Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Back to the Jordan River Parkway and 2 miles

The air was pretty good today, and I returned to the Jordan River Parkway and ran/walked 2 miles using 30 seconds for each phase of my workout. I've been using this 30 second/30 second ratio for quite a while for my run/walk workouts. It was late afternoon (or early evening) when I went out. The temperature had been 47 (F) during the afternoon but was 40 when I went out. Even though the sun had set before I left home, I was able to complete my workout while it was still dusk. I only saw one other runner and five walkers during my time out. It was nice to be outside again. Using the indoor track at the rec center is OK when the air is bad, but nothing beats being outside for my runs.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Visited the rec center again for running/walking and swimming

My wife swam on her "noodle" for an hour, and I ran/walked for 50 minutes and rode the Expresso bike for 20 minutes. Her knee is feeling much better.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ran/walked 40 minutes and rode Expresso bike for 20 minutes

My wife is experiencing pain in her knee, and she decided to use the swimming pool at the rec center. So, even though it was a nice running day, we went to the rec center. It's nice to have the rec center available when needed. My wife sat on her "noodle" and did water-walking.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ran 2 miles on the Jordan River Parkway

The recent rain and wind removed the inversion layer that was giving us bad air, and my wife and I drove to the parking lot at 100th South. We went north for one mile and then returned to the parking lot. The only rest stop I took was a one-minute stop at the turnaround point. I felt pretty good and wasn't overly tired after the two miles. Going north meant we didn't pass any benches, so I had no choice but to run/walk without rest stops. Going south would mean that there were a number of benches along the trail.

The weather during the run was windy with sun and clouds, and the temperature was in the high 30s (F).

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ran/walked another 30 minutes

I continued my getting back to my previous level by going to the rec center and running/walking 30 minutes. I run, actually jog, half way around the track and then walk the other half. One loop around the track is about 0.1 mile.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ran/walked about 1.4 miles

My wife and I had a busy schedule today, but we got in half an hour at the rec center. It was nice weather and temperature to go outside, but the Salt Lake valley is locked into an inversion for a few days, and we didn't want to be outside in the bad air. There is a storm forecast for Monday, and we're hoping it will clear out the air for a day or two. January and February are bad months for inversions and bad air in the Salt Lake valley.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Not much running, but a bit of walking

During the Christmas and New Year holidays, my wife and I didn't do much running/walking. We've had a lot of grandchildren and family activities. We did walk twice, for about 0.6 miles each time, just walking around our neighborhood.