December 7 (Monday) - AM: 5 miles - roads. PM: 10.7 miles - dirt roads/trails/mountain/whack with Andrew (2,038 feet of elevation today alone).
December 8 (Tuesday) - AM: 5 miles - roads very easy. PM: 8.1 miles - roads/trails with Andy.
December 9 (Wednesday) - PM: 8.1 miles - dirt roads easy w/ Kristina and Kevin.
December 10 (Thursday) - AM: 5 miles - wet roads easy. PM: 8.1 miles - wet roads.
December 11 (Friday) - PM: 6.1 miles - roads. Snuck in between meetings.
December 12 (Saturday) - PM: 10.1 miles - trails moderate. Beautiful day.
December 13 (Sunday) - PM: 14.1 miles - roads (1:28:37).
Weekly Summary: 80.3 miles for the week (with 4580 ft of climbing). Leg fracture area was acting up a bit on Monday and then came and went on Thursday as well. Got a cold right at the beginning of the week, felt ok midweek though but got worse again by the end and probably hit rock bottom by Friday. An up and down week physically but got the miles in because that's what you gotta do. Had a solid run on Sunday despite being run down most of the week.
Late in the day, got a new permission on E.Madison Rd. (the spot of the old Madison Corner post office) and dug a nice silver 1941 Washington...worth about $7 in the condition it's in. The great thing about silver is that it looks as good coming out of the ground as the day it went in (as opposed to clad quarters which look like hell after almost any amount of time in the ground). I amazingly haven't found a silver quarter until now. I've found a few bucks in modern clad quarters (collectively) over the course of the summer and fall, but never anything silver (anything pre 1965 is silver). I've found a ton of wheat cents from the teens - 50s, but no silver. I can't wait to get back over there as I only had about an hour to swing late in the day today... I think I'll have many more where this came from, hopefully before the ground freezes and the snow flies.
Side note, there is a 1st time snowshoe 5K Race in Auburn , NH on February 14th (Valentines Day) at 10am. The Massabesic Audubon Raven’s Race 5K. Not to be confused with the epic 2005 snowshoe 5k that was held at basically the same venue, this is a completely new event that is conveniently shoehorned into the winter SS schedule on an open date (New Hampshire-wise). It IS the day after Kingman Farm, but it's doable. Also, since Kingman has a registration cap, if you don't get into Kingman or can't make the night race, this is a nice option for that weekend.
Per the RD, it is a nice course through the trails at Massabesic Audubon along the shores of Lake Massabesic. They are have having 10 year increments for prizes plus a couples division since it is Valentine’s Day. After the race there will be food, a bon fire, and Bird of Prey demonstrations. The race is to benefit the educational animals and the Raven at the Center.
The following is the pdf registration form if you're old school.
The following is the online registration page.
Race-day registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. at Massabesic Audubon center.
Entry fee is $20 (before 1/20/16), $25 (1/21 – 2/10), $30 (after 2/10), $40/couples entering together. Goodie bags with local “goods” to the first 100 entrants.
Pre-register by February 2 to get 25% off a pair of snowshoes at Eastern Mountain Sports at the Mall of NH, Manchester NH. Simply bring your paid registration receipt to the Mall of NH store on the following “Raven” nights: Tuesday, December 15, Tuesday, January 12, Thursday, January 21, Tuesday, February 2
Race page at Audubon: