Week 52: Dec. 24-30

Monday:

  • OFF

Tuesday:

  • Big Slide Fail
  • Brothers towards Big Slide
  • ALP3
  • 10:43am
  • rolled ankle + awful ice!
  • 8.6mi, 2:19:27 (16:12)
  • 3,448′

Wednesday:

  • Fox Run + Blood Down
  • Fox Run + Blood Reverse
  • ALP3
  • 2:53pm
  • good run
  • 8mi, 58:47 (7:20)
  • 1,086′

Thursday:

  • River Road!
  • River Rd.
  • ALP3
  • 5:03pm
  • ski jumps lit!
  • 8.1mi, 56:52 (7:01)
  • 392′

Friday:

  • OFF

Saturday:

  • OFF

Sunday:

  • OFF

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 24.7mi
  • Run Time = 4h15m
  • Run Vert. = 4,925′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • 2018 is done. Just getting started in this sport. Cheers to what’s in store for 2019. Coming for everyone. Not afraid of anyone. Onwards.

Week 51: Dec. 17-23

Monday:

  • Buster Baxter
  • Baxter Mtn.
  • ALP3
  • 3:30pm
  • woof!, ball-buster!
  • 2.5mi, 24:53 (9:44)
  • 948′

Tuesday:

  • Baxter Sunset! Shit!
  • Baxter Mtn. Ln. + summit
  • ALP3
  • 3:37pm
  • so many good vibes!
  • 5.4mi, 55:58 (10:17)
  • 1,850′

Wednesday:

  • Up to the Blueberry Cobbles and Back
  • Blueberry Cobbles
  • ALP3
  • 3:38pm
  • sunset was otherworldly
  • 3.2mi, 40:42 (12:24)
  • 1,317′

Thursday:

  • OFF

Friday:

  • Blueberry Cobbles at Night!
  • Blueberry Cobbles
  • ALP3
  • 4:02pm
  • dark/headlamp, warm/foggy
  • 3.7mi, 58:31 (15:35)
  • 1,430′

Saturday:

  • Stagecoach / Beede
  • Beede Dirt
  • ALP3
  • 5:18pm
  • still sick but fun!
  • 7.2mi, 59:57 (8:19)
  • 1,670′

Sunday:

  • OFF

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 22.2mi
  • Run Time = 4h
  • Run Vert. = 7,215′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • Old Mountain Coffee Company opened this week, so it was naturally stress-filled. I also did not sleep very well and caught a sickness that lasted for 5 days. Happy to be into the swing of things now at the end of the week but this was a week to remember and a week to forget. Good vibes though, always…and always blessed! One more week of “down time” to explore with no structure. Then, it’s go time. Onwards.

Week 50: Dec. 10-16

Monday:

  • Nice Run up Blood Hill from the House
  • Blood Hill
  • ALP3
  • 2:51pm
  • ran some w/Hannah
  • 6.2mi, 45:30 (7:20)
  • 745′

Tuesday:

  • Blueberry Trailz
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • 2:37pm
  • slow and easy
  • 5.4mi, 48:58 (8:58)
  • 988′

Wednesday:

  • Geographic Convenience
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • 2:49pm
  • snowmobile packed down some of the trails
  • 5.9mi, 52:27 (8:51)
  • 1,033′

Thursday:

  • Blah
  • Bronson Dirt
  • ALP3
  • 5:02pm
  • sluggish
  • 4.7mi, 43:01 (9:01)
  • 794′

Friday:

  • Hurricane Lane Up n Down!!!
  • Hurricane Mtn. Ln.
  • ALP3
  • 1:04pm
  • improving strength
  • 8.8mi, 1:02:47 (7:05)
  • 1,365′

Saturday:

  • Playing in the Backyard
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • 1:33pm
  • 40F and sunny!
  • 7.4mi, 1:08:01 (9:11)
  • 1,362′

Sunday:

  • Blood Hill Easy
  • Blood Hill
  • ALP3
  • 3:30pm
  • gorgeous weather
  • 5.8mi, 40:51 (7:02)
  • 814′

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 44.4mi
  • Run Time = 6h1m
  • Run Vert. = 7,100′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • Good week. Nothing much to say. Two more weeks of exploring and easy base work before my Chuckanut buildup. Onwards.

