Monday - 0 milesI woke up in our Littleton hotel with a painful lower back. Guess the pack I used up Mt Liberty is the culprit. So no follow-up hike today. We did stop at a sport shop on the way out of town and I scored a pair of Dion running shoes at 40% off. Probably won't have a chance to use 'em this season but now I'm ready for next winter.
|Too bad the snow disappeared while I was away!|
Tuesday - East Providence, RI - 6.8 milesMan, it's hard to get back into the swing of things in dumpy East Providence. I enjoy the mountains so. Wish I lived up there. Back is still sore from Sunday but running didn't seem to aggrivate it. I ended up going over to the East Bay bikepath in Riverside and shambling through 7ish miles. The lane was mostly clear. A few spots still had a goodly amount of snow but there was always a clear section. Not much to say other than I got it done.
Wednesday - Johnston, RI - 8 miles6:00 minutes of planks (longest - 3:06)
With Amanda off this week I get a couple early morning runs and this one led me to the Snake Den. I went with the Speedcross which was a wise choice. The first trails of the day were caked in icy snow and hard going. The postholing and shitty trail conditions wore my ankles/calves out quick. Surprisingly things improved with the Connector trail as the snow became very soft and I could just run through it. A surprise: a new bridge has been built on the Connector trail so it's no longer necessary to traverse that downed tree! Once on the other side I usually found a clear path on the trail to run but there was still plenty of snow and it wore me down. I ventured over towards Route 295 which ate up time and after a swampy bushwack I was forced to take roads back to the car.