Weekly Run Down for 7.19.21-7.25.21: Race Week


It feels good to say Race Week.

But actually it was just a 5k that I registered for on a whim.  Still it was a race.

With no days off this week, I had to work in the office for three days – Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

We’ve had record rain fall in July and the threat of rain most days continued this week as well.

Last Week:

  • Monday – Woke up to rain… AGAIN! (Wondering if I should build an ark.)

Back in the office so not much activity except for a drizzly lunch Starbucks walk around the mall

and then in the evening when my Freihofer Training Challenge (FTC) group run was scheduled.

The rain had stopped and it warmed up for us to run. I ran with two runners a not so easy 3 miles.

  • Tuesday – A busy work day at home but it was a rest day.  I started the day with a short walk.

the sky was hazy (from the forest fires out West) but the sun was amazing!!

And ended it with a long walk after with my friends. We again had to deal with the threat of thunderstorms.  But we got it done before the rain!!

  • Wednesday – Back in the office and the weather cooperated for a Starbucks/lunch walk. Finally a breeze and low humidity.

just love the colors of these petunias everywhere

After work, no ice cream run this week but instead the SOAR group run was offered at the new Electric Rail trail. I had run there before and it was not my favorite (uphill, no shade) but I hated to turn down the opportunity to run with other ladies so I went. Glad I did, of course. I made a few new friends and although it rained in many places, we stayed dry!!!

  • Thursday – Working from home today but too busy to run. So after work, I quickly ran a few miles

and then met Barbara to carpool to tonight’s ARE weekly Trail run. This week it was held at Indian Ladder Farms.. Grass, trails, hills and dinner after. A good time was had by all.

it was mostly fast walking but the miles count in my book lol

  • Friday – Our running group had a Moonlight Paddle scheduled that had to be canceled (flooding) so I decided to add in another short run before my mah jongg game.

Since I was in the office, I had planned to run at UAlbany.  Just like old times. But a friend asked me to run with her on the rail trail… so I met her there to run. There will plenty of UAlbany runs when I go back to the office full-time.

  • Saturday – LONG RUN Saturday was changed to a walk for me and then cancelled. Due to rain in the forecast for Sunday (and my race), I decided to go up to the lake with the hubby instead.

such beautiful flowers in this town

I did get in a walk around town but for the most part, it was sitting and reading and relaxing in the sun. Ahhhh!

the weather was perfect and even finished my book

  • Sunday – Race Day! FASNY 5k.
    I can’t that this was a good race or a successful one.

but the rain did stop and I liked the course.

(More details to come in a later post.)

I loved running n the beautiful park so that was the highlight of the morning.

this was also a big farmer’s market there with delicious treats.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  FTC run
  • Tuesday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – Ice Cream run
  • Thursday – ARE Trail Run
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – LONG Run
  • Sunday – rest day, boating/hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Running Solo
  • Friday – Runfessions

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45 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 7.19.21-7.25.21: Race Week

    • The race was not fun at all but the park where it was held was beautiful and I ran more after the race to enjoy the scenery.

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  1. I sure hope your race went well! Crazy about all the rain. We had some heavy downpours yesterday which took care of the deficit. Climate change? What climate change…

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  2. Love your flower pics! We’ve had a heatwave this last week, really hot for us and we don’t have the housing or infrastructure to cope with it. So I only ran once in the week, then made up for it this weekend as soon as it got cooler!

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  3. I’m guessing you finished, so that’s always a success! Definitely a tough day for a race — but that’s to be expected in Summer.

    It was a rest day for me today. But not the least bit restful, despite very little “exercise”.

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  4. Glad you were able to get the race in despite all the rain. Looks like the rain agrees with all those beautiful flowers. It’s been super hot/humid here, with a few downpours, but overall I’d say we’re still in a rain deficit.

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  5. you look so happy running your 5K even if it was not your best. I can’t wait to race again. 6 weeks to go! Another solid week for you

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  6. It’s crazy because we had overcast skies at least once per day for several days in a row, but it only rained (for 5 minutes) yesterday afternoon. I was really surprised it didn’t rain more over here.

    You look happy/determined in your race photo from today, but sorry to hear that it wasn’t the best race.

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    • some races are like that. I’m glad I race often. It pour this morning and it poured again tonight. Our ground is saturated.

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  7. Gosh, you’re getting all the rain, and we’re not getting any (as of recent). It seems like we go in spurts of one or the other (drenching or drought). I love all those beautiful flowers you keep sharing!

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  8. Its interesting that you’ve had so much rain because we really haven’t had much, and I feel like we usually have a similar weather pattern! Great job with your runs even while being back in the office 3 days this week. Hope your race went well!

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    • The race did not. But some are like that. I did enjoy the park after.

      Yup. It poured on and off last night too.

      At least the flowers look great.

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  9. your july sounds like our june!! it’s rained so much that we still have issues with flooding and the rivers running over the banks…

    I’m glad you got to do a race, surprised it didn’t go well though. Your lake day looked absolutely divine!!

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    • I just wasn’t feeling it and probably should have skipped it. And that humidity did me in, I think.

      The lake weather was perfect.

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  10. I’m looking forward to your race recap! Sounds like you did great this week, fitting in your runs with work and the weather.
    What do you get at Starbucks? Just curious to know what your lunchtime treat is 🙂

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