Monday - 0 miles8 minutes of planks (longest - 5:23)
A new forearm plank PR of 5:23! Wasn't expecting that but I felt good this morning and the minutes ticked by. Once I saw that I was at 4:30 I dug in and held on to grab a new best.
Sadly I got to work and immediately got bummed at, well having to work. I was in a mopey mood all day and when it came time to run at lunch I bailed because I'm a lazy asshat. Shameful.
Tuesday - Providence, RI - 6 miles6 minutes of planks (longest - 3:08)
I motivated myself today by mapping out a run that would create a dirty picture. This is immature I know, but sometimes we need to find motivation in the most juvenile of places. I enjoyed the process of mapping a picture with a route and then seeing it to fruition. I may do it again (it may or may not be dirty).
|A happy fellow|
Wednesday - Seekonk, MA - 7.3 miles6 minutes of planks (longest - 3:10)
Friggin' close to 60 degrees today. Pretty crazy considering we're getting up to a foot of snow tomorrow. Anyway the beautiful weather was motivation enough to get me over to the track. I initially did 8 x 400 - a bit sluggish but I got them done. I have enough left in the tank for two more to make it an even 10. I'm happy with my effort.
Splits: 87 / 88 / 87 / 84 / 85 / 85 / 86 / 86 / 84 / 84
Thursday - Charlestown, RI - 9 miles
With a big storm bearing down on us I went over to Carter Preserve for a morning run before the heavy stuff began coming down. A few minutes after I started the icy snow began to fall and I was looking forward to the blustery conditions for the whole run. Then after 15 minutes it petered out and by the time I reached the train tracks I realized it had turned into a light rain. Not what I was planning on and over the next forty minutes the chilly rain continued. Despite this and the muddy sections of the preserve I enjoyed the run. Not long after I got home the blizzard began in earnest and now we've got a good ten inches outside.
Friday - Charlestown, RI - 2 miles6:30 minutes of planks (longest - 3:22)
Another day of working at home compliments of yesterday's snowstorm. I went over to Carter Preserve at lunch and spent 50 minutes breaking trail in snowshoes. It was beautiful out there but slow going. Definitely no running going on, especially with my touring shoes.
Saturday - 0 miles
Sunday - Charlestown, RI - 12.4 miles
I also had given up on running this weekend and was ready to take a zero when Amanda said she had afternoon plans which prompted me to get out in run in the late morning. I timed it perfectly with the new storm that was arriving - it began to snow as I began to run and by the time I reached the end of Old Coach it was already sticking to the ground. I stuck to country roads with a short stretch on Route 2. It snowed throughout and traction on the road finally weakened by the time I returned to Old Coach. Luckily the freezing rain held off until later in the afternoon.