Weekly Run Down for 11.11.19-11.17.19: Back to Normal

Marathon training is over..Back to normal running and racing.

Next big race is January 19…Fred Lebow Half Marathon in NYC (yup, I caved and signed up) and then February 16 …ZOOMA Half Marathon (Bermuda) followed by on March 15:

so unexpected but so exciting…this time I hope I will not be injured

So training doesn’t really start until December. I plan to enjoy my downtime.

Last Week –

  • Monday – After my 15k race on the previous day, I had planned to take the day off but with the impending icy mix forecast and a work holiday, I decided to indeed go for a run. It was cold and dreary but I chose a trail at Five Rivers Environmental Center and it was perfect.

I wasn’t the only crazy person out there..bumped into a former co-worker/runner.

In addition to de-cluttering, cooking (soup) and errands, I went a Hot Yoga class then out to dinner.

  • Tuesday – Even colder than the day before and snow/sleet/rain mix in the morning. I am not enjoying this early winter.  At least I had company for my after work run.

that UAlbany loop with Chris

  • Wednesday – Yet another frigid day but today the sun was shining. Unfortunately it is almost dark when I get out of work. But again I had a friend to run with. Due to icy conditions and darkness, we ran on that boring UAlbany loop. Although the temps were colder, no wind so it was more comfortable as Karen and I chatted about NYC marathon which we both had just run.

  • Thursday – Finally a rest day and my monthly dinner out with my tennis friends.  Always a good time!!

good food with good friends

  • Friday – Another rest day and a evening with the mah jongg ladies.
  • Saturday – A long run with my Sole Sisters. So nice to not have to actually run “long” since I am NOT training for anything….yet. There were 8 of us but I ran with Barbara. We all started at different times and ran different distances but I think every one had someone to run with.

chilly but lots of sunshine which made all the difference (and someone to talk to)

After brunch, I rushed home because I signed up for my 2nd yoga class of the week. I wasn’t planning to but this one was designed for runners and focusing on lower back and spine.  Yup, just what I needed. I plan to go again next month.

2 hours of stretches and yoga with lots of props – best class!

  • Sunday – Rest day usually but I decided on a recovery run since the weather forecast for Monday looked iffy and Jeri (and her dog) wanted some company.

we started later since it was 15 degrees when I got up but it warmed up and we were treated to a sunny run with no wind

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – rest day
  • Tuesday –  run with friends at Ualbany
  • Wednesday – train to NYC, run and dinner with Cari & Elizabeth
  • Thursday – rest day, HAMILTON!!!
  • Friday – rest day, train home
  • Saturday – run
  • Sunday – rest day, cat yoga

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21 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 11.11.19-11.17.19: Back to Normal

  1. Ooh congrats on NYC and BERMUDA halfs coming up. I have to say that my favorite thing about running since my last half is the freedom to run as much or as little as I want. I’ve been cramming in as much outdoor time on weekends as I can.

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  2. That sounds like a great yoga class. I went to yoga twice last week and it always feels good. You have a great line up for 2020 so far. I’m reluctant to sign up for anything after my fall of DNSing everything.


  3. The wind is such a difference maker.
    Today is raw and gross and while warmer than Saturday it feels cold to the bone.
    Can’t wait to see you Wednesday and then hear your thoughts on Hamilton.


  4. I wish I had more time in the week! I would do yoga too!

    I’m already getting all the FOMO of everyone signing up for races. Good that you have a little bit of downtime to enjoy NORMAL running again!!

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