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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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4.500.004.50

Started with 0.5 warmup with my 2 youngest, and then ran my housing school loop plus a little extra to make it 4. It was a good run, and my knees felt fine. The wind was super strong from the south, which is pretty rare. It was blowing all of the petals from the crabapple blossoms into my fish pond. I have had lots of fun trying to clean all of that out.

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Walgreens-Wabash loop in the early afternoon. It was cloudy but there was a break in the rain, so I got out a little earlier than usual. The temperature was in the 60s, but the humidity was really high. I felt like it was raining after a few miles.

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It was an absolutely beautiful day and a great day for a run. I did my Elementary School Loop+LLBlvd route for 5 miles, and I added a little bit at the end. During my run I remembered there was a family moving out today that needed some help. I decided to run past and see if they still needed anything, but they were apparently all done. My legs felt fine.

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I did some work around the house today and didn't get out for a run until just before the sun went down. It was another nice day, and my legs felt fine. I decided to push the pace a little bit so I could get done before it got too dark. I'm guessing the pace was around 6:45/mile, but my perception of pace isn't as good as it used to be. It was certainly faster than my usual pace but sustainable. I still haven't found my watch.

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