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Discussion: Awesome condition!

in: ernst; ernst > 2020-03-28

Mar 28, 2020 10:32 PM # 
You're in great shape. Impressive workouts.I certainly hope you get a chance to race and blow away the rest of the pack. Just stay out of my age bracket!

In VT we're supposed to stay off the roads, so running options are limited.
Mar 28, 2020 11:51 PM # 
Impressive! I don't see myself doing another 20-miler for many months, but am trying to keep up with at least one 10+ miler each week...
Mar 29, 2020 10:00 AM # 
Thanks! It's touch and go for me as Boston 2020 remains my big goal. Staying healthy is key and being ready to back off / slow down as soon as something gets injured. Cross-training (biking, swimming etc) may be necessary. And regular prevention stretching for any weaknesses in my body. It's going to be a job! Luckily I am 50% retired now.

At least our governor still let's us go out to train ("Of course we will not prevent you from leaving your home to go on a walk or when going to the store, or...." Governor Sununu, 3/26/2020). Pawtuckaway parking areas and trail heads were packed yesterday and I encountered more hikers than I have ever seen. He did close down the state beaches, and the parks may follow. But there are still plenty of solitary spots where one can sneak away to.
Mar 29, 2020 2:48 PM # 
When I saw you passed thru Deerfield Parade, I took a closer look. We drove thru it twice on Wednesday, the second time departing to the north on Harvey Road (of all possible places to cross paths...). I recall seeing the Great Brook trail head.

Looking at a terrain view of Pawtuckaway is other worldly given its being an old volcano rim. Fun to walk it. Did it once years ago. We so often have a sole orienteering focus there. PSP roads are open? Seems too early for the state to allow access. Bear Brook meet last 4/20 wasn't allowing ingress toward Hayes Field. I seem to recall ice on parts of the hill going up.
Mar 29, 2020 3:22 PM # 
Yes, Deerfield Parade. Lovely hamlet - no street signs - I guess the locals know all the streets.

Actually Pawtuck Road was not open to vehicle traffic, saw only foot traffic. Round Pond Rd and Tower Rd were gated off - there must have been a total of over 30 cars outside the gates and southward on Reservation Rd, which is always open as it leads to a private farm.

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