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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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Miles:This week: 11.20 Month: 31.40 Year: 348.50
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I was worried about this run because I woke up and my knee was still a little sore. It felt better as the day went on, and I decided to run. It felt fine. I did my Elementary school loop plus, but I changed it a little. I added a little bit at the end near the car lot instead of running through the residential area where I met the crazy dog a few weeks ago. I don't fancy another encounter with that dog.

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I did my Walgreens-Wabash loop on a cloudy afternoon. I decided to do some strides in the middle. I did 8x1 block with 1 block recovery. They felt good and much better than the last time I tried it. It felt much more sustainable.

Next week I start summer school. I wasn't sure if I would teach it this year, but I think it will be good to get back on campus. I need to find the other guy in my building and see if he wants to run together.

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I tried running on the trail today, but I met a guy with his dog off leash. I turned around before I got to them and didn't run as far as I wanted on the trail. I headed back towards town, and then ran down 6th street past the school and finished up my elementary school loop for about 5.7 total. Total time was about 43:10 (7:34/mile).

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I did some other exercises today and didn't get out for a run.

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I decided to run in the late morning. I actually felt pretty good. It was pretty hot already though. I did my housing school loop plus for 5 and then a half mile with my youngest.

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Nice sunny day for a mid-morning run. I wanted to get out before it got to hot. It is supposed to be near 90 F today. I felt pretty good. My left knee was acting up, but it loosened up near the middle.

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