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FRB 5-miler for Frugality and Against Obesity

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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: 3.00 Year: 6.00
White/black/yellow Lifetime Miles: 153.80
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.255.0016.25
New Balance Miles: 11.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.250.000.25

Ran with the stroller for 0.25 in the middle of a walk with my family along the trail.

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Four miles along the trail with no watch.

New Balance Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Five miles along the trail in 38:01 (7:36/mile).

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Race: FRB 5-miler for Frugality and Against Obesity (5 Miles) 00:30:23, Place overall: 5
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.005.007.00

I decided to jump in this race despite the fact that I just started running again on Thursday this week after 11 days off.  I was really sick last week and still pretty congested this week.  I wasn't expecting anything spectacular and was treating this as a nice tempo run.  I arrived with my family about 15 minutes until 8am and headed out for a short warmup.  I went out 600m and headed back to the start.  The race started and Sasha & Jeff took off.  I was at the back of a small pack of Jeff, Sasha, Steve Cutitta, and Mary Ann.  I thought about trying to stick with them, but it just wasn't there today.  Mary Ann and I started falling back.  I hit the first mile in 5:38, which was respectable.  I think Mary Ann was around 5:34-35, so she was already starting to pull away.  With about a half mile to the turn around, I hear someone catching up to me and realize that it is Ted.  I put in a little surge to see if I could lose him, but I slowed down and he started coming back.  He was getting closer with a little over a mile to go, so I decided to really pick it up the last mile and try to lose him.  I felt like I had a lot left in the gas tank at that point, but I just didn't feel like pushing myself any harder.  I was content to relax in the place I was in.  I didn't want to get passed though so with a mile to go I took off.  I quickly distanced myself from Ted and coasted into the finish with a 6:08 last mile.  It felt good to race.  The legs were a little sore and tired afterwards, but generally okay.  It was good to see Ted running so well after major knee surgery and only a few months back into training.  I finished up with 2000m cooldown and a total of 7 for the day.

New Balance Miles: 7.00
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11.255.0016.25
New Balance Miles: 11.00
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