Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekly Training Update - Oct 5 - 11

I've gotten lazy with my blog posting (and reading) over the past few weeks. I don't have a good reason for it, just lost my appetite. I’ll try to do better going forward.

Monday – got in a good 11 mile effort in Breakheart on what was to be “my” race course. I didn’t get permit approval from the state DCR so it never happened. Too bad, it’s a good run. This will remain my hidden gem.

Wednesday – did some tempo running on the stone dust trail along the banks of the Muddy River. I felt smooth and I think some of my speed is beginning to return. Track work is out for me now. My plantar fascia told me so.

Thursday and Friday – some easy runs at lunch time along the Muddy River.

Saturday- met Emily, Michelle, Kevin and Steve at Willowdale for a preview of the Stone Cat 50M course. I did a poor job of reading the map so we stopped at several trail intersections to determine if we were heading in the right direction. That slowed our overall pace but kept us from getting totally off trail. There were several low areas underwater so we ran with wet feet and happy hearts.

Michelle, Steve and Emily wait for Kevin to "gear up"

Total Miles: 50
Long Run: 23
# of Runs: 5
Avg Run: 10
Trail Miles: 69%


  1. Dan,

    That's too bad about your race course. Why would they turn down a permit for such things as a trail race?

  2. Willowdale was fun! Seems the "sleeping" deer was not along the actual course. That must've been part of our off-course exploration. Hope you and the Cookie Monster had another great lap!

  3. Water and mud, sounds delicious! Wish I was out there with you guys, and I can't wait to get back up to snuff to hang with you guys!

  4. Next time...sounds like it was a lot of fun! I <3 'Gear Guy' as Kevin will always be known to me as :) If I ever want to know about running gear, he is going to be my go-to guy!

    Can't wait 'til Stone Cat!!!

  5. Kevin, I have no idea. The Bureaucrat in charge of permitting never returned any of my phone calls. "Government for the People" yeah, right!

    Pixie, I take no responsibility for the side excursion.

    Rob, I should see you at Willowdale, registered today!

    Julie, I'm thinking about doing it again on the 17th if you're interested.

  6. Eeek! I am running the last leg of Sherpa John's Run Across NH! I figure 35 miles is a good training run, no? Course they are talking of snow...


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