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Member Since:

Oct 23, 2007



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

800 - 2:03 - 1999 Mid-Con. Championships - Kansas City, MO

1500 - 4:12 - 1999 Mid-Con. Championships - Kansas City, MO

Mile(indoors) - 4:34 - 2000 NIFS track - Indianapolis, IN

3-mile - 18:04 - 2021 Broadway Bolt, Mattoon, IL

5K - 16:59(split) - 1998 Mid-Con. CC Championships, Chicago, IL; 17:33 - 1995 Charger Classic, Crawfordsville, IN

8K - 26:52 - 1998 Indiana Intercollegiates - West Lafayette, IN

10K - 37:28 - 1998 - NCAA Great Lakes Regional - Terre Haute, IN

Ran in the 2002 Hood-to-Coast Relay.

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get back into shape and lower my running times (5K and 10K in particular).

Run a half marathon and possibly a marathon.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Still be running 20+ years from now.


I ran cross country and track in high school in good old Indiana and at Valparaiso University in college. I've been married for 14 years now to my beautiful wife Kathleen. We have 3 wonderful kids, and I teach physics, astronomy, and earth science at Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL.

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Miles:This week: 16.05 Month: 26.05 Year: 93.15
White/black/yellow Lifetime Miles: 240.95
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It was another beautiful morning. The team ran in a new place behind the airport. It was a 2.5 mile loop on county roads. They were thinking it was 4 miles around, but I ran most of it while they were warming up and stretching and got less than 2 miles. I suggested they run the loop the opposite way doing a full loop plus their warmup. It mapped out to 3.15 miles with that addition. Altogether they ran 3.8 miles including their warmup. I ran around pointing people in the right direction and got 5 total. It felt good, and I was able to see a herd of 8 deer at one of the corners.

White/black/yellow Miles: 5.00
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It was a nice cool, sunny morning with low humidity. I ran around the perimeter of Lake Land college on the road and parking lots while the high school runners did a short loop multiple times. I felt good.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.80
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Ran in the afternoon with my oldest because it was storming in the morning. Just did my elementary school loop for a quick 3. It was cloudy and really humid. It was the first time Symphany has run 3 miles straight. She did great.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.00
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Last week was a little crazy with appointments and travel. I was able to run 3 different days (Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday), but not as much. This week should be better. The high school also starts official practices this week. I ran in the morning at the same time as the high school at Lytle Park. I ran down to a housing addition, around it, out to the school, back around the housing addition, and back to the park. It was about a mile to the school and about a mile around the housing addition. There is a nice loop that goes around the perimeter, and I saw lots of people out walking and biking. Total time was 31:48.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.25
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White/black/yellow Miles: 16.05
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