Saturday, July 29, 2017

Running in Arkansas: Downhill. Well, Sort Of.


Run 8 miles.  Drive 370 miles.  Race 3.1 miles.

That was my Saturday.  And I'm perfectly happy with it.

I already had plans to roam this weekend.  I just didn't know where.

I usually have a couple of different plans at any given time for just about every weekend.

And often, they're not set in stone.

Awhile back, I had discussed with Waverly about maybe making the weekend a mini-vacation since we didn't take one of regular week long annual summer vacations this year.

My father and I had also talked about making a baseball trip weekend.

Shortly after he and my Mom got back from visiting my grandmother in Pennsylvania, he let me know that he didn't think that he would be up making the trip to Alpine to see Kokernot Field.

The Alpine Cowboys of the independent Pecos Baseball League play there and this weekend was the last home series of the year.

We were also going to then drive up to Cleburne to see the new ballpark of the new American Association of Professional Baseball team called the Railroaders.

So on Friday I asked Waverly if there was anything that she wanted to do.

She asked me if I would run with her on Saturday morning as she had eight miles on the books.

Many of you have this storybook-like existence of me as a father to Waverly, but she'll tell you that I'm not perfect.  I mean I feel like I do well, but I don't a hit a home run every time.

My first reaction was that I honestly felt like I couldn't keep up with her.

She assured me that she had been running 11-minute miles.

After coming back from dinner early Friday evening, I assured her that I would get up and run with her, but that I would still probably make a road trip on Saturday and Sunday.

We ran eight this morning.  About 10:45 per mile on the way out, even though she in the 30-and-change mark at the 2.89-mile water stop.  And then right about 11 per on the way back.

It was humid as all get out, but it really didn't bother me too much because the majority, if not all, of my miles are typically in the very early evening right now when it is 90-plus.

We had breakfast together and by 10 a.m., I had been home, showered, packed, the car loaded and off I went.

Right at 370 miles later, including a stop at the Marriott Courtyard here in Texarkana, and I was at the Spillway Dam area at DeGray Lake a little bit northwest of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Or actually, the northwest part of Arkadelphia as the physical address of Skyline Drive, which we ran on, was Arkadelphia.

Therefore, I can't count the 29th running of the Dam Night Run 5K as a race in my 300th North American city, town or census-designated place.  I still had fun, however.

The race is advertised as "flat and downhill ... very fast".

Ah, I think the most appropriate course definition - like for the 3M Half Marathon in Austin - is "net downhill".

Maybe I might have gone faster if I hadn't run eight this morning or driven 370 to get there, but I was only about 12-13 seconds faster than the 5K I did in Zapata two weekends ago.

There were two modes of transportation to get to the starting area -- two small school buses were being used and a number of flat bed lumber trucks with lumber stacked in the middle that people could sit on both sides.

I opted for the full Arkansas experience -- open-air lumber riding!

Plenty of time to just walk and not really run to warmup.  I figured having run eight earlier that I would just go when the gun went off.

And literally the local law enforcement discharged a weapon from the driver's side of the lead vehicle!

They actually had a "25-30 minute" pace sign as well as 30 and greater.

I positioned myself between the two and was about 33 seconds to get across the line.

A woman who had a race staff singlet on that I talked to before the race said that there were about 700 runners or so signed up.  (633 runners and 58 walkers were timed.)

The course was not as downhill as it was prounounced to be, yet I tried to push things as much as I could to take advantage of it where it was.

Therefore, I was a little disappointed that mile one came through in 9:08.

The second mile, which ended right before the road goes over the dam, I covered in 9:11. 

At the almost near eight-minute mark I had actually stopped to catch my first breath, but I saw the teardrop off the road to the right as two where the second mile would be and I pushed as much as I could.

The bridge across the top of the dam is obviously flat, but there was an uphill coming off of it.

It got the better of me.

There was one semi-steep dip in the last three-tenths of mile three before a hard left and just over a tenth of a mile sprint to the finish.

I veered all the way to the right of the two-lane road, which was completely closed to traffic, so that I could not make such a hard left-hand turn.

By doing so, I actually - once the turn was made - had to step into the grass on the inside left to pass a couple of girls.

Mile three was 10:23.  Ugh.

So I booked it to the finish with a 46.62.  If accurate, that's like under an eight-minute mile sprint to the finish.  Wow.

Total time was 29:29.85 on my watch.

The official timer had 29:29.44.  Nice.  Pretty darn close.

I was 342nd out of 633 runners.  229 of 312 men.  And 14 of 22 in the 50-54 age group.  When they entered my zip code, their database put me in Conroe, TX for this race.

A guy three spots behind my in my age group and his son, who won his 20-24 age group, were there from Bixby, Pennsylvania.

Even though today was a long days of sorts, I feel completely rested after a solid sleep last night which was on the heels of late night Thursday evening travel home from Decatur.

Looking to get up and attend church at First Baptist Church of Texarkana, which turns out is less than a mile here from the Marriott Courtyard. 

They have an 8 a.m. service which I hope to be in.

Lots of changes coming for me as it relates to races in the weeks and months ahead.

I do now have a couple of marathons on the books - Nebraska State Fair Marathon in Grand Island, Nebraska in four weeks and the Bismarck Marathon in North Dakota three weeks after that.

If all goes well, they will be marathons in states numbers 34 and 35 and my first out-of-state marathon in nearly four years.  The first one will be hot.  The second could be could as lows in mid-September do get into the forties.

Ah, you won't hear me complaining.

