Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Weekly Log: 4.22.13 - 4.28.13

Sweet Jesus, it's TARC week!  How did this happen?  I suddenly don't feel ready at all!  My longest run of 2013 has been 16 miles.  I can't believe I didn't get in one 20+ mile run in preparation for this!  What was I thinking? Whelp, too late now.  Despite my long run blunders, I think I'm in pretty good shape for this race.  I've increased my mileage steadily this year, I'm pretty healthy and I think my P90X cross training will prove beneficial.

Monday - Smithfield, RI - 5 miles

Ab Ripper X (15 minutes)

Just an easy 5 miles in the woods around Fidelity.  I ran in my Cascadia 6s to feel 'em out - I plan to use them for the 50k on Saturday.  I've put a lot of miles in them (445) and this will probably be their last big outing.  They've been good to me and I want them go out in style.

Tuesday - 0 miles

P90X Back & Biceps (50 minutes)

One of the few P90X workouts I haven't done yet.  It's true to its name - a lot of curls and pull-ups.  My form on the pull-ups really suffered and I'm not a fan of curls so probably won't be doing this one too often.

Wednesday - 0 miles

P90X Yoga X (40 minutes)

Yoga was much better this week than last.  I felt much more flexible and had my head in the right place.  Too bad my four year old woke up early.  Pretty cute watching her attempt downward dogs though.

Thursday - Exeter, RI - 5.1 miles

Easy run in the Cuttyhunk Brook Preserve.  The other time I had been here was back in early January when snow covered the trails.  Very different running conditions now.  It was overcast and began to rain halfway through the run which gave the area a Blair Witch vibe.   Sorta creepy.  I tried a few less travelled trails but all I got for my trouble were tiny devils* and briar scratches.  Two days to TARC!

*TICKS!  They're awake, out and about.  Found two of 'em on me.  Be vigilant out there!

Friday - South Kingstown, RI - 1.7 miles

Walked/jogged the bike path while Ezri rode her bike.  I had to hustle to keep up once she got going!

Saturday - Weston, MA - 31.7 miles

TARC 50k Spring Classic.  Official time: 4:48:34.  18th out of 108.  Report here.

Sunday - 0 miles

Legs sore and the initial morning descent down the stairs was dicey.  But overall not too bad considering what I went through yesterday.

Weekly Mileage: 43.6 miles

Year to Date: 558.8 miles


  1. You are such a strong runner, I am sure you will do great on Saturday!

  2. Those big race days come up're ready to rock though!