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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

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.


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 thought I would give it another try.  I ran the 0.25 to Sasha's house.  After about a half mile with Sasha and Jeff I could feel the pain again.  I turned around after 1.5 with them and headed home.  The knee felt a little better if I ran on my toes, but the pain is still there.  It is not so much knee pain as it is leg pain right next to the knee.  It is in that ligament or bone right along the side of the leg at the same height as the kneecap.  Total time was 27:07 (8:20/mile).

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The leg started hurting earlier today, but I ran out to 1.5 with Sasha and Jeff.  I then turned around and headed back, but I had a detour.  I was taking care of some cats for a friend of Kathleen's who was out of town and ran there.  Then I walked home because the leg was hurting too bad.  Total time 23:09 (9:15/mile).

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