Weekly Run Down for 4.1.19-4.7.19: Back to Normal


No work travel. No funerals. No weddings. Just the normal runs and a race.

One week to go…Half Marathon #36.

Last week

  • Monday – So today was week 3 of the Freihofer Challenge Training (FTC) group.  Again, I was tired from running both Sat (6.5 miles) and Sunday (5 mile race). There was no way, I wanted to participate in the Advanced group’s speed drills. So I just ran with the Beginner Group and chatted with a friend Denise.

still cold and windy!! No sign of spring yet.

  • Tuesday After three days in a row of running, I took a rest day. I also had a follow-up appt with my Chiro. I had been going to her 2x a week for a month. Now I skipped 2 weeks and I was interested to see how my leg reacted. She said it looked good, do some more ART and we discussed just maintenance from now on (monthly/before a big race). I did stop off at the gym on my way home and used some of the arm machines (that I have been neglecting).
  • Wednesday – I took my first lunch time walk in forever.

My FTC group also runs together at various locations on Wed. I have never joined them but I decided to go to the one near my home. Holy wind!!!! I ran a mile searching for the group and then followed the Advanced group fro 4 miles around the neighborhood. I was the slowest by far but one runner slowed down to run with me. We chatted and it is good to sometimes get out of your comfort zone.

  • Thursday – Met up after work with a few the Sole Sisters, It was nice catching up since I hadn’t seen them in a while. The run was a painful one…my lower back ached with every step. (It’s always something.)

om our usual UAlbany route

  • Friday – A rest day because I was hosting mah jongg (and had to clean the house & shop LOL)
  • Saturday -. I originally thought that I may do a long run today but a young friend from Russia contacted me to say she was in NYC for a week. You can guess what happened. Two of my friends (who had gone to Russia with me) and I headed down to NYC to see her. We spent the day walking and eating around the city. First to Madison Sq Park, then to Chelsea for lunch, after lunch, Washington Sq Park & Village for ice cream, followed by a walk along the High Line, a visit to Hudson Yards.

10 miles on the feet the day before a race but worth every step

  • Sunday – Race Day – Delmar Dash. This 5 mile race is annual for me since it is the closest to where I live. I was tired from traipsing around the city all day the day before but I do have a half marathon in ONE WEEK.  So I ran it and as usual, I was glad I did. No PR or AG award but time connecting with friends, free food and a massage 🙂

actually a Garmin PR but the race was only gun timed

After the race, I dragged my tired quad to the rail trail for 4 more miles.

Then later in the day I rested at the movies.

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39 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 4.1.19-4.7.19: Back to Normal

  1. Nice week of less travel for you. So glad that your leg issue seems to have resolved itself. I also really like a 5mile race good maintenance distance. Thanks for linking up with Kim and me and I hope you will check out my post as well.

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  2. Resting at a movie sounds pretty nice about now! We are tax prepping as I type. Glad you seem to be in maintenance mode with your chiro. I need to go see mine before I head to London. Your time in NYC looks fun!

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  3. My hubby swears by ART. Last spring I went to a chiropractor who is a big sports doctor to some professional teams for ART and felt like it had no effect on my injury. I guess different strokes for different folks!

    The Delmar dash sounds like a lot of fun, even if you did walk all around NYC the day before. Good luck next weekend in your half! I will look for a recap.

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  4. It’s always nice to get back to a normal routine. That’s how I feel about this upcoming week after 2 weeks of being off my usually routine.

    Glad to read that your leg issues are much better. ART can really provide so much relief – I love it!

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  5. You had a very active week! Congrats on your race! I’ll be running the Rock ‘n Roll Nashville Half, and it’ll be more of running for fun than anything else! I also have a 10K coming up around Earth Day that’s always fun.

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  6. How was the movie???

    I run everything for fun! It’s just how I roll. Nothing huge going on right now. This is when we start to taper down to shorter distances because it gets too hot. Boo. I need some half marathons in my life. It’s been way too long.

    Love that trip to NYC. I want to go with little man soon.

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  7. yay for back to normal! and it’s good you did join the advanced group Wednesday to get out of your comfort zone! You’ll be running a marathon in November so you may as well get used to pushing though boundaries!

    how fun that you had a spontaneous trip to the city! I’m so in love with that building!!!

    I hope your half goes well Saturday!

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  8. So glad you are feeling back to normal!! It sounds like you had a good week and I love the spontaneous trip to the city. Good Luck this weekend!!

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  9. Oops somehow missed this one. Does a “normal” local week feel weird to you?
    I need to do the Vessel still. Visited with a friend in from overseas tonight and her stories – crazy!


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