7+mi. (58:29) - raw and drizzly. Took it pretty easy. Had minor brain freeze in beginning of the run. Definitely coming down with cold (coughing, tightness in chest, sneezing like a wild man). Hope it is minor. 7.3 on watch.
5mi. (38:20) - easy from home to Bradford. Hard time breathing. Really congested in sinuses, ears, eyes, nose, etc. Not sure if I'll be able to meet my obligatory 60mpw goal this week. Feel kind of run down but don't want to take a zero.
9+mi. (1:10:03) - not feeling that great for the final day of fall. I wandered up Chase Hill and back around along the rivers. Head and chest feeling a bit better but legs and body feeling really tired. Another very early to bed night (asleep on the couch by 1800....three nights in a row!).
4mi. (31:16) - shorty close to home and briefly on trails in Pelloni Preserve. In a bit of a rush to get to Jonny's to celebrate the Solstice. Feeling better now that everything has slid down into by lungs and bronchi. Standing around a fire and staring into the stars, sipping a beer and laughing with others is healing. We even offered up the token "Jul/Yule Log"- last year's Christmas tree- to the flames (make sure you save a portion and keep it inside to start next year's Solstice fire) and then burnt a sacrificial offering to the Solstice Overlords. The sun shall rise again!
|"It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority."|
6mi. (44:29) - first day of winter. Awoke in the dark at 0415, thinking about school (UGH!). Got up and ran local roads. Felt pretty good for a change. Somehow running at a 'different time' and with building excitement regarding an impending break from work always makes things better. The only down side was spending 10 minutes searching for both of my good head lamps. Apparently, the spawn "borrowed" them. I was finally forced to roll out the door with a friggin' Hello Kitty head lamp. Very inferior quality but a dimly-lit run in the dark is still a run. Hurry up and get this school thing over with!!
6+mi. - (53:49) - added on easy double in evening for some junk miles. Running in morning makes it so much easier to get out in afternoon. 6.6 miles on watch brought me to even mileage for the week’s total.
8mi - (60:07) - boring on the treadmill. Did this simply because I know I’ll have to begin putting in some runs on the hamster wheel over the next few months. Forgot how much I hate it.
15mi. -(1:45:50) - Parked at the usual spot in a Shannock and then looped around onto Worde s Pond Rd, back through Kenyon, and up Beaver River Rd into trails, before looping back. Felt pretty good and most of the run was pretty spicy. Near the very end of the run, as I spilled back out into Shannock Hill Rd before climbing up onto West Shannock Rd, I caught a guy who was running at decent pace. I passed him on the climb up to West Shannock. He looked over at me and made a face. What are we 7 years old buddy? Finished up the run and then headed home for Christmas Eve festivities.
TOTAL: 61 miles
Hit my mileage goal again. Trying to get used to chasing miles and sticking to “plans, albeit very rough and not difficult ones.