Week 12: Kevin Glime
Home State: Michigan
Year on club: 4
Colleges: Honors College and College of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Kevin Glime (also known as Glime-Time) is one of the top male runners for the club. In fact, Kevin's 5k and 8k cross country times are both in the top ten for MSU running club records. Outside of running club, Kevin is a Math Learning Center Supervisor at Brody, and his primary hobby is eating. Running club received the privilege of interviewing Kevin after he broke his 8k PR at the 2015 Nirca Regional meet. Kevin's personal record before the meet was 27:27. His new PR is 27:12.
An interview with Kevin:
Running club: Alright, Kevin, What’s your favorite part of running?
Kevin Glime: I just love running. I love to compete. I love to get out there and race.
RC: If you had one word to describe the way you felt when you were racing, what would it be?
KG: Justin Jones.*
RC: That’s two words. Could you give me a different word, like a noun or an adjective?
KG: A noun or an adjective. Running.
RC: What’s the best race you’ve ever had?
KG: Detroit marathon was my absolute favorite race.
RC: Was it your first marathon?
RC: And then did you do anything after that marathon of note?
KG: I ate a lot of food. I think I ate about three pounds of Mexican food at Xochimilco’s.
RC: Did you qualify for the Boston Marathon?
KG: Yep! I ran a 2:44 that day. I’m racing [the Boston Marathon] next spring.
RC: What’s your best time for the 8k?
KG: 27:12, unofficially.
RC: How do you feel about PR’ing?
KG: I feel great! I haven’t PR’ed in two years in the 8k. I feel great. I feel like I’m ready to race a little bit faster at Nationals.
RC: are you excited for nationals?
KG: I am very pumped. It’s free, it’s always a good weekend whenever you stay away at some other college campus area, it’s going to be a lot of fun.
RC: So do you try to stay with anyone on the team when you run?
KG: Yes, today I just had my eyes on Adam [Terwillegar] the entire race.
RC: Did you end up beating him or...
KG: You know what, we were running neck and neck for the last 3k, and we just tried to go and work off of each other and he actually pulled away from me at the end.
RC: Do you think that he was the cause of your PR?
KG: No. I don’t want to talk it away from Adam but I think I was going to PR today without his help. But he definitely made me PR better.
RC: And what was the difference between this PR and your last PR?
KG: My last PR was set on a home course that I ran all through high school on and this course was just brand new to me, so I consider this a better PR and it’s more official. So I like this PR better.
RC: And then time wise?
KG: I dropped about 15-16 seconds.
RC: Have you been training a lot?
KG: Yeah, I train every day with the running club.
RC: Do you like running club?
KG: I love running club. Running club is great!
RC: If you had one word to describe running club what would it be?
KG: I’m so bad at thinking of only one word!
RC: Okay, you can have like three.
RC: That’s one word.
RC: Okay… and you’ve done running club for the past few years?
KG: Four years.
RC: And then are you doing it next year? Because you’re spending another semester here?
KG: Yep! And another year. Yep, I’ll be here.
RC: And is there anything else you would like to say about running club or running or anything? Any last comments?
KG: Nope! That’s my last comment I guess.
*Interviewer's note: Justin Jones is a running club alum who was very fast and came to MSU after running for York Community High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, which had a documentary made on the cross country team, called "The Long Green Line." "Squandalicious" refers to Senior Ryan Squanda who was the MSU RC featured member for Week 9.
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