Kerry's Running Blog

February 2008

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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
54.600.000.000.0054.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

I started out this morning feeling really sluggish. My legs were heavy and I was struggling at a fairly easy pace. I may have gotten a little less sleep, but I couldn't account for the difference. I was thinking that maybe I was coming down with something and should just give up after a mile when I noticed that I was running on an incline (my wife must have left it up after her treadmill workout yesterday). After I lowered it, I ran comfortably and started to pick up the pace. Felt good over all, but bothered a bit by PF today.  

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Lungs still filled with gunk, but definitely improving. I slept better last night even though I was wheezing a bit after laying down. You can't help but feel energized with the warming temperatures and more light.

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My lungs felt a lot better this morning and as long as I kept a reasonable pace, I felt good. My legs and joints felt a little rusty after a week off, but they were OK by the end of the workout. I'm having to start off fairly slow, but I can manage a pretty good pace by the end.

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Feeling a little better every day and running a little faster. The PF in my right foot didn't bother me during the run yesterday or today, but my foot was pretty sore at time during the day. What I probably need to do is bring my roller massager to work and let it massage the bottom of my foot while I'm just sitting around.

 

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It was certainly convenient to hit the treadmill this morning with yesterday's storm still lingering. I was a little sluggish starting off, but managed to crank it up to a reasonable pace after the first mile. I'm still not all the way there yet as I still have some fluid in my lungs.

I hope everybody survived the storm OK. My wind gauge showed a peak gust of 63 mph. Although I didn't have any trouble getting home last night, it took my daughter three hours to get from Midvale to Cedar Hills. Point of the Mountain was just a parking lot and SR92 was closed due to whiteout conditions. Our local schools were open this morning, but some of the schools in neighboring Alpine were closed. My youngest daughter was hoping that her school would at least have a late start, but no such luck. We'll make it a nice Valentine's Day in any case.

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Felt a little sluggish this morning. I thought I was pretty much past the coughing and sore throat, but it seemed to make a bit of comeback this morning. My throat was a bit raw when I got up and I had to cough a few times during the run to clear my lungs. Nothing much to worry about. It's a clear, beautiful morning and it's Friday...and Monday's a holiday. Who could ask for more. I'm hoping to bump my mileage up a bit next week.

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I slept in a bit this morning, but was able to get in a quick workout before taking my daughter and her friend to goalball practice in Midvale. I felt pretty good this morning and I was able to push it a little harder without any ill effect. My lungs are just about clear.

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I'd hoped to bump my mileage up a bit starting today, but decided to wait until the air was rated healthy again and I'm completely well. For some reason, I have a lingering sore throat and occasional deep cough. I'm really looking forward to spring.

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Good run this morning. I'm only experiencing mild PF pain the first half mile or so and after a mile, I don't notice it at all. Every day I'm able to pick up the speed a bit more. No sore throat or coughing this morning even though the air quality is supposed to be unhealthy. The official start of Spring is only a month away.

I missed yesterday's workout due to bout of insomnia. I couldn't get to sleep on Monday night (probably because we got to be just a little later) and then I woke up periodically during the night and before five. I should have just gotten up to run then but I was hoping to fall back asleep. There's nothing worse than sitting at my desk at work and not being able to keep my eyes open. I slept a little better last night, but work up extra early. I'm not really stressed or worried about anything so I'm not sure what the problem is. Maybe it's just been too warm at night. We haven't wanted to open the windows because of the bad air quality.

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Still not sleeping very well at night for some reason. I can usually fall asleep within five or ten minutes, but lately it's been an hour or more and then I wake up early and can't get back to sleep. I try to sneak in a nap at lunchtime, but I'm still dragging through much of the day and fall asleep once or twice at my desk. Maybe once I start increasing my miles, I'll fall back into my regular sleep pattern.

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4.830.000.000.004.83

A nice run in the fog and mist with Laureen. With sickness and injuries it's been a while since she's been able to run. We had to walk a bit, but for the most part she was able to keep up a good pace. We ran into some slush along the creek path, by the orchard and around the duck pond, but other than that it was pretty decent. There seemed to be a lot of runners out this morning.

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Treadmill run this morning even though I could have (should have) gone outside. I laid out my indoor clothes last night after watching the weather forecast that made me expect slushy roads. Oh well, sounds like the rest of the week should be pretty decent.

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Beautiful morning. Temperature starting out was 31.6, no wind and a rising barometer. A gibbous moon was hidden behind the clouds as I headed south, but the skies were mostly clear by the time I finished. My legs felt good, but I know that I've lost a lot of endurance over the winter. I need to ease back into things, however, so I don't end up with a new or aggravated injury. The creek trail was still a bit icy and uneven in places and I slipped and twisted my knee a little at one point. I need to remember to wear my reflective vest tomorrow as one car came pretty close as I was running along 48th. They may have been trying to scare me or were just fiddling around with their cell phone or something.

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4.840.000.000.004.84

A perfect morning for a run. Temperature at the start was 27.1 with 84 percent humidity. No wind and clear skies. Pushed a little harder today and dropped about seven seconds from yesterday's average pace (8:49 to 8:42) despite the fact that my right ankle was a bit sore throughout the run and my lungs were a little congested. With the high humidity I was exhaling clouds of vapor. A nice run all together.

I saw an email last night from the Ragnar Relay saying they were already at 498 teams and were lifting the 500 team cap. That means there will be approximately 6000 runners participating which would make it probably the largest running event in the state. It'll be quite a different experience from the 22 teams that started the first year. I'm really looking forward to it. 

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4.550.000.000.004.55

A little warmer this morning (30 degrees, 80 percent humidity) under clear skies. A gibbous moon almost due south provided just enough light to navigate the streets and paths. I started out a little slow as the PF in my right foot was giving me a bit of trouble, but I was happy to find that my lungs were clear and my legs felt good. Just as I was about to cross the light just south of the high school, I was reminded of the need to stay alert and not take anything for granted by a young driver in an old Cadillac who raced out of the parking lot and through a red light just in front of me. He drove off too fast for me to thank him.

 

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PF still bothering me as I start out, but I just increase my leg turnover and land more on the balls of my feet. It seems to help. Skies were clear with a temperature of 30 degrees and 84 percent humidity. Half moon directly south. Saw five others out this morning including two ladies that I think were a bit freaked out by hearing somebody running towards them on a dark path. By Monday I think I'll probably need my headlamp on the darker stretches.

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54.600.000.000.0054.60
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