Quarry Road 3K

Running Log — 8/28/18

I am going to try something a little different going forward. I like my written log because it has certain fields that I need to fill out every day, which provides a bit of consistency to what information I record. Between it and my spreadsheet log, I capture a lot of data, but I have to go back and forth between the two, plus the blog to get a total picture of the run. So I wanted to get the data in one place.

Today was the first time I have a run a double in a long time. This morning’s 4.0 miler was as comfortable as I could make it in the heat and humidity and then tonight well I guess you could say that I ran 3 times, but the warm-up data I just added to the spreadsheet and called it good.

Tonight was the final race of the Quarry Road Trail Race series and I was leading the 60+ division, so I thought I might have a pretty good shot at the age group overall standings. Otherwise I probably would not have gone due to the weather. The heat 88*F at the start of the race and the high humidity were at points that I really am not comfortable at racing in.

Pre-race photo – we had a bunch of high school and college cross country runners show up in addition to the regulars. They flew.

Unfortunately, my head really was not into racing, I kept wavering back and forth between simply running, running hard and racing tonight. Not really where I need to be before a race.

It showed when I finished the race.

When I started I went out conservatively, not too fast and slowed down from there. I did pretty good on the flat section by the river, but when I got over to the bumps, my heart rate shot up way too much, at which time I purposely shut down thinking about doing anything faster.

Unfortunately, I slowed down way too much.

When Julie flew by me, I didn’t even attempt to go with her. I really wanted to finish ahead of her tonight, but it wasn’t to be. The body and brain just wasn’t going to do it today in those conditions. So I went zero for Quarry Road this summer against Julie, so my hat goes off to her. She is a tougher runner than I am right now. Gotta work on that for next year. 🙂

I never stopped running, but I felt as thought I was going just about as hard as I could in the conditions, which is all I can do. So while I was disappointed with my time, I was not disappointed with the effort I gave.

I did win my Age Group for the Summer series and will proudly put my rock on the dresser. A very nice and unique trophy

The Reebok Floatride RunFasts did great on the groomed trails at Quarry Road, they are a little dirtier than the bright white they were when they were new, but they have been run in all the conditions I typically run (except for the treadmill) and have done well.

Distance: 4.07

Run Time: 36:41

Pace: 9:01

Weight: 161

Day: Tuesday

Time of Day: 10:20a

Intensity (1-10)

Course: Town Office O/B & HC

Where: Sidney


Weather: Hot & Humid

Temp: 79*F

Winds: 5 – W


Gr | VG | Go | F | P | VB


Reebok FloatRide RunFast

Shoe Miles: 46.52


Week Total: 11.1

Month Total: 135.11

Year to Date: 1097.81

RUN #2 –

Distance: 2.10

Run Time: 18:30

Pace: 8:49

Day: Tuesday

Time of Day: 6:03p

Intensity (1-10)

Course: Quarry Road 3K Trail Race

Where: Waterville


Weather: Hot & Humid

Temp: 88*F

Winds: 7 – N


Gr | VG | Go | F | P | VB


Reebok FloatRide RunFast

Shoe Miles: 49.67


Week Total: 14.2

Month Total: 138.26

Year to Date: 1100.96


Run #1

#1: 8:43

#2: 8:48

#3: 9:15

#4: 9:25

Run #2

#1: 8:13

#2: 9:34

Run Notes:

Run #1 —

It was one of those hot/humid muggy mess kind of days. I started out slowly and each split got slower. The shirt when I got done looked like I had gone swimming, but at least there was a little breeze and the clouds came around and blocked the sunshine, otherwise it would have been unbearable. As it was I had a tough time coming back up the hills, but made them.

Something that I do want to work on is loosing my negativity about running up hills that I seemed to have gained over the past few years. Yes, they are harder to run up as I get older, but I know that I am still a good hill runner when I set my mind to it. Chakka Shok, Chakka Cor – from the Mithgarian Dwarves. 😉

As for the RunFasts changing out the insole seemed to have did the trick. They did not bother my right forefoot at all during the run and felt just fine going at the slower speeds. Now to get back to a rotation to get them back to being my go faster shoes, although I do know that I can do any run that I do in them.

The Quarry Road Trail 3K is tonight, so that will be hot and interesting since the temps are supposed to be in the 90’s with high arse humidity.

Aches and Pains:

Surprisingly the right hip felt the best it has in a long time this morning. It might be helping that I am trying to be a little more consistent with my post-run stuff and doing a quick weight-lifting session in the mornings after walking Bennie.

Life Notes:

A pretty good day for just sitting around and relaxing for a change, it was too hot to do much outside.

Food Log:





Black Coffee

Green Tea

Iced Coffee

3 handfuls dry roasted peanuts


Leftover Venison Stew

Chicken/Stuffing hot dish

Veggies & Dip at race

English Muffin w/peanut and apple butter

Ciabatta Bread to soak up the juice

Corn on the cob

Turkey sandwich meat 4 slices



Veggies & Dip



Corn Chips



Green Apple