Weekly Run Down for 3.2.20-3.8.20: Taper Time?

I guess I’m tapering for my next half marathon but it don’t feel like I have been training. It was a very busy work week.

I continued to experience only minor foot discomfort. Hooray!!

Last Week –

  • Monday – I started the day with a PT appointment. She worked on BOTH feet and calves…. I hope to be done with PT next week!!

A little tired because I stayed up until midnight to register for this:

It’s July 5 and I’ve already wanted to do this but had to work… the good hikes sell out fast… Excited to hike Pinnacle Peak.

And one of my favorite author’s special day:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too! You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!”

So he inspired me after work to go for a run. I was solo since my friends were busy 😦 Warm temps but windy and no rain!!!

I ran on the rail trail and was over dressed…this crazy weather!

  • Tuesday – Another after work run…again hoping for no rain. It was really dark when I finished work so I made the decision to run right away instead of waiting for Chris to get out of work.  And it was a good call as it started to pour as soon I finished my run.

I ran on the Corning Bike Path since it was closer than UAlbany and I overdressed again.

  • Wednesday – I would normally call it a rest day but I would not be able to run the next two days and I was anxious to try out my Hokas. Today I did run with Chris at UAlbany. Neither one of us felt peppy but we got it done.

I was too tired from standing all day to give a verdict on the Hokas.

  • Thursday – Finally a rest day due to an after work eye appt.  I ordered new glasses. I normally wear contacts but my glasses were old. Maybe now I’ll wear my new cool expensive glasses (or not?)
  • Friday – Another rest day and my weekly mah jongg night (and going to bed too late.)
  • Saturday – My last long run before the NYC Half. I ran on the Corning Bike Path with some of the Sole Sisters ( and Stan.) Since I skipped my 11 mile long run and shortened my 12 miler to 11, I had decided to run 10 miles rather than 8 but then I wound up with 11.5. One mile solo, 5.5 with Stan and then 5 with Chris and Deb. The miles with Stan were way too fast so I left him to run the rest of his miles with Sherry. It was colder than previous days but when the wind was at our back and the sun in our faces, it was quite comfortable. Afterward we joined the others for brunch.

Stan & I twinned with our Lebow beanies. Hokas felt great on the bottoms of my feet but gave me blisters on the sides (too wide??)

In the evening (after errands, laundry), the hubby and I went out to dinner with my stepson and his wife. Yes, more food (but I did run 11.5 miles!!)

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  • Sunday – Lost an hour of sleep but gained an hour of daylight. Started the day with mega cooking for the week. Then decided to celebrate International Women’s Day with another run with some of the Sole Sisters.  We returned to Corning and got accompanied by some dogs!

50 degrees…overdressed AGAIN!!

.After my run, I met some friends to go to the movies.

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This Coming Week – 

  • Monday –  am PT appt, rest day, pm Dr appt, FRW ambassador meeting
  • Tuesday –  run
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – rest day, chiro appt.
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – rest day, bus to NYC, bib pick up, carb loading
  • Sunday – Race DAY – NYC Half Marathon, refueling, bus home

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31 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.2.20-3.8.20: Taper Time?

  1. Sounds like your foot was better? Well, you didn’t mention it anyway. Still cold this weekend, but sun! And of course wind.

    Hope everything goes smoothly for you in NYC. What will you do if you time qualify for the marathon again???


  2. Glad to hear that your foot is feeling better – thats a huge win!

    I can’t believe that the NYC Half Marathon is next weekend. I knew it was in March but it really snuck up on me this year. I hope that you have a great week leading up to race day!

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  3. Glad you’re ready to be done with PT. Having a professional work on my calves and feet sounds like heaven! I ordered new glasses this week too – but I will wear them every day. 😉

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  4. Glad to hear the foot is feeling better!!!!Good luck with your race! (This weather is SOOO confusing to dress for…I was overdressed for my race yesterday LOL)

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    • I’ve been overdressing. Then it gets cold and I’m under dressing.

      I’m thrilled about the foot. Now I need get back in track with my running.


    • A typical Jane Austen chick flip. Good but a little long.

      Not sure about the Hokas but happy about the pain being practically gone.


  5. I was thinking about you Darlene… I think you just posted that the race is cancelled! 😦 Or someone I know did 😦 I’m waiting to hear if Rotterdam gets canceled – it’s on 5 April.

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