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August 16, 2009

Hello from Lake Winnipesaukee!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:12

I made it up to the lake safe and sound last night and have thoroughly enjoyed the past…20 hours or so that I’ve been here. It’s just been so nice to relax and lounge around for a change rather than being go go go all the time.

Not too much to really recap here.  Got up and out for a nice 8 (ish) mile run. I mapped it but the route/streets that were on the map weren’t identical to the ones that I actually ran so I’m just guessing based on time how far I went. And despite it being *much* hillier than home I felt pretty darn good about it!

It was also a few degrees cooler here than home which made a huge difference.  Yesterday running at 0730 was sticky and hot but today it was less humid and definitely not as hot.  I think it’s because I’m literally on the water which sucks all the heat out of the air. I also saw a bunch of runners / walkers/ cyclists during the run which surprised me because it’s a 4 mile circumference island.  I figured that I wouldn’t see many people until I ventured off the island for a run along the actual lake tmrw. (For those of you who are unfamiliar, Lake Winnipesaukee is a HUGE lake that has many islands and inlets that jut around it.  My friend’s property is on one of the small islands.  Not sure if this applies to all of them but this one is called a “club” which might just be as pretentious as it sounds haha.)

I am a little miffed that my friend didn’t tell me about the 3 mile race that the island was having today.  If I had known I totally would have run it but I didn’t figure it out until mile 7 and by then I knew that I wouldn’t be able to give the race my all.  And to me racing = try to win.  There is no racing for fun in my book.

I also found an amazing hill to do some repeats on tmrw or whenever.  It’s wicked steep so it should be a real challenge. I’m actually pretty excited.

Other than that I’ve just been lying in the sun all morning / afternoon.  I’ve let myself get pretty pink already though! Hopefully it doesn’t turn into a full blown sunburn.  I guess sunscreen is going to be my new best friend.

I’ll try and post a weekly recap tonight or tmrw morning, I have all my running stuff with me (duh) so that includes my (yes handwritten) log book so it’s just a matter of time for me to actually run the calculations.  Not that hard but I’ve had enough computer / inside time right now, I need to go and enjoy the SUN and my VACATION!


  1. It’s that lake effect, so much cooler near water than deep inland. Rock those hill repeats tomorrow, sounds like fun.

    Comment by veganfritz — August 16, 2009 @ 17:20

  2. Hmmm…you got a nice blog here! My first comment, but see you’ve got some interesting stuff going on so I think I’ll come back for more.

    Hill repeats suck but really helps build a lot of strengh…at least that’s what I keep telling myself…

    Have a nice vacay!

    Comment by The Laminator — August 16, 2009 @ 21:18

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