I don't typically run on Mondays, let alone the day after a marathon, but wanted to try to shake out the legs a little. Easy paced run through Misquamicut, including a short distance on the beach.
Mews celebratory run with Muddy, FiveK, Galoob, and Jonny. Mike started us out right away with a diet of hills (apparently we didn't get enough on the Sea to Summit two days prior?) which reminded me that my legs were still a tad sore, although the subsequent part on the DAR Trail was quite enjoyable. Post run Mike C joined us for celebrating our Super 5K team victory with good food, drink, and conversation. Based on the number of dinners Mike G ate at the Mews, it is apparent that either Becky doesn't feed him at home or he doesn't get lunch breaks at Stedman's.
Nasty wind with a light rain. Started out running through Chin Hill neighborhoods, then escaped the wind by running the trails in Mastuxet and Champlin. The Westerly Land Trust crew had just cleaned up Mastuxet of large trees from the blizzard, so it was a welcome change not to have to crawl under trees.
Strong winds with light snow. Decided to totally pass on a run today, and take a double tomorrow, UNTIL ...
|Last mile on roads felt like this: uphill into |
driving snow, sleet, and wind. Reminded me of
Yukon Cornelius saying this weather is
"fit for neither man nor beast".
Morning: Pafford Woods - 4 miles. Woke up to fresh snow on the ground and still snowing. Already planned to run with Tom late afternoon, but was itching to get out there, and not on roads with sanders and plows (although kudos to Jana for running 3 miles on snowy roads this AM). Was downtown for errands already, so went to try something different and close-by just over the CT border in Stonington.
|New territory for me|
|Peaceful, virgin snow covered trails. Small parcel (62 acres), but fun.|
Woke up to a purplish swollen painful foot. Hobbling around today; not sure if a 1/2 marathon is still in the cards for tomorrow. Let's see what a day of RICE can do.
Ocean's Run Half Marathon, including warm-up and cool-down. Separate write-up to follow Monday morning.
Weekly total: 52
Week in review: A great week overall. Another 50+ mileage week, a really good race in the 1/2 marathon and Boston tune-up, fun running trails this week in what was likely the last snow of the season, and a fun group get-together at Mews. The low point is obvious: injured foot with likely sprained ligaments; funny how an easy misstep on a trail run can set you back.
Up next: two weeks of targeted big mileage with 20 mile weekend long runs, and then start to taper for Boston.