Running (road) 45:00 6.47 km (6:58 / km) ahr:139 max:155 shoes: Doloriel (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Decided to knock out the Sunrise Run since it didn't involve getting up that much earlier than I did yesterday. And I suspected doing so would reveal another hidden badge. (It did! Sam would like it.) Unfortunately there was a disappointing sunrise this morning as it was all overcast and gray, so no chance for a sweet photo from the BU bridge, as I had hoped.
Plodded along very slowly. Guess my legs are tired from yesterday.
Running warm up/down (road) 19:59 3.21 km (6:14 / km) ahr:146 max:163 shoes: Doloriel (Mizuno Wave Rider)
To the Harvard Track and then 3x15" strides.
Running race (track) 13:29 3.0 km (4:30 / km) ahr:175 max:181 shoes: Doloriel (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Running 3000m to join in on the "fun". I have smart friends, and it is a good idea for us all to run a TT at both ends of the summer, but I also hated that they had this idea. Running 3000m is not fun when I'm in good shape and can run around 12min, so I figured that it would be 12-15% more horrible in my current shape, taking me that much longer.
Got out fairly early, around 6, to avoid crowds and heat. It was muggy but low 60s, so tolerable if not ideal. There were a few people at the track but no problem. I had a rough idea of my fitness level but it's been a while since I've run any kind of TT, so I am also out of habit. I decided 13:45 was realistic, and that I would run this like the last hard interval of a set—in control with a hard, final push.
I managed the pace by pulling back just a little bit each time my legs started to feel wobbly. In a PR chase I would have pushed through and tried to make it on wobbly legs. It turns out that only redlining for the last 1/15 of the run makes it feel a lot less death-like than redlining for the last 2/3. I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make, but we're probably talking single digit seconds. I can live with that.
Running warm up/down (road) 23:47 3.36 km (7:05 / km) +3m7:03 / km ahr:148 max:157 shoes: Doloriel (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Home from the track, a bit more slowly.
This run also earned me the Unplugged badge, for going for a run during a 24 hour break from social media. Or maybe it was supposed to be online in general? In any case, I spent over 60 hours without visiting social media (including AP, which was is the most tempting) so that seems like success to me.
Running (road/trail) 45:03 7.13 km (6:19 / km) ahr:145 max:159 shoes: Doloriel (Mizuno Wave Rider)
Spent Sat-Mon camping at Salisbury Beach State Reservation, continuing our fake quest to camp at all DCR campgrounds. All the state campgrounds are open at half capacity, which means there are only campers at every other campsite. Seems like the right capacity to me even for normal times—it would feel crowded with someone at every site.
A campground seems like a great place to knock off the Loop de Loop challenge, so I did. Minimum of 5 loops, minimum run time 45 minutes, so 5 9min loops is perfect, and that's what I did. Part of it was even on a trail! It was interesting to see what changed on each loop.
When I made the booking for this I figured it might be a fun place for a holiday weekend. I did not anticipate the absolutely perfect evening weather, beautiful red sunset, almost full moon, and panoramic (presumably illegal) fireworks from all the surrounding communities. I was a little worried about staying busy at a beach campground vs. a wooded one, but there was plenty to do and Lukas had a lot of fun.