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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).



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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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New Blue Asics Miles: 20.931140s #1 Miles: 23.87
Weight: 0.00
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Treadmill, 3:45am.  EZ 8 - 8:34 pace plus a 5-minute toilet break in the middle.  Since I started running, this is the first time I haven't been able to fend off a turd.  Combination of caffeine and Gatorade, I think.

New Blue Asics Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Outside run, over 90 F according to the airport but it felt like upper 80s.  I met Mike from the blog, and his friends Antonio and Pete at 4:30am.  It was nice running with other people, and it kept me going.  Once we hit 8 miles (my max so far since April) I started dying and we all sort of split up around mile 9.  I shuffled in around a 9:00 pace for the last mile or so while Antonio took off and Mike tried to catch him.  They are definitely in great shape and I definitely have some work to do.  8:44 AP.

1140s #1 Miles: 10.52
Weight: 0.00
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4:30 am, 90 F.  Recovery miles, 9:03 AP.  Even that felt a little tough at the end; this transition from TM to outside has not been kind to me.  It's hard to believe that I ran 6-7 hard weeks on the TM and somehow got slower.  Hopefully there is a payoff at some point.

On the plus side, I had been getting a little PF on my right foot.  It had been getting slowly worse over the last month but never affected my running.  Now after running a few days outside, it's pretty much gone, just like that.  My hip also feels better than it has in awhile.  Maybe it's the slower paces, but I thought it usually worked the opposite way (TM being better for injuries).

New Blue Asics Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

4:30am, 90F.  About a 3.25 mile warmup, then 10 x 200m hills with Mke and Antonio, followed by 1 mile cooldown.  I had one good sprint (the first) then 9 painful efforts watching Mike and Antonio from behind.  I'm not smart enough to figure out the avg paces, but the points along the graph show everything from 3:52 pace at the beginning of the 1st one to 7:04 pace toward the end of #8.  Guess that data isn't too useful, other than to show my inconsistency and maybe some sandbagging toward the end.  Good workout for sure - Mike's a little sadistic I think, which is probably a good thing for running.

1140s #1 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Thankfully, a day off.  Yesterday I used muscles that apparently have not been used since the 1990s because I am sore.  Butt, hips and upper quads, in that order, are most sore.

I'm working night shift tonight but there's a 5K tomorrow (Friday) morning.  If I get off in time, and regain back normal use of my legs, I will give it a go.

Weight: 0.00
Race: Fallen and Wounded Warriors' 5K (3.14 Miles) 00:22:04
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86 F, 5:30am.  I worked night shift last night but got off early enough to go do this race.  2.4 mile warmup jog to get there @ 8:47 pace.  I was still sore but it wasn't really affecting me while running so I decided to actually race it.

My splits were 7:08, 7:06, 6:56, and the last .14 at a 6:15 pace.  Mike was there, and he passed me right before mile 1, calling me a sandbagger again.  He stayed about 5-10 seconds in front of me after he passed by, and I could never seem to quite catch up as he stayed the same distance in front.  We both passed a lot of people toward the end.

Anyway, I improved my 5K time, soft as it was, by almost 30 seconds yet once again fell 5 seconds short of cracking a barrier, just like the HM I ran in April.  There should be plenty more 5Ks here where I can improve further when the temps go down and where maybe I will have slept sometime in the past 24 hours.  Stupid night shift.

2.31 mile cooldown back to my base @ 8:43 pace.

1140s #1 Miles: 7.85
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

86F.  There was another race this morning - a 3.92-mile race (for the 392d farewell).  I had to pull another night shift last night and did not remotely feel like racing but they were offering free t-shirts so of course I signed up.  I took the lazy way out though and took it easy, doing a little progressive tempo run instead.  So no race report this time...

1.4 mile warmup @ 9:03

3.94 mile tempo @ 7:30 AP (7:51, 7:35, 7:30, 7:02 pace for the last 0.94)

1.59 mile cooldown @ 8:58

Good week of running; my overall mileage took a small step back, but there was a lot of quality in there, and 5/6 were outside.

New Blue Asics Miles: 6.93
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
New Blue Asics Miles: 20.931140s #1 Miles: 23.87
Weight: 0.00
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