In the interest of trying to post more than once a week and to keep in line with a lot of others out there, I'll try doing a very quick monthly summary of what went on in my world during the past 30+ days...
Total January Miles: 336.7 Mi - 41:00:41 of running total time.
Week 1: 65.8 miles (includes 3 days of Dec.)
Week 2: 72.8 miles
Week 3: 84.6 miles
Week 4: 80.3 miles
Week 5: 75.7 miles (including 1 day of Feb.)
1 day off (Jan. 7th - Wed).
8 races total
- 5 snowshoe
- 3 road
- Places: 5 x 1st, 2 x 5th, 1 x 3rd
Racing Results & Summaries / Posts:
01-01 - 5th of 295 - Hangover Classic (10K / 5K) - Salisbury, MA - [34:50/5:37 pace]
01-03 - 1st of 45 - Fudgcicle 5k (5.1k) - Tewksbury, MA - [16:24/5:10 pace]
01-10 - 1st of 72 - Pooh Hill Snowshoe Scramble (8.5k) - East Madison, NH - [44:04/8:10 pace]
01-17 - 3rd of 73 - Greylock Glen Snowshoe (3.5M) - Florida, MA - [29:51/7:39 pace]
01-18 - 1st of 173 - Brave the Blizzard Snowshoe (5k) - Guilderland, NY - [27:17/7:00 pace]
01-24 - 1st of 12 - Feel Good Farm Snowshoe Race (7k) - Lyndeborough, NH - [30:57/6:53 pace]
01-25 - 5th of 655 - Boston Prep 16 Miler (16M) - Derry, NH - [1:35:54/6:00 pace]
01-31 - 1st of 67 - Cobble Mountain Snowshoe Classic (5k) - Gilford, NH [32:11/8:57 pace]
Goals for February:
Training: Keep up with 80+ miles per week plus some workouts from coach Fernando Braz to keep me on track for being in shape enough to run Boston.
Racing: Finish out the last 3 or 4 (depending) Granite State Snowshoe Series races and then compete in the first USATF-NE Road GP for CMS (DH Jones 10 Miler). I think we have a good chance of making real noise at DH Jones and it should be interesting for sure. I may finish out the short month with a last snowshoe at WMAC...that will be a game time decision I think.
02-07 - Sidehiller Snowshoe (4M) - Center Sandwich, NH
02-08 - Frosty's Dash for a Cure (3.8M) - Atkinson, NH
02-14 - Horse Hill 7k Snowshoe Race (7k) - Merrimack, NH
02-21 - Kingman Farm Moonlight Snowshoe - Madbury, NH (tentative)
02-22 - DH Jones 10 Mile (10M) - Amherst, MA
02-28 - Hawley Kiln Notch - Hawley, MA
One day after Hawley is (I know it's early but...) the opening of the Mt. Washington lottery.... I got work to do...
Photo above courtesy of the Greater Derry Track Club.