Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Weekending 02-08-09

Total for the week = 76 miles & 2 races

This was a decent week, I got my mileage back up to "normal". This is lower than I'd like to do, but I'm hoping that by keeping my mileage low I can avoid any injuries this year.

Double-J and I did a nice run on the Derry/Windham railtrail on Tuesday, it was a rare non-race day snowshoe for me. We then had both Double-J and Ken Tripp show up and join us (on different days) at Dan's work. It is always fun to have some new blood mixing it up with us at 3:26 at the Cemetery.

The weekend races went well. I took 3rd on Saturday at Sidehiller and 2nd at Hallockville on Sunday. I've now gotten 11 races in the first 39 days of the month. Things will slow down now as I no longer have any snowshoe doubles planned. I booked my flight to Oregon for snowshoe nationals, which should be fun. Half (3/4?) of the fun will be hanging out with Rich Bolt for a weekend.

Looking ahead:
Next up will be the Bradford Valentines day 5 mile. I haven't done this race since 1997 when Craig Fram and I did it as a work-out. We tied, running 25:54, then continued on and did the loop again in 26:00. I'm hoping to break 29 minutes this year!

Start of the Bradford Valentines 5m in 1997. I'm furthest on the left in shades and Craig Fram is in the matching CMS singlet.

3 comments:

RICHARD BOLT said...

63% of the fun will be hanging out with me. What, pray tell, is up with all the compression shorts in that picture? Hello?! 1997 is calling and they want their lycra back. :-)

kltilton said...

"I haven't done this race since 1997 when Craig Fram and I did it as a work-out. We tied, running 25:54"

Did you guys win the couples division?

double-d said...

Our being a couple was not legal in MA at that time.