June 27, 2016

Increased distance to 2.25 miles

Today is forecast to be the hottest day so far this year, so I was out early to miss the heat; I was out at 8 am. Because of the early time, there was quite a lot of shade on the path, and I appreciated that shade. The shade temperature during my run was in the low 60s (F). I felt tired but pretty good during and at the end of the run, using my ratio of 80:60 seconds for jogging:walking. There were a lot of people on the path, especially cyclists and walkers.

June 25, 2016

2 more miles to end the week

Today was forecast to be a hot day, but the weather turned out to not be quite so hot. The temp was in the mid 70s (F) when I left home about 10 am. There was a small breeze blowing during my run, and that helped my body dissipate some heat. I saw quite a few runners, walkers, and cyclists on the path.

June 22, 2016

2 more miles in hot weather

I ran this morning and did 2 miles, using the 80:60 ratio. I didn't carry water even though it was hot. I stopped to rest briefly for a minute or so, mostly to recover from the heat. The shade temperature was in the 80s, probably in the 90s in the sun. Because I was out in the morning, there was some shade on the path. I saw quite a few people on the path, mostly cyclists.

June 20, 2016

2 miles with more jogging

The temperature today was in the 90s (F), so I waited until evening to go out. The shade temperature when I left home was 88. Because of the setting-sun, there was a lot of shade of the path, especially on the way back. I didn't carry water, but I had a good drink at the parking lot when I first arrive there and another good drink when I finished my run. I added 10 seconds of jogging giving me a ratio of 80:60 seconds, jogging:walking. I think I will stop increasing my jogging and will go for a longer distance, beginning with next week. I'll keep the 80:60 ratio and go to a distance of 2.6 miles (there is a bench at the 1.3 mile point which will make a good turn-around point.

June 18, 2016

Another 2 miles plus a lot of sweat

Today was a nice day for running, but it was hot, in the high 80s. There was a slight breeze blowing (gusts of 10 mph) which helped with the heat. I only had four hours of sleep last night, and I wasn't expecting to go very far, but I felt fine and continued running until I reached my normal turnaround point.  Once I was there I had no choice but to jog/walk the mile back to my car. I carried no water but felt fine during my run. I was glad, though, for the fountain in the parking lot next to my car. I used my normal ratio of jogging and walking of 70:60 in minutes. I'm not sure why, but it is common for me to feel pretty good after a night of insufficient sleep, and then in a day or two I feel the effects of lack of sleep. I think it may be related to my body condition prior to getting insufficient sleep. I took a several hour nap this afternoon and feel fine this evening.

June 15, 2016

Another repeat for 2 miles

I followed the same route and the same ratio as last time. The temperature was in the mid 89s (F), so I carried water. I've been carrying two one-cup bottles, but today I carried three bottles since the temperature was expected to be high (I drank 2 1/2 bottles). The wind was blowing all day (gusts up to 20 mpg or so), and that reduced the effect of the heat. It was hard running and walking against the wind, but nice on the way back to have a tail-wind. I saw quite a few people on the path, including several policemen and one policewoman from the nearby academy. The police people do their timed runs on the path, but the ones I saw today were running training runs. The men all called me "sir" which was strange, so I looked at their t-shirts as they passed and saw that they were from the academy. They all wore blue shorts and gray t-shirts, which is the academy running uniforms. In the following picture, which was taken from the web, not all the cadets are wearing the "uniform" that I saw today and have seen in the past. Also, they are on a track instead of on the Jordan River Parkway.

June 13, 2016

Repeated my route and jogging/walking ratio

I ran 2 miles again, using a ratio of 70 seconds jogging and 60 seconds walking for most of the run. I got tired, due I think to not quite enough sleep, and I used a ratio of 30 seconds and 60 seconds during a small part of the run. When I first started, the sky was cloudy, and I wore long pants. But, on the way back, the clouds dissipated and the temperature increased. I took off my wind breaker and tied it around my waist. There were quite few people on the path.

I would like to increase the distance of my run and the amount of jogging I do, but, for now, I'm concentrating on increasing the amount of jogging.

I saw a mother duck and her ducklings foraging in some grass at the edge of the path. The ducklings were relatively large, indicating they were born in the early Spring. I saw a few quail, too, but no small babies. I saw one quail that was smaller than the other quail, and it may gave been a baby born in the early Spring.

June 11, 2016

Increased the amount of jogging and ran about 2.1 miles

It was windy and cloudy when I left home. The Parkway path was wet from the rain, and there were a few drops falling. After I had gone about 1/2 mile, it started to rain, and I turned around and headed back to the car. However, after a minute of rain, it stopped, and I turned around and continued my workout. I added 10 seconds of jogging and used a ratio of 70 seconds jogging and 60 seconds walking, alternating the two.

There were a lot of cyclists on the path and a few walkers, but I was the only runner.  It rained for another minute while I was on the path, but the wind, about 15 mph gusts, dried my wind breaker, and it was a pleasant run.

June 9, 2016

2 miles again

The temperature today is predicted to be in the mid 90s (F), so my wife and I were out early when the temperature was in the mid 70s. She walked 0.62 miles and I did 2.0 miles, going around our neighborhood. Part of my jog/walk was along a canal road, and I saw several mother ducks and her ducklings in the water. I stopped to talk for a few minutes with a neighbor, and I confirmed my home teaching appointment with them on Father's Day in two weeks.

Later: I waited until 6 pm, when the temperature was down to the high 80s (F) and then I mowed my lawns. I'm always glad to get that job done for the week, but I do have to admit that the yard looks nice with the lawns mowed.