Thanks for reading - and all of your support and friendship.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Running In Texas: Hico, Stephenville, Comanche, Brownwood, Goldthwaite


It is 1 a.m. and I'm up writing in a hotel room in Killeen.  Living the dream, right?  Ha!

So my plan for today was to run in two out-of-town five-kilometer races and also log a mile in another six counties because the races were 12 hours - and 30 miles - apart.

Knowing, though, that I needed to get some rest, especially after running in the first four counties was hot, I used the minimum amount of Marriott Rewards points to get a nice room at the Courtyard here.

I was going to get a couple of hours sleep, drive 75 minutes to the north to Clifton for a race that had been postponed, run the race and then come back here - and plot my moves to keep myself entertained for Sunday.

Like Friday evening, when I went to sleep early knowing that I was going to get up and drive four hours, I couldn't wind down.

I had received an e-mail from a competitive and talented runner in the greater Houston area that had a legitimate issue with a race and their prize money decisions. 

The event production company working with the race had already reached out to me seeking my input - because of the breadth of my work with so many races.

Being respected - not necessarily always well-liked - is something I appreciate, therefore, I felt it important to respond to the individual as soon as I could and share my thoughts.

The bottom line on that issue is that I thought it was the race organization's leader that made the call on what were unconventional and not-so-clearly spelled out prize money awards.

The athlete was slighted.  The race production company put in a rough spot.  And the individual that was being the face for the race organization - a charity - in even a more difficult spot.

Lots to learn from.  Hopefully they will.  Solid event.  Great organization that helps people, but these are issues that are easily sorted out. 

I've worked with another event production to do so in the past so I know it can be done.

Again, I appreciate the respect that I'm given and I value it highly.

So I cancelled going to the race in Clifton.  I needed to rest, which I have.

As I get older, I don't want my daughter to have to worry about Dad pushing himself unnecessarily in things that are while enjoyable to him also don't have to be done.

If you know me well or even see me from afar, you know that my involvement in our sports is to encourage others.

I do that either through promoting or recognizing the accomplishments of others - or both.

Yet I like to get out and do what I do.

I was at a birthday party in February and a fellow runner in the community asked my thoughts about them taking so many pictures on the race course.

While even though I'm not as fast as others and I think we should all race when one is put on, my response was is that as long as you don't unncessarily burden the event and do so within the course (time) and resource (aid stations) limits put down by the event producer - have fun as it is your discretionary income that you're spending.

I traveled to Hico, Texas for the Old Settlers' Race To Remember 5K, which is part of the town's 131st annual Old Settlers Reunion.

Started a year before the town's incorporation in 1883 (and not held during four years of World War II), organizers and the town claim that it is the oldest event of its kind in Texas.

The course was a little old too.

I would say that it must have been the Stagecoach Route of 1886.

It was different is what I would best say.

It might have been a little long.  A runner with an electronic device had it at 3.16 miles, which makes my 33:21 time a bit more palatable.

We left the historic downtown area and went south and did a loop in the Bosque River RV Park, where it looked like some of the Reunion's activities were held.

We came out of the park heading north and then we were running cross country, through the grass under "the 281 bridge" (which literally had about seven or eight feet of cleareance).

We ended up on some city streets and did a turn around on Railroad St. (looking at Google Maps now while running).  This was my major complaint with this course.

Had I known this is where it went and if Waverly was with me, I would have stayed with her or not let her run.  This was an area - and you have to plan for the worst of anything - somebody could have been pulled off the course and nobody might have known with as few as runners as there were.

If somebody was running without a chip (this race was timed), nobody would have known that a runner who had come into town that wasn't known to locals was attacked and possibly sexually assaulted.

I've gotten blamed - even recently - of thinking too much, but Jay and Joy Hilscher changed part of their original route before the first TIR in March of 2008 when we did a dry run in October 2007 because a part ran at night - away from vans - along the railroad line.

Again, Rafael Resendiz-Ramirez, the serial killer, had been known for traveling around the United States by freight train and commiting his murders near railroad lines.

When we ran that stretch, I asked Jay if the vans were going to be allowed back there (which was pitch black without a head lamp) and he had said that they weren't.

Inevitably, Jay and Joy had runners stay along the highway, which passed the place in Borden (I think it is) that supposedly has really good hamburgers.

Long story short, I finished the race in 33:20, according to the official timer, Pro-Fit Event Services, which does a really good job (except entering my name as John versus Jon on the form I filled out!)

And I was first in the 50-54 age group.

I hope they gave my award to somebody, perhaps a youngster.

I got a bite to eat at the Koffee Kup Family Restaraunt a couple of blocks away from historic downtown and got the pancake stack, which was a mistake.

Three of the largest pancakes I've ever seen.  I hate wasting food, especially with so many that go without, but I only got through about one and a half in total.

So that was a race in Texas city, town or census-designated place #137 and north American city of town #299.

Tonight's race in Clifton would have been in a new county, Bosque, for #74, but staying safe on the roads from being rested is more important than hitting some arbitrary goal that might not be made with Texas having 254 counties.

So the secondary goal came about and that is to run at least a mile in all 254 Texas counties.

I go to the county courthouse, get a picture and then take off and run for about six-plus minutes in a given direction - as long as a dog or something doesn't alter that - and then return.

I post the picture on Instagram.  I'm "walksports" there, if you wish to follow.

And then if I have data in the locale that I'm running, I'll post the mile-plus to MapMyRun.

If I don't, I manually note the streets that I turned on and then add them to MapMyRun later.

Today, I added Stephenville (Erath), Comanche (Comanche), Brownwood (Brown) and Goldthwaite (Mills). 

