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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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5 miles today by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today was a brilliant, sun-filled day, and I ran 5 miles on the Jordan River Parkway. My energy level was low, no doubt due to the snow shoveling I did Sunday and yesterda ... Read on »
5 more miles toward my lifetime goal of 1,000,000 miles :) by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today's run was a duplicate of Monday's run. Almost the same wakeup heart rate. Same route. Same distance. Same performance, getting tired after 2 miles. Same weather, sunny ... Read on »
50 Best Running Blogs by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was just notified that Old Man Running has been selected by Online Classes.net as one of its 50 Best Running Blogs . Read on »
6 Geese a-honking while I ran by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Please excuse me for changing the Christmas carol from laying to honking. I was on the return leg of my run this evening, the sun had gone done, and it was getting dark. At le ... Read on »
6 inches of snow by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well, winter has finally come to Utah. We had 6 inches of snow yesterday. The temperature was in the high 30s (F) during the storm, and the snow melted when it hit the sid ... Read on »
6 Miles again today by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran 6 miles again this morning. I still walked a bit, but not as much as on Saturday. My wakeup HR was down to 52. The lower HR and the reduced walking indicate that my ... Read on »
6 more miles of running and walking by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You do 16 runs and what do you get Another day older and stronger, you bet Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I'm doing my next run even tho I'm slow. Sp ... Read on »
7 good miles today by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I just returned from another good 7 mile run. My wakeup HR was 50, and I felt fine. There was a strong 15-20 mph headwind, but on my return trip the wind had mostly died d ... Read on »
7 miles on ice and snow ends the week by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran 27th West again today and did 7 miles. I expected the sidewalks and streets to be icy and snowy, and I wore my ice cleats on my running shoes. I found out that the sidew ... Read on »
7 weeks to a new PB! by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today I'm starting week 7 of my marathon plan, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday only. I ran an easy 4 miles with a couple of walking breaks. It wasn't a great run but was o ... Read on »
8 Mile Medium Run -- Nothing to it :) by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I didn't run on Monday because I didn't sleep very well and was tired. Today, however, is different! I had a great 8 mile run today. My wakeup HR was 52, and I felt great ... Read on »
9 mile long run was great! by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'll be leaving for my 9 mile run as soon as I do my stretches. My wakeup PR was 52 on Thursday, 50 on Friday, and 50 today. I feel great and am looking forward to a grea ... Read on »
>Did 1.5 miles just before disk by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran/walked 1.5 miles late this afternoon. My wakeup heart rate was 61, and I skipped breakfast and lunch due to helping my wife find some graphics on the Internet for her ... Read on »
A "just made it" long run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I did my weekly 2 1/2 hour long run this morning. The temperature was 40 when I left home. The headwind I had last week was gone, and it was a nice day to be out. I felt f ... Read on »
A "wicked good" 8 mile run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran for an hour 33 minutes and covered 8 miles. Most of the time I was running between 10 and 10:30 miles, but on the way out I did some half-mile segments around a 9 to ... Read on »
A 13-mile Long Run Today by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I usually do my long run on Saturday, but I did it today for this week. Tomorrow my wife and I are attending the wedding of her 1st cousin once removed, and the only time ... Read on »
A 2 mile run in my new Saucony shoes by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I received today via UPS a pair of Saucony ProGrid Triumph shoes that I'll be testing. I wore them on a 2-mile run, and they felt fine. I've started a review of them in my t ... Read on »
A 2-mile family walk by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup heart rate was 59 this morning. It was high due not getting much sleep Friday night. My wife and I drove four hours to Cedar City on Saturday for some family bus ... Read on »
A 3 mile rest run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm doing a slight taper this week, in preparation for the 5K race on Saturday. I ran 3 miles at a comfortable pace, probably around 12 minutes. Read on »
A 3-mile rest run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I felt pretty good for the first two miles of my run, but at 2 1/4 miles I could tell I was starting to get tired, so I turned around and returned. Being tired today was expec ... Read on »