A morning run in the Snake Den. I got some new Salomon trail shoes on clearance. I really dug 'em and the quick tie laces - until one of them broke off fifteen minutes into the run. I sort of tied it up to hold it together and continued on. This was a fun run and the climbs were good. I was surprised at the fire damage near the sketchy tire area. Apparently there had been brush fires back in May which spread into the Den.
Wednesday - Charlestown, RI - 6.5 miles
I got to work from home the day before Thanksgiving so I hit up Carter Preserve after dropping Ezri off at school. It was fairly cold out there but I warmed up quick. I did my usual Carter run including a stint along the traintracks. The land trust bought additional land and have been clearing a ton of it. It'll be interesting to see what becomes of it.
Thursday - Charlestown, RI - 5.1 miles
I took Oliver for a long run in the morning up to the Nordic Lodge. A nice easy run before the feast.
Friday - Charlestown, RI - 13 miles
I wanted to get a long run in and we were going to a friend's house for a party at Curtis Corner. Amanda suggested I run there which proved to be fun. I went down Worden's Pond and then up Ministerial to hit the bike path. I explored a few short trails along the bike path as I went. The pace was fairly snappy towards the end and I got to shower at my destination before feasting. Good run!
Saturday - Exeter, RI - 10.5 miles
In the morning I parked at Cuttyhunk and did a mix of trails and Stony Lane. The miles from yesterday caught up with me by the halfway point and the rest of the run was a slog. The last few miles were tough but I explored some new trails north of Cuttyhunk which made the effort worth it.
Sunday - Charlestown, RI - 2.4 miles
My legs were beat from the previous two d.ays. I had hoped to grind out a few more miles to reach fifty but it seemed to be a silly goal. Instead I hiked in Carter Preserve with the family. We saw a runner off in the distance who proved to be Jonny. It's funny, the Strava flyby showed we almost ran into him twice.