Kerry's Running Blog

March 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
70.220.000.000.0070.22
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

I took it kind of easy this morning just to see where I was after donating blood on Friday.  I got through the run without any problems, but didn't feel like I had any energy to spare. I think if I just try to get out for a few miles every day that I'll be able to ramp up before too long.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

Missed this morning's run because of a bout of insomnia last night, but managed to get home during lunch and talk Laureen into going with me for a short run. Even though it was overcast, temperatures were quite pleasant (warm enough for shorts and a long sleeve shirt).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.890.000.000.003.89

Ran by myself at noon. From an effort standpoint it was a hard workout, but my pace wasn't too impressive as I'm still quite anemic. There were times where I felt like I was running with cement blocks on my feet. Gradually felt better as I ran. A very light sprinkle of rain as I started, with a decent breeze from the south. Turned sunny as I ran up 48th towards the HS. Grew cloudy and dark again as I came back along the trail.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

Thought I might be running into snow and rain this morning, but it was actually quite pleasant. It was relatively warm (37) and only partly cloudy. The barometer's dropping so we might see something later on. 

 I realize my pace and distance isn't that great right now, but I'm just working on consistency (getting back to a six day a week routine). I'm injury free at this point, even though I had a little soreness on the inside of my left knee starting out. I didn't notice it after a couple hundred yards. I do need to get my weight down, however. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Got out around 11:30 with Laureen and Amelia. Not as sunny as expected, but fairly decent temperatures nonetheless. Still some leftover slush on the trails that made things a bit slippery. Amelia is running a lot better since she started track team workouts last month (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). She showed us where they have been doing their hill sprints so we had to do a few. A great workout all around.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.920.000.000.003.92

Got out around 6:15 as I had to take the dog for a quick walk. Started out kind of slow as I'm still not feeling that great. Gradually picked it up to finish at a decent pace.

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4.000.000.000.004.00

Good noontime run. Laureen was gone, so I ended up going by myself. It was mostly sunny, but a breeze made it feel a bit chilly at times.  Pushed it harder than I have since giving blood and even ran up the hill to Cottonwood Drive for a little extra mileage. Feeling pretty good at this point without any significant injuries.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.410.000.000.004.41

Made it out the door by 6:13. Temperature 25 degrees with no wind to speak of. Clear skies and a crescent moon low on the horizon in the south southwest. It was simply beautiful. 

 As I pushed it a little harder yesterday, I kind of took it easier today, at least starting out. Extended my run by running around the pond in Highland Glen Park. All of the ice has melted in the last week and the few ducks that stuck around all winter followed my every move in the hope that I would give them something to eat. The water was as smooth as glass. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Did the four mile loop at noon. Was a little cool and breezy starting out, but felt great by the end. I pushed it a little harder today, but didn't wear my watch or check my pace. 

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4.000.000.000.004.00

Ran a little easier than yesterday. My calves were a bit tight and I wasn't feeling particularly energetic. Temperatures were in the mid-50's at 12:30 with a slight breeze blowing. It seemed like the warmest day of the year. I ran in shorts and a long sleeve technical shirt.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Noontime run with Laureen. Very pleasant temperatures. We ran the HS loop with a little extension around the duck pond. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Noontime run. Laureen hadn't made it back from taking Brittany to school, so I took off by myself. Felt pretty good and pushed it a bit harder. Average pace was only 8:43, but I'm feeling a little stronger all the time. No aches or pains to speak of.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.900.000.000.003.90

Great Saturday midday run with Laureen and Amelia. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Noontime run with Laureen. Creek trail to golf course to mouth of American Fork Canyon and up Canyon Road.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.900.000.000.003.90

Lunchtime run with Laureen. Sunny, but a little on the cool side with the breeze blowing.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Lunchtime run with Laureen. Warmer than yesterday, but mostly cloudy with a stiff breeze (15 mph or so) from the south. Ran along the golf course up to the mouth of AF canyon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Midday run with Laureen and Amelia. Had to cut it short after Amelia hurt her knee (as we were sprinting towards the flagpole along the path behind the high school). I ran back home and got the car and she elevated it and put some ice on it. It didn't seem to bother her too much later in the day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.800.000.000.003.80

Noontime run with Laureen along the creek trail and around the Highland Glen pond. Temperatures close to 60 under overcast skies.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.220.000.000.0070.22
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