Kerry's Running Blog

March 2009

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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
75.600.000.000.0075.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I've still got quite a bit of congestion in my chest which means I have to stop and walk occasionally, but over all I'm feeling pretty good and am anxious to get back in to regular training. It was a nice, warm morning for this time of year and hour of the day (6:00 a.m.)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Nice early morning run with Laureen. Ran along the creek and then followed the trail up to the mouth of AF canyon. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

Didn't sleep very well last night so I slept in a bit this morning. Put in a couple of quick miles before having to take Amelia over to school.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

Quick out and back as I had to get into work for a meeting.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Golf course loop with Laureen. Got signed up for the Spectrum 10K today. Laureen, Amelia and I are going to attempt to run it together.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Went out early and ran on the trail behind the high school which is closed and ripped up for a construction project. We were curious and just had to see what they were doing. They're laying pipe, but we couldn't figure out where it was coming from or where it was going.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Laureen, Amelia and I went out for a run at noon. It was pleasant, maybe a little on the cool side starting out. As we approached the mouth of American Fork Canyon the wind picked up and the snow started and it turned quite cold. The wind was in our face as we ran east and was still in our face as we turned south going up the hill. It was kind of miserable for a while until we got down closer to the houses that provided a bit of wind break. Turning to the west with the wind behind us, it wasn't so bad. All in all, a good outing.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

Quick run on the treadmill before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

Lunchtime run with Laureen.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

Ran the Spectrum 10K with my Laureen and youngest daughter Amelia (age 12). Cool at the start with temperatures in the low 30's, but felt warmer as the sun came up. Started out at a pretty decent pace with the downhill, but Amelia was starting to tire around the halfway point. We alternated between walking and running for the rest of the way and finished in 1:14:47. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Ran the 40th West loop with Laureen at noon (south to Deerfield Elementary, east to 40th West, east to Canyon Road and then back long the golf course trail). Temperatures were in the 60's with a breeze out of the south. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Ran in the evening after dropping my daughter off at jiujitsu. Temperatures were very pleasant so just ran in short sleeves. Pushed it a little harder than I've been used to. My left ankle was getting a bit sore towards the end.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Lunchtime run with Laureen. Stopped by to check out the new WalMart as we were heading west. Hundreds of high school students were there to get the free hotdogs and other giveaways. Couldn't get out of there fast enough. Beautiful day for a run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.005.40

Got home just in time to go for a run with Laureen. We had to make it a bit quick so we'd be back in time to pick Brittany up from school.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Noon ride with Laureen along the east bench. Came across a group of kids that were lighting off bottle rockets in the foothills east of Cedar Hills Drive. Explained to them why that was a bad idea.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.900.000.000.004.90

Got the whole family out for a run/walk today! It was a beautiful, warm, Spring day. We followed the trail along the creek that was flowing with water and then headed down to the road they're putting through north of the high school. Things were pretty torn up, but most of the pipes were in. They sometimes get mad at you if you go through their construction zone, so when we saw one of their supervisors heading our way we veered off through the baseball field and behind the track and had to climb over a chain link fence. We had a good laugh about our escape. We then went around the pond in Highland Glen park and then stopped by the WalMart Subway for sandwiches and an Icee. As the girls and my wife were going to the YW Broadcast at our stake center (where they were serving dinner beforehand), we decided to just have our own picnic in the park. A very nice outing all around.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

A quick treadmill workout at 2:00 p.m.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.100.000.000.002.10

A quick treadmill workout before work.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
75.600.000.000.0075.60
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