Kerry's Running Blog

December 2007

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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
26.542.000.000.0028.54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.240.000.000.005.24

Highland Glen loop with Laureen (catching up on the blog after a bit of a hectic week).

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Temple loop with Laureen.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.001.000.000.003.00

A few quick miles on the treadmill before heading off to an interview.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.001.000.000.003.00

Quick treadmill workout. Felt pretty good over all, not bothered so much by the congestion that I've felt the last couple of days.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy run on the treadmill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

As my back is just about back to normal I decided it was time to get running again. Felt pretty stiff for the for first mile, but started to feel half way normal by the next. The last mile I sped up a little (which wasn't hard since I started out so slow). My back hasn't bothered me since the run, but the PF in my right foot acted up a bit. I'm hoping I haven't lost too much over the last couple of weeks. With so much going on lately, I probably wouldn't have been able to get much running in anyway.

I've had back problems before, but this last one was definitely the worst. I was just kneeling by the fireplace to put some carpet back down when I just had a sharp pain across my lower back. When I tried to straighten up the muscles just went into a spasm and I knew I was in trouble. I rolled over on my stomach and after a few minutes I was able to slowly crawl over to the couch. It took about five minutes to get up on it, but once I was there I was OK. I just couldn't move side to side. Outside of crawling to the bathroom a couple of times, that's where I stayed until the next morning. With a little help I was able to get to my feet and shuffle around a bit. I looked and felt like I was about 110. Over the next couple of days I could walk a little better and went in to see a chiropractor. When I've had this in the past I went to see a doctor who just gave me some muscle relaxants and pain pills, neither of which seemed to help that much. After a session with the chiropractor I felt great but my back would gradually get stiff and sore again. I'm still not really sure what the underlying cause of the problem is, but it only happens every few years and usually goes away after about a week. There doesn't seem to be any problem with my spine or anything like that.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

I wasn't quite sure what to expect today, so I ran on the treadmill instead of going outside. My PF bothered me a bit during the day yesterday and also during the night and my back was a bit sore this morning, but everything went well today. I ran a little easier and a little faster than yesterday and didn't have to stop at all. It really feels good to get moving again. If the trails aren't too icy I might head outside tomorrow (it might be the last chance for fresh air before an inversion moves in the first part of next week). For the time being I think I'll just try to get consistent with my running and then increase the distance and pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Treadmill workout

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.542.000.000.0028.54
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