April 9, 2014

Ran/walked a tired 2 miles

I had planned on running 2.5 miles ad a medium run, but after 1 mile I was tired, and I did a lot of walking during the second mile. My wife and I went north from 100th South to the bench at the edge of the Sandy gold course and then returned to our car. I think part of my problem was not eating lunch and then not going out until 5 pm. My body didn't have the calories it needs to cover the distance I planned to run. I did have a light breakfast, but that wasn't enough to fuel my body during the late afternoon.

April 7, 2014

Did my rest run of 2 miles

My wife and I went north on the Jordan River Parkway to the 1-mile marker and then turned around and came back to our car. She walks as fast as I run and faster than I walk, so she reached the turn-around point before me. There is a bench at that point (at the edge of the Sandy City Golf Course), and she waited until I reached the bench. I rested for about 30 seconds, and then we headed back. We got home about noon. The temperature was in the mid 50s (F). I wore running shorts with no jacket and was still cold as my body warmed up. When I was younger, I went faster, and my body warmed up faster, and I would have felt great, but since I'm older I was still cold when I got back to my car. Next time I'll wear my nylon jacket.

April 5, 2014

Ran/walked 3 early-morning miles

My wife and I wanted to be home by 10 am to listen to the Saturday sessions of the Mormon Conference, so we left home at 8:15 am. She did her 2 miles of walking, and I did 3 miles of running/walking. The temperature was 42 (F) when we left home. There were a lot of people using the Jordan River Parkway. I took no resting breaks going out, but I took two or three short breaks on the way back. Going out early was nice, because there were rain showers later in the day, although the showers were intermittent and light.

This week is a good example of what I want to do for the next month: 2 miles as a rest run. 2.5 miles as a medium run, and 3 miles as a long run. Doing those distances will help my body get used to the longer distance of 3 miles. When I feel like my body has adjusted to those distances, I will increase by 5-10% the distances of all three runs. After each increase, I will run the new distance for at least a week or two. When my rest run gets up to 3 miles, I'll switch to using time instead of distance to report each workout. As my body gets stronger, I'll probably do about 3.3 miles in 60 minutes.

April 2, 2014

Ran/walked 2.5 miles

Today was a strange day. We had rain during the early morning. Snow flurries later in the day, and sometimes cloudy and sometimes sunny afternoon. My wife and I went south from 100th South, during a time of partial sun during the late afternoon.

My run was uneventful. I made two short rest stops on the way back. When I got back to the parking lot I saw a bunch of kids and adults with bicycles, and I asked one of the adults what group they were with. He said it was a middle school bike club. They planned on riding for about an hour.

March 28, 2014

Ran/walked 3 miles

My wife and I went south from 100th South on the Jordan River Parkway. She walked her two miles, and I ran/walked 3 miles. The temperature was in the 50s (F), and it was a nice day. Not much wind and no rain. The sky was cloudy, though. The run was uneventful, although I took several short rest breaks on the way back; I'm not used, yet, to the 3-mile distance. It's interesting how much recovery ones body makes with a short, 60 second, rest. I ran today, because of a bad day (running wise) tomorrow, my usual day to end the running-week.

March 26, 2014

Ran/walked 2.8 miles around my neighborhood

We had rain during the day, and we didn't go running and walking until just before sundown. I wanted to go to the Jordan River, like we've been doing, but my wife suggested we stay in our neighborhood, because she expected it would be dark before we finished. She was also worried about rain while we were out.

It wasn't raining when we left home, but it start to rain while we were out, and the rain lasted for about 15 minutes. There was no wind when we left home, but just before the rain came, the wind started to blow, and the wind lasted until the rain stopped, and then there was no wind. The wind signified that a low-pressure was passing through and was bringing rain. After the low-pressure passed, the rain and wind stopped. The air temperature was in the mid 40s (F), so the rain wasn't very cold. My body felt warm while I was out, but my arms were cold. I got home after the sun was down but it wasn't dark, yet. I need to spray my nylon jacket and pants with Silicone to make them resistant to water.

My left leg still felt tired when I did a running segment, compared with my right leg, but not as tired as it was last week.