Week 49: Dec. 3-9

Monday:

  • Backyard Bliss
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • Noon
  • having fun!
  • 8.3mi, 1:29:36 (10:43)
  • 1,762′

Tuesday:

  • Golf Course up to Lean-To
  • Golf Course up to Lean-To
  • ALP3
  • 12:59pm
  • frozen/sunny
  • 6.7mi, 1:02:34 (9:17)
  • 1,240′

Wednesday:

  • Mountains!
  • Pok-O, Baxter, + more
  • ALP3
  • 10:26am
  • tons of exploring!
  • 8.8mi, 1:44:55
  • 3,116′

Thursday:

  • Hurricane + O’Toole!
  • Hurricane/O’Toole
  • ALP3
  • 11:17am
  • exploring up O’Toole
  • 6.8mi, 59:00 (8:40)
  • 1,463′
  • To the Garden and Back!
  • Johns Brook Ln.
  • ALP3
  • 12:27pm
  • slow grind up + fast down
  • 3.2mi, 25:04 (7:43)
  • 574′

Friday:

  • Marcy Field and Blueberry Mtn.
  • Marcy Field + Blueberry Mtn.
  • ALP3
  • 11:19am
  • surreal day!, sunny!, fresh snow
  • 5.9mi, 1:22:14 (13:52)
  • 2,690′

Saturday:

  • Exploring Cobble Hill
  • Cobble Hill
  • ALP3
  • 11:55am
  • cold and sunny!
  • 5.3mi, 55:16 (10:19)
  • 1,527′
  • Henry’s Woods
  • Henry’s Woods
  • ALP3
  • 1:33pm
  • busy trails
  • 2.4mi, 22:23 (9:18)
  • 635′

Sunday:

  • Hurricane Round-Trip
  • Hurricane Mtn.
  • ALP3
  • 11:14am
  • such a solid workout!
  • 6.2mi, 1:09:58 (11:11)
  • 2,398′

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 54
  • Run Time = 9h31m
  • Run Vert. = 15,404′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • Put in a lot of vertical this week by exploring the hotspots. I had a lot of fun out there taking my time and getting comfortable with the terrain. Legs and lungs are getting stronger. Three more weeks of base building and exploring with no specific purpose. Onwards.

Week 48: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2

Monday:

  • Bronson + Ward Hill
  • Bronson + Ward Hill
  • AS3
  • 11:57am
  • exploring, warm snow
  • 5.3mi, 49:12 (9:17)
  • 975′

Tuesday:

  • Prancing around the Home Trails
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • 1:32pm
  • wet and thick snow, so enjoyable
  • 6.1mi, 1:08:23 (11:06)
  • 1,217′

Wednesday:

  • 18in of Snow!
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • 11:10am
  • tons of snow!
  • 7mi, 1:18:33 (11:12)
  • 1,440′

Thursday:

  • If U Can’t Climb, U Get Dropped. If U Can’t Descend, U Get Dropped.
  • Hurricane Mtn. Ln.
  • AOV3
  • 11:04am
  • legs a little sore after!
  • 8.8mi, 1:06:19 (7:29)
  • 1,319′

Friday:

  • Nordic Ski: 8.8mi, 1:45:34

Saturday:

  • OFF

Sunday:

  • Chapel – Washbowl – Giant-ish
  • Giant-ish
  • ALP3
  • 9:12am
  • weather turned me around
  • 3.3mi, 53:17 (16:05)
  • 2,067′
  • Rooster Comb Round-Trip
  • Rooster Comb
  • ALP3
  • 10:57am
  • heavy + wet snow
  • 4.7mi, 1:08:39 (14:29)
  • 2,073′

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 35.3mi
  • Run Time = 6h24m
  • Run Vert. = 9,081′
  • XT Time = 1h46m

Notes:

  • Another week of exploration. This time, I spent some good time on my home trails, the Blueberry Hill trail system right out my front door. Nothing specific until Dec. 31. Onwards.

