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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 31 days ending Aug 31, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking5 22:30:00 22.9 36.85
  Road running12 8:47:43 57.8(9:08) 93.02(5:40)
  Trail Running1 48:00 5.2(9:14) 8.37(5:44)
  Speed work1 36:03 4.2(8:35) 6.76(5:20)
  Total18 32:41:46 90.1 145.0

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Tuesday Aug 30, 2016 #

Road running 38:00 [3] 4.3 mi (8:50 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 15

Well, I don't know if I got the diagnosis right after all. The ankle problem disappeared faster than it arrived. Two nights ago I was sitting on the couch with my legs up, and I realized the pain was gone. And when I stood up it was still gone, and I could do a single-leg heel raise, which had been impossible a few hours before. I gave it a couple of days and went for a run today (perimeter road at noon), so far so good.

Friday Aug 26, 2016 #


Since it clearly hurts more when I'm on the inside of my foot, I went out and bought some hard plastic insoles, and wore them all day. Doing some calf stretches. Icing one more time when I got home.

Thursday Aug 25, 2016 #


Running yesterday was fine, but afterwards my right ankle was a little painful. I went for a walk with Mei-An in the early evening, and that put the ankle over the edge. Limping when I got home.

This morning maybe even worse, limping all day. Consulting the Internet, I think this is posterior tibial tendonitis. I iced a few times during the night.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2016 #

Road running 38:30 [3] 4.3 mi (8:57 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 15

Goddard perimeter road at noon. Kind of on the warm side. And my ankles don't feel great.

Tuesday Aug 23, 2016 #

Trail Running 48:00 [3] 5.2 mi (9:14 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 15

Greenbelt Park Perimeter Trail. Nice day, 80s but shady on the trail. Unusually tired afterwards.

Monday Aug 22, 2016 #

Road running 33:10 [3] 3.8 mi (8:44 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 15

Easy run. New shoes. I found one of the last pairs of Adrenaline 15s available. I'm not a big fan of either the 14s or the 16s, but the guy at RnJ said the 15s were more like the earlier models, which I liked a lot. Unfortunately, they sold the only pair they had in my size while I dithered about it, so I got these from on clearance. All the reasonable colors were gone, so I got the weird looking ones.

Sunday Aug 21, 2016 #

Road running 57:31 [5] 6.0 mi (9:35 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

Intervals at Einstein track. 4x1000 with 3 min jog between. Goal was 4:19. Actual times: 4:19, 4:20, 4:20, 4:25. Yeah, that last one was hard. Maybe a 4:00 rest would have helped keep things even. It was mid 70s, partly sunny.

I think the last time I did these things was in May, and the times were a few seconds better. Since then I've been working on more slow distance. I'll try another one of these next week.

Thursday Aug 18, 2016 #

Road running 1:01:05 [3] 6.9 mi (8:51 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

Forest Glen-Seminary route. Cloudy and mid-70s this morning.

Wednesday Aug 17, 2016 #

Road running 30:01 [3] 3.8 mi (7:54 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

A fast run around my usual local circuit. I figured I could run it in under 30 min, and I was pretty darn close. I lost a few seconds crossing the road in one place, and the first half-mile was basically a warm-up, and not up to pace. So yes, sub-30 is available.

Monday Aug 15, 2016 #

Road running 46:27 [3] 5.0 mi (9:17 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

Drumm loop around the neighborhood, with hill repeats about a third of the way through. 6 x hills, approx 32-34s, with jog back down.

Friday Aug 12, 2016 #

Road running 41:23 [3] 4.4 mi (9:24 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

End-to-end around the pond.


Went out last night to look at the Perseids. It was a clear night, and it's plenty dark around here. Perseus was nearly at the zenith overhead. We had a view out the front of a good chunk of sky, could have been the whole sky if we went out on the lake, but it wasn't necessary. There were lots of meteors. At least one a minute, sometimes clusters of 3 or so.

Tomorrow we drive back to Maryland.

