July 25, 2015

Another 2.1 miles

My wife was busy getting ready for the visit of relatives, so I went alone to the Jordan River Parkway and ran south. I did approximately 2.1 miles and took no rest breaks. I was out at 9 am, and there was quite a lot of shade on the trail. I didn't see many runners or walkers, but a lot of cyclists did pass me. The temperature was in the high 60s (F) and low 70s. Nice conditions for running. I drank about 1-1/2 cups of water during my run.

July 23, 2015

Increased my distance a bit to 2.1 miles

I ran/walked 2.1 miles this morning, and my wife walked 2 miles. I took only one rest break which was at the south end of the Sandy golf course (after 1.1 miles). I felt fine when I stopped at the bench, but I got tired on the way back. However, I continued moving and didn't stop until I was done. I passed one other runner on the trail and a lot of cyclists. No walkers, though. We started our run/walk about 10 am, later than I would have liked but early enough that there was still shade on much of the path. The temperature was in the mid to high 70s (F). I drank about 1-3/4 cups of water during my run, taking a nice gulp every two or three walking phases.

July 18, 2015

2 more miles

My wife and I went out about 7 pm and did 2 miles, going south from 100th South. The sun wasn't quite down, and there were a lot of clouds in the sky. We were back at our car just as the sun was going behind the Oquirrh mountains. Quite a few walkers and cyclists were out, and a few runners, too. The temperature was in the high 70s (F). I didn't take any rest breaks during my run, including none at the turn-around point.

July 16, 2015

Late leaving but did 2 miles again

My wife and I were late leaving, hitting the trail about noon. We went north again to catch what little shade there would be. I only took one rest-break (at the turnaround bench), and I drank 2 cups of water during my run. I only saw one other runner on the trail and only two or three cyclists. The temperature was in the high 80s (F).

The past week has been sunny with beautiful clouds and temperatures in the high 80s (F) or low 90s.

July 13, 2015

Two more miles

My wife and I did the northern route from 100th South again. Another 2 miles. I took only one rest stop, at the turnaround point, and I felt stronger than I did a few days ago. We were late going out (about 11 am), but there was still a reasonable amount of shade, and I ran both sides of the path to get the shady spots. I drank two cups of water during my run, plus a nice drink at the fountain at the parking lot.

July 9, 2015

Two more miles on the northern route

My wife and I did the northern route from the parking lot at 100th South to the bench at the Sandy golf course (1 mile to the bench). I only had 5 1/2 hours sleep last night, so I was tired on the way back and did more walking than usual. Going out, though, was fine. The temperature this week is cooler than last week, and that helps. I drank three cups of water instead of the four cups I used last week. I took no rest stops going out (not counting a rest stop at the bench at the turn-around point), but I took one rest stop and more walking on the way back.

July 6, 2015

Did another 2 miles

I hit the trail (going South from 100th South) at 8:45 am and ran/walked 2 miles. My wife walked the 2 miles. I took my first rest-break at the turnaround point, but I took several short breaks on the way back. The temperature was in the high 60s (F) during my run, and, due to the time-of-morning, there was quite a lot of shade. I drank 2 cups of water during my run, plus a good drink at the start and another drink at the end (from the fountain at the parking lot). There were a lot of cyclists on the path and a few runners and walkers. Several families with small children were on their bikes.

July 3, 2015

Ran a mile at the rec center

We had two grandchildren with us today, and we took them swimming at the local rec center. While Judy and the kids were swimming, I ran a mile on the indoor track and then rode the Expresso bike for an 3 easy miles. Afterwards, we visited Wendy's for supper. Today was a hot day. I'm not used to running on adjacent days, and I was tired as I ran.

July 2, 2015

Ran 2 miles this morning

Judy and I were on the trail at 8:30 this morning. There was a lot of shade, but it was hot coming  back, and I drank one quart of water during my run (I took a swallow of water each time I walked). We went north from the trail-head at 100th South. I only made two brief rest stops of about 1 minute each, one at the turnaround point, and 1 on the way back. There were a lot of cyclists and walkers on the trail but not many runners. I had good sleep last night and felt strong during my run.

Later: I took a short nap during the heat of the day and did things on my computer. Then, about 7:30 pm, I went outside and mowed my lawns. I felt strong during that and got the lawns mowed before dark.