Saturday, July 25, 2015

Weekly Log: 13-Jul to 19-Jul-2015: Vermont and Another Year Passes

6 miles.  Chariho Fun Run.  5:30 mile, and then easy 20:39 3-miler.

8 miles.  Catamount Trails 10K. Williston, VT.
Tough 2-loop trail race with 600+ feet of elevation.  Total 275 runners, although most were in the 5K edition.
In 3rd place.  Tried to hang with 2nd place guy, but he was
just too strong on single-track.
Start and finish on grass here belies the difficulty of the course.


Earlier in the day...

Matthew in a rare smile.  Looks like he just pulled some prank.

The gorge was really spectacular.
At Quechee ice cream shop.  Fortunately, we didn't get charged the $10.

As opposed to what?

6 miles.  Burlington Bike Path along Lake Champlain.
Vermont-henge?  Why did we go all the way to England?

5 miles.  Mont Royal.

5 miles.  Running UP Bromley Mountain Ski Area.
Beautiful views from our mountain run.

Cooling off in a water slide

Traversing the tree-top ropes courses with Matthew
was one of the coolest adventures on the vacation.

8 miles.  Vermont Run for the Cure 10K. 38:56.  3rd overall.
10K start on a misty southern VT morning.

Finishing up the 10K race.

Awards:  3rd, 2nd, and 1st place overall.

Finished up the VT trip with some kayaking at
Stratton Mountain.

32 miles!  Birthday run.  51K on my 51st.  Started out too late in the morning, as got home late from VT.  Broke this up into two runs:

Morning 25-mile solo run.  Last year I had great support with stuff stashed along the route, and Mike and Tom running the last half.  This year I went out with two GUs and winged it.  By two miles in, I was completely drenched in the humidity.  Stopped at fountains in Weekapaug, Misquamicut, and Watch Hill.  Felt good up until about 20 miles in at Watch Hill, but by then (11am) it was in the mid-80s with direct sun and I was wilting.  Should be an easy 5 miles back home, but I was getting dehydrated and overheating.  Stopped at Misquamicut Sandwich Shop to bum a large glass of iced water, and then shuffled the last mile home before downing another two glasses of ice water and a glass of Powerade.  Exhausting.

Evening 7-mile run with Matthew.  What a good sport he is!  I was clearly slowing him down with my tired legs going at 8 to 8:30 pace, but he hung with me.  Finished the last few miles barefoot on the beach running through ocean waves.

Weekly Mileage Log:
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0 miles.
70 miles!  Rare to be on the top of the Strava WTAC leaderboard.  Lots of running and climbing on vacation.


  1. Looks like you had an awesome week of vacation and running!

  2. Quechee is gorgeous! You guys have great vacations! Happy Birthday - and next year maybe a bike ride? We want to see you make it to 60!