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Location:

Mattoon,IL,USA

Member Since:

Oct 23, 2007

Gender:

Male

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

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.

Personal:

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: 0.00 Month: 42.20 Year: 209.00
New Balance Lifetime Miles: 609.95
Asics Lifetime Miles: 510.80
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It was deceptively cold today with sunshine and a strong north wind. I did my housing school loop plus for 4.9 miles. My legs were a little tight, and my left knee was a little sore. They loosened up after a mile or so though. It was a good run to start the week.

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Half mile warmup with my youngest and then Walgreens-Wabash loop. I tried doing the loop backwards, and I had to think about which way to go a couple times. I'm so used to doing it one way every time. It was a good run.

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I did my housing school loop plus and a couple more blocks to make it 5 miles for the day. The wind was cold, but it was a good run overall. Feet were a little sore, but they loosened up after a couple miles.

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I braved the cold weather and did 3 miles. It was 19 F with a wind chill that made it feel like 6 F. It was okay until I turned back north and mostly into the wind. It was a little cold that direction but not too bad with all the layers I had on. I usually like to run in shorts even in the winter, but when it is this cold I generally add a layer of pants.

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I decided to do my Walgreens-Wabash loop because it is mostly east-west, and the north arctic wind was freezing. With the wind protection from houses most of the way, it wasn't too bad. Legs felt fine.

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I have been doing some indoor exercises with the extreme cold recently. Today I shoveled snow around my car and helped others in the neighborhood dig out from the snowstorm.
 

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It felt good to get out for a run. I felt a little like Rocky training in the snow with unshoveled sidewalks with 11.5 inches of snow on them though.

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It was beautiful sunny day and nice to be able to run in shorts again. The temperature was in the 40s with a strong south wind, but it felt balmy after the subzero temperatures of last week. I ran my Walgreens-Wabash loop. It was a bit slushy with all of the melting snow.

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Temperatures have been in the 50s the past couple of days, so most of the snow was gone. It was a great day for 5 miles on my Walgreens-Wabash loop. I did an extra 0.5 to make it an even 5 miles.

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I did my housing school loop plus and then added a little extra to get to 5 miles. It was cloudy, but the temperature was in the mid-40s. I felt good, but my neck and back have been tight recently. Not sure why.

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