Weekly Run Down for 8.10.20-8.16.20: I’ve Crossed NYS on Foot!!


DONE!!! So now I am free to rest!

Certificate

Finished with 22 days to spare!!!

You know I won’t be idle. I’d still like to get in 6 miles a day of movement. As usual, it may be 3 one day and 11 the next.  But at least I don’t have to post it anywhere!!

Last Week –

  • Monday – #NeverMissaMonday?  Not really but it just happens that my long runs are on Saturday so I run on Mondays most weeks if the weather and work cooperate.  I found the solution to running now that the heat has returned.  Turn on the sprinkler after your run and run through it several times.  Why did it take me so long to figure this out?

I should have posted a pic of me dripping wet form the sprinkler. lol

I headed to the park at lunch to escape the heat.

did both loops and got caught in a pop up shower…felt great!!

After work, I hit the trails. It’s become a tough decision on where to go (first world problems)…what type, how far, how long, how difficult? I thought I had picked my trail – Hannacroix Ravine but there was a thunderstorm warning in that area so I headed in the opposite direction and walked the Waterfalls Trail at Rensselaer Tech Park. It started to rain just as I finished…phew!

I walked this one back in the spring…I forgot how nice it is.

  • Tuesday – A busy work day.  No walk or run before work (because I did NOT get up early enough lol) and only had time for a short walk at lunch.

so HOT that I cut over to the water line to walk…oops blocked…back into the ‘hood

And due to temps and humidity, I decided on a rest day from running and explored a new trail instead – Winn Preserve.

no waterfalls or scenic view…just paths through the woods ..so peaceful

On such a warm humid night, I felt like staying on the trails. Two more were on my way home so I stopped.  First Wolf Creek

I only hiked to the waterfall and back since it was getting late.

and then on to Bozen Kill.

only walked by the creek here..wish I had my swimsuit so I could have jumped in to cool off.

  • Wednesday – I started the day with a short run. I thought it would be cooler to run before work.  Maybe the temps were cooler but it was incredibly humid.  I was a sweaty mess (and I don’t sweat much).

didn’t need this reminder lol

Then I got in a walk in during lunch. For some variety, I drove to the rail trail.

lots of these pretty pink flowers along the trail.

After work, I met my running friends for our weekly trail walk.  We re-visited Five Fivers and chose a different trail from last week. As much as I love the peace and quiet of the trails after a hard day at work, it was nice to have company and I walked a lot longer than I would have if I were alone (almost 5 miles).

didn’t see any wild turkeys just some deer,

  • Thursday – I was debating on whether to run before or after work.  I decided on after so I could drive and run somewhere different. I wish I looked the weather before I made that decision. It was coolish & cloudy in the morning and then got sunnier and warmer as the day went on.

a purple kind of day…so sad that many of flowers are past their prime

So there were walks before work and during lunch.

more lavender 🙂

I decided to run at the Crossings after work since I hadn’t been there in ages. Boy, was I low on energy during this run.  Can’t blame it on anything…I just didn’t have it. Some days are like that.

  • Friday – Rest Day Friday. As usual.

After my God awful run the day before, I decided to just relax in the morning and eat my breakfast outside listening to nature.  Ahhhh!

I did take a walk during lunch.

can never resist a flower pic

And after work, I met my former co-workers on the rail trail as I do every Friday evening. We started at different point than past weeks. No chocolate popcorn bought and eaten this week but lots of steps and conversation 🙂

  • SaturdayLONG RUN DAY.  We were back to the local rail trail. A smaller group than usual due to family commitments but I still got in some solo miles and heart rate/interval/run miles with Deirdre, Deb and Jan for a total of 10 miles (planned on 12 but just wasn’t feeling it). Of course, I followed it with chocolate milk and French toast from Emma’s with Chris and Sherry.

  • Sunday – Boating on Lake George. Another perfect day.

spent the day at a site on Black Mountain Pt

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – DAY OFF – hike
  • Tuesday –  run
  • Wednesday –  run
  • Thursday – run, trail walk
  • Friday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Saturday – LONG RUN 
  • Sunday – rest day, tennis party on the Schroon River

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Happy Running! How is your running going? How are you surviving the summer heat?  Please share.

30 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 8.10.20-8.16.20: I’ve Crossed NYS on Foot!!

  1. Obviously I am much more susceptible to heat & humidity. It’s just harder on some of us. Last Fridays’ long run totally wiped me out. But this morning was great. 🙂

    And one reason it was really great: not a single gnat!

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  2. Congratulations on getting those miles in! I’m finally getting as acclimated to the heat and humidity as possible so even though it’s not necessarily pleasant, I’ve been able to get in my runs and it doesn’t feel as bad as it did last month even though it’s actually hotter.

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  3. Congrats on crossing NY! My state’s challenge goes around the whole border, so it’s gonna be a while. I go back and forth between being annoyed at logging the miles and kind of fascinated watching my progress on the map…prime entertainment for 2020.

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  4. Congrats on crossing NY!! Free to rest? Haha, not you. 🙂 You continue to amaze me with your runs and walks on those beautiful trails.

    I need about 27 miles to finish my Challenge. I am not sure if I will do another one when I am done. We’ll see.

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