Monday - 0 milesNo major pain in my knee after yesterday's 12 mile group run at Barn Island. That's a positive development. Still I wanted to keep it slow and steady so I opted to just walk the dog today instead.
Tuesday - Charlestown, RI - 5.6 milesHeaded over to the Carter Preserve at lunchtime. I did a counterclockwise loop on the outermost trails. Beautiful day out there. I ventured down to the train tracks again and was happy to finally see a train go by. I didn't explore on the other side though.
Wednesday - Charlestown, RI - 4.1 milesLast day of the year and I definitely wanted to finish the year on the right note. Donned the tights for the first time this season as it was in the 20s. Knee was a little achy by the end.
Thursday - South Kingstown, RI - 4.4 milesMight as well start the new year off right as well! I figured there'd be a good amount of folks hiking the DuVal trail today and there were some but I think the frigid winds kept plenty of them away. It was about 30 degrees but the wind made it pretty damn cold. Passed a few unleashed dogs and Garvin's recent encounters gave me pause but luckily they were friendly beasts.
Friday - 0 milesAfter three days of running in a row I thought it best to take it easy today. We headed up to Boston to the Children's Museum and had a fun time as our Christmas vacation nears its end.
Saturday - 0 miles
Sunday - Charlestown, RI - 3.8 miles
Strange weather. Yesterday it was snowing for a few hours and made the roads pretty shitty in the early evening. This morning the snow is gone and it's 40 degrees outside. Took Oliver out for a jog before we ventured to Ikea. We headed down Old Coach Road to South Farm and ran the trails there. Ran into a couple off-leash dogs which were a pain in the ass. This was the last day of my Christmas break. Tomorrow I return to the grind.
Weekly Mileage: 17.9 miles
2014 Mileage Final Tally: 1,720.9
Year to Date: 8.2 miles
A low mileage week but my knee felt pretty good overall! Slow and steady progress but hopefully I can keep the mileage in upper teens/twenties for a couple weeks and it will continue to improve. My mileage for the year was just over 1700 so this is the first time I didn't surpass the previous year's total (1803 last year.) It's due to the knee of course so hopefully I'll get back to it soon and maybe take a shot at 2000 for 2015.