Sunday, March 6, 2016

Weekly Log 29-Feb to 6-Mar-2016

A lower mileage week, leading up to the Ocean's Run Half as a tune-up.

Monday:  0

Tuesday:  6
Morning work for the Westerly Land Trust, building a parking lot (right black section) 
for their Crandall Family Swamp preserve by placing down interlocking "geo-cells"
 that will be covered with sand and hydro-seeded.
Tough work, but as I told the rest of the crew, "A bad day at the Land Trust beats
a good day at work".
Beaver dam viewable from the newly built platform / deck
looking into Crandall Swamp.

Solo afternoon run on mostly single-track trails at Barn Island, against a setting sun.  Awesome.
Awesome afternoon at the Barn.  1,000+ acres to myself.

Wednesday: 9
Dedham / Boston:  CCW loop on Blue Heron Trail in the rain and mud.  Surprisingly, there were actually a few people out walking their dogs.

Thursday:  6
Bradford Preserve and Woody Hill solo trail run.  Around the dam (water is very high) and then single/double-track mix back, including entire Pumpkins course, even the deep woods "Hansel & Gretel" portion as Muddy calls it, because you'd need to leave breadcrumbs.  Cars heard:  0  Humans sighted:  0.  Peaceful!

Friday:  5
Easy paced morning shake-out on the western portion of the new Ocean's Run course.  Running down Uzzi feels odd, as it will be the only dirt road portion on the course.

Saturday:  16
Ocean's Run Half Marathon.  Write-up to follow shortly.

Sunday:  7
Recovery run in Charlestown Beach area with Muddy, Tom, and Shara.  Easy paced and good conversation, followed by scones and beverage at The Bakery.  Good times.
Last swim meet ever?  High school swim season is over now.
Mark is at Boston University this afternoon, competing in
Southern New England YMCA District Championships.

Weekly mileage:
Run:  50

Weekly synopsis:
Low mileage week of "only" 50 miles.  Training plan called for 67 miles, but that wasn't going to happen if I was going to fit in the half marathon.  The half woke me up that I have a ways more to training to go; more on that in race write-up.  10 weeks to marathon day.

1 comment:

  1. Love the "only" 50 miles. Good for you for obeying your training plan! I am always in awe of what you accomplish, I am sure you will get to where you want to be with training!