Week In Review – 1/19/14

Running up Mayflower Hill last Wednesday
Running up Mayflower Hill last Wednesday

The January Thaw came through this week and gave us a break from the sub-zero weather we have had, which allowed the roads to clear a lot, so that you can actually run on them. However, as I found out, running in my new trail shoes on the roads was a lot better than trying to use my road shoes.

It seems that my body likes the idea of having Tuesday’s off more than Saturday’s. Looking back at my training log over the past 2 months, I have taken off 4 Tuesday’s, so if this keeps up I might have to look at changing my scheduled “rest” day. Something I will be thinking about. Continue reading “Week In Review – 1/19/14”

35th Central Maine Striders January Thaw Race Recap – 1-19-14

This is the 3rd year in row that I have run this race and each year it has a different challenge to contend with. Today’s challenge was a 2-3 inches of fresh powder on the roads and sleet during the run.

January Thaw 2014 - Looking at the road prior to the race
January Thaw 2014 – Looking at the road prior to the race

The Belgrade town crew did a great job and sanded the roads we were going to be running on.

Now because of the road conditions, I decided to run in my PI N1 Trails and was very impressed with how great they did. They had good traction and to be honest I didn’t even think about them after the race started. I just ran and that is what I expect/want from my shoes. Continue reading “35th Central Maine Striders January Thaw Race Recap – 1-19-14”