Monday, July 29, 2013

7/29 - 8/4

Monday:  3 miles solo on the Rail Trail.  Legs lacked pep today from yesterday's run.  Another nice summer day.  I got out a little late in the day and decided to leave Jimmy home since I needed a flat run, and the RT doesn't have any water for Jimmy.

Tuesday:  am:  4.5 w/Jimmy in Pisgah.  I wanted to go farther, but I ran out of time.  Nice morning.  Now off to a school meeting.

pm:  4 w/Jimmy in Pisgah.  Hammered the way home down Reservoir Rd.  I need to lift tomorrow.

Wednesday:  0.  The day of 1000 chores got in the way of my running.  Got a lot done though!

Thursday:  7 miles w/Jimmy.  Kilburn, Ridge, Baker, Davis.  Very easy pace made for a very enjoyable run.  Beautiful morning.

Mid day:  Went fishing at the Ashuelot River w/Greg.  I caught 2 smallies one about 12 inches and lost 2 other nice ones.  I also caught a 19 inch walleye - my first ever!  Fun stuff.  Greg caught a couple smallies too.  *I wanted to include a photo for my thousands of readers in Rhody who have never seen a walleye.   We didn't have a camera, so I found a picture of a fish that looked almost as big as mine.


pm:  4.5 miles at the Fun Run.  Ran the mile with one of my athletes who set his new pr by 15 seconds.  Great kid.  Then I ran a decent effort 17:55 2.3.  Tonight's conditions were rainy, windy, and 62 degrees.  The conditions were slow.  It turned out to be an epic night of running with 3 other awesome people.

Friday:  6.5 in Pisgah w/Jimmy.  We explored the old Kilburn Town Forest Trail which is unmarked but shows up on old maps.  Fun trail only challenging to follow when it crosses Kilburn Brook.  Really fun running above the backside of Baker Pond.  We then hit the Ridge and back.  I decided to veer off another unmarked trail on the way back, but it lead to nowhere after 2 or 3 minutes.  Fun run.

pm:  Went fishing again at the Ashuelot River, solo this time.  I caught 4 smallies and another walleye.  This walleye was about 17 inches which was probably the length of yesterday's too.  I was a little calmer tonight which enabled me to make a realistic estimate.

Gina also gave me an early birthday present that came in the mail today.  Can't wait to see the babies rocking these at home meets.  We also went down to Springfield today and visited with Gilly (Anne), Gina's good friend who is 31 weeks pregnant.  Here's Gina at 22 weeks with the twins.

Gina and Gilly

Saturday:  7 w/Jimmy in Pisgah.  Southwoods, Nash/Fullam lollipop.  Nice day.  I got a little too excited on Nash and cranked making the end of Southwoods and Horseshoe Rd a sufferfest.  

Sunday:  12 w/Jimmy in Pisgah (1:47).  Reservoir Rd, South Link, Broad Brook, Old Chesterfield Rd, Dogwood Swamp, Reservoir Rd loop.  My left hamstring was feeling a little tender this morning when I fully straitened my knee, but it wasn't a problem on the run.  I forgot how beautiful upper Broad Brook trail is and how rugged Dogwood Swamp is.  Pleased with the way I finished this run.  I didn't feel exhausted and purple faced after.  

Weekly Total:  48.5
Summer Total:  215.5

1 comment:

  1. Twin walleye and twins on the way. You've gotta sneak down to Rhody for an outing on Salty Puddin'.