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Salt Lake Valley, Utah
I'm a 74-year old runner, and I've been running for over 37 years, including four marathons, and... Full Bio
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1 = 2, right? by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup HR was 48, and I felt pretty good. I left for my two-hour run, but after a mile I could tell I was tired and I slowed down. That didn't help, and after 2 miles I ... Read on »
10 miles but tired by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran my 10 miles today but walked most of the last two miles. My wakeup HR was 53, and I felt pretty good. I still have my cold, but it is in the thick mucus stage. My co ... Read on »
10 miles today, 5 to go! by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup HR was 51, and I had a beautiful morning for my 10 mile long run. The temperature was about 43 (F) when I left and 55 (F) when I returned. I wore my running shor ... Read on »
10-day forecast looks good for August 19 by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've been wondering what the weather will be like for the Great Salt Lake Half Marathon. The temperature (at my house) at 6:30 this morning was 59 (F). The sun wasn't up b ... Read on »
10-second heart rate by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One of the traditional ways of measuring heart rate while you're running when you don't have a heart-rate monitor is to stop and measure your pulse for 10 seconds and then ... Read on »
100 Best Men's Health & Fitness Blogs by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was notified this evening that this blog is listed in the nursingschools.net list of men's blogs. #87 in the Aging category. Read on »
106th South finally free of water by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday when I checked the Jordan River Parkway tunnel under 106th South, I saw a portable pump being used to remove water from the path. When I checked this morning, th ... Read on »
1st run in three weeks by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's been three weeks since my last run. I've been having weekly surgeries for my basal cell skin cancers, and my body wasn't in a condition to handle running. I had surge ... Read on »
2.5 miles again by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Judy wasn't feeling well, so I went by myself to the Jordan River Parkway and ran south from 100th South, following the route I usually use when going south. I took no rest ... Read on »
2.5 miles again by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wife and I were out in mid morning. Temperature was in the high 50s (F), but the expected high for the day was in the low to mid 60s. Nothing unusual happened on my run ... Read on »
2007 Salt Lake City Half-Marathon Results by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running http://results.racecenter.com/2007/slchm07.htm http://www.marathonfoto.com/ I was 2nd in my age division. Read on »
22% Increase in my run :( by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ops... I forgot to post to this blog last week. I ran on Thursday, August 25 and completed my 6.4 mile run. I felt tired but was glad to complete the distance. I didn't ru ... Read on »
24 World-Class Sports Training & Sports Injury Sites by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran for 60 minutes today (3.2 miles), but I was tired during most of the run. I felt fine during the first mile, but became tired as the run/walk progressed. My wakeup he ... Read on »
2nd in my age-group at the 5K by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The race began at 6:00 am, and by 6:32:28 I was finished. My time of 32:28 gave me a 2nd place in my age group of 70 and older. I was 94th out of about 220 runners. My ave ... Read on »
4 mile rest run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup HR was 65 today, a bit higher than on Monday. I felt ok but not super energetic. I went out running, but after two miles, I was starting to get tired, and I turn ... Read on »
4 miles today by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I felt good this morning and later during my run. Yesterday my wakeup heart rate was 61, and this morning it was 58 -- a big improvement from the 66 I had during my cold a f ... Read on »
4 miles, one step to eternity and beyond by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I left for my run this morning, it was drizzling rain, and the temperature was in the mid 40s (F). Quite a change from yesterday's 93. I wore two layers, my summer T- ... Read on »
45, Wow! by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I checked my wakeup HR this morning, it was 45! When I ran marathons in the early 80s, my wakeup HR was 44. Then, one day it dropped to 40 and stayed there until I qu ... Read on »
5 hours sleep doesn't hack it for running by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I only had 5 hours sleep last night and was tired when I left home to go running. After two miles, I tossed in the towel and returned home. Also, it was hot and that didn't ... Read on »