I had as potential targets San Saba, Brady and Gatesville, but after I got done in Brownwood I determined that I could get this hotel room for the minimum number of points and decided to aim my car towards Killeen.

Driving by Goldthwaite, a Texas high school football power of the past, was along the way.

I almost passed by it, but instead got out of the car, took the proverbial picture and set off for 13 minutes of running in 99 degrees temperatures.

I like my "me" time.

In this sense, even though I socialize fairly well, when I choose to, I'm enjoying this process of seeing different parts of Texas that I might not get to.  And there's certainly lots to go.

So the tally is that I've run a race in 73 Texas counties and I've added a mile in another 25 for a total of a mile or more in 98 of Texas' 254 counties.

And a mile or more in 169 Texas cities, towns or census-designated places.

More fun to come.  Stay tuned.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Honeywell Lunar Rendezvous Run 5K Winners (2002-2017)


Male - Overall
2017 - Luis Armenteros, 16:16
2016 - Ryan Smith, 15:54
2015 - Lane Boyer, 15:21
2014 - Ryan Tilotta, 15:18
2013 - Ryan Smith, 15:59
2012 - Joe Oviedo, 16:55
2011 - Carlos Arias, 16:09
2010 - John Hedengren, 15:55
2009 - Sesar Figueroa, 15:02
2008 - John Hedengren, 15:51
2007 - Jacob Phillips, 15:59
2006 - Alan Hedengren, 15:49
2005 - Luis Armenteros, 15:12
2004 - Joseph Routt, 15:55
2003 - Luis Armenteros, 15:27
2002 - Luis Armenteros, 15:20

Female - Overall
2017 - Lauren Stroud, 16:53
2016 - Lauren Smith Stroud, 17:08
2015 - Ann-Marie Charno, 19:59
2014 - Kaytlynn Welsch, 19:29
2013 - Anne Jones, 18:44
2012 - Lauren Smith, 17:40
2011 - Lauren Smith, 17:01
2010 - Lauren Smith, 17:43
2009 - Lauren Smith, 17:49
2008 - Peggy Yetman, 17:24
2007 - Nichole Jones, 16:59
2006 - Allison Pye, 18:17
2005 - Debbie Rudisill, 19:39
2004 - Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, 17:11
2003 - Kathryn Scarborough, 19:08
2002 - Sherrie Keim, 18:31

Male - Masters
2017 - Peter Lawrence, 16:31
2016 - Peter Lawrence, 16:56
2015 - Peter Lawrence, 16:42
2014 - Luis Arementeros, 15:20
2013 - Peter Lawrence, 16:39
2012 - Peter Lawrence, 17:05
2011 - John Yoder, 17:15
2010 - Sim Cuevas, 17:55
2009 - Gerardo Mora, 16:32
2008 - Gerardo Mora, 16:47
2007 - Gerardo Mora, 16:46
2006 - Gerardo Mora, 17:10
2005 - Francisco Perez, 16:49
2004 - Joe Melanson, 17:16
2003 - Jon Butler, 16:15
2002 - Joe Melanson, 16:37

Female - Masters
2017 - Lynn Malloy, 21:23
2016 - Suni Williams, 22:57
2015 - Suni Williams, 22:42
2014 - Melissa Hurta-Crites, 20:37
2013 - Martha Long, 21:30
2012 - Lynn Malloy, 22:38
2011 - Laura Bennett, 19:43
2010 - Laura Benentt, 19:29
2009 - Suni Williams, 20:57
2008 - Donna Sterns, 22:03
2007 - Heide Mairs, 20:15
2006 - Bonnie Jo Barron, 20:42
2005 - Liz Schwandt, 20:38
2004 - Donna Sterns, 20:43
2003 - Sherrie Keim, 19:20
2002 - Bonnie Jo Barron, 21:07

Timed Finishers
2017 - 403
2016 - 281
2015 - 396
2014 - 401
2013 - 480
2012 - 508
2011 - 523
2010 - 505
2009 - 464
2008 - 492
2007 - 325
2006 - 375
2005 - 393
2004 - 524
2003 - 546
2002 - 603

Original Walk Sports Services research

Monday, July 10, 2017

Waverly Walk - Complete 5-Mile Race History


48:58.0 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/27/14 (Age 19)
50:40 - HCA 8K, Richmond, VA, 11/14/15 (Age 20)
50:45.4 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M, 7/4/17 (Age 22)
52:44 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/28/13 (Age 18)
54:00 - Ohio Michigan 8K, 7/9/15 (Age 20)
54:43 - Chevron Jingle Bell Run 5M, 12/14/14 (Age 19)
54:57.2 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M, 7/4/16 (Age 21)
55:25.0 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M, 7/4/15 (Age 20)
57:17 - Chevron Jingle Bell Run 5M, 12/15/13 (Age 18)
1:00:34 - Chevron Jingle Bell Run 5M, 12/10/06 (Age 11)
1:02:44 - Chevron Jingle Bell Run 5M, 12/12/05 (Age 10)

45 States, 131 Half Marathons - Complete Half Marathon History


By Age Grade (Top 10 by 2006/2010 Factors)

