Monday - 0 miles5:30 minutes of planks (longest - 3:05)
I got into my running garb at lunch and even made it out to my car but the cold mix of rain and sleet was more than I could bear. I admit that I gave up, went back inside and changed. Then I went and got Wendys. Shameful.
Tuesday - East Providence, RI - 8 miles6 minutes of planks (longest - 3:03)
After yesterday's shame I was determined to get out and run today. It was a cold sideways rain when I started on the East Bay bike path but the rain stopped soon after and the four miles out to Riverside went quickly. I was moving well in the low 7s. A big honkin' tree had fell onto the path just before it reached Riverside but I climbed through and kept going. Was going to turn around at 3.5 miles but I felt so good I kept going to the 4 mile mark. As soon as I turned around I realized I was duped - the wind blasted me in the face and the rain really began to come down to spite me. But I kept the pace up on the way back and was really satisfied when I finished the run. My right nip began to sting for the last couple miles but luckily I made it back to the car before the bleeding began.
Wednesday - 0 miles5:30 minutes of planks (longest - 3:05)
My poor nip is tender from yesterday's run. And I was having some aching in my left knee. That and my complete lack of enthusiasm for running resulted in another zero. I don't feel as bad about this one as Monday. Just not into it today. Ran some errands instead.
Thursday - Seekonk, MA - 6.3 miles
6:30 minutes of planks (longest: 3:38)
Quite the pattern this week. Bail on running one day and the next day tough it out in cold wet conditions. Despite the constant drizzle I made it back to the Seekonk High track for the second week in a row. More 400s. Ran 8 of 'em like last week but my pace was a bit faster. Progress I suppose. It rained lightly throughout and I was afraid for my tender nip as I had completely forgot to bring bandaids or lubricant. Luckily it seemed unaffected by the rain. Really glad I got this run done.
Friday - 0 miles6:30 minutes of planks (3:25)
Three days off this week. S'ok, I'm just considering it a taper for the hard effort on the trails I'll be putting in this weekend. New Hampshire ho!
Saturday - New Hampshire - 12.5 milesA tough snowshoe hike up Mt Carrigain to start the day - didn't quite make it and turned around at 4.5 miles. A much easier 3.5 miler up Peaked Mountain next to North Conway later in the afternoon. Maybe I'll write up a report later.
Sunday - New Hampshire - 10 miles
Great hike up to North and South Kinsman past Lonesome Lake. #34 and #35 on the 4000 footer list for me. Perhaps a write up for this one too if I get around to it.
Weekly Mileage: 36.8 miles
Year to Date: 158.9 miles
Great weekend of winter hiking in the Whites and I learned some good lessons. I know it's kind of silly to just lump that mileage along with my regular running mileage but slag off! That's what I'm gonna do!