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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

61F, 60%.  18 miles today with a 10k wave tempo.  First I wanted to get some miles on the legs, so I ran through the surrounding neighborhoods - about 8.5 mi. @ 7:35/mile.  Then hit the track, reset the watch and rolled into the tempo.  My goal was to alternate 3:00/3:15 every 800, until I had 6 miles.  My obsessive need to stay a couple seconds ahead of the desired split meant I'd go a hair faster.

Bold splits are 1600s, with (800s) - 6:14 (3:00, 3:14), 6:10 (2:58, 3:12), 6:09 (2:57, 3:12), 6:10 (2:57, 3:13), 6:10 (2:57, 3:13), 6:12 (2:59, 3:13), then a 92 final lap.

I didn't want to do the last lap, and hadn't really planned on it, but it was hard to pass up an easy 10k PR, so I motored through it for a 38:37 10k (6:13/mile).

whoops, it's sideways.  Anyway, good effort and lots of benefits for both the half and the full.  Last HMP workout will be in ~10 days, and I'll be doing my 2 x 5k predictor.  If I can get those around 19-flat, I might have a shot at sub-80.  Unfortunately, I think the predictor works great for Houston, but I've selected a race in the Texas "hill country," so it might be asking too much, given the course.  Still worth a try, you never know...

Saucony A5 - Blue Miles: 18.00
Weight: 145.80
From Jake K on Sat, Oct 04, 2014 at 08:18:23 from

Really good run! You gotta take a 10K PR when you're already 96% of the way there.

From SlowJoe on Sat, Oct 04, 2014 at 08:47:09 from

Yeah, that's what I figured too. A 9.6k PR doesn't have the same ring to it.

From Jason D on Sat, Oct 04, 2014 at 08:52:17 from

Fantastic! Looks like the cooler air has you feeling squirrelly.

From SlowJoe on Sat, Oct 04, 2014 at 09:08:51 from

Thanks Jason....I think.

From Tracy on Sat, Oct 04, 2014 at 16:41:10 from

Great workout! Fantastic pace on the 10K!

From Rye on Sun, Oct 05, 2014 at 06:46:53 from

Super workout! Now all you need is a different colored shirt.

From I Just Run on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:38:51 from

Nice run! You're rolling out those low 6's pretty easily now. I'm excited to start seeing consistent 5's. :-)

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