6mi - (49:10) - easy recovery run in gusty winds. A bit tired.
7mi. - (52:06 ) - down to Potter Hill Dam and loop back. Remains of the stiff NE wind with the cold rain made this one tough to bear. Had to stop after only 7 -- was afraid for some of my body parts.
10mi. - (1:13:56) - disappointing early morning workout. Supposed to do 8E + 5 x 1K + 4 x 400 + 3E but that is way too ambitious and isn't really doable at a 0500 start time before school. I modified it to just 6E + 5 x 1K + 2E. Instead, I only managed the extended warmup along River Road and then 2 x 1K and then "quit" (bathroom, wind, lethargy), Went back outside and just ran and easy couple of miles on local roads to get to ten. Yuck.
11mi. - (1:26:43) - some fun wandering exploration in the newly kiosked (is that a word?) Grills Preserve-Hopkinton. They list/show about 6 trails there and most are flagged/tagged with tape from trees but none are opened/developed. My legs got ripped up by brush and briars. Still pretty fun and nice to have yet another open space with trails nearby.
5+mi. - (37:58) - legs and heart just not into it. Shannock loop and quit after 5.2 miles. Beers in Mantown around a large fire was more important to me I guess. Priorities.
17mi. - (1:59:39) - long loop around the border of RI and CT with a short stretch of trails along Yawgoog. 12E + 3T + 2E. Felt pretty decent although the T block was a little too spicy (about 3-4 secs/mile). Quality run given my recent bout with apathy.
Sad but "enjoyable" Saturday night at a ceremony honoring the passing of Jonny's father-in-law, Robert Ornstein. He was a good man -- well read, opinionated, sarcastic, a thinker, and, according to family and friends, always in the present moment. He knew what was important in life apparently, given his Taoist philosophy and penchant for the simple things.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
5mi. - (43:42 ) - easy recovery trail run in Champlin Preserve. Hiding from the incessant wind on tired legs. Followed it up with a fun 3 mile hike on part of Narragansett Trail around Yawgoog Pond. Found an interesting spur trail with remnants of an old cable bridge spanning a chasm, out to an island. Cool stuff.
YTD: 242 miles