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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
1150s Red #1 Miles: 27.111150s Red #2 Miles: 13.00Kinvaras - Blk/gray Miles: 15.58Kinvaras Miles: 14.57
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

78F to start, 83F finish.  Started in darkness, but the lack of shade made it feel hotter in the last few miles when the sun rose.  Anyway, I took it mostly easy today so no big deal - 7:57 AP.

Gotta remember not to run down that section of Wildcat road anymore.  Every single residence had 2 or 3 dogs running loose and it was a competition to see who could be the biggest nuisance.  The winner was this tiny, prissy white dog who almost nipped my heel.  The houses there are spaced out every quarter-mile or so, but it was a 2+ mile stretch...

1150s Red #1 Miles: 16.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

84F.  8:45 AP.  Looks like the lows will finally drop to mid-70s by the end of the week which should feel great after mornings like this.

1150s Red #2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM - 84F, S 14 mph.  5.11 miles @ 8:51 AP.  I screwed up my alarm setting and woke up late, so this was all I had time for.  As it was, I had to run all the way to the shower; found out I can arrive back at home from a run and be completely ready to go 8 minutes later (including the shower).  Anyway, I was already planning to double today, so it just means a longer TM run this evening.

PM - 6 TM miles this afternoon, 8:45 AP, with a couple TM-style strides at the end to loosen up.  Apparently my normal BK lunch is 1400+ calories (looked it up).  So that was definitely still digesting as I ran.

1150s Red #1 Miles: 5.111150s Red #2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

82F, S 10 mph.  Slogged it out today, 8:06 avg.  Just surviving until the worst of the heat passes which should be soon.

I got a couple new pairs of Kinvaras in the mail.  They were on sale for only $59 at Eastbay as long as you don't mind black shoes, which I don't.  The problem is that now I feel like a chick with 6 pairs of shoes in the rotation.  At least I won't need anymore for awhile.

Kinvaras - Blk/gray Miles: 15.58
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

76F.  I ran early; it looks like it got even a couple degrees cooler than that after I was done.  8:51 AP.  Maybe some 800s tomorrow if I feel fresh.  Otherwise, more slogging.

1150s Red #1 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

74F.  Definitely felt cooler out there.  I had no excuse not to do some 800s as this was one of the coolest mornings we've had in months.  So, 6 x 800 with 400m active recoveries.

First, I did 8.12 miles easy, 8:06 AP.  Then rolled right in to the 800s.

3:12, 3:02, 3:01, 2:58, 3:00, 2:53.  Average was 3:01 (6:04 pace).  Too bad about the first one messing up the average.  I don't look at my watch at all during intervals until each one is complete, so I porked the first one.  The recovery 400s ranged from 2:02-2:19.  Afterward, cooled down 2 miles and change to get home.  7:49/mile for the run as a whole.

Pretty successful morning, now I get a day off to soak up the workout after another 70-mile week.  1 more week until my marathon training plan begins...

Kinvaras Miles: 14.57
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1150s Red #1 Miles: 27.111150s Red #2 Miles: 13.00Kinvaras - Blk/gray Miles: 15.58Kinvaras Miles: 14.57
Weight: 0.00
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