Kerry's Running Blog

February 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
123.9824.267.050.00155.29
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.001.000.003.25

Speedwork on the treadmill. After a one mile warm-up, I ran a quarter mile at 7:30, then a quarter at 8:35, then two more quarters at 7:30, followed by rest quarters at 8:35 and then a quarter that started at 7:30 and sped up to 6:40 about half way through. Finished with a half mile cool-down.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.001.000.000.005.00

Treadmill today. Received about an inch of snow overnight. Four easy miles after yesterday's intervals. Last mile started at 8:00 pace and dropped to 7:30 by the end. No injuries or lingering soreness at this point. Hoping to do 14 tomorrow afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.630.900.500.0014.03

Long run from AFFC to the bench in Alpine and back. Suffering a bit of abdominal stress on the way out which forced a couple of pit stops. Overall pace was just under nine. It felt nice to be outside again. Felt a little tightness above my right knee for a mile or two and little occasional soreness there later on in the day.  Mileage was 37.28 for the week. I need to bump it up a bit next week, but not so much that I get injured.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.240.000.000.005.24

Ran the Highland Glen loop with Laureen. Even though the temperature was in the low 20's, it felt great to be outside again. About half way through the run, the sun came up and made it seems like spring. The pond was frozen and snow covered, but there were birds singing in the trees. On some of the runs this week, I'm going to take off to the west before we round the pond and push the pace for the three or four miles. I need to build back up to at least seven miles a day and then a long run on Saturday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.004.061.000.006.06

Ran the six mile Kohler's loop in the dark. Temperatures were in the high 20's with no wind. I felt great from the very beginning. It's been a few weeks since I felt so good during a run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.240.000.000.005.24

Highland Glen with Laureen. Beautiful spring-like weather. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.911.701.400.006.01

Felt pretty good this morning. Pushed it a little harder than on Tuesday. Average pace was 8:06.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.064.000.000.0016.06

Decided to run do long run today as we have a leadership meeting tomorrow morning at nine.  Didn't feel particularly energetic, but the first seven or eight miles went by pretty easy. Started feeling a little stiffness above my right knee with an occasional twinge of pain, but it didn't get any worse and even started to fade towards the end. I felt pretty tired by the time I finished, but my joints and muscles weren't really hurting. Average pace was 8:35.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

A few miles on the treadmill just to stretch things out after yesterday's run. A little stiff starting out, but everything felt fine a mile or so into it. Had to postpone run until night time. Light rain falling outside.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.240.000.000.005.24

Absolutely beautiful morning for a run. After a night of light rain and a little snow, the sun came out and warmed the still, clear air. Ran the Highland Glen loop with Laureen. In a few places there was still ice on the trail.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.621.501.900.007.02

Ran with Laureen to the turnoff just west of the pond. Pushed it the last few miles around by Kohler's and home on 40th. Felt great.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.241.000.000.005.24

Ran the Highland Glen by myself (Laureen wasn't feeling well). Ran close to marathon pace after the first mile and pushed it a little harder at the end (also ran up the steep hill on Redwood Drive just for fun).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.500.000.005.50

Ran indoors at the AFFC. Started out at an easy pace, but picked it up after a couple of miles. Struggled a little bit at the end with lower bowel cramping. Felt kind of sickly for a couple of hours after the run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.240.000.000.005.24

Easy run around the Highland Glen loop. I felt like I was dragging today. I didn't try to push it at the end.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Easy run with Laureen up through the golf course to the mouth of American Fork Canyon, then down to Cedar Hills Drive and south to the nursery. A beautiful spring-like morning, but I must still be trying to fight off some bug as I continue to have bowel discomfort and am just generally fatigued. I'd hoped to do 16 or 17 today, but just wasn't up to it. It was probably a good thing as I've had some lingering stiffness and soreness in my right knee.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.001.000.250.005.25

Ran on the treadmill today. Seem to be over whatever it was that was bothering me the end of last week. Started off slow and kept increasing the pace. Finished at about a 7:30 pace. No soreness or stiffness in my knee. I'd really like to get up around 45 for this week, but I'll have to see how it goes.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.221.801.000.007.02

Ran the Kohler's seven mile loop at 6:00 a.m. Needed my headlight starting out as the moon had set hours before. It was light enough by the time I exited the Highland Glen Park that I could turn off my light. Felt good this morning. No aches or pains. Didn't push it especially hard (averaged 8:20 pace), but ran fairly hard the last couple of miles. I need to bump up a couple more of my weekly runs to this distance.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.240.000.000.005.24

Highland Glen loop with Laureen. A little cool starting out, but it turned pleasant as the sun came out just as we were passing behind the high school.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.501.000.000.005.50

Ran indoors at the AFFC while daughter was in Jujitsu class. No aches or pains to speak of. Started to push the pace towards the end.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.102.800.000.0017.90

Ran the first five miles on the treadmill in the morning (there was still snow on the streets from the previous night). Ran 12.9 later in the afternoon. It was kind of chilly running into the wind, but too warm running the other way. I felt a little sluggish starting out, but soon settled into a nice rhythm. Felt strong finishing up.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Felt a bit stiff and sore getting started this morning. Loosened up after a mile or so, but took it easy just the same. I'll cut back my mileage a little this week to make sure everything's healed up before making a big push the rest of the month. There's not much time left to get ready for Boston!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Easy run on treadmill. Didn't feel as sore as yesterday. Started out fairly slow and gradually increased the speed to 7.5 (close to 8 minute pace). Expected to see a lot of snow this morning, but I guess the storm's running a bit behind schedule.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Treadmill run before work. Felt a little better this morning so I started out a little faster and increased the pace a little faster. I had a little soreness on the inside of my left knee at the beginning, but it soon went away. I should be ready to bump up the mileage the next few weeks.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
123.9824.267.050.00155.29
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