We arrived home late last night from a three-day field trip to Boston with my wife's 6th grade class. It was a rousing success, both from Meg's perspective and mine: Finn loved the city and got to spend some quality time with my mom, and I got to run twice and see the Red Sox walk off against their 2013 nemesis, the Texas Rangers.
Thursday: 8 miles, with 7mi at MP. I ran on the "banks of the River Charles" (love that dirty water) for the first time in my life. The Boston side was nice and uninterrupted, but I wasn't too fond of trying to figure out how to access the bridge crossings or having to stop for intersections on the Cambridge side. I had a lot of pent up energy and the stop/start nature of the running made it easy to get caught up in a fast pace.
Friday: 6 miles, pushing Finn's city stroller (not the jogger) in the pouring rain with jeans, cotton shirt and jacket on, after only 4 hours of sleep the night before (and 14 in three nights). At least I had my running shoes! This was not the most traditional of runs, but walking 3 miles each way from the Common to Harvard Square in Cambridge wasn't going to be fun in the rain, so I decided I may as well get a run in. It was a blast.
Total Miles: 14mi (in two runs)
Weekly So Far: 28.5mi
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My Best Results:
7/31/16: Escarpment Trail Run 18mi
1st place, 3:01:12
7/18/15: Wakely Dam 33mi
1st place, 4:45:01, Course Record
6/21/14: Manitou's Revenge 54mi
1st place, 10:50:34, Course Record
4/21/14: Boston Marathon
10/13/13: Mohawk Hudson Marathon
11th place, 2:49:49
9/29/13: Vermont 50
3rd place, 6:40:29
5/25/13: Patch Sprint 12.5mi
1st place, 2:01:43, Course Record