Kerry's Running Blog

July 2012

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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
86.650.0015.100.00101.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.001.000.006.25

Routine Monday morning run. Temperature in the mid 60's. Saw a star in the east for the first time in a long time (about 5:20 a.m.). Felt pretty good this morning with no significant aches or pains. Started pushing it after about the mid-point.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.001.000.006.25

Good run this morning. Temperature in the mid-50's, fairly humid. Mostly clear skies with some low clouds hovering over Mt. Mahogany. The Quail Fire in Alpine looks to be mostly out following yesterday's rain. A little smoke still hanging over the mountain. Ran through the command center set up at Lone Peak HS. Looked like they were just opening for breakfast around 5:30 a.m. Lot's of trucks and trailers and scattered tents. Seems like things are winding down for the firefighters.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.001.000.006.25

Kind of a warm morning. Temperature in the low 70's and humidity above 60 percent. Venus and a couple of stars were visible just above Mt. Mahogany as I was heading out. The days are definitely getting shorter. My back was a little sore starting out and was even a little sore when I finished. Felt pretty good for the most part and pushed it even a little harder than usual the last mile or so. Saw the kids from AF run by as I was coming up the path behind the high school. Counted 31, but there might have been more out ahead. Couldn't tell at that distance whether they were girls and boys or just girls. Ran into some deer just before that, which only reluctantly moved off the path to let me pass. Saw quite a few people along the creek path this morning including the Leavitts, Lloyd and Sister Davis from the 3rd ward.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.006.25

Another warm, humid morning. Temperature in the upper 60's. A little slow starting out, but felt pretty good over all. No real aches or pains to speak of. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.001.000.006.25

Highland Glen loop.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Saturday morning run with Laureen and Amelia. Cloudy and cool for July. Ran up to Alpine and followed one of the Lone Peak XC routes (where they go for hill repeats). Life is good.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.001.000.006.25

Woke up at 4:45 and got up a few minutes later to take Drake for a walk. Temperature in the low 60's, high humidty, mostly cloudy. Mars and Saturn were visible for a few seconds at a time over Mt. Mahogany. Dark enough to need a headlamp at times. Felt pretty good this morning with a little extra spring in my step. Weight at 161.4 (still have a ways to go, but moving in the right direction). Signed up for the DesNews 10K last night. Amelia's running it as well.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Clear skies, temperatures in the upper 50's, high humidity. Kind of tired this morning. Took half a mile or so before I started to enjoy being out. Took a little different route today in that I ran north past the high school and then followed the path around the pond. From there I headed west to the Alpine Highway and then north to the light at the Kohler intersection. Ran east to the light and then south to the funeral home (taking a potty break at McDonald's). Pretty good run over all.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.003.400.006.80

Ran up AF Canyon and back. Beautiful morning. Temperature in the upper 50's with some headwind running up the canyon. Averaged 7:30 pace on the way back.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

Early morning run with Laureen and Amelia. Probably should have started at 5:30 as it started getting kind of warm towards the end. Took in the Highland Glen park, Art Dye, new PG park, then Mt. Mahogany trail and back along the creek trail.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.006.200.006.20

Averaged 7:31 pace. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Ran the usual Saturday loop, going in the opposite direction of the Timp Half. It was fun to see so many runners pass by. We ran into one of the first full marathon runners as we on the path behind our house around 6:00 a.m. (we'd started earlier, but were looping back that way). We were able to avoid the sun until about the last three or four miles.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.500.006.25

Left the house around 5:15 am after walking the dog. Warm and humid this morning, with some cloud cover. Felt pretty good for the most part, although my calves were a little tighter than I would have expected. Didn't see too many others out this morning, but thought I heard someone cry out as I was nearing the south end of the Highland Glen road. I stopped for a few minutes to listen, but didn't hear or see anything else. It was still pretty dark. Stopped again when I came back that way after looping around the pond, but didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
86.650.0015.100.00101.75
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