Monday - 0 milesErm, my lower left outer leg has some pain today. I'm guessing from yesterday's long run. Decided to rest today.
Tuesday - West Greenwich, RI - 3 milesMore discomfort from the other leg. Janky right ankle isn't doing too bad these days (though I still aggravate from time to time). Annoyed to take another zero but it didn't feel that bad towards the end of the day and with some time to kill before picking up Ezri I opted to run some dark dirt roads in Big River. Headlamp was necessary off the bat and there were some sneaky ice patches hidden under a very light layer of new snow. Always a little freaky running here in the dark but no real leg issues.
Wednesday - Pawtucket, RI - 7 milesAb Ripper X (15 minutes)
A late morning snowstorm dropped probably 3/4" of snow up in Providence. I went to lunch a little to run along the 10 Mile River bikepath. Only a few hearty souls out but it was a joy to run in the storm. Both lower legs didn't feel too bad. Made it back to the car just before it turned to rain/sleet. A few hours later the beautiful snow had been turned into a slushy mess.
Thursday - Charlestown, RI - 8.5 milesWorking from home today so I got two runs in - five miles in DuVal in the morning and 3.5 in Carter Preserve in the afternoon. Repeated some of the DuVal hills to maximize elevation at 900 feet and took it easy in Carter. Lower legs feeling it this evening!
Friday - Smithfield, RI - 6 milesGot out of the house early and went up to Wolf Hill for hill repeats on the Mary Mowry trail. Wolf Hill was surprisingly icy - a reminder of how different conditions can be in the NW corner of RI. Thankfully Mary Mowry wasn't too bad. I went up six times, power hiking the first half and jogging the second. A good workout and I only nearly wiped out twice.
Saturday - 0 milesNo running today but I did take some footage of the Old Mountain 5k. Hopefully it will be ready soon.
In the late afternoon Ezri and I went to Rock Spot for some climbing. She's an old pro at this by now but I've actually never been. I went up one of the tall ones first which was a mistake - I'm afraid of heights and once I saw how high I climbed I freaked out a little. After that we stuck to the shorter climbs on the second level.