Monday - Charlestown, RI - 7 milesBack to work and dealing with a mountain of shit in the form of emails but at least I'm working from home today. Another heater but after walking the dog in the AM I ventured out at noon for a trail/road mix. Started from the Browning Woods parking lot and rolled my ankle pretty bad about a 1/2 mile in. It felt fine soon after though. After taking the Heart trail to the sand dunes I kept to the ATV trails until I ran out of real estate and bounced over to Sand Plain Trail. The dirt road now intersects with the development which is pretty big. All hail progress I guess.
Tuesday - 0 miles208 push-ups (standard/military/wide) 30/20/25/25/13/35/30/10/20
My cross training has been all over the place this last month but after many months of completely abandoning it I'm on track. Been a while since I did a straight push-up session and it was tiring.
The ankle was really sore from rolling it yesterday. I'm not too concerned but I'll probably stick to roads for a few days to make sure I don't roll it again.
Wednesday - East Providence, RI - 8.5 milesI went over to the East Bay bike path to test out the ankle on a flat surface. Running was no issue which was good to see. I threw in a couple climbs but mostly stuck to the bike path. Good run and I'm glad the ankle wasn't an issue.
Thursday - Providence, RI - 6 miles180 push-ups (standard/wide/diamond) 20/30/15/30/30/10/25/20
It was pouring rain at lunchtime which was fine by me. Better that than oppressive heat. I did an easy six mile jaunt over to the East Side and back. It smelled like sewage along the coast. Lovely.
Friday - Exeter, RI - 9 milesLeft the house early with plenty of time to run and I wanted to get a decent hill workout in. Went over to Cuttyhunk to find the parking lot blocked by giant rocks. What's up with that? Parked next to the road and ran the Cuttyhunk trails over to the dirt roads of Fisherville. I ran back and forth on the two big climbs three times which made for a good amount of elevation. This wasn't a bad run - it was still fairly cool. It would have been miserable in the heat. Happy with the amount of climbing I got in (approx 1200' according to Strava).
Saturday - Charlestown, RI - 2 milesI took the dog for a stroll on nearby streets. Does this count for mileage? You're damn right it does!
Sunday - Exeter, RI - 15.5 miles
As with last week, I returned to Arcadia for my week's long run. The network of trails is vast and they have some sustained climbs which is what I was looking for. On this run I made a real effort to opt for trails I've not run before. Took my time and as a result I didn't get over to the Breakheart Pond until 6 miles in. Learned of some good trails/double track in the meantime though. Once on the Breakheart Hill trail I opted for a different trail after crossing over a bridge. This trail was great - it ran all the way to Austin Farm Road and was a fun mix of pine forest and rocky technical stuff. After that I took Plains Road for an elevation grab and then took trails back towards the car. Once again the parking lot was filled with mountain bikers about to head out. Overall a very positive run and I'm feeling pretty good about the Kismet Cliff Climb.
Weekly Mileage: 48 miles