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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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Ran two miles in my neighborhood by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wife and I were planning on going down to the Jordan River, but my son and his family stopped by for a visit, a few minutes before we were to leave. When they left there ... Read on »
Ran for 60 minutes by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My wife and I drove to the South Jordan East Pavilion, and we went south from there. My wife walked about 2.5 miles, and I ran about 3 miles. We ran in the late afternoon, ... Read on »
Ran for 1 mile and aborted my run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I didn't have a lot of energy when I began the run, and after 1/2 mile I decided to abort. My wakeup heart rate was 55, and I felt pretty good (energy wise) this morning, b ... Read on »
Ran for 3.1 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I finished the week with a 3.1 mile run in 60 minutes. I've completed the first part of my goal -- a rest run of 60 minutes. The next part will be a medium run of 80 minute ... Read on »
Ran for 60 minutes by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had a good run today. I felt strong and went very close to 3 miles (2.92 miles). My wife accompanied me to the JR Parkway, and she walked 2 miles and then read her book w ... Read on »
Day 2 of this week: Ran 2.8 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My run took me about 56 minutes. I'm using the same run/walk ratio that I've been using: 90 seconds running and 60 seconds walking. I started running at 6:30 pm, and the pa ... Read on »
Free Book by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here is a message from Joe Ellis. My name is Joe Ellis. I'm a longtime distance runner and novelist. My work has been featured in Runner's World and reviewed in the Wa ... Read on »
Began my running week with a LSD of 2.6 miles by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My run took 54 minutes. I'm not breaking any speed records, because I'm a lot slower than I was in my mid 40s when I ran marathons. But, I'm still alive, healthy, and movin ... Read on »
Ended the week with a 2.5 mile run by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I started running at 6:40 pm MDT, and there was a lot of shade on the path. On my way back, the path was almost all shade, and the shade felt nice. The temperature during m ... Read on »
Ran 2 miles again by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It was late afternoon when I went running, and the shade temperature was 80 (F) when I left. Because of the lateness of the day, there was more shade on the path. The shade ... Read on »
Ran 2.1 miles on a "cool" day by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The temperature was in the high 70s (F) during my run. We're having several days of cloudy weather and showers, and today's temperature may be the "normal" for this week. I ... Read on »
Spent the week at Education Week at BYU by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week was spent at Brigham Young University in Provo attending classes at the annual Education Week. All of the classes my wife, one grand daughter, and I took were rel ... Read on »
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 »