Tuesday: Up early for forty-five minutes on The Soloist. Felt good. In the afternoon I needed to button up some yard work before the expected snow so I passed on an afternoon run. (45 min.)
Wednesday: Another weird holiday week day that only saw one workout. Loaded onto The Soloist mid-morning and rode pretty hard for an hour and a half. Felt good but my quads were a little fatigued by the end of the ride. In the afternoon I headed down to Shelburne Falls to kick off the holiday. (1 hr. 30 min.)
Thursday: I had a difficult launch to my run but once I was out the door I felt fantastic and the weather was amazing. The plan when I left was for a gentle five miler squeezed in before dinner but it turned into an apatite inducing hilly thirteen miler. (1 hr. 35 min.)
Friday: Yet another hectic day complete with lunch at the legendary Beiderman's Deli. In the afternoon I headed out back in Ashland for my first run on the new snowshoes. I got soaked in the wet melting snow but I slogged around every trail at Mary's parents house. I was really working hard but as is the case with the snowshoes I was going nowhere fast. Got in over an hour of work which was nice. (1 hr. 5 min.)
Saturday: Trap day! Lazy... Well not really I did a lot of other activity but I did not train. Not bad only having one day off during Thanksgiving week. (0)
Sunday: I headed out for my run just after eight o'clock and seemingly ran up every significant hill in the town of Ashland. It was warm and I was sweating but I was freezing by the end of the run. One of the rawest days that I have ever felt. I was wringing out my hat but shivering? I was going to run on the snowshoes again but I ran out of daylight. Hunting season in Ashland is scary. (1 hr. 38 min.)
Total: Eight hours and five minutes.
Summary: Given that it was a holiday week I am pretty pleased with the way things went. I got in a bunch of ninety minute efforts which is a huge plus at this time of the year. On my Sunday run I did not feel good until I was an hour into the run. Is that a sure sign of base training?