Monday: 9 miles - Rome Point trails (7m) and beach (2m) with Dan. We started a little slow, but then picked it up, and hit the uphills aggressively. We had to long jump over a tidal stream on the beach. I didn't think I could do it. Dan tried it first and made it. I still didn't think I could do it, but I gave it a shot. Made it! Both ways. We ran the full mile and turned around under the bridge. Very humid out today - felt like summer. Total time was 1:06:26.
Tuesday: 5 miles - roads from my office. I had committed to play tennis, but just before we left, rain moved in. I was able to sneak a quick run in between showers. I decided that if I was going to run a shorter distance then I should do it fast. My plan was to do one mile warm up, run three miles fast, and then run one mile cool down. However, I wanted my first and last miles to not be too slow, so I ran them at a medium pace. My results: 7:16 / 19:30 / 7:16. I had to laugh at the three mile time as it was exactly at my 5K pace of 6:30. I can't shake that! My last mile began very slow and I picked it up as my body recovered. It was obnoxiously muggy out.
Wednesday: Tennis 6-8
Thursday: 14 miles - Ryan Park trails (2 x 7 mile course) with Dan. We ran this early to avoid the heavy rains that never came. Fuel was an issue after I was done. Another tropical day really drained me - although I was oblivious to this while running. My feet felt tired after 8 miles, but I sucked it up and stuck with the plan. Total time - 1:44.
Friday: 0 - finally it rained. I was tired after the long run, but still planned to do something. I got tied up with errands and getting prepared for gig at night. I did manage 1.5 hours of bass slapping cross training.
Saturday: 0. 5+ hours of cutting down trees (hand saw) behind my house. Pard helped out for a while with a chainsaw. I let him handle the big ones.
Sunday: 8 miles - Shumunkanuc Hill trails and roads. A nice early morning run in the crisp autumn air - 47 degrees. Running parts of the Lil' Rhody course got me pumped up for the race next month! Corn maze in the afternoon with family and friends.
Weekly Total: 36 miles
Good week! I could have easily surpassed 40 miles if I got in a short run on any of the off days. Looking forward to cool weather.
Last Week: 23 miles
Year to Date: 927