(1:51:34) 2:06:09 - 4/29/17 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 130
(1:57:42) 2:13:05 - 1/29/17 - USA Fit Half Marathon, Sugar Land, TX - 128  (1:59:15 - 2015)
(1:59:53) 2:13:17 - 
1/31/15 - Minden Run For St. Jude Half Marathon, Minden, LA - 103
(2:00:03) 2:15:44 - 2/25/17 - Citizens Medical Center Run Against Cancer Half Marathon, Victoria, TX - 129
(2:00:48) 2:15:26 - 5/7/16 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 120
(2:01:19) 2:13:45 - 2/9/14 - Biggest Loser Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 94
(2:01:34) 2:16:17 - 11/13/16 - Harlingen Half Marathon, Harlingen, TX - 126
(2:01:37) 2:09:45 - 9/11/10 - Elroy Tunnel-Trails Half Marathon, Elroy, WI - 74
(2:02:44) 2:10:57 - 12/11/10 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 76
(2:03:43) 2:16:23 - 2/15/14 - Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon, McKinney, TX - 95
(2:04:13) 2:14:42 - 10/28/12 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 86
(2:04:29) 2:18:23 - 11/14/15 - American Family Fitness Half Marathon, Richmond, VA - 114

(2:04:39) 2:14:05 - 10/1/11 - New Hampshire Half Marathon, Bristol, NH - 79 *7
(2:05:29) 2:14:58 - 3/12/11 - Gusher Half Marathon, Beaumont, TX - 77
(2:05:31) 2:13:55 - 5/2/10 - Heels and Hills Half Marathon, Irving, TX - 71
(2:05:45) 2:09:58 - 3/18/06 - Wheatfield Half Marathon, The Dalles, OR - 24
(2:05:57) 
2:18:51 - 11/15/14 - Tour de Glen Rose Half Marathon, Glen Rose, TX - 99
(2:06:16) 2:15:49 - 10/9/11 - Gulf Coast Half Marathon, Mandeville, LA - 81
(2:06:45) 2:14:09 - 1/11/09 - First Light Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 56 (Flat)

