Thursday, November 30, 2017

Did a light jog/walk today but increased distance a bit

My wife and I went south from 100th South, and I jogged and walked for a light run. I did, though, increase my distance to 1.7 miles from 1.5 miles. I took no rest breaks on the way out and one short break on the way back. I did take a short break at the turn-around point. The temperature was in the mod 40s (F), and it was nice to be out. There were a few  cyclists, walkers, skaters on the path, but not many though.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Did a heavy run of 2.0 miles

It was dark when I started my run, using the 80 second:60 second ratio of jogging and walking. It had been raining during the daytime, but the rain had stopped, and the wind also had stopped. The path was full of water puddles, but it wasn't slippery. I ran the 2.0 miles without any stops. It's been over a year since I last ran in the dark, and it was nice. I saw 2 or 3 people on the path, but not many folks were out after dark. Even though it was dark, I could see the path OK due to lights on nearby buildings. The buildings were about 1/4 mile away but the lights were enough for me to see the path. The temperature was in the high 30s (F). I wore three layers.

I felt pretty good during the run.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Today was a light day of 1.5 miles

I was glad today was a light day, because I did the 1.5 miles but didn't feel very well. I did a lot of walking during the last 0.5 miles.Temperature was in the mid 40s (F).

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Today was a light day for 1.5 miles

The air temperature was in the low 50s (F), and there was a south wind of about 10-15 mph. It was a nice day, though. Cloudy and not much sun, but I was glad to be out running and walking.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Today was a heavy day, and I did 2.0 miles

Today was a wonderful day to be outside. Warmer temperature and more people on the path. There are 8 or 9 cats on the path, and at least three groups of people feed the cats. Most of the cats are wild cats, born outside but friendly to people.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Today was a light day, and I did 1.5 miles

Not many people were on the path. The temperature was in the mid 40s (F), and the sky was cloudy.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Today was a heavy day and I did my 2.0 miles

The temperature was 41 (F) when I left home in the late afternoon. The sun was still higher than the Oquirrh  mountains, but there were long stretches of shade due to trees along the path. I wore a long-sleeved t-shirt (thick cotton) over my underwear, and I was cold for most of the run, but as I neared the parking lot on my way back, I felt warm since my body was generating enough heat that it overcame the cold temperatures. I had 3 layers over my torso and 2 layers on my arms and legs. My hands, though, were cold, because I didn't wear gloves or mittens. When I was younger, I didn't wear gloves or mittens until the temperature was about 15 degrees, but as I've gotten older, I've discovered that I need hand-warmers at higher temperatures. I guess I will wear gloves when the temperature during my run is in the 40s or below.

The path was mostly bare of people, but I did see a couple of walkers/runners and several cyclists.

In general, I don't wear cotton t-shirts, because cotton stops absorbing sweat after it gets damp, but in the winter time I do wear them. Cotton is a good insulator, if it is kept dry, and I don't sweat enough in cold weather such that sweat gets my t-shirts damp. Damp i-shirts and freezing weather don't mix, because the damp shirts freeze, and one ends up running with a big ice cube on his or her body. If I were running longer distances, I might not wear cotton t-shirts, because I would sweat more.

Click the following image, which was taken from the Internet, for a larger view (look at the pictures and large text and don't try to read the small text). Be sure the last layer is a wind breaker to stop the wind. I use an uninsulated layer of nylon (in a jacket) for my last layer. The jacket stops any wind but provides no warmth. I depend on other layers to provide heat-control. I dress light such that I'm cold in the beginning but feel fine after about 2 miles of distance. Other runners have chosen to dress with more layers such they feel fine at first but are too warm later on. As I get older, I may switch to the other method of wearing layers.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Did a light day of 1.5 miles

Today was a light day, and I did 1.5 miles. The temperature was in the high 40s (F), and I enjoyed the sun when it wasn't hid by clouds.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Did my regular 2.0 miles

This afternoon I went south and did my regular 2.0 miles. I felt pretty good and did the distance with no rest stops going down or back; the only rest stop was at the turn around point. The sky was cloudy, and the temperature was in the mid 50s (F). There is rain showers predicted for tonight and tomorrow. I saw a few walkers and runners and cyclists, but fewer people were on the path.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Did a light 1.5 miles

Today was a light run, and I did 1.5 miles, going south from 100th South.  Judy and I went in the mid afternoon, and the air temperature was in the mid 60s (F). Quite a few cyclists were on the path, but not a lot of walkers and runners.