Sunday, December 12, 2010

Casual Trail Run to End the Week

No real goal with today's run, other than beat the approaching storm (more rain today, NOT snow.. ugh) and get in the miles. I just enjoyed being out in the woods as usual, and will be able to run back there a bit more often now that deer hunting season has officially ended.

Stopped to sit on a fallen tree that goes out over a large pond about three miles back into the woods when a light sleet/freezing rain began to fall. It lasted through the rest of the run, but didn't really get me wet.

Finished the week with 53.8 miles. Not a bad total, and it's been going up each week for the past month and I'm feeling great. However, may opt to make next week a bit of a cut-back week for mileage but would also like to get in some quality speed work at the same time. During my training cycle for the Mt. Desert Island Marathon over the summer, having a cut-back week about every third week really helped pay dividends, so I'll likely continue with that trend for Boston.

Ran 7.7 miles @ 8:53/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 132/153
Trails and fire roads.
Very hilly.
Mid to upper 20s, overcast, light sleet/freezing rain.
Adidas Adizero XT, long pants, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

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