7mi. - P.M.- Found a listing of "unreleased" properties for Hopkinton Land Trust online. Realized that they have an additional 32 acre plot 2 miles from my home along Tomaquag Brook (appears to be the name of the parcel as well?). After stalking on Hopkinton Tax Assessor maps (click here and checkplot 52D), I checked it out--they've been in there and marked with tape but haven't cleared. It's cool running along the brook on your left hand side but also disconcerting seeing trashy trailer/campers on your right side. Fun with some water crossings. Got really ripped up from briars but it was worth it.
|Village People type shoes for a village person.|
6mi. - P.M. -Not feelin' it. Took new shoes out for test ride. Had to stop back in for an extra pair of gloves. Rolled off 3 miles sub 7 because I was cold. Also learned that there is a village IN the village of Ashaway called Kierieian. Interesting......what the hell is up with Rhode Island and all of its villages?
7mi. -A.M. - Track repeats foiled again by snow. Instead settled for treadmill at the Y. 2 mile w/u, 6 x approx. 400m @ 7.0% grade @ T pace (see table below), 2 mile c/d. Less than ideal. Legs definitely felt it on the last few but it is so inaccurate (no way was that 4:20ish equivalent) and super shitty using two thumbs at once to increase/decrease speed and incline. Also, the delayed response forces you to increase both settings earlier than necessary. Whatever, my heart rate was high and the legs thanked me for it. Wish I knew there was an hour delay to school -- perhaps I could have stayed another 45 minutes and done 10 more "hill repeats". Just kidding.
|Some complicated "man math" (thanks J. Daniels)|
4mi. - P.M. - easy paced shorty in Pelloni Preserve. Legs a little fatigued. Did find the stone bridge and associated trail designated on the HLT map. Man do I suck at running in the snow. Hope it disappears before Bellville 10K or I'm screwed.
0mi. - Felt blah, run down, tired, and creaky.
6mi. - A.M. - Slept in "late" and ran at 1100ish in Weekapaug. Really nice and warm sort of (45degrees). Ran in short shorts and short sleeves and short socks. Felt better.
10mi - A.M. - Race: Super 5K (results here) Ran hard. Tried to run smart. Although I know the fitness isn't quite there, tried to run a 16:59, really I did. Alas, a 17:13 was what I produced. Still ok with that. My 3rd mile was by fastest, which is how we all want it to usually be. WTAC dominated the team divisions. Good day.
Total: 45 mi.
Year to Date: 215 mi