Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Did 1.2 miles again

Today was hot! It was 85 (F) when I left home in the early afternoon. I drank 1/2 cup of water before I left home and another 1/2 cup before I started running. Except for the heat I did pretty good, not feeling dizzy while I ran. There were a number of cyclists and skaters on the path but not many runners or walkers.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

And, another 1.2 miles again

I went running in the early to mid afternoon and completed another 1.2 miles. I felt strong during the run, and I was not dizzy during or after the run. Today was a beautiful day to be out. Lots of sun and no clouds, and the temperature was in the 70s (F). I had gone about 1/8 mile when my nephew and his family came by on their bikes. They stopped, and we visited for a few minutes.  When I left the trailhead at 100th South to go south on the Parkway, there were people with cameras and balloons at one of the tables, but the people were gone when I returned about half an hour later. The fountain at the parking lot was still not working, and I brought 1 cup of water to the run. I drank half of it before I started running and the other half when I finished the run.

The following picture is of the Parkway, about 1/3 mile south of 106th South. It is about 1.3 miles from 100th South to the bench shown in the picture. The picture was taken from the web.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Did 1.2 miles again

I ran and walked 1.2 miles again with no dizziness. I kept my 80 seconds : 60 seconds ratio during the whole time. It was hot today, about 88 (F). The fountain in the parking lot isn't working, but I brought a cup of water with me and drank it at the end of the workout. I've misplaced my Fuel Belt and haven't been carrying water with me.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Did another 1.2 miles

I ran and walked the 1.2 mile route again with no dizziness during the run. I was tired, though, and did a lot of walking. Part of my trouble was that I went out in the late afternoon, and I do better if I run and walk during the morning. Also, I might have been tired since I didn't run or walk on Saturday, and my body may have retrogressed a bit.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ran/walked 1.2 miles again

My wife and I went south from 100th South on the Jordan River Parkway, and I felt no dizziness at all. Judy was tired and went slower than she normally does. I felt pretty good during my run. The temperature was in the mid 40s (F), and the sky was a mixture of clouds and sun. We had rain and snow last night, but the path was relatively dry.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Increased my run a bit

I ran and walked about 1.2 miles, but I was dizzy during the latter part of the run. I had breakfast and drank water the same as I've done during the past runs. The dizziness is mostly when I first get up from a rest break. Once I'm up, I do OK. I didn't get dizzy during most of the run, and the dizzziness only lasted two or three seconds. When I felt the dizziness coming on, I took bigger breathes to give my body more oxygen. I think the dizziness is a combination of getting old and running out of energy. I increased my run a bit, so I had more chance of running out of energy. It's not much fun to get old, but life is like that -- we accept life as it is and make the best of it

Friday, May 12, 2017

And, another 1.1 miles

I went out about noon-time and did 1.1 miles again. I completed the run without getting dizzy. There was a gusting south wind with 10-20 mph gusts. The wind helped keep me cool. The sky was sunny and hot, in the low 80s (F), during my run. I didn't carry water, but I drank a cup of water before I left and had good drinks at the beginning and end of my run.

I ran today instead of tomorrow, because my wife has a "tea party" planned for our grand daughters and her nieces. They are to bring their American dolls. My wife, Judy, has been sewing doll clothes all week. The following picture shows Judy and her dolls and their new outfits. The picture was taken by one of her grand nieces. Click the picture for a larger image.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Did another 1.1 Miles

I didn't feel dizzy at all during my 1.1 mile run/walk! I'll get a better idea of my problem when I do 1.1 miles again on Friday. I had the same breakfast (1 boiled egg) for breakfast that I've been having, and I got the same 7 hours of sleep that I've been getting each night. It appears that my body is adjusting to the 1.1 miles and not running out of energy and thus not giving me feelings of being dizzy. Also, I drank the same amount of water that I've been drinking each morning. I just have to keep on eating some food for breakfast and drinking some water before I go out and during the day. We'll see how I feel after my next 1.1 mile run/walk.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Change Training Gradually

The following image was taken from the web without permission.

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Did 1.1 Miles again

Today was a beautiful day to be outside. The temperature was in the mid 70s with beautiful clouds in the sky. There was a 5-10 mph north wind blowing, which wasn't bad and didn't present difficulties. I felt fine during the run. I didn't get dizzy, but I did have sorta pre-dizzy feelings when I first got up from a break. The feelings were during the last 1/4 mile of the run. The dizziness that I've felt recently seems to be related to the length of my run, and if this is so then I need to make smaller and less-often increases in distance. I suspected this was the case and reduced my distance back to 1.1 miles for the next couple weeks or so. I will run 1.1 miles each time next week, and if that goes well, I may start to make small increases in my distance. 10% is about 1/10 mile. Time to act my age and not act like I'm younger!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Did 1.1 miles

As I indicated in my previous post, I went back to 1.1 miles and did OK, although I got slightly dizzy during the last 0.1 mile. I felt fine after I got home and rested a bit. This evening my wife and I drove about half an hour to attend a concert in which my daughter was playing in the French Horn section and my granddaughter was playing a solo on her Viola. I felt fine during that trip.

I'm going to run 1.1 miles each time during next week, and maybe the week afterwards, and when I feel accustomed to that distance, I will make small increases in my distance (the 10% rule). Apparently, I just didn't have the energy to do 1.5 miles. When I was younger and tried to run too far, I could tell I didn't have enough energy to complete the distance. But, as I've gotten older, I've started getting dizzy when I run out of energy. We'll see how I do next week with 1.1 miles. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Did another 1.5 miles

I went running in the late afternoon and did another 1.5 miles. The temperature was in the low to mid 70s (F), the sky was sunny with a few clouds, and it was a great day to be outside.

I'm still having problems getting dizzy on the way back. I've eliminated low blood pressure and my food and water intake, and I'm next going to check my distance as a factor. I normally use the 10% rule in increasing my distance, but this time I've been making big jumps (40-50%) to get back to the distance I was formally running. Because of my older age, perhaps I need to use the 10% rule in getting back to my former distance. I seemed to do OK with 1.1 miles, so I'm going to go back to that distance and make smaller increases my distance, although a 10% increase in distance may be too much for an old man like me. I'll continue to check my blood pressure and my food and water intake during this time.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Increased my distance to 1.5 miles

I felt pretty good at the bench at the 0.55 mile marker, so I kept on going until I reached the 0.75 mile marker. I then turned around and went back to 100th South. I felt fine during my run, and stretching afterwards, but I got dizzy while walking to my car. The city has turned on the water in the fountain next to the path, and I took a few sips of water before and after my run. I think I need to drink more water and eat more for lunch. It was in the early afternoon when I went running and walking.

The temperature during my run was in the mid 60s (F), with clouds in the sky, and the warmth from the sun felt great! There were quite a few people on the path, but they were mostly cyclists. I did see a few other runners, and I saw several walkers and dogs. I saw one horse with a 4-5 year old girl riding the horse and the girl's mother walking by the head of the horse. The following pictures were taken from the web and shows two cyclists on the Parkway path and a girl riding on the parkway. The horse I saw today was on a dirt path that parallels the paved path that runners, walkers, and cyclists use, although some runners and walkers use the dirt path, and some horses use the paved path.