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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: 16.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 31.00Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 6.00Saucony A5 Red Miles: 7.00Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 145.73
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Did my last 6 alloted miles for the week behind the neighborhood again.  Mildly fascinated by how they are building this new "master planned community."  First was the community center and pool, still under construction.  Then a few miles of roads (still unpaved..woohoo!) that wind through hills and trees, seemingly with no rhyme or reason.  The only evidence of houses so far are just the pipes and wires that stick up where the lots are going to be.  Saw a coyote today in addition to the usual deer and jackrabbits.  Too bad Sunday is the only day they are not working out there...it's pretty nice for running.

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

AM:  74F, 87%.  6 @ 8:36 AP.  

PM:  4 on the TM.  Pretty easy week on tap with 400s on Wednesday and a LR on Saturday.  The rest of the week is pretty much just what you see here...

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 146.60
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM:  74F, 88%.  6 @ 8:35 AP.  Sluggish.  Also, yesterday I got the results of some bloodwork and it was pretty much crappy across the board.  Last test was ~15 months ago and I guess I've just gone downhill since then.  Weeeeeeee!

Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 145.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM:  73F, 85%.  7 miles.  Track today, intending to do 8 x 400 @ mile pace.  I ran 75, 78, 81, 83, quit.  Last year I did this workout 3 times and averaged 75.xx every time.  So I was pretty surprised to start falling apart 200m into the second rep.  Well-rested for this, with decent weather, so I don't know.  The good days seem to be few and far between lately.

PM:  3 mile TM plod.  Usually I do a mini-workout after a workout fail, but I was barely hanging on at 7.0 today.  Some days you gotta just throw in the towel.

Saucony A5 Red Miles: 7.00
Weight: 145.80
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

AM:  74F, 87F.  6 @ 8:58 AP.

Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 144.20
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AM:  76F, 86%.  6 @ 8:36 AP.  This has been a long, rough work week...had to skip a couple PM runs, and my AM runs have all felt like death.  Hopefully I can look back on this later as a low point, and bounce back from here.  After my failed long run tomorrow, I'm going to try and get lots of sleep on Sunday and Monday, so that should help.

PM:  4 on the TM.  I did manage to get through my 6 x 1 minute stride routine, so that's something.

Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 10.00
Weight: 145.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

79F, 86%.  21 @ 8:16 AP.  I didn't want to have too much time between long runs so I planted this one in the middle of this 5k cycle.  Original plan was for 24, so I set it up as 3 x 8 mile out and backs so I could easily quit once I inevitably bonked (still plagued with that overall fatigue from this week).  It finally happened on the last out and back so I turned around early and crawled back.  Tough 75-degree dew point today which is on the high side, even for us, but it's not like I was trying to run hard.  Just a nasty cycle this whole summer of having one or two good days followed by weeks in a hole.

Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 21.00
Weight: 147.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Kinvara 3 - Gray/red Miles: 16.00Fastwitch 6 Red #1 Miles: 31.00Fastwitch 6 Red #2 Miles: 6.00Saucony A5 Red Miles: 7.00Kinvara 2 - Gray/red Miles: 6.00
Weight: 145.73
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