Weekly Run Down for 7.29.19-8.4.19: Race Week Again


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A new name for an old race. And it was also WEEK 5 for NYCM Training and I continued to get my runs done.

Last Week

  • Monday – A quick run before work

we are already losing daylight hours – boo!

because I was going to the movies that evening. A friend got a free pass to:

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I enjoyed it.

  • Tuesday Instead of my regular job, this week, I worked tech support for the NYS Bar Exam. For nostalgia sake (I proctored where I used to work) I thought I might run a little in the area but it was too damn hot (and thunderstorms were lurking). I did meet my BFF to walk and talk in the mall. Got my steps in!!
  • Wednesday – Back at my regular job and this week, I set my alarm to run before work but changed my mind. Instead I did attend the ice cream run after work. It was at a convenient location and though I was tired, I can never resist ice cream.

scheduled for 5 miles… dragged myself through 2 at UAlbany and then 2.5 trail miles at 6 mile Waterworks. Thanks, Barbara for staying with me while I pulled up the rear.

  • Thursday – Back at the Bar Exam…exhausted but still excited to run the trails again. We returned to Thacher Park but ran on a different trail than a few weeks ago. Somehow once I started running, the weariness in my body disappeared and I ran with a new friend (Gail). We ran slow and enjoyed the views and then  afterword went out to dinner with some of my Sole Sisters.

  • Friday –  Rest day after day 3 at the Bar Exam so that I could get ready to run 8 insanely hilly miles the next day. and then recoup at my friend’s house on the Schroon River.
  • Saturday – Inaugural Hudson River Ramble (previously Race the Train). – an 8 mile race along the Hudson River (where a train used to run). I guess I had amnesia because I don’t remember the race being this hard…the hills were insane so I had no choice but to walk up every single one.  Still I made some new friends, chatted with some old ones and even won my age group.

After the race, I stopped at a trail. Yes I hiked to top of a mountain… Sorry legs but I’ve wanting to hike all summer.

2 miles to the top

  • Sunday – Another Boating Sunday on Lake George. Again the weather was lovely and this week, we invited some friends along.  Such a fun day sharing our love of the lake with others.

This Coming Week – Marathon Training Week 6

  • Monday 3 miles (before work), nail appt.
  • Tuesday –  rest day, dinner out with a friend
  • Wednesday – 5 miles (ice cream group run) on the rail trail or SOAR run at Thacher Park
  • Thursday3 miles (ARE trail run series or on the Corning bike path)
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg evening
  • Saturday11 mile Long Run
  • Sunday – rest day, boating

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Happy Running! How is your running going? What’s new with you? Any races on the horizon? How are you dealing with the summer temps? Please share.

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27 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 7.29.19-8.4.19: Race Week Again

    • I should but I guess I like the challenge and hope for the best. You definitely have to adjust your expectations which I have a hard time doing.

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  1. I’m so intrigued at how much you’re enjoying trail running – it’s something I’ve never really done because I always figured I’d trip over a tree root or a rock and fall flat on my face. Is that an issue with you and are you just really good at spotting obstacles and avoiding them? Curious minds and all…

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    • No that’s why I hesitated for years but it gets boring running in the same spot all the time. i run very slow looking down and if it’s technical or muddy, I just walk.

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    • I pass that butterfly all the time but someone asked me to take their pic and then she took mine. I was siting but then she told me to pretend that I was flying…it worked.

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    • I remember the hills but not the pain of running up them and how hard it is.

      I still prefer to race than to just run.

      I usually read my race recaps after the race because I don’t want the pressure of finishing at a certain time.

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    • Unfortunately I cannot pass up ice cream. I am running another one this week too.

      Thanks but it was not one of my shining race moments.

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  2. Yikes on the hills. There’s a hilly race I might do in September if I forget the pain of it!

    Did you like the movie? I heard an interview with the woman (granddaughter maybe?) and it sounded good.

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  3. Great job on that pre-work run!! Doesn’t it feel awesome to get it done and not have it hanging over you all day? 😉 When I first started doing the early-morning runs, I’d come home from work and (momentarily) forget that I’d already got my run done (like, 12 hours prior), and it was so liberating 😉

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    • My weeks always seem busy. But I should should add some strength training.

      And thanks but I would have preferred to have a strong race than win an award.

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  4. I could be exhausted, not slept all week, sore as hell but if you said Ice Cream Run I’ll have my gear on in 2 minutes flat ready and raring to go 😉

    way to go on all those hills! yikes! and still and AG award! you are my hero 🙂

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    • Yeah. Ice cream is my weakness.

      Well there were only 3 in my age group. I did not have a great race. But I guess I’ll take it.

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  5. Always say yes to ice cream! That’s my motto!

    How was the movie? I haven’t heard of that one and now that little man will be going back to school, I will be able to scoot out for movies during the day. There’s my dirty little secret 🙂

    You’ve been having great weeks and I love that butterfly photo!

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    • Of course. Have an ice cream run tonight.

      Lucky you about daytime movies. There’s quite a few I want to see but so little time.

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