Monday - Seekonk, MA - 6 miles6:30 minutes of planks (longest - 3:02)
My calves and hamstrings are pretty sore after a weekend of hiking in the Whites. I picked up a pair of NB Vazees up in North Conway and wanted to try them out. I opted for quiet country roads of Seekonk. Legs warmed up soon enough and this ended up being a great, relaxing run.
Tuesday - 0 miles6 minutes of planks (longest - 3:12)
No run today. Was going to yoga but chumped out. Just as well as I had to leave early and deal with a bunch of bullshit traffic thanks to the snow.
Wednesday - West Greenwich, RI - 7 miles7 minutes of planks (longest - 4:04)
165 push-ups (standard/wide) 30/30/25/30/25/25
Early last year I did planks 5-6 times a week and I hit a 4 minute plank in by the end of March. I continued to plank inconsistently through July hitting a high water mark of 5:12. Then things fell apart. But with the new year I've tried to get back into the habit of doing them every morning. This was my first 4 minute plank since last July. The consistency is paying off.
The upside of yesterday's snow was that I got to Big River this morning for a great trail run. Just enough snow to make it fun but not too much to be a pain to slog through. Couple fat bike tire tracks already out there. Did a loop around Carr Pond. Great way to start the day.
Thursday - East Providence, RI - 6.1 miles6 minutes of planks (longest - 3:12)
Was intending to make it a track day (would've been three weeks in a row) but the Seekonk High track was covered in snow. Dejected, I went over to the Ten Mile River bikepath. It was mostly clear of snow but had some crunchy parts. But the damage was done - any interest in speedwork vanished and I slogged my way through this run. By the midway mark I had no motivation left but luckily I had no choice but to run in order to get back to my car. Best thing I can say about this run was that I got it done.
Friday - Smithfield, RI - 7.5 miles5 minutes of planks (longest - 2:37)
Got over to Wolf Hill for an early run. Plenty of snow on the trails here and it made for an enjoyable time. Sought out the biggest hills there - definitely need to get back to consistent hill work. Chilly in the mid 20s but I dressed appropriately for once and really enjoyed this one.
Saturday - 0 miles6 minutes of planks (longest - 3:10)
Sunday - West Greenwich, RI - 16.1 miles
Ran mostly dirt roads along the New London Turnpike. Started on the west side of Big River and took the turnpike out of the management area and south. A few pavement sections but otherwise all dirt. I veered off onto another dirt road towards the end and turned around at the 8 mile mark. It was mostly downhill on the way back so I was able to pick up the pace a bit. Good long run.