Monday: 9 miles - Ryan Park trails. Late afternoon start (3pm). Didn't think a run would even happen, but a window opened up. Felt pretty good to cruise around the park. Total time: 1:07:55.
Tuesday: 15 miles - local road loop from my house. Day off from work with a bunch of stuff going on. My time to run was in the morning. Unfortunately that's when the rain began from a storm that was supposed to stay out to sea. My legs were tired and motivation waning. I managed to complete the full loop I had planned that included a lot of straight roads. It wasn't fun. I'd rather spend two hours in the woods, but this is shotgun hunting season and it is the time of year I just stay out of management areas. I kept up a punchy pace, mostly to get out of the dreary weather and finish sooner. My legs were pretty sore though. Total time: 1:47:11 with 742' of climbing.
Wednesday: 0 - instead of an afternoon run I had to wait for a washing machine delivery at the house. Did plenty of pushups.
Thursday: 16 miles - double! I took advantage of the warm morning and ran 4 miles of roads from my house. Out-and-back to Poquiant Brook. Total time: 28:52 with 300' of elevation gain. In the afternoon, I parked at Rome Point and did an out-and-back of Saunderstown side street hills. It was muggy and 62 degrees. I thought about ditching my shirt, but there was a decent breeze. 11 hill climbs in total! I was keeping the pace easy, except working a bit harder on the hills. Nothing crazy, but I ended up bagging a lot of elevation - 1,606'!! Total time: 1:28:55 - 7:23 ave. pace, 7:05 GAP. I wasn't considering this a workout, but I'm reconsidering. Good run.
Friday: 9 miles - Ryan Park trails. Typical recovery run that starts out terrible, continues to not be fun, and then perks up after a few miles. My body feels pretty beat from yesterday. Better call it a workout. Total time: 1:12:43. Really awesome weather.
Saturday: 5 miles - Karate class run. No workout this time. Way too tired. Found my way onto parts of the old Pumpkins 5K route. 7:21 ave. pace. Run wasn't quite 5 miles, but then met up with friends for a long walk (for the kids) on Napatree Point. It was rather warm and of course all the kids got wet. They couldn't resist playing in the ocean. I barely was able to not do it myself.
Napatree Point hike.
Taking a break at the halfway point.
Sunday: 18 miles - long Burlingame out and back alone. I couldn't meet up with Seth and Muddy so I had to do this run alone. Out and back from my house to the Kettle Pond Center. A little over 2 miles of pavement at the beginning and end, the rest was all trails. I felt like I was moving really well for most of this. Feet got tired the last few miles. Trails in great shape and good running weather. Total time: 2:14:42.
Overall: Well I ended up with a lot of miles this week. Basically piled them on in the 3 days. It felt good to step up the volume.
Weekly Total: 72 miles
Last Week: 58 miles
Year to Date: 3343 miles
December to Date: 120 miles