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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 1 days ending May 19, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  trail running1 51:25 5.14(10:00) 8.27(6:13) 98
  road running1 47:53 3.6(13:18) 5.79(8:16) 2280
  Total1 1:39:18 8.74(11:22) 14.07(7:04) 2379
averages - rhr:52 weight:133lbs

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Thursday May 19, 2011 #

12 PM

trail running 5:41 intensity: (3:38 @1) + (2:03 @2) 0.54 mi (10:32 / mi) +33ft 9:57 / mi
ahr:107 max:120 rhr:52 weight:133lbs shoes: pegasus


road running 47:53 intensity: (25 @1) + (47 @2) + (14:32 @3) + (32:09 @4) 3.6 mi (13:18 / mi) +2280ft 8:19 / mi
ahr:148 max:156 shoes: pegasus

Up the Mt. Ascutney road. This is right about half a Mt. Washington, about the same average grade (12%), but only half as long. I ran it in 2006 in 44:10, my notes say I ran the whole way. And then ran the first roughly 2.2 miles of it in 2009 as part of a race to the top of Ascutney, at that point the course used trails for the rest of the way. I did that 2.2 in 28:10, walked some, felt quite tired.

Today was a struggle. It seemed the road was steeper than before, and my watch moved faster, but those are not new sensations. I ran the first mile, and then walked quite often thereafter, usually for a minute at a time with 2 or 3 minutes of running in between. I don't think that's much slower than trying to keep running, and it certainly is easier psychologically, for me at least, though I know others a just the reverse, finding it a real downer to walk at all, like admitting defeat.

My time this time, 29:58 to where the trail turns off, and 47:52 to the top of the road (middle of the summit parking lot), was acceptable. Clearly I can't do what I was doing 5 years ago. I was hoping for under 50, so that was OK.

Who knows what it translates to at Washington. Double it and add 10 minutes? That would be about 1:45. And would be about what I think is possible. But who knows. I guess that's why you run the race.

trail running 14:00 intensity: (8 @1) + (53 @2) + (12:33 @3) + (26 @4) 0.9 mi (15:34 / mi) +66ft 14:33 / mi
ahr:138 max:155 shoes: pegasus

Since I was up there, I there I'd go check out one of JJ's launching sites. The trail over there was much rougher than I expected, can't be all that easy to drag a glider over there. And the launch site? Totally terrifying, even though the low clouds meant that there was no view out or down. I beat a hasty retreat.

trail running 31:44 intensity: (1:05 @1) + (20:17 @2) + (8:49 @3) + (1:33 @4) 3.7 mi (8:35 / mi)
ahr:126 max:157 shoes: pegasus

And then back down the road, feeling a little fragile, so I stayed off the pavement virtually all the time. Even if it was rough going at times, it was a lot softer and easier on the feet.

Found a couple of ticks afterwards crawling on my right leg. Made sense, it was the one on the way down brushing up against the foliage a lot.

A nice outing, left me quite wasted. So only dragged myself around 9 holes afterwards.

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