Monday, July 6, 2015

Weekly Log: 6.29.15 - 7.5.14

We're now post Ragnar and this should be an easy(ish) week for me as I look to recover and head into July.  Not sure what this month will hold for me.  I'm pretty sure that I'm passing on the Blessing of the Fleet this year but I still plan on doing the Run with the Beavers race.  Otherwise I just would like to get in some decent long runs!

Monday - East Providence, RI - 6 miles

My quads and calves are still very sore from the Friday/Saturday relay.  Also I've got a lot of soreness in my upper back/biceps (a reminder that it's good that I continue to do push-ups).  I parked in Riverside and did an easy run along the flat bike path into Barrington.  Lots of cyclists out today.  Pace dropped down to the low 7s without really thinking about it which I consider a good sign.

Tuesday - Providence, RI - 5 miles

Ab Ripper X (15 minutes)

Another easy run - this time over the bridge and around Blackstone Park.  Legs are still pretty sore but I did a few hills to complete the Strava Nepal challenge.  Of course now they unveil a new July elevation challenge with basically double the elevation.  Dunno if I'll complete it but I'll try to give it a shot.

Wednesday - 0 miles

210 push-ups (standard/military/wide) 35/25/50/35/25/40

Went to Yoga today.  Had a great session.  It was warm in there and I really started working up a sweat halfway through.  Felt great!  Then banged out some push-ups towards the end of the day.

Thursday - South Kingstown, RI - 10. 5 miles

Ab Ripper X (15 minutes)

I got out of work early and decided to check out the trails near Barber Pond.  I went with the minimal MT00s that I haven't worn in quite some time.  The trail network turned out to be very small and I found myself at Route 2 with plenty of time.  I decided to explore Wolf Rock Rd which I had never been on.  It proved to be very hilly and while a dead end much longer than I anticipated.  The road ends at the train tracks and on the way back I decided to follow a powerline trail.  The trail was in great shape and a kid on a dirtbike passed me twice.  It was getting late but I hoped I'd be able to find a way to take it back to the car.  I came very close - swamp and briars blocked my path and I didn't want to run into some guy's backyard.  So I abandoned the effort and beat feet all the way back to Wolf Rock Rd and the car.  This added several more miles than I had planned on running and my calves were aching from the minimal footwear by the end.  Fun run though and a great way to start the three day weekend.

Friday - 0 miles

Tired legs from yesterday and today we went up to Purgatory Chasm in Mass where the massive rock canyon is quite impressive.  Fun place to hike and explore.

Saturday - Charlestown, RI - 4.1 miles

I took the dog out in the morning for a hot, humid jog.  Pace was easy but I through in a few climbs to keep us honest.  We were gross by the end.

Sunday - South Kingstown, RI - 15.5 miles

In the early AM I returned to Barber Pond to explore some more of the area around Wolf Rock.  After hitting up the road and powerlines that I explored last time, I went in the other direction on the powerlines before coming upon a dirt road.  This led up to a creepy hillbilly compound so I return to the powerlines and continued to follow it to another dirt road.  This one led back to Wolf Rock Rd which kind of disappointed me.  My plans for discovery thwarted, I decided to run the first powerline trail again and explore some other neighborhood roads.  By now the hills and miles were wearing me down and the neighborhood roads proved much hillier than I anticipated.  Good long run but I was beat and the Janky Knee was a little achy towards the end.  Finished it off with a quick dip in Barbers Pond.

Weekly Mileage: 41.6 miles
Year to Date: 909.1 miles

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Blast from the past! In college we ran up wolf rocks rd and around Barber's Pond all the time. I also went spelunking in Purgatory Chasm when I was student teaching on a Project Adventure field trip. Crazy place! I would also buy 30packs of Red Dog at Wolf Rocks Package store for Thursday-Saturday nights. Thanks for a trip down memory lane! God Red Dog was awful!!!!