Took a 2nd day off after a hot, busy weekend of racing.
9+ miles. Weekapaug/Misquamicut loop, including 3+ miles on the beach. Was going to jump off the beach at Misquamicut State Beach, but for once timed it right so that I was running right at low tide and loving it. Continued past Pleasant View Inn, then back roads home.
3+ miles. Westerly Fun Runs, week 8. 18:15. Results here. My final Westerly Fun Run 5K of the year. L I ran a great first mile in 5:34, but without Jonny or anyone else pushing me this week, my second mile dropped all the way back to a more comfortable 6:03, before finishing mile 3 in 5:53. Why do I let that 2nd mile drop so far off?
26 miles. 5:30AM bike with Steve. From the Y, Route 91 to Bradford and rolling hills on Route 216 back to Route 1 and Westerly. Then rode Atlantic Ave and Ocean View Highway, where we did 4 1-miles sprints. I cannot keep up with Steve, did manage my sprints in the 21-23 mph range. Good workout!
6 miles. Mastuxet to Tom Harvey, Wicklow, and Shore. Slow mid-7s.
5 miles. Denver, CO. Elevation 5,300'.
Arrived Denver 1AM today, a long day (20 hours ago) from when I got up Thursday morning to ride with Steve. Slept in a bit, then asked the airport hotel receptionist for advice on running routes. Sometimes I get great advice; unfortunately today was not one of those days. I've highlighted the phrases below that were a real turn off to me:
"When you go out of the hotel, turn right, there is a sidewalk that winds around other hotels and makes about a mile loop. It's great for jogging and at least keeps you on concrete."
Awesome, I came 2,000 miles to Colorado to run mile loops on concrete sidewalks! With such advice, I decided to do the exact opposite and turn left away from the hotels. There was only one main road out here, but managed to run the shoulder in a variety of surfaces (as you can see in the photos below). Funny, I never did find the concrete sidewalks!
|Paved shoulder along part of the road:|
|Even when the road got busy towards the|
Interstate, trails alongside the road made it just fine
|Bonus! - short trail up a small hill.|
I could feel it uphill, presumably due to elevation.
12 miles. Holy Cow Trail Stampede 10K. See separate write-up.
7 miles. See separate photo essay "Rocky Mountain High"
0.25 miles. Swam at the YMCA of the Rockies pool with my boys.
Run: 42 miles
Bike: 26 miles
Swim: 0.25 miles
Cool end of the week here in Colorado. The fun continues next week ...