Live tracking: Houston Marathon, Sunday 7 AM CST!

The finish, Boston Marathon, April 2017

On Sunday I’m racing the Houston Marathon. The gun fires at 7 AM CST, and I should be done about 2.5 hours later.

Track the race live. I’m bib 1513.

At a minimum, I’d like to improve upon my current PR, set last year at the Boston Marathon, in 2:32:01. Workouts suggest that I’m not quite as fast right now as I was last April, but the weather forecast for Houston is perfect (high-30’s, sunny, and light wind, versus the 70-degree temps at Boston) and it’s generally considered a faster course because of its remarkable flatness. Also, with a solid PR in the bag, I can afford to be more aggressive, at the risk of a difficult final 5K.

Really, I’d love to break 2:30, which requires averaging 5:43 minutes per mile for 26.2 miles. This barrier, contrived as it might be, has been my focus for the entire training cycle.

I probably will not post a race report until the middle of next week, but I’ll probably shares results and a short commentary on Facebook after the race.

Posted in on January 12, 2018


  1. Bob on January 12, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Try not to scare any bears (crapless)on this trip ok? Lol
    (The Alaska trek video was awesome!)

  2. Susan Sternberg on January 13, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Good luck tomorrow! I’ll be running the half marathon at the race. Have you run Houston before? You won’t think it’s flat when you’re on Allen Parkway, unfortunately (miles 23 and 24). Hope you crush those hills!

  3. Steve Sims on January 14, 2018 at 8:31 am

    2:28:24! 1:14:00/1:14:24! The man is a ANIMAL!

    • Steve Elder on January 15, 2018 at 5:51 pm


  4. Aunt Eileen and Uncle George on January 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Saw the results, congratulations. Great Job!

  5. Jim Dean on January 14, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats on your performance!!

  6. Susan Sternberg on January 15, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Wow! You ran great!! It was definitely a Chamber of Commerce day for all of us runners.

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