Monday, October 26, 2020

Rockingham Rail Trail

 I love rail trails!  I hadn't been on the Manchester section of the Rockingham rail trail in a few years.  Mostly I'd stayed away as this section (from Tarrytown road to Candia road) has been overgrown and a big stretch was always muddy/swampy.  They are almost finished with a total facelift on this section.  I parked at the Rite Aid on Tarrytown and the first part of the trail behind the Rite Aid is definitely still a trail.  After that there was major construction being done (and the trail was officially closed).  That didn't stop me, or many others out early on a Saturday morning.  The paths is as wide as a road and currently is the base layer of packed dirt which is great for running!  The plan is to pave the trail, probably to enhance the appeal to Manchester residents.  I'm not sure what the plan is for parking but there is ample parking on the other end (at Lake Massebesic).  The parking lot at Rite Aid is actually sort of detached from the actual main parking lot and can probably be safely used (once the trail is open).  It was nice to get back out there!









Sunday, October 25, 2020

Week Ending 10/25/20

 Not a bad week.  Ankle a bit cranky due to the higher than I should be doing mileage and the offroad stuff from last week.  Ran too hard/long on Tuesday and paid for it for a few days.  Feeling pretty good by the end of the week.

Week = 85

Month = 315

Year = 3,216

Life = 148,123

M - 445am Methuen rail trail 5m in 813s

        1130am River trail out/back 5m in 733s

T - 445am Methuen rail trail 5m in 755s

      1130am Industrial park 3m in 707s

      315pm fast Winnekenni 5m with island segment in 729s

      4pm meet with Saucony rep and tested 3 pair of shoes 1m each (total 27 minutes)

W - 445am Methuen rail trail 5m in 825s

       1130am Industrial park 5m in 743s

Th- 445am Methuen rail trail (very skunky out there) in 805s

      1130am reverse Kinsbury in 726s

F - 445am Bradford rail trail out/back 5m in 750s

      1130am Dan's AVIS trails 6m in 826s

S- 555am Freeman rail trail 7 with D-la and Petey (bike) in 858s

      745am out/back 3m on newly refurbished Rockingham Rail trail section in 736s

      930am nice relaxing 5m in 934s

S - 9am GSRT group run 13 miles in 947s



       

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Town bagging with Eric and Murdock

 I closed out the week with some VT townbagging with Eric and his best friend Murdock.  We had a lot of fun roaming around the trails and rail trails in a bunch of different towns.



















Friday, October 23, 2020

More town bagging in VT

 Next up I struck out on my own visiting Jamaica State park for a nice run on the Wells River trail and a climb up to the Hamilton falls.  I followed that up with a run from the longest covered bridge in the state (Scott bridge) to the summit of Bald hill.












Thursday, October 22, 2020

Town bagging in Vermont

 I'm working on visiting every town and city (and gore & grant) in Vermont.  My goal is to run in all of them by the end of next year.  This will add to my tally having completed both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

I was on vacation last week and kicked off my VT running with some miles on the D&H rail trail in various towns with Tim Van Orden.  We had some nice weather and great views on this excellent rail trail.














Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Nearly half-way to completing Vermont

 I got in a bunch of runs in VT towns last week.  Here is my updated list of Cities and Towns in VT I’ve run in (124 as of today):

City/Town

Date

Burlington

10/23/84

Berlin

06/22/91

Montpelier

06/22/91

Jericho

05/22/94

Stratton

10/22/94

Winhall

10/22/94

Manchester

07/28/96

Weathersfield

06/23/01

West Windsor

06/23/01

Windsor

06/23/01

Stowe

07/14/01

Dover

08/19/01

Somerset

08/19/01

Woodford

12/30/01

Killington

01/12/02

Warren

02/10/02

Marshfield

09/21/02

Cabot

09/22/02

Essex

01/24/04

Bolton

01/08/06

Ripton

05/12/07

Danby

06/30/07

Dorset

06/30/07

Buels Gore

10/06/07

Fayston

10/06/07

Elmore

05/02/08

Brookfield

06/27/08

Plainfield

06/27/08

Milton

06/28/08

Readsboro

01/24/09

Ludlow

07/11/09

Mount Holly

07/11/09

Norwich

02/14/10

Wilmington

05/21/10

Burke

06/12/10

Peacham

06/12/10

East Haven

06/13/10

Thetford

07/10/10

Goshen

09/23/10

Mendon

09/23/10

Rochester

09/23/10

Jay

09/24/10

Montgomery

09/24/10

Westfield

09/24/10

Cambridge

09/25/10

Underhill

09/25/10

Groton

10/23/10

Orange

10/23/10

Topsham

10/23/10

Lincoln

10/24/10

Waterbury

05/06/11

Hinesburg

05/13/12

Huntington

05/13/12

Middlebury

05/05/13

Middlesex

11/23/13

Worcester

11/23/13

Waitsfield

12/27/13

Brownington

12/28/13

Charleston

12/28/13

Westmore

12/28/13

Bennington

02/16/14

Brighton

07/24/14

South Burlington

08/31/14

East Montpelier

02/28/15

Lemington

10/09/15

Charlotte

11/29/15

Eden

06/30/18

Lowell

06/30/18

South Hero

08/01/19

Colchester

08/11/19

Glastenbury

07/13/20

Brattleboro

07/14/20

Brookline

07/14/20

Guilford

07/14/20

Halifax

07/14/20

Marlboro

07/14/20

Newfane

07/14/20

Putney

07/14/20

Vernon

07/14/20

Whitingham

07/14/20

Dummerston

07/15/20

Pownal

07/15/20

Searsburg

07/15/20

Stamford

07/15/20

Barre

07/16/20

Barre City

07/16/20

Duxbury

07/16/20

Moretown

07/16/20

Peru

07/16/20

Berkshire

07/17/20

Fairfield

07/17/20

Richford

07/17/20

Saint Albans City

07/17/20

Sheldon

07/17/20

St Albans

07/17/20

Swanton

07/17/20

St Johnsbury

07/18/20

Castleton

10/14/20

Pawlet

10/14/20

Poultney

10/14/20

Rupert

10/14/20

Sandgate

10/14/20

Jamaica

10/15/20

Springfield

10/15/20

Townshend

10/15/20

Windham

10/15/20

Newbury

10/16/20

Richmond

10/16/20

Ryegate

10/16/20

Bakersfield

10/17/20

Belvidere

10/17/20

Hyde Park

10/17/20

Johnson

10/17/20

Morristown

10/17/20

Waterville

10/17/20

Westford

10/17/20

Hartford

10/18/20

Hartland

10/18/20

Northfield

10/18/20

Pomfret

10/18/20

Roxbury

10/18/20

Williamstown

10/18/20

Woodstock

10/18/20