By Time
2:06:09 - 4/29/17 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 130
2:09:45 - 9/11/10 - Elroy Tunnel-Trails Half Marathon, Elroy, WI - 74
2:09:58 - 3/18/06 - Wheatfield Half Marathon, The Dalles, OR - 24
2:10:57 - 12/11/10 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 76
2:12:06 - 1/29/06 - 12th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 23
2:12:26 - 1/28/07 - 13th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 31
2:13:05 - 1/29/17 - USA Fit Half Marathon, Sugar Land, TX - 128
2:13:17 - 1/31/15 - Minden Run For St. Jude Half Marathon, Minden, LA - 103 (2:13:21)
2:13:45 - 2/9/14 - Biggest Loser Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 94
2:13:55 - 5/2/10 - Heels and Hills Half Marathon, Irving, TX - 71 (Mostly flat, 60s)
2:14:05 - 10/1/11 - New Hampshire Half Marathon, Bristol, NH - 79 *7
2:14:09 - 1/11/09 - First Light Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 56 (Flat)
2:14:42 - 10/28/12 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 86
2:14:58 - 3/12/11 - Gusher Half Marathon, Beaumont, TX - 77
2:15:26 - 5/7/16 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 120
2:15:31 - 1/27/08 - 14th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 45
2:15:44 - 2/25/17 - Citizens Medical Center Run Against Cancer Half Marathon, Victoria, TX - 129
2:15:49 - 10/9/11 - Gulf Coast Half Marathon, Mandeville, LA - 81
2:16:17 - 11/13/16 - Harlingen Half Marathon, Harlingen, TX - 126
2:16:23 - 2/15/14 - Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon, McKinney, TX - 95
2:16:38 - 4/30/05 - 37th Drake Relay On-The-ROADS Half Marathon, Des Moines, IA - 14 (Cold) *1
2:16:58 - 4/3/05 - Big D Texas Half Marathon, Dallas, TX - 13
2:18:05 - 3/29/09 - Angie's Half Crazy Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 58 (Flat)
2:18:12 - 5/19/07 - Fargo Half Marathon, Fargo, ND - 34 *2
2:18:20 - 12/12/09 - Chasing Lions Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 69
2:18:23 - 11/14/15 - American Family Fitness Half Marathon, Richmond, VA - 114
2:18:27 - 2/15/15 - 8th annual Run The Line Half Marathon, Texarkana, TX/AR - 106
2:18:38 - 2/17/08 - Run The Line Half Marathon, Texarkana, TX/AR - 46 (Cold, Windy)
2:18:51 - 5/1/05 - 28th annual Lincoln National Guard Half Marathon, Lincoln, NE - 15 (Cold) *1
2:18:51 - 11/15/14 - Tour de Glen Rose Half Marathon, Glen Rose, TX - 99
2:18:53* - 3/5/05 - 3rd annual Baylor Student Foundation Bearathon (12.85 miles = 2:16:14.4), Waco, TX - 12
2:19:04 - 6/11/06 - North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon, Port Angeles, WA - 26
2:19:06 - 11/25/16 - The Waddle Half Marathon, Dallas, TX - 127 (Basically flat)
2:19:17 - 7/15/07 - Presque Isle Half Marathon, Erie, PA - 38 (Flat)
2:19:18 - 11/23/08 - 27th annual Ole Man River Half Marathon, New Orleans, LA - 53 (Flat)
2:19:29 - 12/7/08 - Austin Runners Club Decker Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 54 (Hilly)
2:20:10 - 4/5/08 - Eisenhower Half Marathon, Abilene, KS - 48 (Cold) *4
2:20:13 - 9/7/08 - 11th annual Sioux Falls Half Marathon, Sioux Falls, SD - 52
2:20:21 - 2/14/15 - 5th annual Jail Break Run Half Marathon, Baytown, TX - 105
2:20:38 - 10/15/05 - 27th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 20
2:20:51 - 3/30/12 - Chisholm Trail Half Marathon, Crawford, TX - 89
2:21:06 - 12/20/08 - 21st annual American Bank Half Marathon, Corpus Christi, TX - 55
2:21:06 - 9/23/12 - Inaugural Panhandle Half Marathon, Lubbock, TX - 85
2:21:09 - 11/20/05 - 6th annual Motive Bison Stampede, Austin, TX - 21
2:21:12 - 10/2/10 - Maine Half Marathon, Portland, ME - 80 *7
2:21:19 - 12/1/12 - Baton Rouge Beach Half Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA - 87
2:21:29 - 9/26/04 - Buckeye Half Marathon, Akron, OH - 8 (10k in New Jersey the day before)
2:21:41 - 10/2/04 - Texas MedClinic Helotes Half Marathon, Helotes, TX - 9
2:22:11 - 4/6/13 - Fairview Half Marathon, Fairview, TX - 90
2:22:17 - 1/1/15 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 100 (with Waverly)
2:22:27 - 10/30/16 - Air Capital Half Marathon, Wichita, KS - 125
2:22:42 - 11/21/09 - 24th annual Star City Half Marathon, Roanoke, VA - 67 *6
2:22:44 - 3/25/07 - Mercer Island Rotary Run Day Half Marathon, Mercer Island, WA - 32
2:22:44 - 10/24/10 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 75
2:23:05 - 2/28/09 - Cowtown Half Marathon, Fort Worth, TX - 57
2:23:18 - 4/29/07 - Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK - 33
2:23:22 - 1/9/10 - Mississippi Blues Half Marathon, Jackson, MS - 70
2:23:25 - 10/9/04 - 26th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 10
2:23:28 - 9/14/13 - Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Run With Heart Half Marathon, Mansfield, TX - 93
2:23:39 - 11/7/09 - Clarksville Half Marathon, Clarksville, TN - 66
2:24:04 - 4/10/16 - Union Hospital Run For Home Half Marathon, New Philadelphia, OH - 117
2:24:05 - 8/18/07 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 40
2:24:19 - 7/21/13 - Presque Isle Half Marathon, Erie, PA - 91
2:24:44 - 10/23/11 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 82
2:25:05 - 2/24/08 - Armadillo Dash Half Marathon, College Station, TX - 47
2:25:28 - 6/28/15 - Sturgis Falls Half Marathon, Cedar Falls, IA - 109
2:25:30 - 4/9/06 - Prince George Roadrunners Hart Half, Prince George, BC - 25 (500 miles north of Vancouver)
