March 16, 2018

Did 2.6 miles for a light workout.

I went to the bench, in the midst of trees, that is 0.3 miles from 106th South. Not many people were on the path, since today is a work day. There were only two cars in the parking lot at 100th South when I entered the lot, but when I left the lot there were quite a few cars in the lot. There was a 10-15 MPH gusty wind blowing from the south that made it more difficult to go south, but it was nice on the way back to have a tail-wind. I felt pretty good during my run. I currently am going 3.5 miles on my heavy runs and 2.6 miles on my light runs. I need to repeat these distances a few times to get used to them. There was a lot of sun during my run, and the sun felt good.

There was a lot of water, from recent rains, under 106th South. I waded through the water. The water was deeper than previous water, and my feet got wet but quickly dried out when I was on the dry path again, although my socks were still wet when I took them off later in the day; I didn't have any abrasions from the wet socks. I've waded through large puddles before with no problems occurring. My socks are synthetic and don't absorb a lot of moisture. Cotton socks would soak in more water and probably would rub on my feet and cause blisters.

There is rain and snow forecast for tomorrow, so I went out today.

March 12, 2018

Added a bit and did 3.5 miles for my heavy run

I was on, about noon, the Jordan River Parkway path going south. I added a bit and reached and passed the parking lot and play ground at the East Pavilion, for a total distance of 3.5 miles. My next goal is the pedestrian bridge across the Jordan River at 114 South, about 3/4 mile south of the East Pavilion. There are several benches and two fishing ponds before the bridge, and these will make good turn-around points. I felt pretty good during my run, but I will need to do that heavy run several times before I am used to that distance.

Today was a warm day. The temperature today was in the low to mid 60s (F). There were quite a few people on the path, both runners/walkers and cyclists.

March 10, 2018

Another sunny and warm day

I spent a good part of the day cutting limbs off of a dying tree due to fire-blight infection, and I was too tired to go running. It was a great day, though, to be outside, even if I was doing difficult yard work.

March 8, 2018

Sunny and warm today

The temperature today is in the mid 50s (F). A nice, warm day that is melting the snow. Almost of the snow along the Parkway is melted.

March 7, 2018

Did a light run of 2.3 miles

I went to the Jordan River Parkway in the late afternoon and went on my usual south route for a light run of 2.3 miles. I was surprised to see the dry path under 106th South. That is a lot of water that evaporated. I saw a few others on the path, but there weren't many at this late hour. Most of my run was after the sun was down, and I was running in the dusk. It was almost dark when I reached my car. I felt good during my run. The temperature was in the low to mid 40s (F).

March 5, 2018

Did a heavy run of 2.9 miles

My wife and I went to the Jordan River Parkway in  the early afternoon, and I went 2.9 miles. I felt pretty good during the run.Today was a warm day, the temperature being in the low 40s (F). There was a lot of sun. The big puddle of water under 106th South has increased in size. I had to wade through about 20 feet of water. The path under 106th South is slightly slanted to the east, and I walked through the puddle on the west side of the path; hence the water was not very deep. I didn't see many runners and walkers on the path, and there were only a couple of cars, besides my own car, in the parking lot. On the way back, I saw two runners who looked to be of high school age. They were probably from the cross country team at Bingham High School. All in all, it was a nice day to be outside. On the way back, I stopped for a minute at the various benches, and it was nice to sit and soak in the sun.

In another week or so, I should be at the parking lot at the East Pavilion.