Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Weekly Log 5-Jun to 11-Jul-2017: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Do you remember the old Western "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"?  A real classic.  Anyway, here is my version from last week:

The Good:  The bloodwork results came back.  I don't have Lyme Disease!
The Bad:  I tested positive for Anaplasmosis.  Again.  If there's a silver lining, it's that I "only" have one disease this time, the complications are less, and the treatment period is far shorter.
The Ugly:  They're both horrible diseases transmitted by ticks while they are feeding on you.  Really vile creatures.

Monday:  8
The meds are starting to be effective.  Best run I've had in a week.  'Round the pond in the rain.  Average 7:23 pace.

Tuesday:  5
50 degrees mid-afternoon, with rain again.  Ran Barn trails.  Starting to get overgrown already.  I guess this place is really best for running November through May.

Wednesday:  12

AM:  7 miles early morning with FiveK.  Included Hell Field "cut down" workout, with 2 x 800, 2 x 600, 2 x 400, 2 x 200. 
PM:  5 miles easy in Woody Hill.

Thursday:  12
Solo road run on local roads from Avondale to Misquamicut.  Made it up as I went along.  46 degrees, cool, and dry!  Started off the first couple miles in mid 7s, then was quickly humming along in upper 6:30s.  The running is coming back!  Felt great.
Came home after a great run and signed up for "The Blessing".
No, not The Blessing from Aunt Bethany.

Friday:  8
AM:  6 miles on Back Road Ramble course.  Ran both the short and long courses as I wanted to see the trail conditions given the race is now two days away.  In really great shape.  Some mud and water, but mostly dried up.  Picked up a number of branches along the way.  Stopped at each intersection to plan which ones could benefit the most from signs as opposed to flags.
PM:  2 miles.  Alternating running and using loppers to trim overhanging branches on long course, which were mostly concentrated on the sections down to North Camp and parallel single-track back.  Good to go; stop fussing.

Saturday:  6
Solo run at Bradford Preserve / Woody Hill.  Ran to inspect the WHS XC course in advance of next Sunday's Run for Sam.  Needs some minor maintenance, but not bad.
Was really impressed to see that in just three days, the beaver(s) had rebuilt their dam at Woody Hill Marsh.  Crafty creatures.

Sunday:  16!
Back Road Ramble:  Course marking, race, course un-marking.  Write-up to follow.

Weekly mileage:  67!

Weekly synopsis:  Really happy with this week.  Started the week off sick with Anaplasmosis, but the symptoms quickly went away under medication, and had a huge mileage week and a successful race at Back Road Ramble, both my own racing as well as helping this come to fruition.  Next week's heat wave will slow me a bit, but hopefully it's short lived.
No slouching for me this week!

1 comment:

  1. July 11th? Excellent week with a pretty crappy start! Way to go! I'll stick with the slouchers a 67.6 mile week would incapacitate me!