2:25:33 - 2/8/15 - Fort Smith Half Marathon, Fort Smith, AR - 104
2:25:42 - 9/3/16 - Pocatello Half Marathon, Pocatello, ID - 124
2:25:44 - 5/17/09 - Delaware Half Marathon, Wilmington, DE - 59
2:25:45 - 6/17/06 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Wet), San Antonio, TX - 27
2:26:03 - 10/18/09 - 5th annual Harbor Half Marathon, Corpus Christi, TX - 63
2:26:10 - 11/1/09 - 2nd annual Augusta Half Marathon, Augusta, GA - 65 *5
2:26:35 - 11/22/15 - Tulsa Route 66 Half Marathon, Tulsa, OK - 115
2:26:47 - 5/20/07 - Apple Blossom Half Marathon, Hastings, MN - 35 *2
2:27:00 - 4/6/08 - Go St. Louis! Half Marathon, St. Louis, MO - 49 *4
2:27:07 - 8/17/13 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 92
2:27:47 - 8/9/14 - 13th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 97
2:27:54 - 6/12/10 - Bear Lake Marathon, Garden City, UT - 73
2:28:17 - 3/27/11 - 4th annual Angie's Half Crazy! Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 78
2:28:58 - 10/31/09 - 5th annual Spinx Fest Half Marathon, Greenville, SC - 64 *5
2:29:02 - 6/25/06 - Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, Vancouver, BC - 28
2:29:17 - 10/13/07 - 29th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 43
2:29:22 - 11/22/09 - Hendrick Marrow Program Half Marathon, Concord, NC - 68 *6
2:29:25 - 10/21/06 - 28th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 30
2:29:34 - 8/1/04 - 28th annual Chicago Distance Classic (Warm), Chicago, IL - 7
2:29:41 - 4/3/04 - Capital City Half Marathon, Columbus, OH - 4
2:29:42 - 3/7/04 - Little Rock Half Marathon, Little Rock, AR - 3
2:30:17 - 10/24/15 - Anthony Flying Horse Half Marathon, Anthony, TX/NM - 112
2:30:29 - 6/25/16 - Lake Michigan Half Marathon (Warm), Muskegon, MI - 122
2:30:39 - 11/17/07 - Tyler Half Marathon (Hilly), Tyler, TX - 44
2:31:05 - 4/24/16 - Columbia Half Marathon (Hilly), Columbia, MD - 119
2:31:13 - 6/19/04 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Hot), San Antonio, TX - 6
2:31:13 - 12/12/04 - Swamp Stomp Half Marathon (Pacing Duties), Lake Charles, LA - 11
2:31:19 - 11/8/15 - Pensacola Half Marathon, Pensacola, FL - 113
2:31:28 - 10/1/05 - Texas MedClinic Helotes Half Marathon, Helotes, TX - 19
2:32:03 - 6/6/09 - Sunburst Half Marathon, South Bend, IN - 60
2:32:29 - 8/19/06 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon (Hot and Hilly), Parkersburg, WV - 29
2:32:34 - 1/18/04 - Halliburton International Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 2
2:32:42 - 5/8/04 - Indianapolis Life 500 Festival Mini Marathon (Warm), Indianapolis, IN - 5
2:33:17 - 7/9/17 - Burn Your Half Off Half Marathon (Warm), Chattanooga, TN - 131
2:34:56 - 1/25/15 - Miracle Match Half Marathon (Hilly), Waco, TX - 102
2:35:23 - 5/28/12 - Patriot Half Marathon, Rockwall, TX - 83
2:35:23 - 12/12/15 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 116
2:35:54 - 8/8/15 - 14th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 110 (with Waverly)
2:36:00 - 3/21/15 - Bring It To The Bay Half Marathon, Bay St. Louis, MS - 108
2:36:01 - 6/6/10 - Lewis and Clark Half Marathon, Bozeman, MT - 72
2:37:42 - 8/5/07 - Prude Ranch Races Half Marathon (Elevation), Fort Davis, TX - 39
2:38:37 - 10/7/07 - 31st annual Pamby Motors Half Marathon (Hot), Ridgefield, CT - 42 *3
2:38:39 - 10/6/07 - Grete's Great Gallop (Hot and Hilly), New York City, NY - 41 *3
2:41:53 - 8/20/05 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon (Hot and Hilly), Parkersburg, WV - 18
2:43:07 - 8/24/08 - Hottest Half Marathon (Hot), Dallas, TX - 51
2:43:45 - 6/18/05 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Hot), San Antonio, TX - 16
2:44:20 - 6/11/16 - Bourbon Derby Half Marathon (Hot, Hilly), Paris, KY - 121
2:45:07 - 6/13/09 - Renaissance at Colony Park Half Marathon (Hot), Ridgeland, MS - 61
2:45:29 - 7/4/07 - 28th annual Lander Half Marathon (Elevation), Lander, WY - 36
2:45:33 - 9/27/09 - Heels and Hills and Him Half Marathon (Warm), Irving, TX - 62
2:46:20 - 8/27/16 - Best Damn Run and Walk Half Marathon (Trail), Whitingham, VT - 123
2:47:04 - 12/21/12 - End of the World Half Marathon, Humble, TX - 88 (Closer to 14 miles)
2:47:39 - 4/16/16 - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon (Very Hilly), Roanoke, VA - 118
2:49:04 - 6/8/08 - Scott & White Community Wellness Half Marathon (Hot and Humid), Temple, TX - 50
2:50:52 - 11/1/03 - White Rock Half Marathon (Hot), Dallas, TX - 1
2:50:59 - 8/13/05 - 28th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Half Marathon (Trail at Elevation), Flagstaff, AZ - 17
2:51:25 - 8/15/15 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 111
2:52:48 - 3/8/15 - Zydeco Half Marathon, Lafayette, LA - 107 (with Steve Boone)
2:54:07 - 1/15/06 - Aramco Houston Half Marathon (Pacing Duties), Houston, TX - 22 (with Waverly)
2:57:13 - 1/24/15 - 27th annual Lake Benbrook Half Marathon, Benbrook, TX - 101 (with Ken Johnson)
2:58:17 - 6/20/14 - Summer Solstice 3-Hour Endurance Run, Abilene, TX - 96 (14 miles)
3:20:01 - 7/22/12 - 47th annual Gold Discovery Run, Fox, AK - 84 (16.3 mile-trail run)
3:33:52 - 11/9/14 - Fort Worth Half Marathon, Fort Worth, TX - 98 (with Paula Boone)
5:41:10 - 7/7/07 - 2nd annual Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon (Unreal Elevelation, 15.4 miles), Leadville, CO - 37

