Kerry's Running Blog

January 2007

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Location:

Cedar Hills,UT,USA

Member Since:

Apr 08, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 21:39 (2006) Half marathon: 1:33:45 (2006) Marathon 3:31:49 (2006)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Lose some weight and get back into racing shape. Run more races this year.

 Next race: St. George Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and in good enough shape that I can more or less keep up with my youngest daughter.

Personal:

My wife Laureen got me into running. She went into the St. George Marathon Ten Year Club last year and I should go in this year. I have two daughters (15 and 21).

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Cumulus12 Lifetime Miles: 10.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
51.4445.505.500.00102.44
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.240.000.000.005.24

Regular loop through Highland Glen with Laureen. A bit foggy this morning with small ice crystals floating around.

My plan for the next few months is to build back up to running six days a week, then building up the number of days I run seven miles, gradually increase the length of my Saturday long runs while improving the distance of my tempo runs. My weight starting out the year is 149.4. While that's not bad, I'd still like to get down a few pounds by summer.

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Highland Glen loop with Laureen. Humid with temperatures in the low 20's. As expected, there were a lot more people out this morning.

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Highland Glen loop with Laureen. Temperature in the mid 20's. A little bit of knee pain starting out.

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Ran indoors at the AFFC. There were only a few other people using the track, but I can usually only manage about 45 minutes of going around in circles.

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Highland Glen loop with Laureen.

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Highland Glen loop with Laureen. We went out about 10:00. The sun was out and it was quite comfortable despite the temperature reading in the mid 20's.

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Highland Glen loop with Laureen (6:15 am). The eastern horizon is getting pretty light now by the time we finish. It looks like most of the New Year's resolution crowd has thrown in the towel. We only saw two other people out this morning.

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Ran on the AFFC track while the kids were in Jiujitsu. I felt good and pushed the pace a little faster than I expected.

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Ran indoors this morning at the AFFC. The cost was $3.50 for each of us, but that seemed easier to swallow than running outside when the temperature was only 3 above zero. It wasn't nearly as crowded as I expected. I pushed it fairly hard at times, either to keep up with someone that had jumped in for a few laps or just because I felt good. Saw Eldon G. and waved, but didn't have a chance to talk to him. Laureen worked on the elliptical and the treadmill.

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Ran indoors in AFFC. Felt pretty good over all. Had to contend with some kids playing soccer on the track for the first twenty minutes or so(collided with a couple of them as they'd just dart off without looking where they were going). A little knee soreness after the run.

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Ran indoors at the AFFC because of the poor air quality. I didn't know if I'd be able to run on that small of a track for that long, but with some music, I was able to get into a zone where I didn't much notice the passage of time. I talked with a kid getting to go on a mission off and on for the first half hour which helped to pass the time. I wore my heart rate monitor and pretty much kept my pace in the marathon range. The last ten minutes or so, I pushed the pace fairly hard and still felt good when I finished.

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1.002.502.000.005.50

Ran indoors at the AFFC because of the cold (around 9 degrees) and the icy roads in our neighborhood. The track was fairly crowded this morning, but there was enough room to get around people. I caught up with and shadowed a couple of guys that wore matching Moab shirts for a couple of miles. I started to tire and fell off their pace just as they were ending. It really helps me to push the pace when I try to keep up with the faster runners that just jump in for a few miles. Felt good about the run, but I'm having a little soreness in my knee afterwards (usually after I sit down for a few minutes). It goes away before long, however. I need to get my mileage up in preparation for Boston, but I don't want to do it so fast that I get hurt. It's that old balancing act.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.004.500.000.005.50

Ran indoors at the AFFC. A little lighter crowd that usual. Was a bit sleepy starting out, but felt good and ran fairly easily. Tried to keep pace with the two runners from yesterday, but they only jumped in for a few laps and were pushing a little faster pace. With about five minutes to go, a guy that I think trains for triathalons jumped in and set a pretty fast pace. I ran just behind him until I had to go. Still feeling a little bit of occasional knee soreness.

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Ran indoors at the AFFC. Felt good after a mile so I decided to push the pace today. The weatherman reports that we probably won't get any relief from the smog until Wednesday or so.

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Easy run on the treadmill. Ran the last mile at marathon pace. Felt good. No soreness or pain.

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Ran indoors on treadmill again today. Air quality still poor. It's taking some getting used to, to run on a treadmill. Start out kind of slow and pick it up as I go. Yesterday, I ran for 45:12. Today for 43:24.

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Ran indoors on the treadmill again today because of snow, wind and slick roads. Started out at a little quicker pace and then kicked it up a little for the last mile and a half. Finished in 42:00. I'm looking forward to the chance to run outside again.

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51.4445.505.500.00102.44
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