West Windsor 5 & Dime on Mount Ascutney, Vermont

What a great trail run in Vermont this morning. The West Windsor 5 & Dime trail run got me into Vermont for the first time since 2005.

The drive into Windsor was spectacular; the quintessential Vermont town with narrow roads and green, green trees.

I’ve never been to Mount Ascutney and while it is no longer an operating ski resort the trails are spectacular for running, hiking and mountain biking.

The 10K started up the mountain right away and then in about a mile it started to mellow out as we switch-backed up the mountain. It was an overcast day but humid so I was dripping sweat throughout.

The trail crossed streams and we ran over big boulders. I’m proud to say that during the steep uphill I power walked, a skill practiced during the trail marathon in Park City last year.

And just to reinforce how tough trail runners are, race organizers made the finish a steep uphill. Ha.

Great day in Vermont. I can’t wait to go back.

Here’s the link to the series and the race. This Western NH trail running series is top notch. I can’t wait until the next one; The All Out Trail Run in Claremont. I’ve never been to Claremont and can’t wait to see what’s in store for me.

Next week’s race is the South Berwick, ME Strawberry Festival 5 miler. I’m running with my sister and my niece, Gracie.

Track Workout Part 2

Yesterday was my first track workout in a long time but I couldn’t remember exactly when it was. Thanks to Facebook Memories, I learned this morning it was two years ago!

Today is a recovery day so I swam 1,200 yards at the Concord YMCA. There were some fast swimmers in the lanes next to me.

Happy Friday.

Thursday Track Workout

I haven’t done a track workout in many years. This morning while I was deciding on a route, I remembered the Concord High School Track was about a mile away.

I only had to run 4 today so I thought it would be fun. Fun and Hard, of course. Here’s what it looked like.

http://www.movescount.com/moves/move159318659

Tomorrow is a rest day; or for me – I’m heading to the pool.

Happy Training Day. #abt

Monday is for rest

Training hours last week: 34.2 miles. Wow. I can’t even remember the last time I ran that many miles in a week.

This week I am aiming for 42.

But today. I rest.

Rock n recap

There were thousands running the race today in 95 degree heat in Concord. I ran it and it was hard! There are some gradual hills in Concord and the heat.

The hill to the finish was fun! This is where I captured this fun video:

There was food and music all through the course.

Fun Times.