Kerry's Running Blog

May 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).

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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Cumulus12 Lifetime Miles: 10.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
79.700.600.000.0080.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

AF Canyon Loop. Started out in a light misting rain which started getting heavier as I approached the mouth of the canyon. Stiff headwind going up the hill. Got pretty wet, but felt pretty good over all. Ankle a little sore towards the end.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.005.40

Highland Glen Loop. Average pace 8:53.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

Went out with Laureen at noon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

Early morning with Laureen. We ran east along the canal road and then up the mountain. We ran north on the trail and then dropped down into Cedar Hills to get in seven miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

Highland Glen Loop at 11:30. Temperature was about 80 degrees. Felt great and pushed it a bit. I was definitely overheated by the end. It was a good workout.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.006.30

AF Canyon Loop (extended down to the silos). Average pace 8:53. Maximum 6:24. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.006.80

Ran north of the AF fitness center and back. Average pace was 8:48, maximum was 7:42.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

American Fork Loop. My watch wasn't charged up so I left it home, but I started around 7 am and covered a little over ten miles (I've run this course many times in the past, but I don't remember exactly how far it is). I ran at a comfortable pace and never felt any significant pain or distress, although I seemed to have a little bit of an upset stomach about seven miles in. As it was fairly cool, I didn't bother stopping for water. My left achilles tendon bothered me just a little.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

Highland Glen Loop. Average pace 8:35. Maximum 5:43. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.100.000.000.005.10

Ran the Golf Course Loop this morning. Temperature at 6:00 a.m. was around 60. Kind of took it easy until I got to the mouth of AF Canyon. As I started up the big hill on Canyon Road I noticed another runner on the other side of the road. He was just a little ahead of me so I naturally started pushing the pace to catch him. He seemed to know that I was right behind him as he seemed to speed up as well. As we got to the top of the hill I was about the same distance behind. As we started down the hill I started to close the distance and within about a quarter of a mile I'd caught up with him (he had crossed the road in the meantime). As I pulled even with him he pulled out his earphones and we chatted for a minute. I asked him if he was training for any races and he answered that he was getting ready for the Wasatch Back. I told him I was as well (in fact, I had chosen the course we were running to simulate conditions for my second leg) and mentioned the long downhill leg I'd be running. He got a surprised look on his face and asked if I was runner #1. When I answered yes, he said he was as well. We didn't have much longer to chat at that point as he was turning off for home (he said he was finishing up an eight mile run that had taken him up the canyon). I continued on down the road and turned at the stake center to continue down 40th. A good run over all. No real aches or pains. I was a bit dry at the end as it was an unusally warm morning.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Nice run up Provo Canyon with Paul, Kevin and Wayne. They provide great company and the miles quickly passed. Average pace was 8:30.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.600.000.005.60

I've had some sharp intermittent pain in right my achilles tendon after Saturday's long run so I've kind of backed off a bit. I didn't run yesterday or the day before and since I didn't feel anything this morning, I'm feeling like I might be in the clear. I took it slow and easy the first few miles and then gradually picked up the pace. Finished the last .6 at 7:28 pace. Will try to get back to running hills tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
79.700.600.000.0080.30
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