October 25, 2011

Did a tired 3 miles in my run

My wakeup heart rate was 58, not as high as the 60-62 I've been getting, but too high for me to do really well in my run. I labored through 3 miles. I've misplaced my two-phase timer that I usually use to control how long my runs and walks are, so I just run until I feel the first symptoms of getting tired and then I walk for a short time. Today my runs were 2-3 minutes and my walks 30-40 seconds. I didn't feel energetic during my run and was glad to stop at 3 miles.

There is a cold front going through Utah, and the temperature during my run was in the low 50s (F). The sky was overcast with a few sprinkles. Rain showers were forecast, but they didn't materialize. Utah County, south of Salt Lake County, did have rain. The temperature tonight will be in the mid to low 30s (F), possibly a light frost, and tomorrow night we'll have freezing temperatures for sure.

I've been getting my 7 hours of sleep during the past week, but my wakeup heart rate isn't coming down much. So, I'll continue getting to bed earlier and give mother nature more time to give rest to my body. After my body is rested, the wake up heart rate will come down. Apparently, a tired body needs more oxygen, hence a faster wakeup heart rate.

With the advent of cold weather, the ducks in the Jordan River are returning to the parking area at 10oth South, hoping people will take pity on them and feed them. During the winter there will be 30-40 ducks begging for food. During the summer there might be 2 or 3 ducks. Today I saw about a dozen ducks.

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