Running Update: 4.24.17-4.30.17


Last Week:

  • Monday – Our good weather continued for one more day. It was even warmer than Sunday. Tonight was week 5 of the Freihofer Challenge Group run and the plan called for 10 min. warm-up, 4-6 800m sprints at 5k pace, 400m recovery after each, cool down. The day after a 5k race plus 6 additional miles?  Could I do it?  Patrick allowed me to back off and do them at 10k pace.  I actually felt stronger after each one. My first and last were my fastest at 4:10. (He let us stop after 4 repeats. 🙂 )

4 tough miles

  • Tuesday – A nasty rainy day. My run got replaced by (indoor) tennis. It was fun since I hadn’t played in weeks and of course, we went out to dinner afterwards.
  • Wednesday – Another dreary day but the rain stopped by afternoon and it warmed right up. I managed to squeeze in a quick sweaty run before meeting my tennis friends for our monthly dinner out. (Unfortunately I had to skip my STEM volunteering.)

The first tulips I’ve seen

  • Thursday – Today Alyssa and I decided to run on the Corning Bike Path since we hadn’t been there in ages. As usual it was a good one.

  • Friday – I decided to stop at the gym then stay home and pack for my weekend in NYC. (I even skipped mah jongg 😦 )
  • Saturday – I headed to NYC with fellow runner Sue. I only knew her a little but we got along great. (Runners always seem to.) After leaving our bags at our hotel, we headed to the expo to get our race packets, had lunch and then went back to our hotel to check into our room. Yes, we walked over 11 miles the day before our race on a very warm day. We carbloaded at a nice Italian restaurant with another local runner and her daughters. Eventually we returned to the hotel to try to get some sleep before rising early the next day.

  • Sunday – Today I ran the Women’s Shape Half Marathon in Central Park, NYC. It was tough. Maybe my toughest half. Those hills are no joke but I finished and had a fun day.

poor training, sore throat, aching feet, stomach cramp – nevertheless, she persisted!!

24. 6 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – FRW Training Group Run (3-4 miles)
  • Tuesday – 3 miles, tennis
  • Wednesday – rest, fly to Florida
  • Thursday – Sunday – running, tennis, hanging out at the beach, dinner out and lots of fun.

Once again, I am linking up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by these wonderful bloggers Holly @ HoHoRuns and Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin. See rules here.

Happy Running! How is your running going?


15 thoughts on “Running Update: 4.24.17-4.30.17

  1. 800m repeats the day after a 5k? I’d curl up and die. You are a star! I’ve run in CP 3x, one of which was NYCM and I still don’t know where the horrible hills are. Could I have blocked them out??


    • Harlem & Cat were bad the first loop was doable but the 2nd loop they were longer and then they were so many more that I didn’t notice the first time LOL. Maybe if I trained on hills or didn’t walk 11 miles the day before.


  2. Sounds like a fun weekend in New York in spite of the tough race 🙂 Central Park is so pretty but those hills are tough. Doing them twice doesn’t sound fun.


  3. I read another race report on that half marathon and they mentioned how challenging the hills were – glad you survived! Enjoy your vacation in FL – weather looks to be wonderful there. 🙂


  4. Look at your speedy 800s! Oh, man! I want to run again in central park — and a race this time! You are going to have so much fun in Florida with your friends. Relax and enjoy! Thanks for linking, Darlene!


  5. How cool would it be to run in Central park! That looks like a great race! Tell me did you use AirBnB this time for your trip? I hope you have a wonderful week in FL and I hope the weather will be really nice! I look forward to seeing all your pictures!


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