PM - 3 miles in 56:03. Family hike on the Cliff Walk in Newport.
Wednesday: 7.5 miles in 1:01:43. King Preserve trails with Nate. Fun recovery run from the parking lot on 1A. It was muddy, but not as bad as I feared. Good conversation as we wandered around.
Thursday: 11.5 miles in 1:20:14. Saunderstown roads with hills plus strides at the end. I pushed the hill climbs (Cottrell, 2xGSR, Plum Beach) hard enough to call this a workout. 6 x 30 seconds on/off at the end along 1A. Mapped out as 1,200' elevation gain.
Friday: 2 miles in 30 minutes. Vacation Day! Home with the kids on a very warm and sunny day. Did outside chores then spent a lot of time just reading in the sunshine. I fell asleep in the afternoon when my wife came home rather than run. Later, she and I briskly walked around downtown Westerly while the kids had karate class. Dinner at the Pizza Place followed.
Saturday: 17 miles in 2:07:55. Long trail run/workout in Burlingame solo. I was motivated to run in the morning and got out the door on another mild day. I kept my running easy as I made my way around the north side of the park. I then approached the north camp trail on Buckeye Brook Rd. Earlier in the week, Jeff had measured out a potential new point to point course for this year's Back Road Ramble. It began at the top of the camp double track, headed south to the pond, back up the single track on the other side, all the way up to Sammy C's. It followed Sammy C's all the way back down to Vin Gormley, before exiting the trails on King's Factory Rd. I'm really excited about racing this. So after 42 minutes of easy trail running, I ran this course rather hard. It was fun and challenging. The rocks were wet on Sammy C's which made me cautious, but I still managed to run 19:19 (new CR) for this segment. The entire tempo took me 35:39. I felt good about my overall effort and this also seemed like a good workout for the upcoming Ryan Park 10K. I caught my breath and then headed back into the woods via VG. I then did Lenny's Lane, back to VG, and then across the street to the hilly north side. It ended up being over a 50 minute "cool down". Good stuff. Opened up the outdoor shower after.
Sunday: 12 mile double. In the AM, I decided to head to Woody Hill and explore the trails there on my own. I've only been in there with a guide. I parked at the field and ran up the hill. I then took lefts and backtracked when necessary. Some of the terrain is really fun. Hills and rocks. I eventually made it to the top of the pond, but the beaver dam looked too treacherous to cross on this day. I then made my way to Hansel and Gretel Trail, and then explored the upper field. I didn't realize there was a fun, well-marked trail on the other side. My pace quickened as I ran down this hill. It popped out right at the field. I tacked on one more hill climb, and ran the road down the hill back to my car. 10 miles in 1:23:52. In the PM, my son, mother-in-law, and I hiked in Arcadia. We were going to do Ben Utter Trail, but the dirt road was closed. We opted to park at Frosty Hollow Pond and follow the Shelter Trail up to Breakheart Pond. Such a cool trail. We made a loop by taking John B Hudson Trail back. 2 miles in 35 minutes.
Weekly Total: 77 miles
Last Week: 52 miles
February to Date: 242 miles
Year to Date: 524 miles