Thursday, October 2, 2014

Weekly Log: 9.29.14 - 10.5.14

NipMuck Marathon week is here!  I plan to take it pretty easy but still get in 25 or so miles before the race.  That'll give me 50ish for the week and then after Sunday it's easy peasy until Bimbler's Bluff 50k on the 19th.

Monday - Seekonk, MA - 4.4 miles

The plan was five easy miles in Seekonk Meadows.  I wore my New Balance heavy duty trail shoes to get some practice in 'em before Sunday.  The warmth/humidty of the weekend was still in effect and I'm glad it'll be gone soon.  At about mile four my right knee began to ache (it had happened towards the end of yesterday's long run) and I decided to end the run early.  The discomfort in the knee increased as I made my way back to the car.  Not exactly how I wanted to start this week.  Guess my mileage plan for the week is out the window - now I have to hope a few days of rest will improve things before NipMuck.

Tuesday - 0 miles

50 pull-ups (standard/chin-up/close grip) 5/7/6/5/7/6/6/8

Wednesday - 0 miles

225 push-ups (standard/wide/decline/diamond) 30/40/30/20/30/40/20/15

Went to lunch Yoga and got schooled by all these crazy positions.  The instructor had us on our back for the for the first 20 minutes and our legs were wrapped in all sorts of crazy positions.  Hard.

Thursday - East Providence, RI - 3 miles

45 pull-ups (standard/chin-up/wide) 5/7/4/5/8/4/5/7

Well, it was time to test out this knee.  I almost bailed on today's run, afraid of how it was going to go.  I went over to the Ten Mile River Bikepath and did three easy miles of bike path and trails.  No major discomfort in the knee.  I feel like it felt a little off but that could have just been in my head.  At any rate, the knee felt alright and now I'm feeling better about Sunday.  Of course I only ran three miles and on Monday's run the pain didn't even start until mile 4.  Still, no point in worrying now.  My plan is to rest the next two days and then do work on Sunday.

Friday - 0 miles

I thought about a short run but decided to quit while I'm ahead.  I will run NipMuck and if my knee craps out halfway through, I will shove socks and sticks in there and hobble the rest of the way.

Instead I ventured back over to Providence Power Yoga for the second time this week.  This was a good session with a bit of sped up pace at times which had me sweating.  Feeling good for Sunday.  Let's do this!

Saturday - 0 miles

Sunday - NipMuck Trail Marathon, Ashford, CT - 26.4 miles

4th overall.  Around 3:42.  Report forthcoming.

Weekly Mileage: 33.8 miles

Year to Date: 1,463.7 miles


  1. Good luck with Nipmuck and I hope your janky knee cooperates!

  2. Hell yeah, I'll see you at the Iron Mine aid station again!