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December 2007

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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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First snow run of the season!  It has been awhile since I ran in the snow.  It reminded me of running on the dunes at Indiana Dunes State Park back in college.  I ran 5 miles along the trail.  The snow on the trees was beautiful.  All I needed was a camera.  Pace was around 7:50/mile.

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I had to do an evening run because I was busy with work and school all day.  I started out going west on the river trail, but the darkness and slick spots under the bridges made me turn around.  I decided to go the other way for a half mile and then do a couple of loops around the neighborhood.  It was fairly slow going, and I almost biffed it once, but it was a good run.   I felt great and the legs feel great.  I don't know the pace, but it was somewhere around 8:00/mile.

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An afternoon run of 4 miles along the trail.  It was warmer today, but there were still large patches of snow and ice on the trail.  Pace was 7:20/mile with splits of 7:45, 7:15, 7:10, 7:10.  It felt a little bit like a fartlek with the snow and ice patches.  I would run a decent pace on the dry spots and then slow down on the ice.  Overall, it was a nice run, and I felt great.

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Today was one of those days when I didn't feel like running.  I was tired, and running on the dark, cold trail didn't sound appealing.  I went out anyway and had a nice run.  The legs felt tired, but it turned out to be a nice run.  Pace was around 7:33/mile. 

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It was a gloomy, overcast day, but I had a good run.  The trail is almost completely free of snow and ice.  Just in time for it to get covered up again tomorrow.  Pace was around 7:16/mile.  I did 6x100m strides in the middle with a 100m recovery in between.

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Okay, so I wimped out today.  I didn't feel like running in the rain.  I don't mind the cold or running in snow at all, but I never liked running in the rain that much.  I did run from my office to the testing center just so I could say I ran a little.

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It was a 5 mile fun run in the snow today.  There was about 4-5 inches on the ground, and it was coming down pretty hard.  It was slow going (~8:08/mile), but it was fun.

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I started with a jog to Sasha's house.  Then ran out 2.5 and back 2.5 on the trail.  Ted and Sasha continued on for the (Un)eventful half-marathon.  The trail was snowy and icy, so the pace was slow.   It was somewhere around 8:20/mile.

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It was another 4 miles along the trail.  Hamstring is a little sore, but other than that the legs feel fine.  Pace was around 7:45/mile.  The extra 0.25 was from running from the science center to my car.

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I've had a sore throat for about a week now, so I decided not to run today.  Hopefully, I will feel a little better tomorrow.

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I guess I should have run yesterday when I felt okay.  I woke up feeling okay, but as the day progressed I got worse and worse.

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I feel awful!  I think I finally got what everyone else around here has been passing around.  I think I've been fighting it for a week now with the sore throat, but it didn't get me hard until now.  I'll probably take it easy for a few days and try to get over this quickly.  If it is the same thing others have had, it takes a good two weeks to get over it.  I don't want to wait that long, but we'll see.

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