TUE.- 5mi.-- aimless wandering and not really into it but got excited when I explored more unmarked trails on private land. I'm absolutely convinced that this is going to be the "right of way/easement" that the Hopkinton Land Trust is going to use to connect Tomaquag Trail from Rte. 95 to Grills Sanctuary. I'd bet on it. I'm a pioneer ahead of my time really. [38:10]
WED.-7mi. -- ran from Mason's practice. Planned on doing short but intense effort hill repeats up "Woody Hill" but my legs felt dead and I wimped out. Instead I wandered around different areas in Woody Hill (the "Pond", etc.). Made sure I kept up a solid effort/pace throughout (despite space watch). Then, on the way back, I hammered ONE hill just so I didn't feel like a total pussy. [51:32]
THU.-4mi. -- ugh. Short & "easy" but the humidity made it less than enjoyable [32:15]
FRI.- 0mi. -- fishing all day. Lazy but did boat a big and fat 35" striper on very light tackle in the pond on Friday that fell prey to a slow-rolled Slug-O.
SAT.- 7mi. -- a "late" morning run around Winnapaug Pond. Originally wanted to run 10-13 but my 3 mile tempo really tuckered me out. In the sun and into a decent head wind for much of the effort along Atlantic Avenue and I really struggled to maintain a consistent T pace (6:02/6:03/6:01). Thought I could cool down the last mile or so and then "play" in Champlain Preserve for 3-6 miles but I had nothing left.
SUN.- 5mi. -- After depriving myself of sleep and going fishing earlier in the morning I was super sluggish and not at all motivated for this early afternoon run. At least I squeezed this one in. Unfortunately, my guess earlier in the week about a right of way/easement through private land has now been clearly and conspicuously marked "POSTED: PRIVATE PROPERTY. ABSOLUTELY NO TRESPASSING!" Guess they saw me running into/out of there earlier. Oh well. [36:15]
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