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Member Since:

Oct 23, 2007



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.


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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I felt a little better than yesterday, but still not 100%.  I had breakfast this moring and then took a 4 hour nap.  That really helped.  I decided to try and run a little bit.  I got out and did 4 in a time of 29:07 (7:16/mile).  The legs felt fresh, but a bit of a headache and sinus pressure didn't feel good.  I was a bit light headed right after I finished, but I was glad to have gotten out and done something.

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I felt much better today and went 6 miles in 43:05 with splits of 7:21, 7:09, 7:08, 7:09, 7:10, and 7:06.

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Eight miles along the trail in 56:59 for a 7:07/mile pace.  I took it easy the first 4 miles and then I hit the downhill section and started hitting sub-7 pace.  It kind of turned into an unplanned 4 mile pace run.  Once I get my legs going at that speed I just get into a comfortable groove and keep that pace.  I hit 14:56 for the first 2 miles, 14:21 for the second 2, and then picked it up.  My next 4 miles were 6:58, 6:56, 6:58, and 6:48.  Tomorrow is an easy day.  I felt almost 100%.

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Eight miles easy along the trail in 57:59 (7:14/mile).  I felt pretty good, but I was getting a little tired by the end.  The plan for tomorrow is 6 with a 10 mile run on Saturday.  Splits were 7:27, 7:21, 7:13, 7:14, 7:09, 7:12, 7:12, and 7:07.

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Easy 6 along the trail in 42:53 (7:08).  It was a nice day.  The wind was pretty strong, but the temperature was great.  I felt a bit sluggish today.  I think it was a lack of fuel problem because I had a small breakfast and went out in the early afternoon before lunch.  My splits were 7:26, 7:16, 7:08, 6:59 (way too fast), 7:05 (slower because I kept telling myself to slow down), and 6:56.

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It was my long run of the week for 10 miles along the trail.  I ran 3.5 in one direction and 1.5 in the other for a total of 10 in 71:27 (7:08/mile).  I felt good for most of it.  The legs felt a little fatigued around 7-8 miles, but it passed, and I was able to finish well.  My splits were 7:19, 7:10, 7:02, 7:04, 7:09, 7:12, 7:10, 7:17, 7:07 and, 6:55.

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