Monday, July 22, 2013

7/22 - 7/28

Monday:  7 miles in Pisgah w/Jimmy.  We did Fullam Pond loop hoping the cool temps would temper the deerflies.  No dice.  It was still amazing weather despite the little devils.  68 degrees!

Tuesday:  I ran/powerhiked up Daniels Mtn from the Plain Rd parking area w/Jimmy.  I paused at Moon Ledge then finished off Daniels Mtn Loop and back down.  I have no idea how long it took because I wasn't wearing my watch.  I know the terrain was steep and technical.  I'm calling it 6 for my purposes though I'm sure it's way less actual mileage.  Nice rainy day run.

Wednesday:  7 w/track workout at Keene High.  I ran the 3 mile warm-up trying to hang with the crew of Keeneyans.  I fell off by about 30 seconds.  Nice tempo run!  I then did 4x200, 400, 2x200 for 1600m of work.  I averaged a hair under 43 for the two hundreds and ran the 400 in 94.  Beautiful weather for a workout - had a late summer feel to it.  I got out on the cool down before everyone else, so I could go my own pace.  I suffered from the roads and was happy to cool off in the stream afterwards. Local Burger after and some singing at Boj's made for a complete night.  Jimmy was very disappointed with me when I put my running clothes on and drove off.  I'll have to make it up to him tomorrow.

Thursday:  7 in Pisgah.  I ran Reservoir, South Link, and Broad Brook out and back w/Jimmy.  Great run.  My legs were a little tired from yesterday, but I felt energized by the perfect weather - 62 degrees, crisp and sunny.  I enjoyed Broad Brook.  It's easy terrain with nice shade and streams for Jimmy.

pm:  3 miles at Fun Run.  I ran the 2.3 tonight in 17:18.  Beautiful night for racing.

Friday:  0.  I drove down w/ Gina and Jimmy to Rhody.  Had fun with family.

Saturday:  I caught a couple stripers early am w/Pard from Shelter Harbor/Weekapaug Beach.  I'd never been to this spot before.  After fishing we drove back to NH.  Today was an absolutely beautiful day - low 80s with a dewpoint of 58.  I mowed the lawn and vacuumed out all the Jimmy hair out of my car with help from Gina.

pm:  4 miles in Pisgah w/ Jimmy (Broad Brook).  Nice evening run.  Cranked on the way back.

Sunday:  9 in Pisgah w/Jimmy ( Reservoir to N. Ponds back to Baker - Hubbard).  I saw a coyote on Horseshoe Rd while driving into the parking lot.  Nice run.  I couldn't believe the logging going on at Hubbard!  There was some cryptic note about the trails are still open following the sale - WTF?  Is the state of NH selling sections of Pisgah to loggers that it took from residents back in the 60's?  I hope I'm misinterpreting this.  Cranked the last hill in 2:37 despite being tired today.

Weekly Total:  43
Summer Total:  167