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Location:

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

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.

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: 21.00 Year: 177.60
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1.6 with Symph and another 3.2 by myself.

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Two miles with my oldest in ridiculously hot, humid weather. We've been running 3 days a week with a running camp put on by the high school since mid-June. It has been fun. I have been doing 3-4 miles a day. This was a week off for the camp.

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3.2 in the late morning. I should have done early morning because it was already really hot. Thankfully the sun was behind the clouds the whole time. We have had excessive heat warnings the past couple days because of heat and humidity.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.20
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A hot 4 miles out around the elementary school and out past the car dealerships. Temps were cooler, but the humidity was crazy high.

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Late morning run out past Odd Fellows home and around the housing addition. I haven't done that route in quite awhile. Still hot, but not too bad with a nice cooler breeze. My family is just getting over Covid. I never got it that I know of, but it it went through the whole family from person to person over the past couple weeks.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.50
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Ran out to Peterson Park, around the park a couple times, and back home for about 3.75 miles. It was pretty hot and humid. I saw the cross country camp runners finishing their workout. Symphany is still recovering from Covid and hasn't run for a week and a half. I probably could have run with the cross country camp, but it feels weird without my daughter there running.

The YM activity tonight was disc golf at the EIU course. I brought a small kid's frisbee and an ultimate frisbee. One of the young men needed a frisbee, so I offered him the choice. He chose the big one leaving me with the kid frisbee. I had fun throwing it about 25 feet, running after it, and doing it again and again and again. I was the only one running after my frisbee. The guy showing us how to do it actually had some real discs and was pretty good. After about six holes into the 9 hole course, I asked if I could borrow a disc. My score was cut in half after that. Having the right equipment helps.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.75
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I got up and ran a little earlier today to beat the heat. It was cloudy and cooler, so I decided to run along the trail. I ran out past the power station for a quarter mile and headed back home. It felt pretty good. Spent the rest of the morning working in the backyard.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.75
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Did a short 1.6 mile loop with my oldest. It was her first run after recovering from Covid. She did just fine. I then did 3 more by myself in 24:13.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.60
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I ran about 2 with my oldest and then 2 more on my own in the morning.

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About 4.25 miles at the nature center. Had to go a different route because the trail was blocked off for a downed tree.

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I had to watch my youngest while Symphany ran with the team. We ran about 400m and walked some more after that looking at all of the flowers and yard ornaments in peoples yards. Then we came home and I ran my Walgreens-Wabash loop by myself.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.75
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I ran about 1.8 miles with Symphany and the team at Lytle park. Came home and ran another 3 around the school. It was very humid but cloudy and cooler.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.80
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I ran 3 times around the Douglas Hart main trail. Twice with Symphany and once by myself. It was a beautiful day with cooler temps and low humidity.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.00
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