Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Weekly Log 27-Aug-12 to 2-Sep-12

Monday:  0
Calves feeling tight after two good runs past weekend.

6 miles.  Stonington Fun Runs:  final fun run of the year.  L Solo warm-up, then ran the 2-loop course and the cool-down with Mike B and Glen C.  6:31 pace

7 miles in the morning.  Saw the kids off to their first day of school, then got out the trail shoes and headed out for some 'xploring.  Parked at Wahaneeta, ran through there and Woody Hill.  Great fun.  Once I've got my bearings down better, I'm going to plan to incorporate this as part of future group run.
Trails on Camp Wahaneeta,
Westerly Land Trust newest parcel.
Nice to see "Welcome" signs

Cool rock outcropping on
today's run

6 miles in the evening at Schonning 5K.  Fantastic race!  See separate write-up.

4+ miles in early evening.  Shore => Maplewood => 1 mile on beach east => Montauk Ave, and home.  Woman on beach whistled at me!  Or was she jeering?

8+ easy Misquamicut beach loop.  Stopped at new Weekapaug bridge, and learned that in 1880, there was a toll wooden bridge across the breachway upstream, primarily used for hauling of seaweed!  Cool!
Next 2+ miles on beach; hard going against the wind and in soft sand at higher tide.

Being the last day of August, started to look out for fall races.  See 2012 tab.  Good news:  no problem at all finding races I want to run; bad news:  I filled up every single weekend until Thanksgiving!  Some of those "tentatives" will have to go; don't think I want to be racing every single weekend; doubt my family does either.

 17+ miles with Jonny.  Narragansett Trail from Green Fall Pond parking lot in Voluntown, CT, west to Wyassup Lake in North Stonington and back.
Today's run

Not what I'd call a flat run!
Met up at 6AM, less an injured Muddy.  The trails were still a little dark for my liking as we took off; but it lightened up quickly.  This was NOT an easy run, and was quite technical.  Should be good prep for my Nipmuck Trail Marathon in 4 weeks.  [2:35:46]

Large boulders at High Ledge;
Jonny's head gives perspective
Wyassup Lake - turnaround point
water is really low

4 miles.  Led Matthew and his cross country teammate through Champlin trails.

5 mile morning run with Tom.  1 mile on beach, the rest local Misquamicut roads.  Good to see Tom out running again!

Weekly mileage totals:
Run:  57 miles

Strong mileage week!

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