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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: 0.00 Year: 177.60
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5.000.005.00

It was a nice evening for a run. I ran along the trail to the power station and then added a bit at the end for my extended version of the power station run. Total time was around 36:59 (7:24/mile) for the 5 miles. I picked up the pace a little bit in the middle trying to keep up with an older guy (~80 years old) on a bike. I was keeping up just fine, but I didn't want to get too close and make him think I was chasing him. It turns out I met him along the trail right at my turn around point. I don't think he ever noticed me following him, but I didn't want to scare him.

My left ankle and foot were still a little sore. They were sore all weekend long too. It loosened up pretty well by the end.

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2.500.002.50

I did a quick loop around the school to see how my ankle was feeling. It hurt and was pretty slow going. I'm not sure what is wrong, but I plan to take it easy the next few days. I came back and did some exercises at home.

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3.300.003.30

I did a half mile with all 3 kids in 7:13. Then I did another half mile with my oldest in 5:13. I finished with 2.3 in 18:23 by myself. My left foot was still hurting some.

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0.250.000.25

I walked about 1.5 miles with some jogging mixed in. My left foot is still bothering me.

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11.050.0011.05
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