Sunday, May 14, 2017

Training Week: May 8 - May 14 - Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5k

Week of May 08 - May 14 - Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5k

05-08 - [Monday] - PM: 5 miles trails with Andy.

05-09 - [Tuesday] - PM: 11 miles (workout) w/ Andy and Tristan Williams.  W/up on the roads + 10 x road intervals (each was a little over 400 meters).  Not too hard but 'up tempo enough'.  Some wind and a little chilly. Cooldown (trails/roads).

05-10 - [Wednesday] - PM: 8 miles (dirt roads and trails). First 5 w/ Darin... last 3 solo on the trails.

05-11 - [Thursday] - PM: 10 miles (roads). First 3+ solo up to Andy's plus some loops of Shackford Pass. Next 2.5 w/ Andy back down to my house. Last bit solo down to the lake and back.

05-12 - [Friday] - PM: 8.5 miles (roads and trails) w/ Andy. Albany town forest + the Kanc.

05-13 - [Saturday] - PM: 3 mile w/ up + "5k" race (Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5k - 1st OA - (results)) + 3 mile cooldown = 9 miles.

05-14 - [Sunday] - AM: 14.2 miles with Andy. E.Madison Rd. to 153 to Glines Hill to Colby Hill and back down via 113.  Good solid run in the rain.

65.7miles for the week on 9 runs.

OK week. A tiny step in the right direction with a light workout and off-road race.  Then capped off the week with what can only be considered a 'long run'' for me these days, on the worst day of the week weather-wise which shows some newfound dedication. I'll take it.

Got another CARS series win on a really nice XC course.  This could be my favorite XC race I've done as far as the course goes.  Beautifully scenic and great running through the mowed grass paths on the grounds of the Shaker Village in Canterbury.  There was some single track and some dirt roads as well but mainly grass and trails.  I loved the course.  I had just over 3 miles on my Garmin so it's a tad short (the two guys behind me both didn't even have 3 on their watches...just short).  I heard the course changes over the years (and was even different than the map on the site) but the gist of it is still the same.  It's ok though, there's a lot of climbing on some tough wet grassy hills which just slowed things down like a real XC race should. It was a nice break from racing around parking lots and industrial parks.




Dylan Tuttle and some old guy....

collectively, we are 90 years old.




The girls at the start of a long day... After this picture was taken, Morgan would end up hitting her head pretty hard 3 times throughout the course of the day... a typical Sunday for this kid.

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