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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
White/black/yellow Lifetime Miles: 306.90
Saucony Cohesion 13 Lifetime Miles: 14.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
177.600.00177.60
White/black/yellow Miles: 159.10Saucony Cohesion 13 Miles: 9.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Despite my lack of blogging over the past couple months, I have been doing some running. I have been running about 3-4 times a week. Sometimes with my kids and sometimes by myself. I did a little less at the end of the semester and over the holidays.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Three miles in 23:25. I have been running off and on when I can. It has only been about 1-2 times a week unfortunately.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.200.003.20

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Around the elementary school in the morning.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.500.002.50

Easy morning run before the rain hits today. Felt pretty good.

White/black/yellow Miles: 2.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.800.004.80

1.6 with Symph and another 3.2 by myself.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.80
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

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.

White/black/yellow Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.200.003.20

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

A hot 4 miles out around the elementary school and out past the car dealerships. Temps were cooler, but the humidity was crazy high.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.750.003.75

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.750.004.75

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.600.004.60

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

I ran about 2 with my oldest and then 2 more on my own in the morning.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.250.004.25

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

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.750.004.75

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.800.004.80

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.500.002.50

White/black/yellow Miles: 2.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.250.004.25

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.800.003.80

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Three times around the high school by myself and once with my oldest after CC pictures. Each loop was about 1.25 miles.

White/black/yellow Miles: 5.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

School loop with my oldest.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.250.005.25

Around Lake Land while the high school practiced.

White/black/yellow Miles: 5.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Played basketball with the young men for their activity.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Four by myself.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.250.003.25

Ran out in the country near the high school while my daughter was at practice in the morning.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.250.005.25

3.2 with my oldest and a little more than 2 by myself.

White/black/yellow Miles: 5.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.250.004.25

Ran a little bit watching Symphany at her first CC race and then 4 at home by myself. They did a 3 mile relay against their rival team from the nearest town. It was really just a joint practice doing mile repeats, but they can't really call it that.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.500.0015.50

Long story but much longer run than expected.

White/black/yellow Miles: 15.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.200.003.20

Legs were still tired from my crazy run on Tuesday.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.250.004.25

Ran on the cross country course at Lake Land College. It is a deceptively challenging course. It felt like you were running uphill the entire time. No big hills but some small rises and long uphills at every turn. It was also ridiculously hot and humid.

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Around the neighborhood

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

White/black/yellow Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Ran a 3 mile loop with my oldest and then another 2.5 on my own. Did some strides during the 2.5 mile run. They felt good.

Saucony Cohesion 13 Miles: 5.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

Didn't get out until late and just walked a couple miles.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

A quick 4 around the softball complex and Peterson Park while the high school was running.

Saucony Cohesion 13 Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
177.600.00177.60
White/black/yellow Miles: 159.10Saucony Cohesion 13 Miles: 9.50
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