Week 47: Nov. 19-25

Monday (H – MR. HYDE):

  • Uphill Cruise Intervals
  • Keene Treadmill
  • AO2.5
  • 10:24am
  • 5x (0.9mi @9mph @5% : 0.1mi @7mph @0%)
  • WU: 1mi, 7:22 (7:22)
  • H: 5mi, 34:02 (6:48)
  • CD: 1mi, 7:33 (7:33)
  • 1,188′

Tuesday:

  • Hurricane Mountain. My Favorite!
  • Hurricane Mtn.
  • ALP3
  • 10:31am
  • trail was like a luge track!
  • 6.2mi, 1:18:36 (12:30)
  • 2,333′
  • Indoor Bike: 40:51

Wednesday:

  • Scarface Fail!
  • Scarface-ish via McKenzie Pond
  • AS3
  • 11:43am
  • snowstorm and sore tendon, hiked much
  • 9.5mi, 2:18:33 (14:35)
  • 2,185′

Thursday:

  • OFF

Friday:

  • OFF

Saturday:

  • OFF

Sunday:

  • Loop Around Placid
  • Lake Placid
  • AOV3
  • 2:15pm
  • leg felt decent, 35F and damp
  • 4.1mi, 30:54 (7:25)
  • 331′

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 26.9mi
  • Run Time = 4h59m
  • Run Vert. = 6,037′
  • XT Time = 0h41m

Notes:

  • Tweaked a tendon by my left knee on Wednesday’s outing…could hardly run at all. Took a few days off and it feels a lot better. Sunday’s run was encouraging. So much to explore. So many ways to get vertical and smash my legs on descents. I guess it’s a good problem to have. Planning on doing nothing specific until my 2019 training begins on December 31. I plan to explore, ski, go to spin class, run a little and stay healthy. Big goals for 2019. Onwards.

Week 46: Nov. 12-18

Monday (H – RAGE):

  • 4x Hill Cycle on Blueberry Trails
  • Blueberry Hill
  • AS3
  • 10:17am
  • 4x Rage on Sugarhouse/Olcott, tough climb!
  • WU: 0.5mi, 4:27 (8:45)
  • H: 4mi, 28:41 (7:02)
  • CD: 0.5mi, 4:06 (8:01)
  • 863′
  • H/G

Tuesday:

  • Blood Hill
  • Blood Hill
  • AS3
  • 3:37pm
  • what an amazing dirt road, steep and lonely
  • 6mi, 44:08 (7:21)
  • 778′

Wednesday (L – DELUSION):

  • Baxter Summit from Downtown Keene!
  • Baxter from Keene
  • AS3
  • 9:00am
  • ran w/pack and spikes, cold!
  • 15.3mi, 2:08:16 (8:23)
  • 3,049′

Thursday:

  • OFF

Friday:

  • Snowy Baxter Hike w/Hannah 😊
  • Baxter Mtn.
  • SS4
  • 12:13pm
  • fresh 10in of snow made this enjoyable!
  • 2.2mi, 51:39 (23:19)
  • 702′

Saturday:

  • Stomping Thru Snow. Exploring.
  • Near Haystack TH
  • ALP3
  • 2:33pm
  • exploring
  • 1.3mi, 16:20 (12:29)
  • 292′
  • Nordic Ski: 1mi, 14:01, 4.3mph

Sunday:

  • Driveway Up n Down
  • Bronson Up/Down
  • ALP3
  • 12:24pm
  • good spot for convenience
  • 3.5mi, 24:28 (6:58)
  • 561′
  • Nordic Ski: 1.1mi, 14:01, 4.9mph

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 33.4mi
  • Run Time = 5h2m
  • Run Vert. = 6,398′
  • XT Time = 0h28m

Notes:

  • Another week of trying to get comfortable. Time was well-spent this week with Hannah. My heart longs for bottomless exploration and there is an overwhelming amount of it to choose from. Blessed. Onwards.