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Oct 10, 2009



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Running Accomplishments:

5K: 24:22 (March 2010); 22:33 (October 2010); 20:47 (May 2011); 21:05 (May 2012); 21:33 (September 2012); 21:23 (November, 2013); 22:31 (September 2014)

5M:  39:22 (November, 2012); 35:54 (November, 2013); 36:03 (March, 2015)

10K: 44:08 (November, 2010); 49:20 (July, 2013); 44:07 (April, 2015)

12K:  56:03 (December, 2013); 58:58 (December, 2014)

10M:  1:11:58 (October, 2012); 1:15:24 (October, 2014)

Half Marathon:  1:53:xx (London's Run 2010); 2:05:21 (Cowtown 2010); 1:37:04 (Gusher 2011); 1:42:19 (Huntsville 2011); 1:33:47 (Baytown Jailbreak 2012); 1:33:50 (The Woodlands 2012); 1:42:52 (Texas 2015); 1:49:17 (Jailbreak 2015); 1:38:34 (The Woodlands 2015)

25K: 2:01:47 (Fifth Third River Bank, May 2014)

Marathon: 5:51:35 (Texas Marathon 2009); 6:21:36 (Ogden 2009); 4:58:29 (St. George 2009); 4:13:45 (Texas Marathon 2010); 4:04:12 (Utah Valley Marathon, 2010); 5:11:14 (Hartford ING, 2010); 3:41:43 (Richmond SunTrust, 2010); 3:39:27 (Texas Marathon 2011); 3:41:46 (Utah Valley Marathon, 2011); 3:30:35 (St. George 2011); 3:41:51 (Richmond 2012); 3:49:15 (Texas 2013); 3:46:59 (Paavo Nurmi, 2013); 3:34:04 (St. George 2013); 3:49:51 (Texas 2014); 3:31:59 (Richmond 2014); 3:28:34 (Boston 2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

3:20, 1:30, 0:20

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'm 60, there is no long term.


I live, work and run in Houston, Texas.  I have run 17 marathons, some good ones and some others.  I prefer straight, flat, cold, sea-level marathons, still waiting for my first one.  I feel like there are more PRs out there.  When I have them, I am told it is time to dial it back, run for healthy reasons.  I'm sure that's right, and I'm sure it won't happen.

My wife and I are from the mountains of the west.  We have five kids, three granddaughters and three grandsons.  The kids and grandkids are native Texans but we are not -- you have to be born here.

As for my blog title: I run most of my miles before sunrise, sometimes hours before. On the back road of my neighborhood two hours before daylight, I can depend on a pack of mutts behind the boundary fence lighting up when they hear my footsteps. I have wondered what they wanted; but according to Hemingway I needn't ask.

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55F. 15.0 miles at 8:14/mile. Was planning on 20 even though I got a late start (6:30 a.m.), which I didn't regret. Then at the HM mark I started to chafe (forgot the body glide, last time this summer I will do that) and my feet started to get sore. I caught the 8:30 guy at mile 3, the 8:20 guy at mile 11 and the 8:15 guy at mile 14. Average HR 151, max 164, last mile 161 bpm. At these heart rates I had enough stamina to push through, but my body is a little bit short of absorbing 20 miles worth of pounding right now. Bad news, I am starting to get in the PR frame of mind again. Getting on a plane tonight, gone for about 2 weeks, so mostly TM miles for a while.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

55F, missed yesterday due to work commitments. Today was 8.0 miles at 8:27/mile, 149 bpm average, 157 max. Wade wanted to go slower today, as he ran twice yesterday, compared to my zero.

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61F. 8.0 at 7:57/mile, 154 bpm average, 170 max. Good run, starting to feel some extra spring in my legs. Resting heart rate was 48 sitting out on the curb, lowest I have seen in a long time.

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52F, 8.7 miles, LLHR, 11:02/mile, 120 bpm. Thinking of doing SGM in October as a last hurrah. The plan would be to slog out LLHR all summer long then do a month of intense lead-in like I did for Boston last year. Travel interruptions should be reduced this summer.

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52F, 8.4 miles at 8:47/mile, 141 bpm, 147 max.

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