July 24, 2017

Did About 1.7 miles

My wife and I began our runs at 10:30 am, going north from the parking lot at 100th South. The temperature was in the mid to high 80s (F), and the shade was less but still available and helpful. I took no rest breaks going out, but I took the two usual breaks on the way back. I carried three bottles of water and only had a small amount of water left when I reached my car. I got pretty tired on the way back. I used my normal 80 seconds/60 seconds ratio of run/walk on the way out, but I reduced the ratios on the way back to give myself more rest between jogs (in addition to the reduction of the ratios, I did more walking and less jogging).

July 19, 2017

I did 1.65 miles

My wife and I started our runs earlier than we've been doing. I was on the path at 9:10. The temperature was in the high 70s, and the sky was mostly cloudy. My wife went north from 100th South to check out the houses being built, and I went south; I ran to the bench at 0.825 miles and then returned. I carried 3 bottles of water and had about 1/2 bottle left when I returned to my car. I haven't used the southern route for two or three weeks, and it was nice to do that route again. I'm still using my ratio of 80 seconds/60 seconds for my run/walks. I saw quite a few cyclists on the path, but only a few runners and walkers.

Utah is currently undergoing a heat wave. News summaries yesterday said the state is giving fans to senior citizens to help them keep cool. In my case, I'm still jogging and walking in the heat wave. I'm drinking extra water and going shorter distances. We've had high 90s (F) and low 100s for several weeks.

July 17, 2017

I ran/walked about 1.35 miles around the neighborhood

My wife had a 10:00 appointment, so to save travel time, which is about half an hour round trip, we ran around the neighborhood; each loop around the neighborhood is 0.62 miles. Judy, who did the loop yesterday, did one loop this morning, and I did 2 loops plus part of the third loop. The temperature was in the high 70s (F), and there was quite a lot of shade. I prefer the Jordan River Parkway, because it is away from street traffic and is the closest thing to New England back roads, but running in the neighborhood has the advantage of no time lost in travel to and from the Parkway. The following picture is from the web but is typical of the Parkway in the south end of the Salt Lake valley.


July 15, 2017

I did 1.6 miles again

The temperature during our run was in the low to mid 80s (F). My wife and I were on the Jordan River Parkway trail about 10:30 this morning. This is a bit earlier than I've been out for the past few runs. I felt stronger and didn't get dizzy at all. I carried 3 bottles of water and had about half a bottle left when I finished my run. When I was younger and stronger, I would  drink a bottle each mile. Now, I need about one bottle and a half every mile. If it is really hot, I'll drink more water and use two bottles each mile.

One of the houses that we go by is going to be in the Salt Lake Parade of Homes later this month,  and my wife likes to check on the progress being made. In the past, we've seen a man putting in a sprinkler system. Today, we discovered the path to the house has been paved, and the landscapers are planting trees; some of the trees are pretty tall. The person buying that house must have a lot of money, because of the big house and expensive landscaping. The following picture is from the web.