Tuesday, July 16, 2019

My bladder leaks

The only real mishap on the long run with D-la on Saturday was my leaky bladder.  By a mile into the run my back and shorts were soaked.  Time to get a new bladder for my Camelback!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Week Ending 07/4/19


Week Ending 07-14-19
Not sure why but I was feeling beat this week.  Maybe Loon had a bigger impact on me than I thought?  Looking forward to the final two CARS (Capital Area Race Series) races.  It’ll all come down to these for the Age Graded and Team titles!
Week = 90
Month = 193
Year = 2152
Life = 144,187

M – 5am work 5 in 851s
      3pm Methuen rail trail 5 in 826s

T – 5am work 5 in 829s
     1pm (post Dr. appointment) Ghost Train out/back 5 in 838s

W – 5am work 5 in 812s
      Noon Red lining Weir River Farm reservation 8.3 miles in 941s

Th – 5am work 5 in 803s
       3pm Pouring rain Methuen rail trail 5 in 758s

F – 445am Depot to Stateline twice, 5m in 748s
      3pm Stevens to Stevens 5m in 848s

Sat - 27 mile (26.7) run to all of the Boston Community Gardens with D-la  922s

Sun - GSRT group run 10m in 851s


Boston Community Gardens - 56 signs!

Visited all 56 (2 by car in E Boston and 54 on a run).  Lots of pictures!


Saturday, July 13, 2019

All of the Boston Community Gardens in one run

I'm trying to red line (run ever step of every trail) on the 117 Trustees of the Reservations properties.  I've also been visiting a few of the properties that can't really be run (or hiked) but visited.  I noticed they had a list of 56 Boston Community Gardens that they are the caretakers of caught my eye.

From the Trustees website:

Our 56 community gardens —totaling 15 acres across eight Boston neighborhoods—are tended and cared for by local residents. These oases of green are sources of neighborhood pride that connect people and place. They turn neighbors into friends, strengthen family bonds and traditions, and inspire joy in the shared work of growing fresh, healthy, and delicious food.
From Roxbury to the South End, Dorchester to Back Bay, every one of our community gardens is unique. A garden may be a group of individual plots or common areas cared for by small groups. It may be a vegetable garden or a pocket park. But what every garden shares is passionate people working together to create a thriving neighborhood asset that benefits everyone in the community.
What’s more, our gardens provide

Friday, July 12, 2019

Red Lining - Weir River Farm Reservation

Despite a very hot day (91 degrees) I had a lot of fun running all of the trails at Weir River Farm.










Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Most raced on date


No surprise that the 4th of July and New Year’s day top the list of the most raced date (Thanksgiving is next but it is on different dates):

Rank
first dt
last dt
No
1t
07/04/84
07/04/19
18
1t
01/01/90
01/01/18
18
3t
05/25/79
05/25/19
9
3t
05/05/79
05/05/19
9
3t
05/26/83
05/26/18
9
3t
05/24/85
05/24/15
9
3t
04/25/79
04/25/15
9
3t
02/16/82
02/16/14
9
3t
04/28/79
04/28/13
9
3t
08/07/82
08/07/12
9
3t
05/03/79
05/03/12
9
12t
06/29/91
06/29/19
8
12t
06/15/85
06/15/18
8
12t
06/16/82
06/16/18
8
12t
05/12/80
05/12/18
8
12t
04/29/81
04/29/18
8
12t
04/07/80
04/07/18
8
12t
03/25/00
03/25/18
8
12t
09/17/79
09/17/17
8
12t
08/21/83
08/21/16
8
12t
05/28/83
05/28/16
8
12t
01/18/82
01/18/14
8
12t
01/05/80
01/05/14
8
12t
07/08/94
07/08/12
8
12t
05/19/82
05/19/12
8

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Most times for a race


There are a dozen races that I’ve done 10 or more times.  This week I did two of them, The Carson Memorial 2 mile on July 4th and the Loon Mountain race on July 7th.  Two VERY different races.  The final kilometer at Loon mountain takes almost as long as the 2 mile road race!  Loon has the distinction of being my most raced event that I do not have a win at and at the other end of the spectrum is the Carson Memorial where I’ve got my most wins in a race with 10 or more finishes.



Rank
Info
Location
St
Dist.
Type
Dates
No.
Best Place
Worst Place
# of wins
Best time
Worst Time
1
Mt Washington
Gorham
NH
7.60
Mtn
1988-2019
29
1
32
3
1:00:37
1:16:46
2
Wachusett Mountain
Westminster
MA
Var.
Mtn
1995-2019
23
1
29
3
0:24:37
0:41:54
3
Pack Monadnock
Wilton
MA
10.00
Mtn
1992-2018
18
1
16
3
0:59:13
1:11:55
4t
New Bedford 13.1
New Bedford
MA
13.11
Road
1990-2019
15
1
243
1
1:05:02
1:27:46
4t
Merrimack river trail
Andover
MA
10.00
Trail
1995-2018
14
1
65
3
0:56:42
1:20:54
6t
Loon Mountain
Lincoln
NH
Various
Mtn
2006-2019
13
2
46
0
0:49:46
1:03:43
6t
Cranmore
Conway
NH
Var.
Mtn
1996-2018
13
1
145
1
Various
Various
8t
Carson Memorial
Chelmsford
MA
2.00
Road
1984-2019
12
1
27
5
0:09:20
0:11:21
8t
Mill city relay
Various
MA
Var.
Road
1987-2017
12
1
Unk
4
Various
Various
8t
Mt Ascutney
Windsor
VT
Var.
Mtn
2001-2016
12
1
8
1
0:29:39
0:33:42
11
Newburyport
Newburyport
MA
10m/5K
Road
1985-2018
11
2
80
0
0:50:10
0:59:29
12
Bay state marathon
Lowell
MA
26.22
Road
1990-2018
10
1
79
1
2:21:36
2:59:41

A year in 27 weeks


Yesterday afternoon was my 365th run of the year, I’m just a bit short of averaging 2 runs per day (which is my preferred way to get my miles in and stay reasonably healthy).  Most of my “single” days are race days…

Month
Single
Double
Triple
Day off
>3 runs
Days
Total miles
Avg
January
13
15
0
3
0
31
244
7.87
February
6
22
0
0
0
28
294
10.50
March
5
26
0
0
0
31
359
11.58
April
5
22
1
0
2
30
354
11.80
May
2
24
2
0
3
31
364
11.74
June
2
23
0
0
5
30
364
12.13
July
1
6
0
0
0
7
83
11.86
August
0
#DIV/0!
Sept
0
#DIV/0!
Oct
0
#DIV/0!
Nov
0
#DIV/0!
Dec
0
#DIV/0!
Totals
34
138
3
3
10
188
2062
188
18%
73%
2%
2%
5%
Days
Ave per day
10.97
365
On days run
11.15
Actual runs
Per run
5.65
Avg week =
76.78

My bladder leaks

The only real mishap on the long run with D-la on Saturday was my leaky bladder.  By a mile into the run my back and shorts were soaked.  Ti...