TUE.-3mi. - just a short run to test out the nagging Achilles. A little bit of pain but more a nuisance. Not quite as sore as yesterday.
WED.-2mi.- another test run. Achilles felt better (still there though). This was terrible parenting 101- left 10 yr old in charge of 3 yr old while I quickly scampered to end of our road and back. Everything was fine, both the spawn and the Achilles.
THU.- 5mi. - Tomaquag Valley loop at nice base pace. Even managed a CR on Tomaquag Valley segment (unintentionally). Good to see that I feel pretty much normal again. Ahhh, the power of pills, ice, and beer.
FRI.- 3mi.--really anxious to just run a tiny one and get it over with. Went out to chase bass with Mason. We got a bunch but they were only dinky schoolies.
SAT. - 12+mi. -- met up with a bunch of guys from WTAC to run in Carter Preserve. Nice relaxing run. Really perfect weather for it. We all took a rip on the Grassland Mile Loop (CCW) just for shits and giggles. Then Nate and I tacked on some more with a Shannock loop on roads to get in some more miles and conversation. Really enjoyable run. Around 1100 the kids and I took out the vessel briefly. Despite Layla getting sick and cutting the trip really short, there were birds and fish EVERYWHERE, from east of the lighthouse all the way west of Deep Hole and Nebraska Shoals. Gotta get Layla-Lou on Dramamine or something. Get your damned sea legs, kid! How dare a 3 yr old interfere with my pursuit of linesiders?!!?
SUN.- 8+mi.-- ran aggressively, but still in base pace zone (just on lower end). Ended up COVERED in gnats when I ran through the numerous sunny glades along farm country roads. Tried to push it a little bit (around MP) on Pinewoods Drive segment. Got a little tired at the end but I didn't mind. All in all, today was a great day. Caught a lot of HEALTHY stripers off of Pt. Judith Lighthouse on the boat with my old man and brother (all were 30-38"). Tough to beat on light tackle (7' medium rod and 15 lb test). Many of the fish were 12-15 lbs. Sunny fall weather is always an added bonus.
TOTAL: 39 miles
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