Highlights/PRs

“Career” Highlights

I guess you could call competitive running and cycling a second career. I’ve put together a timeline of some of my “career” highlights.

1992
Beloit College XC – Varsity Letter Winner

1993
Beloit College Track – Varsity Letter Winner
Beloit College XC – Varsity Letter Winner
Beloit College XC – Most Valuable Runner
Beloit College XC – Academic All-Conference

1994
Beloit College Track – Varsity Letter Winner
Beloit College XC – Varsity Letter Winner
Beloit College XC – Most Improved
Beloit College XC – Academic All-Conference
Beloit College XC – Academic All-American

1995
Beloit College Track – Varsity Letter Winner
Beloit College XC – Midwest Conference North Division Champs (Team)
Beloit College XC – Wisconsin Private Colleges Champs (Team)
Beloit College XC – Varsity Letter Winner
Beloit College XC – Most Improved
Beloit College XC – Academic All-Conference
Beloit College XC – All-Conference

1996
Beloit College Track – Varsity Letter Winner
Beloit College Track – All-Conference Indoor 5000 m
Beloit College Track – All-Conference Outdoor 10000 m
100th Boston Marathon
State Champion – Badger State Games – 5000 m Road

WON – Wheaton Invite – 10000 m
WON – Monmouth Invite – 5000 m

WON – Carthage Invite – 10000 m
WON – Rock-N-Run for Roofs – 5 miles
WON – Lodi Library Run – 5K
Chicago Marathon – Top 100

1997
WON – Arny Johnson Classic – 5K
WON – Madison Marathon Relay – 26.2 miles
WON – Beloit College English Style – 5K

1998
102nd Boston Marathon

2002
WON – Golden Apple – 5K

2007
State Champ – USAC Illinois State TT Championships – Masters 30-34
4th – ABR Mid-America TT Series – Cat 4

2008
2nd – USAC Illinois State TT Championships – Masters 30-34
5th – FIAC-ABR 4-Man TTT National Championship – Masters 30+
WON – Dousman Duathlon Relay

2009
WON – Cherry Valley TT  – Masters 30+
WON – Apache TT  – Masters 30+
3rd – ABR Midwest TT Championships – Masters 30+
3rd – USAC Illinois State TT Championships – Masters 30-39
2nd – ABR Mid-America TT Series – Masters 30+

PRs

What the heck is a PR? Most people think of public relations, but if you’re a runner, cyclist, etc., it stands for something far more important–a personal record (also known as a personal best).

The better athletes among us have a shot at school, course, and maybe even a national or world record. But, for the rest of us, we can usually count on eventually beating someone–ourselves. That’s what PRs are for. Sure, your “personal” record often gets compared to other athlete’s “personal” records, but your PR is still all about you, no matter how “good” you are.

Here are my PRs. Ironically, I have set course and event records, but they aren’t listed here because I’ve run faster in other situations. Still, these are the times I’m most proud of because they are my best of all time. I’ve only listed my running PRs, because I’m still working on calculating my cycling PRs. So, if you don’t already do so, grab a watch and start keeping track of your best times. It’s great motivation no matter how fast you are.

Running

Cycling

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