May 25, 2016

2 miles today, a small step into infinity

I jogged and walked another 2 miles, using my 50:60 ratio of jogging and walking. We had rain during the night and morning, but the skies cleared some during my run. It was warm (high 60s F) and I took off my windbreaker and tied it around my waist. I wore my blue T-shirt today that says, "Gone Loco" on the back. The word "Loco" actually refers to running shoes, but other runners who see me think of my attitude. Sometimes I think I am loco to keep running as an old man, but I enjoy it, and I assume I have better health because of it. The following picture came from the web, but it expresses my attitude to run and run until I die.


May 23, 2016

Another 2 miles but more jogging

Today was a beautiful day with temps in the mid 60s. I increased my jogging from 40 seconds per phase to 50 seconds per phase. The resulting jogging:walking ratio is 50:60, and that sequence is repeated for the duration of the run. I felt fine during and at the end of the run. I took no rest breaks on the way out but took two breaks on the way back.

May 21, 2016

Another 2 miles

I jogged and walked 2 miles today. I left home about half an hour after the rain that had come during the night and early morning. During the cloudy weather, I was the only person on the path, but on my way back, the overcast clouds parted, and there was sunshine and clouds on the way back. Also, I saw several people on the path during my way back. I guess those people are fair-weather people, no activity during a rain storm. I wore long pants and a jacket due to the temperature being in the mid 50s (F). I used my 40:60 ratio of jogging and walking.

May 19, 2016

Ran 2 miles again with more jogging

I ran and walked my 2-mile course with the 40 seconds jogging and 60 seconds walking ratio of run/walk. There were a few times, though, that I forgot to change my pace and went 50-60 seconds of jogging or 70-80 seconds of walking. For the most part, though, I did the 60:40 ratio.

My knees felt pretty good during most of the run. They did feel a bit tight once in a while, but the minute of walking caused them to loosen up and feel fine.

There was a mixture of clouds and sun in the sky, and there was a 10-15 mph south wind. Thundershowers should occur tonight.

May 17, 2016

Another 2 miles but more jogging

Today was a beautiful day to be outside. A mixture of sun and clouds. A pleasant temperature and others on the path.

I added 10 seconds more jogging, giving me 40 seconds: 60 seconds walking, repeated throughout the run. I had no problems with the additional jogging. I took one brief rest stop going down, a brief rest stop at the turn-around point, and three brief stops going back. I saw one mother duck with ducklings.

I saw the Persian cat that I've seen in the past. She didn't run from me, but she didn't come over to be petted, either. Last week I talked with a man who was feeding the two cats that I've seen in the past. He said the cats are both female and were born near the path. The cats aren't feral (wild) and they weren't turned loose by someone. They are just outdoor cats.

May 11, 2016

Did another 2 miles

I was pretty tired on the way back and took several short breaks. I only had about 5 hours of sleep last night, due to staying up late. I laid down for an hour before I left home, but I didn't sleep much. I'm seeing a correlation between my sleep and my performance. I didn't have, when I was younger, problems with sleep deficit, but as I get older, my sleep is becoming more important.

May 9, 2016

Added a bit and jogged/walked 2 miles

I ran in the early afternoon when the temperature was in the mid 70s. I used my 30 second:60 second ratio and ran 2 miles. There were quite a few persons on the Jordan River Parkway path. I had no problems during the run.

May 7, 2016

Another 1.8 miles

I started my run about 11:30 this morning. The temperature was in the low 60s. There were quite a few runners, walkers, and cyclists on the path. I used a 30 second:60 second ratio of walking and running. I felt very strong and took no breaks going out and two short breaks coming back. This is in contrast to my previous runs for this distance earlier this week.

It's good that I felt energetic, because I had to mow my lawns after I returned home. The sun was shining during my run and afterwards. However, I fell asleep, and when I awoke the sky was overcast and there was thunder. I knew that rain was coming, so I did the lawn as fast as I could. I finished the last half of the back yard in the rain. I was soaked when I finished, but I did finish the lawn. I put the mower away and came inside to dry out.

Yesterday I was taking care of a grandchild for a couple of hours. We walked about a mile round trip to look at a nearby canal to see if the canal had water. It did, and we saw several ducks in the canal. The canals usually get water during the 1st or 2nd week in May and keep the water until the middle of October. One of the ducks was a mother with 7 ducklings following her. Today, while on my run, I saw two quail near the Jordan River. I saw no babies, though.

The following picture was taken from the web.

May 4, 2016

I jogged/walked 1.8 miles again

When I left in the early afternoon to go running, the shade temperature was in the mid 70s (F).  I alternated 30 seconds of jogging with 60 seconds of walking for most of the run, but I did do 40-50 seconds of jogging once in a while due to forgetting to change to a walk. I also carried water for the first time this year and drank my customary 1 cup of water per mile.

I saw a few quail on the path but no babies yet.