Monday: 0 - day off after 7 straight.
Tuesday: 11 miles - Rome Point trails alone. A relaxing afternoon run on a busy stressful work day. I seem to be running this course about the same speed recently. Total time: 1:17:35.
Wednesday: 11 miles - Quonset Bike Path workout with Calf Pasture Point warm up (1.5M) and cool down (5M). After last week's 1x3 mile, I decided to go back to the reverse ladder I've been doing this fall. I feel a lot more confident in my abilities, and I tried to carry that over to my workout today. I ran hard and felt like I emptied the tank on each effort. I'm happy to see my times come down. The workout: 2 mile/1 mile/800/400 Results: 11:50 (5:58/5:52)/5:51/2:54/1:20. I think I ran my fastest miles ever. 3 minute recoveries after the 2 mile and 1 mile, 2 minute recovery after the 800. I stopped at my car for water and to check email and then had a nice cool down out to the end of the beach and back. Windy and grey - it really felt like fall. Total time: 1:22:42.
Thursday: 11 miles - Rome Point trails with Dan. I forgot to pack running clothes so I had to borrow shorts to get this run in today. Grey and wet, but no rain. We ran at a comfortable pace throughout. Total time: 1:23:37.
Friday: 0 - oops, messed this one up. I wanted to do a longish run, but when I headed out on my break, it began raining hard off and on. I couldn't convince myself to do it. I should have ran early to beat the heavy rains.
Saturday: 8 miles - Vin Gormley trails with Jon Short. We met up at 9AM at the picnic area and followed the trail clockwise. Perfect running weather and the trails weren't as wet as I thought. Good conversation as we made our way around the pond. Near the end I was a little surprised at our time as I thought we were going 8 minute pace, but it was actually slower. Oh well, it was a nice run, and my legs didn't feel that fresh. Hopefully they will feel good tomorrow as I'm planning to run a small 5K in Westerly. Total time: 68 minutes.
Sunday: 4 miles - Run for the Pumpkins 5K - 1st overall, 19:00. Hilly course and windy. See separate race report write up.
Overall: I was hoping for more miles, but the decision to not run in the rain Friday kept the total down. The 5K was a blast, and winning my first ever race felt good, no matter the size or competition.
Weekly Total: 45 miles
Last Week: 63 miles
Year to Date: 1885 miles