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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 comfortable two-hour run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup HR was 46 this morning, and I felt fine during my stretches. As I left home to do my run on the Jordan River Parkway, I looked forward to a great run. I wasn't d ... Read on »
A concern about running marathons and ultras by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm concerned about the effect on our bodies of running long distances, particularly marathons and ultras. I've added a new page to my training site that reviews the scienti ... Read on »
A different bird was mixed in with the ducks by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running After I finished my run, I sat in my car for a few minutes looking at my splits via my Garmin 101. The parkway path was about 200 feet in front of me. I saw a bunch of duc ... Read on »
A dusting of snow last night by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We had about an inch of snow last night with more forecast for today and for Sunday. The daytime temperatures today through Sunday are expected to be in the low 40s (F), s ... Read on »
A family feeding the ducks by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running During the winter there were hundreds of ducks and geese wintering on the Jordan River. They were anxious for a food handout from people visiting the river. With the warme ... Read on »
A few people out exercising on Christmas by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A mile and a half into my run, I passed some picnic areas, and I saw a man and a woman trying out their new snow shoes. Later, I passed a walker, and two runners passed me ... Read on »
A flock of geese was foraging on a large lawn for food by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On my way back I saw a flock of geese (perhaps 100 or so) foraging on a large lawn that surrounds a picnic area. This was the third time this winter that I've seen them foragi ... Read on »
A fourth fB test today by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running No comments on this post yet. Read on »
A fun New Years eve by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running What better way to spend a New Years eve than with family and friends. Read on »
A good 0.3 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup HR was 61 this morning, and it was the same for Monday & Tuesday. I walked the 0.6 miles and jogged the 0.3 miles today and Monday and felt pretty good at the en ... Read on »
A good 0.9 mile run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup HR was 52, the lowest I've had since my accident. My wife, my grandson Ichiro, and I walked the 0.9 mile loop and then I jogged the loop. I felt good today and h ... Read on »
A good 10 miler by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I added a mile to my medium run and went for 10 miles. I felt good before, during, and after. I've been getting good sleep during the past week, and my body is finally rea ... Read on »
A good 10 miler by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup HR was 51 and I felt fine during my stretches. I drank 1/2 cup water when I first got up and 1 cup after I ate a banana and just before I left for the Jordan Riv ... Read on »
A good 13 miles this morning! by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran my weekly long run on the Jordan River Parkway. I had to drive a few miles to get to the Parkway, but it was worth it because it is a nice path to use. It is an asph ... Read on »
A good 2-mile recovery run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran 2 miles on the Jordan River Parkway this afternoon and had a good run. When I left, I didn't have any goal as to how far I would go; I just let my body tell me when ... Read on »
A good 30-minute rest run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran/walked for 30 minutes going south from 9800 South and did 1.55 miles. The temperature was 60 (F), and wind gusts were 15-20 mph. While I ran south, the wind was a head ... Read on »
A good 4.5 mile recovery-run today by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran 4.5 miles on the Jordan River Parkway and enjoyed it. I didn't go the full 5 miles, because I started getting tired and didn't want to ruin my run tomorrow by pushin ... Read on »
A good 5 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup HR was 48. I ran my five miles and felt pretty good. I was a bit tired during the first half but felt fine on the way home -- not peppy but not overly tired. I a ... Read on »
A good 5-mile rest run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran 5 miles on the Jordan River Parkway and had a great run. I was late going out, and the shade temperature was in the mid to high 80s (F). I felt good during the run. ... Read on »
A good 5.5 mile run in great weather by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My grandkids have ended their visit, and things are getting back to normal. Today was a wonderful Spring day. Sun temperature in the mid 50s (F), and shade temperature in th ... Read on »