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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 2016)

8K = TBD

10K = TBD

15K = TBD

Half = 1:24:31 (Houston Half 2017)

Marathon = 2:55:18 (Mesa-Phoenix 2017)


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 = 2:55:18 at age 50 (Mesa-Phoenix)


Short-Term Running Goals:

For 2017: PR Half and Full Marathon


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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Adios Black Lifetime Miles: 186.93
Boston 6 Black Lifetime Miles: 161.96
New Blue Adios 3 Lifetime Miles: 200.91
Boston Blue 6 Lifetime Miles: 42.32
Aktiv Adios Lifetime Miles: 142.75
Race: Naughty or Nice 5K (3.107 Miles) 00:19:00, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 1
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles

- Raced in older pair of Adios 3; Lake Hefner, OKC, 9am

A week ago I had planned on this being a sub-18 race in my first 5K at age 50.  But I started developing a cold (coughing/drainage) on Monday which is still affecting my breathing; also I have never breathed that well in frigid weather w/asthma.  Then the weather was brutal with 29 degrees at gun and N 20-30 mph wind.  We took off and I tried to be strong and hang with our group of 4 (JB, IC, and BL) but at the 1/2 mile mark felt like my breathing was red-lining.  I backed off a little, which caused me to be gapped right when we had the mile straight into the wind.  I felt like it was an up-a-mountain mile and my pace slowed to match.  

When we finally hit the turning point I was way back from JB-pacer and even fairly distant from IC.  I knew my goals were shot and tried to run hard, but probably didn't get the best out of myself knowing this (but also I was trying to recover from the wind-mile).  I hit the back-into-the-wind .3 mile finish and gave it my all, but couldn't manage to break 19.  I didn't really know what time I was at, never looking at my watch the entire run.  I know I have had a good fall for my 5K efforts and today wasn't really a show-up of my training.  But it was still fun to be out with friends and also hit up Pop's for breakfast afterward!  On to Houston....


2pm Spin = 15 miles

Adios LTD Silver Miles: 2.42
From DPonder on Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 18:12:56 from

just another 5k, that 17:55 a couple weeks ago will be there when you get back from Houston. Stay healthy

From butlerbrunning on Sun, Dec 18, 2016 at 20:40:55 from

Well you had a lot working against you this race.

It was fun being out there with all y'all. I am more than glad to run with you any race you want for as long as the good Lord grants me health. You're a true friend and great mentor.

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