Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekly Log: 10.13.14 - 10.19.14

Well here we are: Bimbler's Bluff 50k week.  With minimal running over the last few weeks to rest my janky knee I sort of feel like I'm stumbling towards the finish line.  I did well at NipMuck two weeks ago.  Last year it was my goal race but this year it was merely a waystation on the path to Bimbler's.  I don't have any anxiety about this weekend - like NipMuck I'm rather ambivalent about the whole thing.  Maybe I'm hedging my bets in case the wheels come off the wagon.  When the wheels come off the wagon.   There's no doubt that running Bimbler's two weeks after I scraped out a great race at NipMuck is running hubris.  I may pay a heavy price this weekend but I will pay it all the same.

Monday - 0 miles

I had the day off for Columbus day.  No exercise today.  I helped my dad move some stuff and then did some house putterin'.  Oh and I kegged my first beer in my keezer!

Tuesday - 0 miles

260 push-ups (standard/military/wide/decline) 30/30/40/30/40/20/40/30

I was going to do Yoga today at lunch but I didn't have the gumption.  I feel like I'm encouraging myself to be slothy as these low mileage weeks continue.

Wednesday - East Providence, RI - 4 miles

I wanted to get a short run in to kick the tires, er knee.  Went over the the 10 Mile River Bikepath and did a mix of path and trails.  Beautiful day out there in the 70s - this is October?  My knee didn't hurt but it definitely doesn't feel "right."  Something's amiss in there.  We'll just have to see how long it holds up on Sunday.

Thursday - 0 miles

43 pull-ups (standard/chin-up) 6/8/6/7/6/10

Meeting ran over which put the kibosh on Yoga.  Guess I should have gone on Tuesday.  Really pouring outside.  My coworkers asked, "you're not running today are you?"  No I'm not but I told them that running in warm heavy rain is fun as hell!

Friday - Charlestown, RI - 3 miles

205 push-ups (standard/wide/decline) 35/40/30/30/40/30

Early dog jog on a warm, humid October morn.  Knee felt good - a positive last check-up before the main event on Sunday.

Saturday - 0 miles

Sunday - Bimbler's Bluff 50k - 32.1 miles

Official time: 5:13:09.  9th overall.  Report forthcoming.

Weekly Mileage: 39.2 miles
Year to Date: 1,572.6 miles


  1. Good luck at the Bluff, man!!! Pat Quinn will be there as well, so there's a Turtle in play ;)

  2. I too regret not running in the warm rain on Thursday.... Hopefully there will be another chance, janky knees be damned!!