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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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58.900.6059.50
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5.200.005.20

Around the block with my youngest and then housing school loop+. The legs felt great today. I still have some tightness in my neck and back.

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4.400.605.00

It was a beautiful sunny day. I ran in shorts and a tshirt from start to finish for the first time in several months. I did my Walgreens-Wabash loop first with 8x1 block strides in the middle. I then ran a half mile cooldown with my youngest.

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Easy school loop in the sun again today. It was a bit cooler so no tshirt but still nice. My left ankle was hurting a little off and on during the run. I really need new shoes. I also had some pain in my lower back, which is different than the stiffness I have been experiencing. I did go to the chiropractor for the first time today, and my upper back and kneck felt much better. My wife goes to the chiropractor every week and swears by it, but I had never been until today.

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Another nice run and a nice day. I did my housing school loop plus and added a bit to get to 5. I tried running in some different shoes, and they felt pretty good. I had retired these particular shoes and hadn't worn them for running, but they are in as good of shape as the ones I currently use. My knees were hurting a little bit today. I'm pretty sure it was the shoes, which is why I retired them. I might try a longer run tomorrow.

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I wanted to do a little longer run today, so I headed to the Lincoln Prairie Grass trail. They recently paved it all the way from my town to the next town over. It was a nice run. It was a slight headwind all the way back but not too bad. The legs felt fine. They are tired after the longest run I have done in quite awhile, but not bad. We'll see how they feel tomorrow. It was nice and sunny again.

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I didn't feel good today. My legs felt sluggish and my stomach was hurting. I think it was a combination of the long run on Saturday, fasting yesterday, no real breakfast, and a lighter lunch about an hour before I ran. I usually run in the late afternoon, but decided to go a little earlier because I want to do some yardwork today. It is a beautiful, sunny day and probably the warmest day of the year yet.

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It was cloudy and super windy today but warm. I did my school loop+. I was thinking about doing 5 miles, but my left knee was hurting. It loosened up a little by the end but was still sore. Otherwise, I felt much better than Monday.

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My left knee was still bothering me today, and my right knee decided to join the fun. It loosened up a bit during the run but still sore. The pace felt pretty slow because of it, and I turned around early.

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I thought a little extra rest would help my knees, but they were still hurting today. My legs were quite stiff starting out and just didn't want to go. I turned around early again and only managed about 2 miles. It was changing my stride some and making my left calf tighten up too. I'm a bit disappointed and not sure what the problem is.

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I did some other exercises this week to give my knees some rest. The doctor thinks it is just some tendonitis. I did walk about 2 miles today. Hopefully I can get back to it next week.

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After a week off, it felt good to get out and run. My knees felt better today. They were still a little sore but it wasn't changing my stride or slowing my pace, so that was encouraging. I will take it easy this week and see how they feel. I ran out to Walgreens and back plus a 0.5 mile warmup with my youngest.

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Among other exercises, I walked/ran about 2 miles. In total, I probably ran about 1/3 of it. My knees felt okay, but were still sore. Interestingly, the right knee seemed more sore.
 

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I did my elementary school loop plus a half mile with my youngest. We even convinced my oldest to go with us. My knees felt fine from start to finish. There was almost no wind, which was a welcome change from the past few days of wind and rain.

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Half mile warmup with my youngest and then housing school loop. It was a great day, and I felt great.

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Walgreens-Wabash loop and then 0.5 with my youngest. It was windy and cooler today. Legs felt fine.

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