Monday: 11 miles - Rome Point trails and beach alone. Felt like summer out there - 83 degrees. I was feeling good and pushed an aggressive pace. I reached the bridge 2:30 faster than on a normal day. I tried not to make eye contact with the guy in the banana hammock. Total time: 1:14:56. Great run.
Tuesday: 10 miles - Big River trails alone. I was looking to mix up my routine and ventured out to Big River. Immediately, I noticed that my legs were tired, so this run was a bit of a challenge on the technical terrain. The deer I encountered today were really jumpy. Good thing, this place will be crawling with hunters soon, and I won't come again until spring. Total time: 1:18:16.
Wednesday: 7 miles - Ryan Park trails solo. My plan was to go for 9 miles, but my legs weren't feeling up to it. I took it real easy. The town has done a ton of trail work since the hurricane. Total time: 55:48.
Thursday: 9 miles - Quonset Bike Path workout with Calf Pasture Point cooldown. I thought I would be running another workout in the rain, but instead I ran in July-like soup. I had planned on a nice little warm up, but decided to get right into the workout. I know I probably should be doing one, but I'm much more motivated to run hard when I first start. So, I repeated the same workout as the last two: 2 mile/1 mile/800/400. Results: 12:28/5:58/2:58/1:19. I was disappointed in the 2 mile time, but content with the rest. I was a hot sweaty mess afterwards. I briefly stopped at my car and then headed out on an enjoyable 4+ mile cooldown. I had to make a few daring jumps on the beach as the tidal streams were raging. Total time: 66 minutes.
Friday: 6 miles - Gravelly Hill trail with Jon. My original idea was to run this out and back trail twice for 12 miles, but Jon and I gave it a good effort after a slow start, and I was content with just 6. Total time: 45:18.
Saturday: 4 miles - Cambridge roads with Sarah and Chris. An easy run around mostly the Harvard Square section, including the path along the Charles River.
Sunday: 0 - post-wedding day. Nice little hike on the trails near Stepstone Falls in Arcadia with the family in the afternoon.
Overall: Strong start to the week. I thought I would go 50+. Fun weekend = not much running.
Weekly Total: 47 miles
Last Week: 40 miles
Year to Date: 1777 miles