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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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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
Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 14.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 15.00Saucony A5 Miles: 12.00Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 9.00Saucony A5 Red Miles: 14.00
Weight: 145.10
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

77F, 90%.  6 @ 8:43 AP.  Neighborhood construction trails.  Looks like they are getting really close to paving some of them, which displeases me, but it's still nice back there with no houses or cars or people.  The deer aren't as arrogant either.

Looks like some lower dew points could happen toward the end of the week...might try to cherrypick the best one for a workout.

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM:  First day of school here, running late, so I just did 5 on the TM at work, with 8 x 45s @ 3k pace.

PM: 97F.  3 @ 8:38 AP.  Took the dog out after dinner.  Lots of stops for him to pee on stuff.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 3.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM:  74F, 84%.  8 miles.  Hit the track again today for the classic 5 x 800 @ 3k pace, 2 min rest.  All my workouts are classic.  Fortunately I have a good history of this one built up - I ran it 6 times last summer.  To my surprise, this one was right in the mix.  I averaged 2:44.5 (2:47, 2:45, 2:44, 2:46, 2:40).  Best set last year only averaged 2:42.7 so I'm right there.

Starting to enjoy how my legs feel again.  I was barely making it the last couple months.  I do think all that tired mileage will serve a purpose - the kind of slogging that helps you in an ultra or in the last 5 miles of a marathon, I think.  But it just feels so much better running 65-70 miles/week and having a little spring in my step again.

PM:  96F.  4 @ 9:00 AP.  Had time today to get out on the trail for a good heat plod...full sun, no clouds.  I decided Friday looks like the superior weather day, and it looks awesome...low 70s, DP around 60!  I'm actually fantasizing about how that cool air will feel, which is beyond sad.  Sad on several levels.  But I'll deal with that weirdness another time.

Saucony A5 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 145.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM:  74F, 84%.  6 @ 9:02 AP.  Super cruddy legs today.  I don't remember that 3k workout ever giving me this big a smackdown but I guess I haven't run that hard in awhile.

PM:  4 mile TM plod

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 144.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM:  76F, 85%.  6 @ 8:45 AP.  Still really tired and flat.  I tried a blind half mile pickup without checking pace and guessed 2:55.  It was 3:08.  But I'm still going to try a workout tomorrow with the cooler air coming in.  If I can't recover from a 14-minute workout with 2 full days of 9-minute pace recovery, then I'm not sure what I CAN do.

PM:  3 on the TM with 3 min @ 10 mph.

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 144.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM:  70F, 74%.  10.5 miles.  Legs were a lot less poopy thanks to the 62 degree dew point, which magically snapped me back into shape.  Today was 8 x 800 @ 10k, 200m active recovery.  I averaged 2:54.9 for the 800s (2:59, 2:57, 2:56, 2:57, 2:56, 2:54, 2:53, 2:47).  Looking back, I had a similar effort last year under similar conditions, although I'm guessing I milked the recoveries more today...maybe a 75s average for the 200 recoveries today, which is just a small step above walking.  The good news is I am just starting the speed block this year; last year's effort came at the end of a long block of track work.  Also, I have a lot more miles on my legs this year.  So I'm ok, I think.

PM:  3.5 on the TM, with 5 x 30s fast.

Saucony A5 Red Miles: 14.00
Weight: 146.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

67F, 85%.  11 @ 7:54 AP.  beautiful fall fakeout weather.  I think September was one of the hottest months last year, so it won't last, but man it was nice.  I saw someone running outside with a hoodie.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 14.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 15.00Saucony A5 Miles: 12.00Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 9.00Saucony A5 Red Miles: 14.00
Weight: 145.10
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