Afternoon barefoot run circumnavigating Napatree peninsula. Beth is much smarter than me and knew that the point is all rocks; I did not know or not remember this and paid the price skipping amongst the rocks. The run back ocean-side was amesome.
Back to school run. Easy pace around the pond with a tiny bit on the beach.
Easy early morning loop.
Friday: 5 - Schonning 5K
|Will miss the pacifying view from my|
desk of Boston Harbor
|Stepping off Amtrak (Kingston)|
from my final Fidelity commute.
Schonning 5K: `Good WTAC showing for the 17th running of this event, but missing the usual cohorts of Puddin', Critchlery, and a Hammett contingency. Warmed up with FiveK, Shara, B, Matthew, and Chris
|Start of the 2014 Schonning 5K|
I passed through Mile 2 in a pedestrian 6:07. Despite the slow-down, I was gaining on JT and soon running next to him again. After the race, JT would tell me he was envisioning that he would be running close to me on the final finish and then try to out-kick me at the end. I smiled, told him I was fearful of that, and here about Mile 2.5 I sped up the pace to maybe 5:30s to see if he would hang. He dropped enough that I could continue the fast pace and despite whatever sprint/kick he had, I finished a good ten seconds ahead of him.
|Final steps before the finish|
Final results: 18:05, 5:49 pace. 3rd of 131 finishers. 1st in age group. Full results here.
Saturday: 21 (20.5 actually, to give credit to Mike B running circles 'round Y lot to get full 21)
Mike B planned this one out from the Y with a loop through Greenhaven and back, and then a loop down to Misquamicut and back. Despite the Rhode Warrior 6 days earlier and a race just 12 hours earlier, I was feeling energetic and good on this run. Congrats to Shara, Mike B, and I think FiveK for running their longest runs ever, and thanks to Chris for coming along for the second half of the run and providing extra morale.
Biked 35 in the morning with Chris and Mike B. Chris had a great route picked out for on roads I had never ridden through Exeter and possibly NK. A stop at a coffee shop in Peace Dale hit the spot, as did cinnamon coffee rolls Katie had waiting for us upon our return.
Afternoon trail run with Matthew at Grills course. Very humid. Hopefully he gets a cooler drier day for his first high school race there in two weeks.
Thus endeth August. Even with time off with my hernia surgery in the spring, I am about 190 miles ahead of my 2,000 mile 2014 target (on a pro-rated basis). Surftown in 2 weeks, followed by a final long run that I need to figure out, and Hartford in 6 weeks.