Kerry's Running Blog

January 2010

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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
80.200.000.000.0080.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.004.60

Ran with Laureen at noon.

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3.500.000.000.003.50

Just a quick run before work. Ran along the path behind the HS and then back along the path. It was dark and overcast and a very light snow fell at times, but temperatures were fairly pleasant. It was a bit icy in places, but fairly clear over all. My legs felt great, so I pushed it a bit and worked up a good sweat. I should have gone a little longer, but I've really been short on sleep lately and thought the rest would probably do me more good. My weight this morning was 162.0 lbs.

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3.500.000.000.003.50

Headed out at 6:30 for a short run before work. Again ran the HS route. Temperatures were in the low teens, but it wasn't that bad. Skies were clear with a crescent moon. By 7:00 am the eastern horizon was getting light. Felt pretty good overall, but noticed a little stiffness in my left knee.

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4.600.000.000.004.60

Early run with Laureen around the Highland Glen pond. It was fairly chilly starting out, but it felt pretty comfortable once the sun came out. Worked out on weights after we got back.

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3.000.000.000.003.00

Today was a red air quality day so I decided that it would be better to hit the treadmill and do some weights today. 

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3.100.000.000.003.10

I was finally able to sleep through the night and didn't really wake up until just before 6:30 when my daughter got up to get ready for school. As I needed to get into work by close to 8:00 am that only left me time for a short run on the treadmill (air quality is still in the red zone). I'm hoping that by tomorrow or Thursday, I'll be able to get back outside.

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3.100.000.000.003.10

I ran on the treadmill again today even though it didn't look as smoggy outside. I really don't know whether the air is as bad in Cedar Hills as it is where ever the monitoring station is. In any case, it's supposed to be better tomorrow.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

Laureen was awake as I was getting ready to head out so I coaxed her into coming with me. It wasn't all that cold (28 degrees with 75 percent humidity and no wind), but the trails were quite icy in places from snow that had melted and then refrozen. We ended up carefully walking over the hazardous stretches, but made pretty good time after that. It was a nice morning to get out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.780.000.000.004.78

Left the house about 6:00 a.m. Temperature 19 degrees, humidity 85 percent. It didn't feel all that cold, but I was blowing out big clouds of water vapor as I was starting out. As I was running alone this morning, I took my iPhone in case I slipped and fell and couldn't make it back to the house. I have an application on it call iMapMyRun that records pretty much everything the Garmin does and allows you to post your workout to their website when you finish. My pace wasn't that great (9:10), but I felt good and had some spring in my legs even at the end. It'll get better.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Easy run with Laureen around the Highland Glen pond. We walked when the path got icy, but ran at a relaxed pace the rest of the time. The sun was even shining through the clouds as we were finishing up.

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Afternoon run with Laureen. It was fairly pleasant, but the sun waited until we were done to pop out.

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Got out at 6:00 a.m. for a five mile run. It was snowing lightly at the start and gradually got a little heavier. There were a few sections where I slipped a bit and one where I almost went down, but for the most part the roads and paths were wet, but clear. It was nice to have some fresh air.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Didn't sleep well last night, so it was 6:30 before I dragged myself out of bed. Just did a quick run on the treadmill.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

A quick four miles before work. Took it fairly easy the first three miles and then pushed it pretty hard at the end. Felt pretty good over all. Slept better last night.

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3.100.000.000.003.10

Just had time for a short run this morning after a good workout shoveling snow. I was thinking about everyone doing the Painter's races this morning and realized that I need to step it up a notch.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.003.60

A little bit slow getting up this morning and out the door. It was fairly cold (23 degrees), but it felt pretty good to get out. The main roads were clear, but I ran into some ice on the trail behind the HS. I pushed a fairly decent pace the last mile or so, but still only averaged 9:08 for the whole run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.700.000.000.003.70

As I opened the door this morning to head out for a run, I was surprised to see that it had snowed overnight. I thought briefly about just doing the dreadmill, but after walking out to get the paper, I realized that it wasn't that slippery and it wasn't that deep. Snow was still coming down and it seemed to be blowing from the south, but no matter which way I turned it kept hitting me right in the face. After a mile and a half or so, I had to take off my glasses because they were so wet and fogged up. That made it a little hazardous in places as I couldn't detect such things as speed bumps. The footing was generally pretty good, but where they'd been out plowing and salting the roads, it was a little slushy. I only really slipped bad in one spot just behind my house on the trail. I didn't go down, but I came close. I shoveled the driveway off when I got back for my weight workout of the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.110.000.000.004.11

Wednesday night I had a hard time getting to sleep and then was awake a good portion of the night. Not really stressed about anything and not even thinking about anything in particular, but my brain was just going 90 miles per hour. Once I got back to sleep, I tried to make it last as long as I could. Last night I slept a lot better. Had a dream about running the Provo Half Marathon and that one of the water stops was inside a big school or government building. I got lost and couldn't find where the race course continued...

 Anyway, today's run went well. My legs had good spring in them and the cold air felt pretty good (25 degrees 85 percent humidity). I didn't really feel like I was pushing it any harder than I have been, but my average pace dropped to 8:45. Still not great, but starting to move in the right direction. My knee was a bit sore during the night, but I didn't feel anything this morning. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.110.000.000.004.11

A little colder this morning (21 degrees), but a little less humid. Mostly cloudy. Roads dry. I slept well, but dragged a bit on this morning's run, especially the first mile. Finished strong.

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5.300.000.000.005.30

Met up with the guys at the mouth of the canyon. With a wind blowing, it was much too cold to head up the trail, so we turned around and ran through the neighborhoods. Paul gave me a ride back to my car. It was great to see everyone.

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80.200.000.000.0080.20
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