Weekly Run Down for 3.22.21-3.28.21 – Finally Spring Weather

I have been complaining about it being cold and windy.

just last week

I’m happy to report there were days warm enough to wear a skirt and tank!!! (However, next week we will not be as lucky.)

Last Week:

  • Monday – Unfortunately I got dressed in the morning but didn’t get out to run until after work. But it was a very tiring day and my run just felt off (or maybe I was overdressed).

ran at UAlbany…not a good run but 3 miles nonetheless

Followed up my run with a long walk with my BFF (sweaty so now I felt chilled oy!)

  • Tuesday – Another picture perfect running day. Today I decided to squeeze in a neighborhood run during lunchtime. I dressed appropriately and my energy level may not have been any better than Monday but I had different expectations.

enjoyed the sunshine and used my walk breaks to photograph signs of spring

After work, I met up with a friend for a walk on the rail trail.

we got lucky and found several painted rocks

  • Wednesday – I was debating on whether to run or have a rest day. Well, the weather made my decision. It started raining earlier than predicted so I was going to skip my run and bike instead. But then the rain stopped so off I drove hoping to get in a few.  I didn’t run where I had planned because I wanted to stay close to my car in case of a downpour.

2 miles are better than none but got back to my car pretty soggy lol

  • Thursday – 60 degrees!! Woo Hoo. Of course I was excited to get in a run after yesterday’s rain. I drove into town during lunch. Unfortunately it was cloudy so it didn’t feel as warm as Tuesday.  Once I started running, I realized that it was humid so a tank would have been a better option.

and more painted rock sightings 🙂

After work, I was back on the rail trail for a walk with two friends. It was even warm enough to have wine and appetizers outside post-walk.

my friend decided to make her own rock

  • Friday – A scheduled rest day and this week it worked out perfectly since it was a rainy morning and a very windy evening.  I did a lot of yard work at lunch (X training, right?) and then walked in the mall after work.
  • SaturdayLong Run Saturday. As I mentioned last week, now all the snow and ice has melted which gave us many choices on places to do a long run. Someone suggested a run on a new bike path because it was hilly (Some of us are running a hilly half marathon in a few weeks.)  I was very skeptical about this.  I never train on hills and in a race, I walk them if they are steep. I even considered running alone on the flat Corning bike path. Fortunately Sherry agreed to run with me and then we met everyone else after for brunch. The weather gods were wonderful and it was beautiful out.

we both got very sweaty as it was sunny out…still working on dressing correctly for spring

After grocery shopping, I was back at it again with more x-training or yard work

  • Sunday – I was afraid Hiking Sunday would have to be postponed due to rain and wind. But I headed out early, drove quite a ways south and was able to cover some trails and see a waterfall.  I wanted to explore some more trails but I am glad I did not. It started to pour as soon as I left.

there was no ice or mud…definitely worth a trip to Bash Bish Falls.

Stuck indoors, I spent the rest of the day decluttering my closets.

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday –  run,  walk
  • Tuesday – rest day, bike, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – run. walk
  • Thursday – run, walk with friends
  • Friday – rest day, bike, walk
  • Saturday – Long Run (12 m)
  • Sunday – bike, hike

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Doing any virtual races? Any in-person races planned? Is it warming up where you live?  Any signs of spring?  Do you de-clutter your clothes before a new season? Please share.

28 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.22.21-3.28.21 – Finally Spring Weather

  1. We had a few days of nice weather this week too and it felt great! I need to clean out my closet- its one of my goals for this week but not sure if it will happen!


  2. The weather definitely did not disappoint this week! Although the weather is super crappy and rainy today, I’m thankful for all the nice weather earlier this week.

    You have reminded me that I need to pick some new areas as I’m kind of bored with my current routes.


    • Yup…this has been a long winter. With ice and snow, I ran on the same routes each week.

      Unfortunately our beautiful weather is over for awhile.


  3. Since I’m usually running in the mornings, and the mornings are still cool, not a tank or skirt in sight for me yet. I still enjoy the warm weather though!

    I won’t complain about cool, no doubt it’ll get hot soon enough.


  4. I’m totally with you that I can’t match my layers to the weather this time of year. Oh well, it will be tank and shorts weather soon enough.


  5. The weather has been all over the place this week, but that’s March, right? I’m with you, I like having new trails to explore. Today I was on a familiar trail but found a portion I’d never been on! Score!

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  6. Looks like we both ramped up our long runs a bit this week! Yard work definitely counts as cross training- it always makes my hamstrings sore the next day.
    Love the pictures from your hike- have a great week!

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  7. To answer your question, I am terrible at decluttering my clothes seasonally. Instead, I seem to wait until I have piles to donate. I haven’t really bought any new clothes in the last year so this year I didn’t seem to have an overflow…

    I’ve been getting lots of gardening in, too, and yep I consider that cross training. 😀

    I have my first live race coming up in mid-April and I’m really excited for it!

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  8. you did have some really good weather days Darlene!! I hate it though when I want to run early and then work keeps me from running until much later. I really felt you on that Monday run…

    loving the sunshine and spring photos!

    well done too on your long hilly run!

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    • my long run was flat lol…my friends ran hilly

      Loved my spring weather because it is gone…cold & windy today.

      Yup I hate when work gets in the way of my running.


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