Kerry's Running Blog

February 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
43.840.000.000.0043.84
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.110.000.000.004.11

Left the house about 6:15 am. Brilliant moon with partly cloudy skies (27 degrees, 65 percent humidity). Looks like it rained/snowed a little bit overnight as there were little patches of ice all over. Saw seven other runners this morning, which is a new record for this year. Didn't push it too hard, but put in a reasonable effort (8:51 average). 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.160.000.000.005.16

A great morning to get out for a run. It was still kind of cold and there's still snow on the lawns, but the roads and much of the trails were clear. Had a little more time so I looped around the Highland Glen pond, even though part of the trail is still icy. Didn't see any other runners out this morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.810.000.000.003.81

Didn't really sleep well last night. Went to bed a half hour later and was awaken when Brittany got up at 5 (to complete some homework, I'm guessing). Didn't sleep soundly after that. Dragged myself out of bed at 6:15 and was running by 6:30. Only had time for a short loop around the HS. Average pace 8:52.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Took yesterday off to catch up on some sleep, but was still feeling a bit sluggish this morning. After a mile or so, I started to feel better and gradually picked up the pace. I'm glad I got out when I did as the wind started to pick up shortly after I got back and it was starting to rain/snow as I was leaving the house. Hoping to get five or so in with Laureen tomorrow morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.440.000.000.004.44

Ran along the golf course trail up to the mouth of American Fork Canyon with Laureen. The sun broke out from time to time and made things very pleasant. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Kind of cold this morning (26 degrees) and mostly cloudy. A crescent moon poked out of the clouds from time to time, but I needed my headlight to see where I was going. Saw a number of other runners out this morning and almost ran into a couple of them that were going in the opposite direction without any kind of lights. Started out kind of sluggish, but finished pretty strong (8:58 average). I've been pleased to find that my RHR has dropped down into the 40's again.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Skipped Tuesday's run because I hardly slept that night (sick daughter) and briefly considered skipping today's run because I wasn't feeling that great (maybe picking up what my daughter's had). Got off to an even slower start after I started down the street and realized that I'd left my headlamp behind. When I finally got started I was a bit concerned that I was having some chest pain, but I decided to at least give it a half mile or so. I was relieved when I heard myself wheezing as I knew that it was some congestion and not my heart. In any case, I started feeling better after a half mile or so. Passed some ladies out for a morning walk. Heading up towards the HS on 48th I was surprised and annoyed when two cars within a couple of minutes of each other seemed to want to force  me into the weeds. There's a pretty good shoulder along that stretch and they were driving on the white outside line with no cars coming in the other direction and a good sized median in that stretch. I had my headlight on and the others cars just stayed in their lane. They might have just been distracted...you never know. The rest of the run was pretty routine. It's nice that it's getting a little lighter every morning. Average pace was 8:54.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.310.000.000.003.31

Was able to start running again after more than a week off due to illness (apparently a strain of the flu that I caught from my daughter). I still have an occasional cough and some congestion so I didn't push it too far or too hard. Generally felt pretty good. I felt like I'd overdone it just a bit, but should be able to do similar mileage tomorrow and then start building up again. I'm hoping it will start getting a littler warmer in the morning (18.8 degrees this morning and high humidity). I was happy to find that almost all of the creek trail is now free of ice.

http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-states/ut/cedar-hills/580126684657239958 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.310.000.000.003.31

Didn't get that much sleep last night, but I knew I had to get out for a run this morning. I felt like I needed to ease back into the routine after having been out for a while. Started out kind of slow but finished up around 8:25 pace. It was fairly pleasant this morning, temperatures in the low 30's, with some ice along the northern part of the creek trail.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Got out with Laureen this morning. We took it easy because I was feeling a bit wobbly. We came across a number of runners who were out for some kind of event (there were orange cones scattered over several miles), but we couldn't quite figure out what was going on. Our best guess was a group training run of some sort, maybe sponsored by the AF Rec Center.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
43.840.000.000.0043.84
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