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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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A 3.5 mile rest run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran for 3 1/2 miles at a comfortable resting pace, probably around 12:00. The shade temperature was about 80 (F). Read on »
A 4.5 rest run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In a previous post I said I was tired after my 10-mile run on Thursday. When I went out for my run today I found out I was still tired, even though my wakeup heart rate was 53 ... Read on »
A 5-mile rest run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm currently running three times per week, and my goals for my runs are Monday - 5 mile rest run Wednesday - 10 mile medium run Saturday - 13-15 mile long run ... Read on »
A beautiful but cool day by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was in the house all morning, and it was nice to go out to run. It was a sunny but cool day, temperature in the high 30s (F), and the ground was covered with 3 inches of ... Read on »
A beautiful day and another 1.5 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wife and I were on the Parkway path at 10 am. Even though it was late morning, there was quite a lot of shade (we went north from 100th South). I didn't have my two-phas ... Read on »
A beautiful day for running by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was a beautiful day for running. The temperature was 54 (F) when I left home, and it was nice to be out. Sunny sky with few clouds. Geese flying over and honking. Lots ... Read on »
A better 1.5 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup heart rate was 56 this morning, and I felt pretty good. I left for my run about 11:30 am, and ran more and walked less during the 0.75 miles to the turn around point ... Read on »
A better than great 7-mile run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran 7 miles on the Jordan River Parkway today, and it was a great, no, better than great, run! I not only added a mile to my Saturday run, having added a mile on Thursda ... Read on »
A better than great two-hour run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup HR was 50, I felt great, and I had a great two-hour run. I ran faster than last week and did about 11 miles. I didn't push to go faster; my body just did it on i ... Read on »
A better understanding of why I was injured last November by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've been discussing my injury on running.about .com with Boscho, who is both a runner of many years and a medical doctor ( http://forums.about.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=me ... Read on »
A big black dog started to follow me by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On my way back, while I was on the residential street that is on the big hill, a large black dog came across the street and started to run with me. After a couple of block ... Read on »
A big fish in the river by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I saw two fish in the Jordan River yesterday. I heard a lot of splashing, and I saw fins of a big fish about two feet long breaking the water as the fish moved around. The ... Read on »
A big guy sprayed me with his hose by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I didn't sleep very well last night, and when I finally got back to sleep I slept in until 8 am and got about 6 1/2 hours of sleep. Getting up late meant that I left for m ... Read on »
A bit more running during the 1.5 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran/walked the 1.5 mile route again. My wakeup heart rate was 56 and I felt pretty good. I thus did more running during the run than I've done in my runs during the past w ... Read on »
A bit tired during my 4-mile rest run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I completed my 4-mile rest run, but felt a bit tired. My wakeup HR was 50 again, indicating my body handled the long run on Saturday ok. The canal road had 3-4 inches of s ... Read on »
A busy week with no running but lots of walking by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I just arrived home from a week (including travel) in the San Diego, CA area. We were busy 10-13 hours most of the days seeing the attractions in the area, although I did ta ... Read on »
A car was in the Jordan River by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As I approached the access road to the parking lot for the Jordan River Parkway at 9800 South, the traffic slowed almost to a stop, and I could see flashing police lights ... Read on »
A chain-link fence is going up near the new north-bound segment of the Parkway by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running About a month ago, as I finished my run, I saw a truck from a fence company in the parking lot. While I was stretching in the tunnel under 9800 South, two men walked through t ... Read on »
A change in strategy for running faster by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Since I ran the half-marathon in April, I've been trying to increase my long slow distance pace. I've been doing this by just running faster, hoping that my body will adop ... Read on »
A cold, wet wintery day by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It rained during my run today. Not a heavy rain, but a consistent rain. The temperature was in the high to mid 30s (F), and there was a 5 mph tail wind on my way out and a ... Read on »