Running Update: 5.15.17-5.22.17


Last Week:

  • Monday – My legs were tired from running 2 days in a row but this might have been my last FRW Challenge group run so I went. It was great to be back after missing 2 weeks.  On the schedule was a 1 mile warm-up, 2 x 2 miles at race pace, jog cool down after each one, final cool down.  I wasn’t sure that I would be able to do it but I did the first one (3 laps on the trail) and didn’t die and on the 2nd one, I only ran race pace for the 3rd lap. It was tough but I survived!!

5 miles for the evening

  • Tuesday – Today I had to drive to Buffalo (5 hrs) for tomorrow’s training. No exercise at all.
  • Wednesday -After 8 hours of training, I had to drive home from Buffalo.  Again no exercise whatsoever.
  • Thursday – Summer arrived after an abbreviated spring. After work, I participated in the Workforce Challenge – a 3.5 mile race as part of my work team (along with 10,000 other runners.) It was 98 degrees with the humidity just as high.  I slogged along with everyone else and enjoyed meeting some new co-worker/runners.

33:40 (with lots of walking) 5th in my AG

  • Friday – Another rest day during my taper week and an hair appt. before mah jongg.
  • Saturday – Rest day #4 with some gardening, an nail appt, our first day on the lake and then out to dinner to celebrate belatedly my birthday and my hubby’s birthday (which was the next day.)
  • Sunday – Today I ran the Steel Rail Half Marathon in Mass. The course was flat, the weather was cool and my legs felt super rested. (It didn’t seem to matter that my Garmin keeps resetting after 6.2 miles.) The result: a shiny new PR!! I loved the course and enjoyed the race. Now for a training break!!

2:06:52 – PR!!!

21.5 miles done with 3 runs and 4 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – FRW Challenge (4 miles) or solo 3 mile recovery run
  • Tuesday – rest, b-day dinner out & movie
  • Wednesday – 3 miles with Alyssa, STEM volunteer run
  • Thursday – rest, b-day dinner out
  • Friday – 3 miles, mah Jong chez moi
  • Saturday – 6 mile run
  • Sunday –  rest day, boating

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? Did you race this weekend?


18 thoughts on “Running Update: 5.15.17-5.22.17

  1. Great week Darlene! Who can argue with a shiny new PR? Can’t wait to hear more about that. OMG 98? I think we hit 92 but still….and then it’s back to 40.


    • Thanks, Marcia. My recap will be posted tomorrow.

      It’s cold and rainy here today. We can’t catch a break for more than a day.


  2. Congrats on the PR! That’s a really cool medal. And that’s so fun that you guys had that challenge at work. I love things like that. My office does a 5k every September but the timing has never worked out for me to be able to join. Maybe this year…


  3. Congrats on the PR — awesome! I need another flat course. 🙂 Too bad I’m not gonna get it.

    I do think fresh legs can make a huge difference, but then again, I’m hoping to do a lot of walking/hiking on vacation. Just looking to soak in some scenery, really.


    • Yup. Walking 12 miles the day before my last half killed my legs. But I don’t regret it. It was the thing to do at the time and it wasn’t a goal race. I enjoyed it. Hills are harder but more interesting.

      I didn’t plan to take all those rest days and missing the long runs but things happen and it worked out to my advantage…this time.

      I think you can over train and be tired.

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  4. I like the idea of the workforce challenge. I think it’s great that employed try to encourage health in the workplace!


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