Monday Running Update

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Last Week: 

  • Monday – Finally some sunshine.  I’ll take it even though it was cool and very windy.


free Starbucks and some tulips to celebrate my special day


It was my birthday and I could have gone out to dinner with a co-worker but I opted to run with my Freihofer Training group.  Since I had run a 15k & a 5k over the weekend, I thought that I would run with the Intermediate but they were doing 800m intervals so I stuck with the Advanced group – 8 400m intervals at 5k pace. My legs weren’t feeling it at first and they got stronger as I ran. I even finished the last one at 2 min.


  • Tuesday – Yes – two sunny days in a row but I decided after 3 days of speedy runs, I would rest and just play tennis after work. Of course, I couldn’t miss my walk to the tulips.

  • Wednesday – Let’s go for 3 days of sunshine. Such as busy work day.  I just had time for a very short run after work and then instead of running with the STEM group, I had an hair appt. (priorities!)

more walking than running but I did throw in a few strides

  • Thursday – Summer has arrived and we skipped spring. I had time today for my lunch walk to the park.

many of the tulips have died but still some nice ones left

Then after work I ran a 5k race in 80 degree, humid weather. It wasn’t pretty but it was for a good cause.


struggled to 29:31 finish (3rd in my AG but awards only to 1st)

  • Friday – Back to clouds and showers so I took a true rest day.  No running or tennis just mah jongg in the evening.
  • Saturday – Another 5k race, the 2nd one this week. It wasn’t as warm as Thursday but it was more humid. Such an emotional race.  I was glad I ran it and supported Summer’s mom and the STEM runners.

improved to 28:29 and won 1st in my age group

I had thought that I would run 9 more miles afterward but my legs disagreed.  I ran (& walked) until I could do no more.

so so tired and hot… could barely pick my feet up

  • Sunday – A well-deserved rest day. We had planned to take our boat out but it was too chilly and windy. So we just drove to Lake Luzerne and had lunch with a view of the Hudson River then went for a long walk. 

15 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days.

This Week:  (2 weeks until Half Marathon #20) 

  • Monday  FRW Challenge Training Group (4 miles)
  • Tuesday 3 mile run at lunch, pack
  • Wednesday – Sunday –  tennis, sunning, fun times with good friends in Naples, FL. 🙂
Once again, I am linking up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by Holly @ HoHoRuns and Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin.   See rules here.

Happy Running! How is your running going?  Any races? 


22 thoughts on “Monday Running Update

  1. Sounds like a great week with a couple nice, sunny days. I enjoyed the bit of sun we had last week but it looks like we may be back to cold and rainy this week. Congrats on that 1st place age group finish!


  2. You got lots done this week D. We skipped taking our boat out yesterday due to wind. I can’t believe you have another half in two weeks. You are a racing machine!


    • This one will be just for fun. I won’t be ready to tackle the hills and the miles. But I love VT and get to see a friend – all good.


  3. Happy birthday to you ! And you are going back to Florida ? Lucky you ! Hope you can enjoy some warm weather.


  4. There is a local 8k and 5k this weekend, but it’s so humid and warm already that I don’t want to participate in either one. (YEP, I SAID THAT). I hope you enjoy your trip to Naples. I’m crossing my fingers that you have perfect weather. Congrats on your 1st place finish in Saturday’s 5k. Thanks for linking with us Darlene.


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