Sunday, October 23, 2016

Weekly Log 17-Oct to 23-Oct-2016

Monday:  2
Running with pruning shears while performing some minor maintenance on the Swamp Bypass Trail in Woody Hill.

Tuesday:  6
Westerly Town Forest.  Ran 3 x hills on Blue Trail.  The orange trail has a tree down; otherwise, the trails are in good shape.

Wednesday:  5
Humid, soupy run at Noanet Woodlands, on a late October day that would see temps rise into the 80s.  Ugh!

On my way driving up to MA, I saw my first ever Westerly-based coyote.  It was the corner of Airport and Tom Harvey Road, and when I got closer to it, it went under the fence along the airport and disappeared.

Thursday:  3
Should've run in the morning, but lost my window to run.  Ran around Matthew's meet (The Glen, Portsmouth) catching him at various places.  Pretty cool to see him PR and course record in 16:01.

Friday:  5
Champlin trails at 6am.  First lap I needed the headlamp, but by the second it wasn't needed.  It's run to run trails in the dark.  Just takes a little getting used to and a little harder as you don't have peripheral vision.

Saturday:  10
Narragansett Trail group run with Tommy, Mikey, and Jonathan Short.  Enjoyable time running out and back from Wyassup Lake in North Stonington.  A few technical spots were tougher than normal with slippery rocks following an overnight rainstorm, and the gravel road sections were not fun, but still a good time.  We got in some good hill climbs, and there was really fun single-track that I enjoyed.  I could've kept going longer, but I'm also real happy to have company on these Saturday runs.

Sunday: 8
3 miles on the Ponaganset XC course, as Matthew wanted a preview before racing there 3 weekends in a row, for Class, State, and New England championships.  Trail portion is hard-packed gravel/sand, while the field section was quite muddy today.
5 miles at Tillinghast Trail System in West Greenwich.  I really enjoyed these trails, especially the single-track on the orange Coney Trail, and want to go back to run some of the ones we missed, especially Wickboxet loop.

Weekly mileage:  40

Weekly synopsis:  Didn't get in the volume of running I wanted this week, but not terrible either.  Highlights were the Town Forest run, Narragansett Trail group run, and Tillinghast.  All runs this week were trail runs, despite wanting to mix in one road run per week. 

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