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Member Since:

Dec 23, 2013



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:


PRs for Current AG (50-54):

5K = 19:00 (OKC)

8K = TBD

10K = TBD

15K = TBD

Half = 1:24:31 (Houston Half)

Marathon = TBD


All Time PRs (all set as a Master)

5K = 17:54 at age 49 + 11 months (Edmond)

8K = 30:22 at age 45 (OKC)

10K = 37:47 at age 47 (Tulsa)

12K = 46:29 at age 46 (OKC)

15K = 58:34 at age 46 (Tulsa)

Half = 1:23:10 at age 42 (Tulsa)

25K = 1:41:06 at age 47 (OKC)

30K = 2:12:07 at age 48 (Edmond)

Marathon = 3:09:41 at age 44 (Boston)


Short-Term Running Goals:

For 2017: PR Half and Full Marathons


Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and be competitive.



100 lbs lighter as a Master and have kept it off for almost a decade (typically ~165-175 lbs)


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 14.23 Month: 99.88 Year: 99.88
Boston 5 Grey Lifetime Miles: 85.42
Boston 6 Blue Lifetime Miles: 72.77
Adios Peach Lifetime Miles: 82.73
Adios LTD Silver Lifetime Miles: 112.57
Adios Black Lifetime Miles: 100.71
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Very sore body from the race and the immediate 8-hour drive home.  Also feel hay-fever sick from allergies.

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Race: Houston Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:24:31, Place overall: 152, Place in age division: 2
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Warm and humid day (65; 100%; 9 mph ESE) led to less than ideal conditions.  I knew a PR was out the window even though the training for such was there.  Running a couple of minutes faster than last year (when 40 degrees at gun time) and being in a new age group (50-54) allowed me to earn my first award medal at Houston in my 4th time at this event.  

Post race they have scales out just past the finish; after half a bottle of gatorade I weighed 169 lbs.  Another problem is it had been in 80's in Houston during the week and the cedar pollen was very evident; I had a cough after running on Friday morning and still had it all night & race morning.  All in all this is still an ideal course, but for faster times the weather needs to be much colder.  

Likely going back a 5th time in 2018!

Adios Black Miles: 14.23
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