Monday - Johnston, RI - 5 milesEasy trail run through Snake Den to shake out the legs after yesterday's triumph at Ocean's Run. Ran some of the trails I took last time and found some new trail that led back to Route 6. It ended up making a 2.5 mile loop which I then ran a second time. Legs felt good at first, then very tired but they felt good again towards the end.
Tuesday - 0 milesP90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps (60 minutes)
I was going to do Legs & Back today but the top of my left foot is hurting. It felt fine during yesterday's shakeout but perhaps it's just delayed effects from Ocean's Run. I figured I'd give it some rest and focus on the upper body instead. Elbow didn't hurt like the last time I tried this workout which is a good sign. I definitely pushed it early on - at the halfway mark I could barely hold my pencil to write on my worksheet.
Wednesday - 0 milesP90X Yoga X (60 minutes)
Thursday - Smithfield, RI - 7 milesI decided to do some hill repeats this morning instead of the track. I'll be running the Jamestown Bridge 10k in a few weeks and figured I should prepare for the misery that lay in wait. I parked at Stump Pond and first ran three easy miles around the reservoir. My legs felt tired and I generally felt pretty blah. I started to perk up as I neared the hill which was good because this hill was brutal.
I decided to do three repeats. I actually extended the first one further than I had planned in order to snag a Strava segment. I was completely winded at the top and had to take a moment before beginning my jog back down. Two more seemed daunting. The second one was just as brutal but the third one didn't seem as bad (probably because I knew it was the last one.) I'm definitely feeling it in my calves so the hills seemed to have worked. We'll see if I have the will to tackle this workout in the future.
Friday - Smithfield, RI - 6 milesAb Ripper X (15 minutes)
4 pull-ups (2 sets) / 7 chin-ups (2 sets)
20 push-ups (2 sets) / 15 military push-ups
Just another run in the woods behind Fidelity. I tried to keep pace peppy for the most part. I wore my MT20s and they felt good - so light and so much fun to run with on the trails. We'll see how my calves feel later. It was beautiful out there. Lots of criss-crossing of bubbly streams. Just a very pleasant run. Hard to believe that 1/4 mile away people were beginning to slog through another day. They don't know what they're missing.