Monday - Johnston, RI - 7.0 milesAb Ripper X (15 minutes)
Ran the trails in Snake Den this morning. Snoopin', runnin', explorin'. Did a loop in some farmland before bushwhacking through a swampy section to a trail I've previously run. Then I checked out a bunch of new trails before heading over to the powerlines. The view from the hills was pretty sweet. I was running short on time but I'll definitely be back to explore more of this place. My calves are pretty achey after five straight days of running (including the Big River punishment) and the next two days off should do 'em good.
Tuesday - 0 milesP90X Chest & Back (60 minutes)
Haven't done this one in about a month and I was spent by the end. I shall feel this one tomorrow.
Wednesday - Smithfield, RI - 4.5 milesPoor Ezri is home sick with Momma which allowed me to get out of the house and fit in a rare Wednesday run. I ran the roads around Fidelity but after a couple miles I began to feel the ache in my calves/shins. It got worse as the run wore on and I felt pretty meh by the end. While I hate to admit it, I think I need to rest up before the Jamestown Bridge 10k to hopefully avoid any serious problems. With the huge increase in miles over the last 1.5 months, I suppose this was inevitable. Still, it's a minor bummer - I was hoping to hit 40+ miles for the 3rd week in a row. I'm also feeling the makings of a sore throat/head cold. Hopefully my immune system drops the hammer on it!
It's funny how dependent we become on our runs. Not running for three days seems like a major defeat but I know it's nothing in the scheme of things.
Thursday - 0 milesP90X Shoulders & Arms (60 minutes)
Curls and rows aren't my thing and this video is nothing but upper body work however this seemed like the perfect time to fit it in since I'm trying to rest my dogs.