Thursday Aug 11, 2016 #

Road running 47:51 [3] 5.0 mi (9:34 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

Around the pond and over the peak (up via Joe Russell Place and down the dam trail).

Wednesday Aug 10, 2016 #

Road running 44:05 [3] 4.4 mi (10:01 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

End-to-end around the pond.

Tuesday Aug 9, 2016 #

Hiking 7:00:00 [3] 9.6 mi (43:45 / mi)
shoes: Roclite 280-2015

Baldface Circle Trail with party of 10 (Rob, Veronica, Katy, Coral, Tom, Florence, Addie, Mei-An, Amanda, Sam). Up over the steep ledges to the South Peak, traverse to the North Peak, descending via the Bicknell Ridge and the Eagle Cascade cutoff. An outstanding day -- among the clearest I've seen. A great view of Mt. Washington from the SE, straight up Tuckerman. The full Carter-Moriah ridge. The Royces (East and West). Kezar Lake from end to end.

Monday Aug 8, 2016 #

Road running 51:40 [3] 5.5 mi (9:24 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

VO2 Hills. 4xuphill for 3:20 or so, then jog back down. Hill was steep for the first half then steeper for the second. These things feel pretty good.

Sunday Aug 7, 2016 #

Road running 38:00 [3] 4.4 mi (8:38 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

End-to-end around the pond. Calm and sunny this morning, but wind and clouds are building.

Hiking 30:00 [3] 1.0 mi (30:00 / mi)
shoes: Roclite 280-2015

Then a quick trip up Woodman's Peak with Mary. Canoed across the lake to the town beach, hauled out the canoe, then up the hill through all 3 viewpoints and down.

Saturday Aug 6, 2016 #

Hiking 5:00:00 [3] 7.3 mi (41:06 / mi)
shoes: Roclite 280-2015

Puzzle Mountain and Woodsum Spur, with a party of 8 (Tom, Florence, Addie, Mei-An, Lynette, Mary, Ruth, Amanda). We went up fast, reaching the South summit in about 2 hours. It was only my second time on the Woodsum Spur trail, which has an overlook off to the side with a great view of Howard Pond. The spur was rugged and tiring. The 3-mile walk back down to the parking seemed to be endless.

The clouds were highly variable, sometimes obscuring the visible peaks. We caught a short shower, which felt good but made the steep rocks slippery.

Thursday Aug 4, 2016 #

Hiking 6:00:00 [3] 5.0 mi (1:12:00 / mi)
shoes: Roclite 280-2015

Rumford Whitecap. A group of 11 (Tom, Florence, Addie, Mei-An, Amanda, Lynette, Shirley, Adrian, Ethan, Rob, Veronica). Up the Starr trail and back down the Red trail, with lunch at the summit and extensive blueberrying on the ledges on the way down.

I have a renewed appreciation for this hike. It's so nice out on the open granite flats, a truly arctic vista at a relatively low elevation. 360-degree views from the top, including a lot of new wind power turbines. I could identify Mts. Washington, Adams, Madison, Goose Eye, Old Speck, Baldpate, Puzzle, Plumbago, Dimmock, Black Mountain.

It was a hot day, full sun on the bare rock, very little breeze. We were slightly under-watered.

Tuesday Aug 2, 2016 #

Hiking 4:00:00 [3]
shoes: Roclite 280-2015

Mt. Will hike. We took a ridiculously large party of 14 up this (Tom, Florence, Addie, Mei-An, Shirley, Ethan, Clara, (turned back early), Lincoln, Carina, Lance, Rob, Veronica, Katy, Coral). Of course, 11 of them are staying at our cabin, so it ought to be less ridiculous when they're all spread out on a hike. Up left over the North Ledges, then lunch at the South Ledges, then down and we all jump in the lake.

Monday Aug 1, 2016 #

Speed work 36:03 [3] 4.2 mi (8:35 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

V02 Hills -- 3x uphill for 3 min, 3 min walk. On the second interval I heard some crashing sounds from the woods and a bear ran out across the road about 20 feet in front of me. Youngish, nearing full grown.

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