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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: Grace 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:18:01, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

41F.  Ran Preston's (I Just Run) race today.  He did a great job as a race director - a perfect race, in my opinion.  He even had a guy on a bike riding alongside me, telling me where to go; I think he must've told the guy I was directionally challenged.  It was good to see him and David (derhammer) - 3 Texas FRB'ers in 1 place??  Gotta be a record.

After passing a guy around the half-mile point, the race became a time trial effort.  Had David not been coming off of injury, we probably could've pushed each other to sub-18's.  So I blame missing 17:xx entirely on him, I think that's fair.

Splits were 5:46, 5:49, 5:46, 0:40 for the stub.  I started the kick way too late, that's where I missed it.  I probably could've kept going after the finish line for awhile...lesson learned.  Other than that, I ran a great race - paced very well, etc.

All done with 5k's for awhile now though -- got 2 marathons and a 50k coming up, all in a 12-week span.  Sub-18 will have to happen next year......

Saucony A5 Red Miles: 7.00
Weight: 144.60
From allie on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:03:46 from

ahhh, 18:01...david!!

really good race, joe. 5k PR --> marathon PR

From Matt Schreiber on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:28:11 from

Great race Joe. Beautiful weather for a PR!

From Jake K on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:36:52 from

Ahhh so close! Really good race - perfect pacing. Congrats. And you stayed on the course!

From Jason D on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:43:32 from

Well done, Joe. Enjoy the 25 second PR. You don't get too many more of those in the 5k!

From Derunzo on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:58:34 from

Super fast..... damn you derhammer!

From derhammer on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 16:32:59 from

Joe did awesome - it was great seeing him run a great race. Sub 18 in the spring Joe - I'll be ready. :-)

Wonderful racing conditions and an awesome "well marked" course - great job Preston! I think there were something like 50 signs there!

From Burt on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 20:35:56 from

Well, well, well. Perhaps you're not a phoney after all. You might just be the REAL DEAL.

From flatlander on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 13:49:21 from

Great job, Joe, congratulations on the win and to Preston as race director. Sounds like a fun day.

From SlowJoe on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 14:25:03 from

Thanks all. Looking forward to seeing this race grow. All those things that normally annoy you about a local 5k (unmarked course, wrong distance, starts late, etc) were nailed perfectly by Preston. I think he should take over for the Chosen HM people.

From seeaprilrun on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 18:43:43 from

aha, a race done right and your own navigator, not to mention strong FRB presence! perfect! You do have quite the schedule coming up! I've heard of the Cowtown 50k and am thinking about it!!

From SlowJoe on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 19:11:00 from

You would probably win cowtown, it would be pretty cool!

From Tom K on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 06:19:17 from

It was the 1 x 1 minute @ 5k pace the day before, wasn't it? That's what got you there! Oh, I'm totally stealing that from you! Nice, Joe.

From I Just Run on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:15:40 from

Thank you... Thank you... Thank you...!!! :-)

It was really stressful producing the race. I was so worried something was going to go wrong. I think I will be more relaxed next year. I had a hard time just spending a few minutes talking with my friends Joe and David...sorry guys, but thanks a bunch for coming.

BTW...I took all the things I've learned from mis-running races and put it into this race because you know I am the KING of mis-running courses!

From I Just Run on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:22:00 from

Oh...And congratulations on the PR Joe. I was so focuses on patting myself on the back I almost forgot to tell you! :-)

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