TUE.- 10mi. -- good run down/around from the yacht club down around through Watch Hill. Sounds like I have cash money but I don't.
WED.- 10mi. -- 5mi. (a.m.) // 6mi. (p.m.) normal base pace at WTAC Fun Run.
THU.- 3mi.-- another short easy one before race tomorrow. Gap in time between this short shakeout and Blessing is almost like having a day off!
FRI.- 13mi. -- *Race* -- Blessing of the Fleet 10 Miler. Good one. Attacked it but ran smart at the same time. So fun passing younger, more fit people in later stages/miles of the race. 58:42, 23rd OA. 3rd in my age group. I wonder what my prize was....
SAT.- 5mi. -- recovery run. First 2 miles really easy with Mason, discussing race strategy.
SUN.- 7+mi.--from parents in/around Caroline Mgmt. Area. Head gear kept flies at bay.
--> a little bit of a cut back in mileage but good race Friday night. I was super pleased. It was really "fun" racing in a small pack of 4-6 younger kids (and super fit 1st OA Female!). Happy with my results and was able to crank it the last 1.5 mile. Rounded out the week yesterday by absolutely annihilating doormats with Mason out off of East Matunuck in about 35' of water. Like shooting fish in a barrel, except instead we were just crossing their eyes and then filleting them. The biggest fluke of the year but we decided that we want a 10lber before the summer is out. FYI: the RI state record is 17 lbs. 8 oz. (WHAT?!?!) caught in 1962 in/off the Narrow River! Can't imagine that PR but we are planning out a fall/early spring shot at the Atlantic Mackerel slot (it is currently open/no record).
|26.5", 7.4 lbs......."It's like an optical illusion, except it's real life, Dad!"|