One Week, Day One: NAS Beach House 6.0

…aaand, I’m back.

My but it has been a while. I walked 13 miles for the American cancer Society Relay for Life,  the 18 miles of the Mount Vernon Trail (Rosslyn to Mt. V), and two laps of the 10.7 Carl Henn Millennium Trail in Rockville, MD.

Sadly, not much else.

The weekly training has gone to seed, due to excessive soreness and apathy. So, I’m back to the One Week re-focusing thing.

The goal this week: to run the Indian Head Rail Trail, out and back. The course is 13.4 miles end to end, so it will be just longer than the standard marathon distance. My objective is to finish the IHRT in less than six hours.

I went out to IHRT two weeks ago for an attempted 19 mile run, and i screwed that up because I had no way to carry my four 8-oz. Mia infused water bottles. they kept falling out of my Flip-Out Belt, and my knapsack had a hole in it. I was too frustrated to mess with it for 19 miles, so I just packed it in about a mile into the run.

This time I’m going to do it better. I’m going to buy a fanny pack I saw at Dave’s Sporting Goods; it looks roomy enough to carry six Mio bottles. I just have to work out adjusting it so I can carry it without the added weight impacting my run.

After I get done with this blog, I’m going to book a room at the Indian head Super 8 motel, so I can have somewhere to “base camp” before and after the run (especially after; not sure i want to do an hour drive after 26-plus miles).

Day One was the NAS Patuxent River beach House 6.0. Real simple: three miles from Drill Hall Rec Center to the Beach House Rec facility, and three miles straight back. Just a short down and up by the Test Pilot School, then a gentle curving slope upwards to and downwards from the Beach House. At the three mile marker, there’s also a short path to a port-a-potty. That’s the good thing about running on NAS; if you run far enough, you will always find somewhere convenient to relieve yourself. Good thing too; base security frowns on people who “do their business” on base property.

 

Rest of the week:

Day two: One hour circuit I/circuit II at the World Gym.

Day three: NAS Pax Flight Line 5.0

Day four: Half hour circuit I, 45 minute fartlek

Day five: NAS Cuddihy/Tate 4.0, plus yoga at 5:00 p.m.

Day six: Half hour circuit II plus Bodyblow class

Day seven: Indian Head Rail Trail 26.8

 

See y’all tomorrow!

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