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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.

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 7.20 Month: 34.60 Year: 590.25
White/black/yellow Lifetime Miles: 68.80
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White/black/yellow Miles: 10.70
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I ran the Oklahoma avenue out and back (1.6 miles) with my daughter in 17:15 and then ran more on my own. She ran it faster than the previous time and continues to improve. I ran my Walgreens 2.5 mile short loop in 18:17.

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I ran 2 with my oldest. She has her first cross country meet coming up this Saturday and had never run 2 miles straight, so we did that to give her an idea of the distance. She ran it in 20:34. I then ran my elementary school loop in 22:04 (7:21/mile).

White/black/yellow Miles: 5.00
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I did my Walgreens-Wabash short loop in 23:35 (7:22/mile). It was a really nice day. I then mowed the neighbors lawn.

White/black/yellow Miles: 3.20
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It was late, but I wanted to get out for a run. I did an out and back to the school. The out was a 1.25 warmup in 9:44. I decided to do a tempo run on the way back to test my fitness a bit. I entered a race on the 22nd, and my goal is to go under 19 for the 3 miles. I think it is doable, but I don't know. My total time was 17:36 (7:02/mile) so I went 7:52 on the way back. That is a 6:18/mile pace. It felt fairly sustainable. I haven't had as much mileage recently so I will see how it goes in the race.


White/black/yellow Miles: 2.50
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White/black/yellow Miles: 10.70
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