In 3rd grade my parents put me in a day camp that had a “track meet” at the end of the week with an “olympic march” and awards. I wasn’t the fastest kid in the camp but I only had to beat 3 kids in the 1600 to get a blue ribbon. I just wanted to be able to say I won the race... so I picked that.
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2018
About 30 ft from the line I knew I had it. Honestly I was too tired to really think about it. It was extremely gratifying to look back on an accomplished goal in the marathon though. More than any other race, the marathon takes a whole season to prepare for and there are so many opportunities to mess it up or quit. I was very proud to execute one the way that I did.
Evansville North (2012)
4:19 (1600m); 9:06 (3200m)
27th at State XC - don’t remind me
Qualifying for the State Meet as a team for the first time since 1967 (in 2011)
Purdue University 2016 (BS Mechanical Engineering)
8:13 (3000m) 14:18 (5000m)
40th place at Big Ten XC and NCAA regionals (again don’t remind me)
Meeting my wife Katie (also a member of the Purdue XC/Track team)
My college teammate Matt Mcclintock
Process Engineer at Eli Lilly and Co.
Long intervals with honest recovery. Something like: 3x3 miles with 1 mile rest @5:15/5:50
Eagle Creek Park
Gregg Popovich - My favorite basketball coach plus he has great taste in food