Monday - Smithfield, RI - 7 milesIt was a gorgeous spring morning and with no better plan I jumped onto the trails behind Fidelity. Them dirt bikers have been busy marking them trails and the singletrack was in great shape. They even painted more trail dots on the trees. Well done folks. I ran some trails I haven't run in awhile and really enjoyed 'em - you could have an epic race out there. I actually worked up a sweat! It's been a while. I think I kept the pace pretty snappy. Hard to tell in the woods but it felt like a good workout. Now later in the day, I'm starting to feel some decent DOMS from yesterday's 10k.
Tuesday - 0 milesP90X Legs & Back (60 minutes)
Wednesday - 0 milesP90X Shoulders & Arms (60 minutes)
Ab Ripper X (15 minutes)
Two weeks in a row for Shoulders & Arms which is a rarity for me but I thought my legs could use a true rest day after the 10k/Legs & Back combo. They are very sore (no pain, just plenty of DOMS.) I upped the dumbell weight for most of the exercises and damn, now it's a workout. Following up with Ab Ripper afterwards was pretty difficult but I felt great when it was all over.
Thursday - West Greenwich, RI - 8 miles
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Not far from the Lookout I spied a toy elephant nailed to a tree so I jumped on what I assumed was the Elephant trail. Twisty turny stuff that eventually deposited me on another trail next to a pond. Unsure of where I was now, I went in one direction briefly - there was lots of pine devastation and it didn't seem that this trail got much use. I decided to turn around and after a few minutes I came around a bend and recognized the saw mill scrap piles (I scared a huge turkey that was grazing there and it took off running.)
Having found my bearings, I followed the Saw Mill trail to the New London Turnpike and then took another trail back to the BR Expressway. I headed back to the car (taking a couple side trails along the way) but I still returned to the parking lot with time to spare so I headed down towards Carr Pond and turned around at the painted rocks. Cool party spot, bro. Saw three mountain bikers and a lone hiker as I made my way back up to the lot.
Friday - Smithfield, RI - 8 milesAb Ripper X (15 minutes)
20 push-ups x4 / 5 pull-ups x2 / 6 chin-ups x2
I drove up to Bryant, intent on doing some track work, but the girls soccer team was practicing in the middle and based on how they were set up it looked like I'd be dodging soccer balls. I opted to run my standard loop around Stump Pond as a makeshift tempo run. After about two miles I tried to maintain a fast pace for the next three miles (6:30 or so.) I didn't look at my watch and instead tried to just run hard by feel. On the way back I attempted to snag a trail segment behind Bryant. I was pretty tired by this point and my heart wasn't into it so I'm not sure if I was successful. Cooled down afterwards on the Bryant Athletic fields and was happy to see that they've made repairs to the track. Maybe next week I'll do an actual track workout.
And the rain held off which was nice.