Health knowledge made personal

Allen Patient Expert

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
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
Aborted my run after 2 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On Monday, I started running with the hope of doing 3+ miles, but I was tired and aborted after 2 miles. Last week was stressful, and I guess I'm not fully recovered yet. D ... Read on »
A week of hiking by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I didn't do any running this week, but I did a lot of hiking. My wife and I joined our daughter and her family and drove on Monday to Southern Utah to see Shakespeare plays ... Read on »
Very tired, aborted at 2.2 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I started out for a 3 mile run, but I was very tired and aborted at 2.2 miles. I could have kept going to meet my goal, but that would have made me even more tired. I only ... Read on »
Ran/walked for 69 minutes and did a bit more than 3.5 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We've had some visitors for the past couple of days, and one of their cars was parked in our driveway blocking my car which was in my garage. I could have had my daughter m ... Read on »
Ran 3.5 miles this morning by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I got out earlier than I've been doing, but not as early as I would have liked. The shade temperature when I returned home was 95 (F) and was probably about 90 when I left ... Read on »
Ran 3.5 miles in about 70 minutes by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today was a hot day for running, but I made it thanks to water I carried and several  benches that were in some shade (the shade temperature was 90 (F) when I returned home ... Read on »
My wakeup Heart Rate was 57 this Morning by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Even though today is a rest day, I measured my wakeup heart rate to get an idea how extra sleep is affecting the heart rate. A drop of 3 points from yesterday is significan ... Read on »
Ran/walked another 3 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I didn't leave home until a bit after 11 am, so I ended up running in the hottest part of the day. The temperature was 89 (F) when I left home and in the low-mid 90s when I ... Read on »
My wakeup heart rate is down by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today is a rest day, but I checked my wakeup heart rate to see which way it is going. It was 54, down 4 points from yesterday. Two days ago I only had 4.5 hours of sleep, a ... Read on »
Ran 3.4 miles in about 68 minutes by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Boy, I had a great run this morning! My wakeup heart rate was 58, and I felt strong. I've learned through all my years of running that how I feel during my 30 situps before ... Read on »
Ran 3 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran during the mid-day and completed 3 miles. I went north from 100th South for a mile and then returned to the parking lot. Then I went south for half a mile and returne ... Read on »
Ran/walked 3.25 miles in 65 minutes by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm glad I ran this morning instead of late afternoon, because we had a heavy rain and big hail stones and high winds. The storm only lasted a few minutes, but it was a fie ... Read on »
Nice run/walk of 64 minutes for 3 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup heartrate was 58. It's coming down, and it's up to me to get good sleep each night so it will continue coming down. Because of the heat, I delayed my run until 7 ... Read on »
Tired but ran 3 miles in 60 minutes by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The forcast for today is 104 (F), so I got up early and was on the trail by 7:30. There were lots of shady spots, some as long as 100 yards. I went north from 100th South f ... Read on »
I've been walking but not running by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had a great run/walk today! My wakeup heart rate was 60, still high but lower than last week (yesterday, it was 61). I didn't get out until 12:30 pm, and by then the summ ... Read on »
I'm mostly running for health and enjoyment of running by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday, I read in sciencedaily.com a report stating that if one is exercising for health, the important thing is the total minutes run during the week, rather than the s ... Read on »
Another 3 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran 3.0 miles this morning in 61 minutes. Because I was out a little earlier than I've been doing, there was more shade on the path. There were a lot of people out today. ... Read on »
Ran 3 miles again by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran for 3 miles this morning, and I felt fine for the first half and then I started getting tired during the last half. My wakeup heart rate was 58. I only had 6 hours sl ... Read on »
Took a rest day today instead of running by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had planned on running in the late afternoon, but my heart rate was high all day, so I didn't go out. Because of my age, I'm taking more rest days than I did when I was y ... Read on »
I ran/walked 3 miles again by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wakeup heart was 58, and I had a good 7 hours sleep, but I didn't run until late afternoon. I was pretty tired during my run, and I did more walking on the way back than ... Read on »