Kerry's Running Blog

April 2006

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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
31.127.0032.402.0072.52
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.500.003.100.003.60

Ran a 5K in Draper even though I'm not even close to being in racing shape (my neighbor talked me into it). Only had time for about a half mile warm-up. I tried to ease into it, but the start was uphill and into the wind so I had trouble keeping my heart rate down. My time started falling off at about the mid-point.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.004.000.005.00

Ran the temple route this morning. Roads were wet, but it was no longer raining.

After an easy warm-up mile, pushed the pace along the White Church road and up 40th. Finished at around a 7:15 pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.004.000.005.00

Ran the temple route this morning because I won't be able to do my regular tempo run this afternoon (through the Adventure Park). Felt pretty good today. Was able to push it a little harder than Tuesday. Spent just under 33 minutes at lactate threshold or above. Finished off the run at 6:14 pace. Averaged 9:33 up the hill.

A beautiful morning. Fll moon in the west. Venus just coming up as I made the turn at the temple.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.702.203.200.0010.10

Greg and I started off in a light rain that gradually grew heavier through the first three miles. Took it at a fairly easy pace to start off as this course includes a 546 foot climb over 3.2 miles. Heart rate in zone 5 (93 percent of maximum or above) for 20 minutes, 46 minutes in zone 4 (86 to 93 percent). Ran fairly relaxed pace the rest of the way. We were soaked to the bone by the time we finished, but felt great overall. Average pace was 9:12 which is about where we wanted to be.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.300.002.700.005.00

When I left the house it was cold and it looked like it was partly cloudy. After about half a mile, the wind started to pick up and it started snowing lightly. By the time I'd turned the corner at the white church and headed north on 40th, I was running into a headwind and the snow was coming down hard enough that I had to take my glasses off to see at all. I pushed the pace a little from the start just because it was cold and I seemed to be breathing a bit harder that usual going up the hill on 40th. My overall pace was slightly faster than last week and my average heart rate was lower (both good signs), but it seemed like more of a struggle, perhaps due more to the weather.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Was planning on doing track work today, but opted for an easy run based on how I was feeling. It took about three miles for the lingering stiffness and soreness to work itself out. I pushed the pace a bit the last two miles. The weather was gorgeous.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.003.900.0012.00

Beautiful morning for a run. Started off at an easy pace and pushed it a bit up the hills. Averaged an 8:51 pace which felt very comfortable. I didn't feel any lingering soreness or pain during the run. Pushed it a bit the last two miles, but felt like I could have pushed it even more. Ran 6:00 to 6:30 pace down the hills. Ran 3.9 miles at lactate threshold pace or above.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.900.004.100.005.00

Did the temple loop this morning. I felt pretty good, so I pushed the pace a bit. More than four of the five miles was at lactate threshold or above. My legs were definitely feeling the burn by the time I finished the long uphill section. Finished more than a minute faster that last week. After a 8:03 pace for the first mile, dropped to 7:49 for the second. Took it easy from the temple to the white church (8:33 pace) and then pushed it up the long hill (9:26 and 8:26). Finished the last half mile at 7:35 pace or better (6:20 for the last quarter). Going to take Sasha's advice and do a 3 mile easy run tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.320.000.000.003.32

Recovery day. Just want to start getting in a fourth day of running each week. Ran at a very relaxed pace and enjoyed running along the trails behind the high school and along the creek.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.002.004.50

Ran quarter mile intervals this morning at the Lone Peak HS track (measured distance with GPS not the track markings).

After a mile and a quarter warmup:

1 - 1:34, 6:19 pace

2 - 1:34, 6:19 pace

3 - 1:30, 6:03 pace

4 - 1:30, 6:03 pace

5 - 1:32, 6:11 pace

6 - 1:32, 6:11 pace

7 - 1:32, 6:11 pace

8 - 1:32, 6:11 pace

Rested 1:30 between sets. Cooldown 1.25 miles.

As it's been a while since I ran quarter mile intervals, my times were a little slower than I'd hoped. My target was 5:30 to 6:00 minute pace. Most of the time I'd start out around 5:45, but would start to fade by the end. Overall, I felt pretty good after the workout, but realize that I have a way to go yet.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.804.807.400.0013.00

Great morning for a run. Greg and I ran a pretty relaxed pace through the initial downhill and flat section and then pushed it through the uphill. Average pace dropped from 8:50 last week (12 mile run) to 8:37 this week. I experimented with eGel for this run. One before we started and one at the half way point. Seemed to work well. Had sufficient energy throughout the run. No stomach problems.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
31.127.0032.402.0072.52
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