Kerry's Running Blog

October 2008

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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.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Cumulus12 Lifetime Miles: 10.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.390.000.000.0028.39
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.670.000.000.004.67

Easy lunchtime run with Laureen on the golf course loop. Kind of warm for the first of October, but a beautiful day nonetheless. Legs are feeling rested and have some bounce in them, but my lungs were a little tight for some reason (it may be allergies or a bit of a cold).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

Easy run with Richard in the dark. It turned out to be warmer than last night's weather report predicted, so I was slightly overdressed. I'm not feeling any aches or pains, so I could probably start stepping up things a bit.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.240.000.000.005.24

Highland Glen loop at lunchtime. The temperature was 70 degrees with a light breeze blowing. It felt great and I felt great, outside of a little stiffness. I pushed it at what has been MP for the first couple of miles and then eased off a bit on the uphill stretch as I started feeling a bit fatigued (possibly due to the cold I've been fighting). Felt better a half mile later and pushed the pace again, especially through the trees along the creek. During the run I thought about the Runner's Series and how it wasn't that long until January and the Painter's Half. I need to gradually ease back into a solid workout routine, but make sure that I stay injury-free.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.680.000.000.004.68

Since the kids were off for UEA, went for a lunchtime run with Laureen and Amelia (couldn't persuade Brittany) to join us. The weather was perfect. We had a fun time and it felt good to push it up the hills.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

Met up with Richard at 5:45 for a run around the pond. I was dragging a bit from lack of sleep (got to bed after midnight and then had some tightness and wheezing in my chest that kept me up for a a while after that). 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

Went out with Laureen at noon. A beautiful, fall day.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

Met up with Richard for our Monday loop around the Highland Glen pond. The temperature was in the mid-40's but felt a little colder because of the high humidity. The stars were beautiful!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
28.390.000.000.0028.39
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