Monday - 0 milesMy legs were pretty trashed from the long run with Muddy yesterday so I took it easy today.
Tuesday - East Greenwich, RI - 10.4 miles115 push-ups (standard/military/wide) 20/15/20/20/20/20
With an early start, I parked at the park on Frenchtown Road and decided to do a mix of roads and trails. It was mid 30s and dark to start and I ran with a hat and headlamp for the first mile. I ran the roads up to the Hopkins Hill Rd parking lot at Big River. I wore the Hokas which worked pretty well on the roads but as soon as I entered the trails I was aware of how unbalanced I was. This will definitely be the last time I wear them on technical stuff. I managed to get myself lost pretty early on before taking the ridge up around Carr Pond. After a couple miles in the woods I came out upon South Road and followed it to complete a big loop. Fun run that got warmer and lighter as I went.
Back in the office I did some push-ups which I've really chumped out on lately. They were pretty tough and my numbers were way down which is to be expected.
Wednesday - Seekonk, MA - 6.5 milesNot much motivation today but I got it done. Parked at Caratunk Preserve and ran some roads I hadn't been on before. They led me up to almost Attleboro and then I took some train track trails for a bit before returning to the car on familiar roads. Rain drops began to fall just as I got back to the car so I timed it right.
Thursday - East Providence, RI - 10 miles
The rest of Wednesday was a rainy mess but by lunch time on Thursday it was beautiful out. I arrived at work early so that I could extend my lunch run instead of trying to get out early in the nastiness. This proved to be the right choice. I took the bike path from Riverside down into Barrington. I explored a small network of trails along Brickyard Pond before taking some fancy housed roads back to the bike path. Pace was in the low 7s and I was feeling good on this run.
Friday - 0 miles
Saturday - 0 miles
Two days of no running - just didn't have time/inclination. However this week of running convinced me to finally pull the trigger on a big race. I signed up for Bob Jackman's 6 Hour Ultra in Warwick Park next weekend. Even though I haven't been purposefully training and my long runs have been woefully inconsistent, my mileage has been up so I feel like I should be able to grind out a decent performance. I've never done a timed event and normally multiple short loops wouldn't be my thing but I think this is a good year for me to jump into it and see how it goes.