By Date

2:50:52 - 11/1/03 - White Rock Half Marathon (Hot), Dallas, TX - 1
2:32:34 - 1/18/04 - Halliburton International Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 2
2:29:42 - 3/7/04 - Little Rock Half Marathon, Little Rock, AR - 3
2:29:41 - 4/3/04 - Capital City Half Marathon, Columbus, OH - 4
2:32:42 - 5/8/04 - Indianapolis Life 500 Festival Mini Marathon (Warm), Indianapolis, IN - 5
2:31:13 - 6/19/04 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Hot), San Antonio, TX - 6
2:29:34 - 8/1/04 - 28th annual Chicago Distance Classic (Warm), Chicago, IL - 7
2:21:29 - 9/26/04 - Buckeye Half Marathon, Akron, OH - 8 (10k in New Jersey the day before)
2:21:41 - 10/2/04 - Texas MedClinic Helotes Half Marathon, Helotes, TX - 9
2:23:25 - 10/9/04 - 26th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 10
2:31:13 - 12/12/04 - Swamp Stomp Half Marathon (Pacing Duties), Lake Charles, LA - 11
2:18:53* - 3/5/05 - 3rd annual Baylor Student Foundation Bearathon (12.85 miles = 2:16:14.4), Waco, TX - 12
2:16:58 - 4/3/05 - Big D Texas Half Marathon, Dallas, TX - 13
2:16:38 - 4/30/05 - 37th Drake Relay On-The-ROADS Half Marathon, Des Moines, IA - 14 (Cold) *1
2:18:51 - 5/1/05 - 28th annual Lincoln National Guard Half Marathon, Lincoln, NE - 15 (Cold) *1
2:43:45 - 6/18/05 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Hot), San Antonio, TX - 16
2:50:59 - 8/13/05 - 28th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Half Marathon (Trail at Elevation), Flagstaff, AZ - 17
2:41:53 - 8/20/05 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon (Hot and Hilly), Parkersburg, WV - 18
2:31:28 - 10/1/05 - Texas MedClinic Helotes Half Marathon, Helotes, TX - 19
2:20:38 - 10/15/05 - 27th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 20
2:21:09 - 11/20/05 - 6th annual Motive Bison Stampede, Austin, TX - 21
2:54:07 - 1/15/06 - Aramco Houston Half Marathon (Pacing Duties), Houston, TX - 22
2:12:06 - 1/29/06 - 12th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 23
2:09:58 - 3/18/06 - Wheatfield Half Marathon, The Dalles, OR - 24
2:25:30 - 4/9/06 - Prince George Roadrunners Hart Half, Prince George, BC - 25 (500 miles north of Vancouver)
2:19:04 - 6/11/06 - North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon, Port Angeles, WA - 26
2:25:45 - 6/17/06 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Wet), San Antonio, TX - 27
2:29:02 - 6/25/06 - Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, Vancouver, BC - 28
2:32:29 - 8/19/06 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon (Hot and Hilly), Parkersburg, WV - 29
2:29:25 - 10/21/06 - 28th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 30
2:12:26 - 1/28/07 - 13th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 31
2:22:44 - 3/25/07 - Mercer Island Rotary Run Day Half Marathon, Mercer Island, WA - 32
2:23:18 - 4/29/07 - Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK - 33
2:18:12 - 5/19/07 - Fargo Half Marathon, Fargo, ND - 34 *2
2:26:47 - 5/20/07 - Apple Blossom Half Marathon, Hastings, MN - 35 *2
2:45:29 - 7/4/07 - 28th annual Lander Half Marathon (Elevation), Lander, WY - 36
5:41:10 - 7/7/07 - 2nd annual Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon (Unreal Elevelation, 15.4 miles), Leadville, CO - 37
2:19:17 - 7/15/07 - Presque Isle Half Marathon, Erie, PA - 38 (Flat)
2:37:42 - 8/5/07 - Prude Ranch Races Half Marathon (Elevation), Fort Davis, TX - 39
2:24:05 - 8/18/07 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 40
2:38:39 - 10/6/07 - Grete's Great Gallop (Hot and Hilly), New York City, NY - 41 *3
2:38:37 - 10/7/07 - 31st annual Pamby Motors Half Marathon (Hot), Ridgefield, CT - 42 *3
2:29:17 - 10/13/07 - 29th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 43
2:30:39 - 11/17/07 - Tyler Half Marathon (Hilly), Tyler, TX - 44
2:15:31 - 1/27/08 - 14th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 45
2:18:38 - 2/17/08 - Run The Line Half Marathon, Texarkana, TX/AR - 46 (Cold, Windy)
2:25:05 - 2/24/08 - Armadillo Dash Half Marathon, College Station, TX - 47
2:20:10 - 4/5/08 - Eisenhower Half Marathon, Abilene, KS - 48 (Cold) *4
2:27:00 - 4/6/08 - Go St. Louis! Half Marathon, St. Louis, MO - 49 *4
2:49:04 - 6/8/08 - Scott & White Community Wellness Half Marathon (Hot and Humid), Temple, TX - 50
2:43:07 - 8/24/08 - Hottest Half Marathon (Hot), Dallas, TX - 51
2:20:13 - 9/7/08 - 11th annual Sioux Falls Half Marathon, Sioux Falls, SD - 52
2:19:18 - 11/23/08 - 27th annual Ole Man River Half Marathon, New Orleans, LA - 53 (Flat)
2:19:29 - 12/7/08 - Austin Runners Club Decker Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 54 (Hilly)
2:21:06 - 12/20/08 - 21st annual American Bank Half Marathon, Corpus Christi, TX - 55
2:14:09 - 1/11/09 - First Light Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 56 (Flat)
2:23:05 - 2/28/09 - Cowtown Half Marathon, Fort Worth, TX - 57
2:18:05 - 3/29/09 - Angie's Half Crazy Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 58 (Flat)
2:25:44 - 5/17/09 - Delaware Half Marathon, Wilmington, DE - 59
2:32:03 - 6/6/09 - Sunburst Half Marathon, South Bend, IN - 60
2:45:07 - 6/13/09 - Renaissance at Colony Park Half Marathon (Hot), Ridgeland, MS - 61
2:45:33 - 9/27/09 - Heels and Hills and Him Half Marathon (Warm), Irving, TX - 62
2:26:03 - 10/18/09 - 5th annual Harbor Half Marathon, Corpus Christi, TX - 63
