Monday - South Kingstown, RI - 7 miles3 minutes of planks (longest: 1:35)
Cold morning with a little bit of snow still on the ground. I went over to DuVal for some easy trail miles. My legs have felt beat last night from 15 miles in Big River but they felt better today. Two miles in I tripped on a tiny tree stump and got laid out. Smashed my big toe, scrapped both knees and an elbow. Tore my tights and strained my shoulder. After a minute I was up and running again but I was feeling it for the rest of the run. Finished with 7 miles but the trails done beat me up good.
Tuesday - 0 milesDefinitely needed a rest day to lick my wounds from yesterday. Also first day this year I didn't plank. I was trying to keep up with the Facebook plank challenge but I think days off will only help me.
Wednesday - East Providence, RI - 7.1 miles6 minutes of planks (longest: 3:10)
Cold and drizzly outside. My knees aren't as sore today and my shoulder pain has subsided. Time to get back out there. I did a loop I often run though I went in reverse this time. It encompasses the trails behind the Seekonk Library and the Ten Mile River bikepath. It's a fine lunch loop and the weather actually was pretty good for running.
Thursday - Seekonk, MA - 7 miles6 minutes of planks (longest: 3:21)
Mid 40s today and I was feeling frisky so I went to the Seekonk High School for a track workout. I went with 8 x 400s. Went pretty well - most were in the 88-86 second range but my last one was at 81 seconds. Perhaps I should have pushed them faster but they felt hard enough over all. Looking back over some past logs, I had actually been running them a few years ago at the 78-82 range. Whoa! I have some work cut out if I want to hit those numbers again. Right knee was pretty sore during the cooldown - I'm going to attribute that to my digger on Monday.
Friday - Charlestown, RI - 8.8 milesSo I broke the bathtub last night. I tried to switch the faucet and made it worse. Much worse. BUT that meant I had to stay home today to wait ont he plumber. Hooray! So I went for an early run at the Carter Preserve. Some major mud at the powerline section. My thoughts often turned to today's inauguration misery. What a fucking world we find ourselves in. Oh well, nothing to do but run on!
Saturday - 0 miles5 minutes of planks (longest: 2:38)
Sunday - Exeter/North Kingstown, RI - 14.5 miles
12 easy morning miles in Arcadia with Muddy. Despite chilled hands at the beginning it quickly warmed up and was nearly 50 degrees by midday. Ran just long enough for me to justify calling this a long run. Met my mom and Ezri at Rome Point. They were already at the end so I ran down to where they were watching the seals and we walked back.