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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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35.250.0035.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.500.005.50

Met Sasha and Hyrum in the morning and ran 4 miles along the trail with them in 36:55 for 9:13/mile pace.  Then ran another mile with Sasha in 8:43.  The extra half was from running to and from Sasha's house.  The foot felt surprisingly well.  I guess the easier pace helped.

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.750.006.75

Met at Sasha's house again with a group consisting of Brad and Josse.  We headed along the trail to pick up Jeff and then turned around and headed the usual direction.  I turned around at the usual 3 mile mark.  My total time was 54:27 which included the 6 miles, the jog to Sasha's house and the ~0.5 to get Jeff.  That is about 8:04/mile for the run.  The foot felt fine today too.  I think I should take it easier on the pace and give the foot some time to strengthen.

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5.000.005.00

Five miles along the trail.  I tried to slow it down and take it easy.  I think I was fairly successful except for the mile where I did 8x100m strides with 100m rest.  Total time was 36:31 for a 7:18/mile pace with splits of 7:38, 7:35, 6:46, 7:29, and 7:01.  The foot felt fine.

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4.000.004.00

Just 4 easy miles along the trail this morning.  The total time was 29:52 for a 7:28/mile pace.  The splits were 7:54, 7:41, 7:14, and 7:02.  The foot felt fine.

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6.000.006.00

A total of 6 along the trail.  Total time was 43:02 for a pace of 7:10/mile.  I wanted to take it fairly easy for the first half and then push the pace for the next two and then slow it down for the last one.  My splits were 7:34, 7:22, 7:12, 7:05, 6:45, and 7:03.  The foot felt fine, and the legs were fresh.

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8.000.008.00

It was a nice 8 miles along the trail today.  I felt pretty relaxed the whole time.  The wind was pretty strong, and I was glad I wasn't running a race.  Right around 2.75 miles out there was a trail of orange and lemon-lime sports beans along the trail.  There were also some sports gel wrappers and things.  I figured they must have had an aid station near there for the Provo Half.  My time was 57:57 for a 7:14/mile pace.  Splits were 7:27, 7:21, 7:13, 7:11, 7:07, 7:15, 7:14, and 7:06.

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35.250.0035.25
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