Weekly Run Down from 10.28.19-11.3.19: Race Week!!

After 18 weeks of training it came down to this….

Last Week –

  • Monday – After work run. I ran solo today near my home because I was having dinner with friends nearby. Another beautiful fall day on the rail trail.
a white cat passed in front of me. good luck, right? (top pic)

The friends that I had dinner with were planning to drive down to NYC to catch me sometime during the marathon (crazy, right?) We discussed their plans. We’ll see what happens on Sunday. I am so grateful that they are even thinking of doing this.

  • Tuesday – Another after work run. This time my running friend Chris ran with me on a UAlbany loop. Glad she was there to drag me along (I had gotten up at 3 am to take the hubby to the airport.)

Afterward, I met my BFF for a walk around the mall.

  • Wednesday – Last run before the Marathon!!  Just a short one on the rail trail (but in a different spot from Monday.)

like my photo fail? (top pic)

  • Thursday – Rest Day due to a scheduled hair appt. and of course, candy distribution to neighborhood kids. (No Kit Kats left for me!! Yay!!)

  • Friday – Another rest day and I needed to pack for the weekend (mostly throw away race clothes LOL). I played mah jongg in the evening to take my mind off the race.
  • Saturday –  Rest Day #3 in a row….This morning I took the train to NYC, met my roommate Lacey, checked into the hotel and then headed to the expo to pick up my race bib. We took a lot of goofy photos, checked out all the free samples.

My plan was to attend a few of the podcasts at the Run Center or meet Meb at Marriott and then head back to the expo to do some shopping….

best decision – Meb was fantastic. And all I bought at the expo was a car magnet.

And not walk too much but you know how that goes in NYC. Then carb load, maybe catch the sunset at the Vessel and finally go to bed early.

oops. missed the sunset so explored the 5th floor of Hudson Yards

Check IG @dsc59 for more pics.

  • Sunday – RACE DAY! MY FIRST MARATHON! NEW YORK CITY!! Early wake up to walk to the NYC Library to catch the 7 am bus to the Verrazzano-Narrows bridge where I waited with other Green Wave 3, corral D runners until our scheduled 10:35ish am start.

I ran, I walked, I cried and ….. eventually I finished 26.2 miles.

Rode the bus with Cari and hung out in the village before the race start….ran with someone I knew from Albany for many miles in Brooklyn, hugged my local tennis friends at mile 17.5…struggled with a lot of pain but cross the finish line with a smile!!

Check IG @dsc59 for more pics.

I.Am.A.Marathoner. (More details in a later post.)

This Coming Week – Recovery Week

  • Monday – rest day in NYC, recovery stuff, photo op at the Vessel, lunch with Cari, bus/train home
  • Tuesday –  rest day, Cat Yoga??
  • Wednesday – rest day, chiro appt.
  • Thursday – rest day, trip to the gym?
  • Friday – run, mah jongg chez moi
  • Saturday – rest day, bib pick up
  • Sunday – Stockade-athon 15K

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

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Happy Running! How is your running going? What’s new with you? Any tips on marathon recovery? Did you dress up for Halloween? What is your favorite candy and did you buy it? Please share.

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