Weekly Run Down for 3.1.21-3.7.21: Good Bye Snowy February. Hello Windy March!


February was a short month so not as many miles as I usually run but I am still on track for 1000 miles in 2021 (I think).

I completed a virtual 5k and 15k and an in-person half marathon.

I completed a local Fleet Feet February running challenge and am on track with the NYCRuns one.

It was free and now I have a $15 coupon to spend here – win. win

And I canceled my Peleton membership. I’ll explain why in a future post.

Seen on my most recent hike…I’m in love with micro spikes and frozen waterfalls.

I’ve continuing hiking and even ventured out on those icy trails.  So far in 2021, I’ve hiked on 15 different trails (7 of which were new to me).

I just discovered this very cool challenge.

Hoping for better weather in March but you never know.  If nothing else, I wish the snow would melt so my options for running routes increase. Some local races are happening. So far, I have only signed up for one.

Last Week:

  • Monday – A rainy windy day.  Due to my long run bring postponed, I declared today a rest day from running.  I rode the bike during lunch and went for a walk after work (inside the mall – the wind was insane.)

My last Peleton cycling class

Came home and the power went off…until 6 am the next morning!!

  • Tuesday – Another VERY windy COLD day but since it was dry, I went for a run at lunch. Brrrrrr.

holy cow! It was sunny but THAT wind!!! and my last Peleton run.

After work, I had a hair appt and that evening, I attended a ZOOM with some running friends.  A few have been wintering in Fla so it was nice to see them again.

  • Wednesday – I had more time today at lunch so I drove to do my lunch run. It was warmer and less windy than the day before (but still windy).

as you can see I ran on the school track to throw in a few fartleks into my run.

Getting my run done at lunch leaves me time to walk with a friend after work.

  • Thursday – Come on, what’s with the wind? Another windy day which always makes it feel colder and the run harder.  But I got it done again during an early lunch.

Drove to the rail trail. icy in some spots and clear in others. There’s hope for future runs here.

Another after work walk with a friend.  Glad to continue this daily habit.

too windy for outdoors and Pershia found her wings in the mall

  • Friday – After running 3 days in a row (even slow short ones), I needed a rest today. And though sunny, the wind was as fierce as ever. George to the rescue.
  • Saturday – Back on schedule for Saturday Long Run. We took a big risk and decided to see if the path was clear on the Nisky Bike Path. It was clear but sooo cold and windy.  Glad to have company on the whole ten miles.

the first 8 miles were much faster than I would normally run and thankfully this path had trees to shield us from most of the wind.

  • Sunday – Started the day with a bike ride and then the plan was, when it warmed up a little, to go off on a hike. I was thinking of maybe a winter fire tower climb (Dickinson Fire Tower)

The sun was so nice and I thought I was on the fire tower trail…but nope, I was not…still a nice 3 mile walk

It was such a nice day that I decided on another hike – Holly Hock Hollow Preserve.

some mud, some ice and lots of waterfalls

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday –  Virtual ZOOMA Women’s Day 5k, walk with BFF
  • Tuesday – run, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – DAY OFF – rest day, hike with a friend, walk
  • Thursday – run, race bib pick up, walk with friends
  • Friday – rest day, bike, walk
  • Saturday – Electric City Five Miler, Run 5 more? walk/hike?
  • Sunday – Long Run?, walk/hike? (depends on what I choose to do on Saturday)

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Doing any virtual races? Any in-person races planned? Any goals for March? Is it warming up where you live? What about those March winds? Please share.

36 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.1.21-3.7.21: Good Bye Snowy February. Hello Windy March!

  1. The winds sure were howling this past week here too. got some unexpected speed work in with the tail winds today. WE are going up to 65 this week for a couple of days so spring is coming. Congrats on all of your virtual races this week!

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    • Thanks. Wed is supposed to be 60.

      I love the trails. Once everything melts, I want to start doing some trail running. So yes. I love the trails and want to keep it up.

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  2. Yep, it was windy here too! I dont have any virtual or real races planned. If I do any more virtual ones I dont want to spend alot on them. The one I did last week was only $5. I am waiting to hear about some of our local spring races here to decide if I would do any, but I will probably wait until the fall.

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    • We have a generator luckily.

      The snow is melting but shaded areas and elevation are still snow-covered.

      The ride was fun. I may miss Peleton. We’ll see.

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  3. The March winds have played nice until today…20mph for my afternoon run (but 63F temps in the sunshine). I hope it warms up for you!

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  4. Brr! It doesn’t look very spring-like where you are! You still got a lot of good running in though. So it looks like you’re not a morning runner- does that change when the weather is warmer? Or do you just like afternoon runs?
    Have a great week!

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    • Not at all. It’s still cold.

      I prefer morning runs. Just too cold.

      Working from home has allowed me to run at lunch. Once I go back, I’ll be running after lunch.

      Hope you have a good week too.

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  5. The wind was insane and so cold on our bike ride on Saturday. It’s finally died down and we’re in for an amazing week weather wise!

    I love all of your hiking pictures. You’ll be posting photos of flowers blooming along the trail before we know it!

    Good luck on your race this weekend. My first live race in forever will be in April!

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    • We were ok. We luckily have a generator.

      I am loving the trails. Maybe come spring I will attempt some running on them. That does make me nervous.

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  6. Bummer about the Peloton. I recently renews my membership and have been liking my classes.

    It is warming up here and I am very happy about it. Today it was 60 degrees!

    I like the 5K medal. No races yet for me. Maybe in the Fall.

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