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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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An easy 8 miles with Sasha, Jeff and Tyler.  Tyler and I turned around at 4 while Sasha and Jeff continued on.  It was really humid and the tunnel under Geneva was even more flooded.  Total time was 62:21 (7:47/mile).

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I ran a couple of miles with Sasha and Jeff.  Then they turned around to start a short tempo, and I continued on for another mile and turned around for 6 total.  I would have gone 8, but I kept having this weird feeling in my knee and my legs felt tired.  Total time was 46:57 (7:49/mile).

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An easy 6 with Sasha, Jeff, and an ROTC cadet whose name I'm forgetting.  We all went to 3 and turned around.  At the start of the 5-mile tempo Sasha and Jeff turned around for a tempo, but the cadet and I continued.  Finished 6 in a time of 47:26 (7:54/mile).

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