Weekly Run Down for 3.9.20-3.15.20: Race Cancelled!!

We turned our clocks ahead so more daylight. Win, Win on my post work day running (except for the rain.)

Sadly the week ended with the CANCELLATION of Half Marathon #42 and #3 for 2020: NYC Half Marathon!!!

Very upset..all that training…for NADA!

I can get a confirmed entry for next year but I don’t get a refund ($130) for this year’s race and I have to pay another $130 for next year’s race.

That really sucks!!

I will probably take the refund and take my chances with the lottery (or some miracle that I can run fast enough again & get into the timed entry lottery.)

Unfortunately I did not register for the Brooklyn Half because I did not want to run two half marathons that started in Prospect Park.

Enough whining!!

Last Week –

  • Monday – I started the day with a PT appt…my last one!!  It was like graduation.

I love Ashley. I was sad and happy to say good-bye. Now we are just FB friends.

Then after work, I went back to my podiatrist…the one who gave me the shot a few weeks ago. We talked about next steps… Nada! Continue wearing the metatarsal pad (instead of buying expensive orthotics) if it helps and if the pain starts to return, she’ll give me another B12 shot.

celebration drink!!

A beautiful spring day (74 degrees!!) and of course, it was a rest day. I was able to sneak in a quick walk before my meeting for the Freihofers Run for Women Ambassador Program. It was held at the Athleta store in the mall…(so that we would buy something with our 30% discount).

I only knew one or two of the runners so it was great meeting the others. Sorry Athleta, I stayed true to Skirt Sports and only bought a bra.

  • Tuesday – I planned to run with Chris after work and was hoping that the predicted rain would hold off. But it was obvious that if I waited for her to finish work, we would get rained on.  I was right.

a solo run but a dry muggy one

  • Wednesday – Another after work run. This time with Chris. We were as usual had the end of the day draggies but we got it done.

Back at UAlbany for the first time this week

  • Thursday – I cancelled my chiro appt.  It didn’t seem to matter if I was not running the half marathon on Saturday. I may schedule another before my April 18 half marathon (if that race happens.)

My NYC friend did pick up my race shirt and medal.

Instead of a run, I went out to dinner with a former co-worker. Unfortunately she had had to cancel her wedding due this this stupid virus.

  • Friday – Another rest day. I planned to stop at the gym before playing mah jongg.


  • Saturday – I ran with Stan and the Sole Sisters. Since the NYC Half Marathon was cancelled, Sherry, Stan and I decided to run it virtually (I had to earn that medal and shirt!). It wasn’t easy and Stan is quite speedy so it was faster than my normal long run (but obviously slower than a race.) Chris was there too to cheer us on. And after, we all went out to a delicious and well-deserved brunch.

we ran in both directions on the Nisky bike path…it was a little breezy in one direction but quite comfortable (even warm) in the other

  • Sunday – Another rest day (with NO gym available).  I got my nails done and did some errands and took a long walk with Barbara.

we chatted and chatted, saw an eagle and I wore my new HOKAs (yup, I returned the last pair and trying another…)

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – run
  • Tuesday –  rest day, hair appt.
  • Wednesday – train to NYC, run in CP, meet up with Cari & Elizabeth
  • Thursday – run on HL or along the Hudson, Billy Joel Concert (cancelled)
  • Friday – rest day, train home from NYC
  • Saturday – Long Run, yoga, wedding (cancelled)
  • Sunday – 10.5 mile H2H preview run(cancelled)

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Anyone training yet for a big 2020 race? Who was running the NYC Half Marathon?  Ever have a big race that you trained for cancelled? How do you feel when you are done with PT?  Do you regularly see a chiro (even if you are not injured?)  What about orthotics?  Have you spent the $$$ on custom ones? Please share.

14 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.9.20-3.15.20: Race Cancelled!!

  1. Good thing you got your shirt and medal. I am pretty disappointed about races here (Houston). I have had numerous cancel, but no word on picking up shirts or medals at a later date. I feel like that would at least be sort-of a peace offering for the loss of registration fees. I know these places must have already order the shirts and medals (most of done some sort of reveal online). But…maybe not.

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    • My friend picked it up the first day. Now they have closed. Plus many runners were greedy and grabbed extras and were selling them on eBay. Disgusting.


  2. I have the same skirt as you wore for your last day of PT. We should twin in that one day. One of my favorite patterns.

    I agree with Deborah, training isn’t wasted. It’s good for the body & soul. Take the refund and take your chances with the lottery. That way you’re not out of pocket anything. I’m not sure what cherry blossom is doing about the tee shirts, I didn’t order the medal.

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  3. Sorry about the race cancellation. It’s all such a bummer and I think things will get worse before they get better. I can’t believe what you wrote about runners taking extra medals and selling them. That’s really pathetic.
    Congrats on your graduation from PT!

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  4. I was upset that NYRR is making you pay, again, if you want a spot in next year’s race. I totally understand their cancellation policy, but I was hoping they could make an exception due to the fact that this is a global issue.

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    • I would better understand no refunds because the money is spent but I think you should get a deferment for next year. It’s crazy to pay twice. I opted for the refund.


  5. I’m glad that you ran and earned that NYC half medal. I would have too. Instead of the jerks stealing the medals and selling them. Probably the same runners who were lashing out at the RDs for cancelling races.

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