Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Weekly Log 21-Oct to 28-Oct-13

Monday:  0

Tuesday:  0
Lazy, lazy, lazy.

Wednesday: 11
AM:  3 mile slog 'n clear in Woody Hill.  Continuing to work on creating a Swamp Bypass Trail.  This trail is so short, so I really get a feel and appreciation for all the work that Mike Galoob does on OMF and other real trails he creates.
PM:  8 miles.  Made up for my laziness yesterday by getting out in the 45 degree drizzle for Workout Wednesday with FiveK. All distances approximate, as on grass fields, 2 each of 800 (2:46, 2:45), 600 (2:01, 2:10), 400 (74, 74), 200 (32, 35).  Note to 5K:  that second "600" was indeed long, at 721 yards vs 633.
Six minute break, followed by running the road course for Sunday at 10 x (30 seconds hard, 30 seconds jog).  Averaged 5:02 pace for the ten 30-second hard segments.  30 seconds sounds easy, but by the 7th or 8th segment, I think both of us were about dead, but kept pushing.  Really good workout.

Thursday:  0
Alarm went off at 4AM knowing that would be my only opportunity to run all day.  36 degrees and dark; rolled back under the covers.  About 5:15 when I got up for work, Jana asked, "I thought you were going out running at 4AM?".  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I'm going to have seriously "man up", as it's only get to get colder from here.

Pretty pathetic thus far, 1 out of 4 days running.  Maybe I should go the opposite of Muddy's streak, and see how many consecutive days I can go without running?

Friday:  6
Woody Hill.  Thought I had the 819 acres to myself (as I usually do), until I ran into chainsaw noise while running.  A crew of 4 were cutting along the main north-south carriage road.  When I stopped to talk to them and inquired further, they said they were part of a temporary agency working with federal grant money to clean up after Superstorm Sandy.  Glad to see trail clearing, but it seemed they were doing the exact opposite of what DEM rangers instructed me:  don't clear all the way to the side of the carriage roads.  Some of the clearing is great (see photo below), but at this point, I don't think we need any more wide swath clearing, especially on the taxpayer dime.  Hope they stay away from the single track.
What a beautiful fall day along the trails in Woody Hill!

Saturday:  3
Easy and short local roads.  First frost.  Picked the rest of the tomatoes the previous afternoon.  Best year ever for tomatoes.

Sunday:  7
Charlestown Police 5K.  Separate write-up.

Weekly mileage:  27

Lowest mileage in quite a while.  One lazy week won't hurt me; but let's not repeat that anytime soon, shall we?


  1. I'm calling "quality over quantity" right's just the transition that's a bitch...after that it's Yaktrax, tights and cold sunshine...but that's me...