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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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

82F, S 15 mph.  8:57 AP.  Legs were pretty crushed from yesterday's workout, so I let them go whatever pace they wanted.  They were not too ambitious.  I'll do more easy running like this tomorrow and will hopefully be ready to tackle the rest of the week on Wednesday.

1150s Red #1 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
From JG on Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 11:03:52 from

Nice recovery run Joe, I need to do more of those ... but I have been opting for recovery bike rides. They are probably good too, but my mileage does not look so good at the end of the week!

From Burt on Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 14:31:47 from

Out of the 64 miles you ran last week, I'm glad 4 of them were fast miles.

From I Just Run on Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 18:13:18 from

I'd give anything to run 7 at 8:47 pace...! Sleep - Eat - Run ... You just have to balance the three. I haven't seemed to master the balance yet!

From Dan on Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 23:25:54 from

Nice workout yesterday and recovery runs are just like you said- whatever the legs want!

From SlowJoe on Tue, Aug 09, 2011 at 10:37:26 from

JG - sometimes I think the recovery runs are more restful than not running at all...can't prove it though!

Burt - I like to train using the 16-to-1 rule. You've never heard of it?

IJR - I wonder if anyone can "master the balance." it's tough

Dan - I can usually tell how tired my legs are by how slow the recovery run goes

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