/wimpy after that one.

NB MT101 Trail Miles: 46.00
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PM:  6 @ 8:15 AP.  First run since the 9-hr race.  All things considered, I felt ok.

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 6.00
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8 @ 8:09 AP

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 8.00
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6 @ 8:19 AP

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
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6 @ 8:16 AP.  Still trying to recover...almost there I think 

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 6.00
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199.2537.75237.00
Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 23.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 47.00NB MT101 Trail Miles: 83.00Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 30.00Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 16.00Saucony A5 Miles: 10.00Saucony A5 Red Miles: 16.00
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