Quick Training run at the RTT Tonight

the boardwalk planks are warped

I took a much needed break from running this past weekend.  I wanted to run but I didn’t.  My body had been aching for a few weeks and I was so exhausted all of last week.  So, this past weekend was a lazy weekend and I make no apologies for it.  Today, though, I returned to my run and ran 7.03 miles and felt great.  The temperature was ideal at 70 degrees with humidity at 52%.  The wind blew the entire time so that kept the mosquitoes away.

I ran to the end of the rails, hung one prayer flag about Easter and then headed back.  The only thing I carried during my run was my iphone wrapped snuggly in an oversized freezer ziplock bag, my car key and that one prayer flag.  I didn’t see a heck of a lot of wildlife but there were a heck of a lot of people running and walking the rtt.  I finished up the last mile on highway 80.  I ran east on hwy 80 for about a third of a mile and then turned around and ran to the entrance of the zombie trail and turned around and headed back to the mid-section of the rtt.

We must of had some pretty high tides over the weekend because much of the trail was newly heavily eroded with lots of golf ball sized rocks scattered all about and big ruts in the trail as when water runs off.  I had to truly rely on the force as i ran this evening due to the whole new host of rocks scattered about the trail.  Also, the boardwalk to the rails to trails was severely damaged with long planks of wood curled up about 6 to 8 inches off the boardwalk.  I’ve not seen the boardwalk that bad before.  I hope the county fixes it soon.  If not, then I guess we’ll have some warped wood on the walkway to the rtt.

wildlife inventory:

  • 2 sparrows
  • 4 moths
  • 1 red male cardinal
  • 1 grackle

From now on you will see some significant changes to my training.  I’m geared up and hungry for the Cremator Ultra 50 coming up this July.  I’ve been thinking of ways to execute this race and keeping myself cool during it.

I talked to my brother about having an ice water chest at the two aid stations and whenever I get to one of the station’s lean my head into the cooler and with a large sponge douse the back of my head with it to bring my core temperature down.  Also, thinking about getting some small bags that look like nets and filling those with ice at each station and plopping them on my head and putting my hat over them letting the ice melt as I run.  I’ll talk about it more on another blog entry.

  • run log
  • mapped run
  • total miles on blue bikilas: 251.46
  • total real miles for 2012: 297.12
  • total treadmill miles for 2012: 41.41
  • Gypsy walk mileage for the day: 1.05
  • Gypsy mapped walk

my little buddy, Mr. Gypsy. We walked 1.05 mile today

This week’s training:

  1. Monday: 7.03 miles
  2. Tuesday: 6 miles
  3. Wednesday: 6 miles
  4. Thursday: 7 miles
  5. Friday: 6 miles
  6. Saturday: 18 miles
  7. Sunday: rest & recover

projected total for the week: 49

Well, that’s it for now.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

All the best to you and yours.

Take care and God bless.

peace,

dh

04/09/2012

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