Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekly Log 8-6-12 to 8-12-12

Monday: 0

Tuesday: 7 miles - Westbrook, ME roads alone.  I ran a 6:55 first mile and then decided to make this a tempo run, despite feeling like the majority of this run was uphill.  Total time: 45:22 (6:28 pace). 

Wednesday: 7 miles - Hancock/Lamoine roads alone.  Mostly flat except one hill at the halfway point.  Total time: 49:14 (7:14 pace).  Family outing to Schoodic Point (east of Mt. Desert Island).  Rockhopping, tidepooling, porpoises viewing, before hiking the Anvil Trail to the summit of Schoodic Head.  Looped back down via Alder Trail. 

Thursday: 5 miles - 1 x mile (2 min rest) 5 x 2 min (1 min rest).  Family hike on Day Mountain near Seal Harbor on MDI.  This was followed up by a visit to Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor and then popovers and ice cream at the Jordan Pond House. 

Friday: 8 miles - Hancock/Franklin roads alone.  Total time: 61 minutes.  My last run in my blue Free Runs.  Went to Cadillac Mtn Sports later in the day and bought Inov-8 F-Lite 195's.  Family boat trip aboard a four masted schooner in Frenchman's Bay in the afternoon. 

Saturday: 6 miles on dirt/paved roads.  7:47/7:08/7:11/6:28/5:43/8:26.  Winter Harbor Lobster Festival in the afternoon and The Mex in Ellsworth for dinner. 

Sunday: 7 miles - mostly dirt roads in Hancock.  53 minutes.  Really awesome hike despite the intermittent rain later in the day.  Explored the Tunk Lake Maine Public Reserve Lands.  We hiked Schoodic Mountain (800' elevation gain) 1.3 miles.  The kids did great and it reaching the exposed rock summit felt like an accomplishment, even without the views (in the fog and clouds).  Hike back down 1.0 mile to Donnell Pond.  Gorgeous sandy flat beach on a huge pond, with mountains all around.  We stopped and swam in the rain for quite some time.  .5 mile hike back to the car. 

Overall:  Fantastic week in Maine.  I was able to get in 40 miles before our usual fun family day trips. 

Weekly Total: 40 miles
Last Week: 73 miles
Year to Date:  1784 miles


  1. Sounds like a great trip, Jonny. Would love to get back to Acadia some time. Is MDI marathon still in your sights?

  2. MDI is not going to work out this year. I hope to do it eventually.