5mi/36min in Friedsam with Griffin. Body stiff from all the travel back from New York. I was going to double but got hooked on watching the Game of Thrones. Watched the whole first season.
12mi/1:15 in Pisgah with Ferenc, Lena and Ellie. Great run. We were moving pretty quickly. I went fishing at night with Miller and caught about 30 large mouths.
8mi/56min - Grafton Ponds trails with Ferenc and the girls. Good run, legs a bit tired.
11mi/77min on Claremont, NH roads with Ferenc, Brent W. and Justin Montgomery. Nice run. Fun running with these guys. Feeling good.
AM: 4mi/30min in Pisgah with Griffin. Nice easy run before the drive to Rhode Island.
PM: 11mi*/68min in Burlingame solo. I was cruising m.p.* for the first half of the run and then I smoked my head on a tree on the return trip. I was running fast and ducked under a big blow down. Unfortunately, the tree was a Y. I popped up and hit the second trunk. I didn't see it because I was wearing a running hat and it was hidden by the brim. The blow knocked me to the ground. It was a hard hit to the head. I got up scared that I did some brain damage (no kidding) and ran fast towards home. After a few minutes, I told myself to slow down and relax and make it home safely. I was bleeding from the head and had a huge goose egg and a decent head ache. I popped out early onto Buckeye Brook Rd., hoping I could flag down a car for a ride back to my parent's house, but there were no cars and I ended up running all the way back. Jen took care of my head injury and decided I didn't have a concussion, but man it hurt! It was a real eye opener that I should carry a cell phone on runs. I already wear a road ID and I write a note telling my wife where I'm going and my ETA. It never occurred to me that I could get hurt ducking under a tree. Lesson learned! Be careful out there friends!
0mi. I wanted to rest my aching head and neck from yesterday's smashing. I rode my mtn bike nice and easy on the Lil Rhody course with Jen and my dad. Fun ride. Today is my 37th birthday. I always run on my birthday but my head was not feeling too good and decided to take it easy.
AM: 11mi/1:23 in Pisgah with Ferenc and the girls + (Emily and Jen). Nice and easy run followed up with a good swim in Kilburn Pond.
PM: 3mi/22min with Boj. We ran out to Kilburn to the high rocks for a nice swim after a wiffle ball game where he destroyed me and hit one of the hardest home runs in Hammett Stadium.
Total for the week:
65miles. Good week. Hitting my head sucked, but I'm feeling much better now. I'll be more careful about blow downs in the future. Higher mileage next week.