Monday: 12 miles - Quonset Bike Path and surrounding roads (9M) plus Calf Pasture Point beach and trails (3M) alone. Great weather. I decided to not carry water as it was cooler and drier than usual. I ran the bike path for a while before crossing over to the streets around Quidnesset and Mount View. Lot's of trees down in this section, including trees still hanging/leaning on telephone wires. Kind of sketchy. The beach was in great shape, and there were plenty of shore birds I couldn't identify. In the woods, I decided to run up the large rock formation (50' above the rest of the flat ground). At the top I startled a large buck - I couldn't count the points - crazy place to see a deer, except this is the third time it has happened to me (a different deer, and a wild turkey were the other two). The return on the bike path was a little dull, but a fun run overall. Total time: 1:35:46.
Tuesday: 10 miles - Rome Point trails alone. Another nice day. I was considering running the hills of Saunderstown, but didn't want the sun exposure. Lot's of debris on the trails and a couple of blowdowns, but nothing course altering after Irene. I did a new 10 mile zigzagging loop, but like the others, it comes up a tad short. Yesterday's run was over 12 so I'm calling it even. Total time: 69:35.
Wednesday: 9 miles - Ryan Park trails 7M and roads 2M alone. I had bigger plans for my run today, but my legs were tired, and I'm counting on a long run on Friday I would like to be fresh for. It felt hot in the sun, and I later learned when I got back to my car that it was 88 degrees. A lot of big oaks down in the woods here, including some challenging ones to climb around on the trails. Total time: 70:10.
Thursday: 8 miles - Rome Point trails alone. I tried to keep it on the easy side. I saw a little blue heron in a marshy area - pretty cool sighting. Total time: 58:38. The plan is to run 4+ hours tomorrow afternoon in Burlingame. Anyone interested in joining me for part of this please let me know. Two weeks to the 50K!
Friday: 31 miles - Burlingame trails with Muddy (13M) and Jon Short (last 3M). Total time: 4:21.
Saturday: 0 - my body is in pretty good shape - thank you trails. Got in some light cross training of raking, mowing, and frontyard football.
Sunday: 0 - decided against a short run
Overall: Another new weekly mileage PR. I feel pretty good about Pisgah in 2 weeks.
Weekly Total: 70 miles
Last Week: 43 miles
Year to Date: 1579 miles