2:28:58 - 10/31/09 - 5th annual Spinx Fest Half Marathon, Greenville, SC - 64 *5
2:26:10 - 11/1/09 - 2nd annual Augusta Half Marathon, Augusta, GA - 65 *5
2:23:39 - 11/7/09 - Clarksville Half Marathon, Clarksville, TN - 66
2:22:42 - 11/21/09 - 24th annual Star City Half Marathon, Roanoke, VA - 67 *6
2:29:22 - 11/22/09 - Hendrick Marrow Program Half Marathon, Concord, NC - 68 *6
2:18:20 - 12/12/09 - Chasing Lions Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 69
2:23:22 - 1/9/10 - Mississippi Blues Half Marathon, Jackson, MS - 70
2:13:55 - 5/2/10 - Heels and Hills Half Marathon, Irving, TX - 71 (Mostly flat, 60s)
2:36:01 - 6/6/10 - Lewis and Clark Half Marathon, Bozeman, MT - 72
2:27:54 - 6/12/10 - Bear Lake Marathon, Garden City, UT - 73
2:09:45 - 9/11/10 - Elroy Tunnel-Trails Half Marathon, Elroy, WI - 74
2:22:44 - 10/24/10 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 75
2:10:57 - 12/11/10 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 76
2:14:58 - 3/12/11 - Gusher Half Marathon, Beaumont, TX - 77
2:28:17 - 3/27/11 - 4th annual Angie's Half Crazy! Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 78
2:14:05 - 10/1/11 - New Hampshire Half Marathon, Bristol, NH - 79 *7
2:21:12 - 10/2/11 - Maine Half Marathon, Portland, ME - 80 *7
2:15:49 - 10/9/11 - Gulf Coast Half Marathon, Mandeville, LA - 81
2:24:44 - 10/23/11 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 82
2:35:23 - 5/28/12 - Patriot Half Marathon, Rockwall, TX - 83
3:20:01 - 7/22/12 - 47th annual Gold Discovery Run, Fox, AK - 84 (16.3 mile-trail run)
2:21:06 - 9/23/12 - Inaugural Panhandle Half Marathon, Lubbock, TX - 85
2:14:42 - 10/28/12 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 86
2:21:19 - 12/1/12 - Baton Rouge Beach Half Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA - 87
2:47:04 - 12/21/12 - End of the Word Half Marathon, Humble, TX - 88 (Closer to 14 miles)
2:20:51 - 3/30/12 - Chisholm Trail Half Marathon, Crawford, TX - 89
2:22:11 - 4/6/13 - Fairview Half Marathon, Fairview, TX - 90
2:24:19 - 7/21/13 - Presque Isle Half Marathon, Erie, PA - 91
2:27:07 - 8/17/13 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 92
2:23:28 - 9/14/13 - Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Run With Heart Half Marathon, Mansfield, TX - 93
2:13:45 - 2/9/14 - Biggest Loser Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 94
2:16:23 - 2/15/14 - Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon, McKinney, TX - 95
2:58:17 - 6/20/14 - Summer Solstice 3-Hour Endurance Run, Abilene, TX - 96 (14 miles)
2:27:47 - 8/9/14 - 13th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 97
3:33:52 - 11/9/14 - Fort Worth Half Marathon, Fort Worth, TX - 98 (with Paula Boone)
2:18:51 - 11/15/14 - Tour de Glen Rose Half Marathon, Glen Rose, TX - 99
2:22:17 - 1/1/15 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 100 (with Waverly)
2:57:13 - 1/24/15 - 27th annual Lake Benbrook Half Marathon, Benbrook, TX - 101 (with Ken Johnson)
2:34:56 - 1/25/15 - Miracle Match Half Marathon (Hilly), Waco, TX - 102
2:13:17 - 1/31/15 - Minden Run For St. Jude Half Marathon, Minden, LA - 103
2:25:33 - 2/8/15 - Fort Smith Half Marathon (Hilly), Fort Smith, AR - 104
2:20:21 - 2/14/15 - 5th annual Jail Break Run Half Marathon, Baytown, TX - 105 (Bridge)
2:18:27 - 2/15/15 - 8th annual Run The Line Half Marathon, Texarkana, TX/AR - 106
2:52:48 - 3/8/15 - Zydeco Half Marathon, Lafayette, LA - 107 (with Steve Boone)
2:36:00 - 3/21/15 - Bring It To The Bay Half Marathon, Bay St. Louis, MS - 108 (Bridge)
2:25:28 - 6/28/15 - Sturgis Falls Half Marathon, Cedar Falls, IA - 109
2:35:54 - 8/8/15 - 14th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 110 (with Waverly)
2:51:25 - 8/15/15 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 111
2:30:17 - 10/24/15 - Anthony Flying Horse Half Marathon, Anthony, TX/NM - 112
2:31:19 - 11/8/15 - Pensacola Half Marathon, Pensacola, FL - 113
2:18:23 - 11/14/15 - American Family Fitness Half Marathon, Richmond, VA - 114
2:26:35 - 11/22/15 - Tulsa Route 66 Half Marathon, Tulsa, OK - 115
2:35:23 - 12/12/15 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 116
2:24:04 - 4/10/16 - Union Hospital Run For Home Half Marathon, New Philadelphia, OH - 117
2:47:39 - 4/16/16 - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon (Very Hilly), Roanoke, VA - 118
2:31:05 - 4/24/16 - Columbia Half Marathon (Hilly), Columbia, MD - 119
2:15:26 - 5/7/16 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 120
2:44:20 - 6/11/16 - Bourbon Derby Half Marathon (Hot, Hilly), Paris, KY - 121
2:30:29 - 6/25/16 - Lake Michigan Half Marathon (Warm), Muskegon, MI - 122
2:46:20 - 8/27/16 - Best Damn Run and Walk Half Marathon (Trail), Whitingham, VT - 123
2:25:42 - 9/3/16 - Pocatello Half Marathon, Pocatello, ID - 124
2:22:27 - 10/30/16 - Air Capital Half Marathon, Wichita, KS - 125
2:16:17 - 11/13/16 - Harlingen Half Marathon, Harlingen, TX - 126
2:19:06 - 11/25/16 - The Waddle Half Marathon, Dallas, TX - 127 (Basically flat)
2:13:05 - 1/29/17 - USA Fit Half Marathon, Sugar Land, TX - 128
2:15:44 - 2/25/17 - Citizens Medical Center Run Against Cancer Half Marathon, Victoria, TX - 129
2:06:09 - 4/29/17 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 130
2:33:17 - 7/9/17 - Burn Your Half Off Half Marathon (Warm), Chattanooga, TN - 131