Weekly Run Down for 8.9.21-8.15.21: Another Week, Another Race, Another Heat Wave


The 5k last week was not planned but this past weekend, I chose to run a 10k race.  And it was hilly again!!

Some thunderstorms always accompany extreme heat.  That was what happened most of the week.

Last Week:

  • Monday –#nevermissamonday. I was surprised that my legs were not tired after racing the day before. The FTC training run was a hot one but one of my better runs. Go figure.

8:1 intervals and so I rewarded myself.

  • Tuesday – Another scorcher of a day but it was rest day and my weekly walk on the rail trail with friends.
  • Wednesday – Back in the office for the first time this week.

After a rare rest day, I woke up to back pain. WTF?? So I contacted my chiro and made an appt for after work. Of course, the pain decreased as the day went on but i was overdue for an adjustment anyway so I went.

yes my Starbucks walk are back

I decided that I didn’t want to run on trails for the Ice Cream Run so after some errands, I headed to Six Mile Waterworks for my run. No company except Matty from Peleton. It was so hot and humid. (100 degree heat index). Good news. My back felt fine and the skies opened up to cool me down.

yes, that was hawk sighting

  • Thursday – Today I took the day off from work for an annual breakfast and day at the Saratoga Race Track. Molly and I have done this every summer (except last) for 35 of the last 37 years.

Breakfast was good and I had winning tickets in every race but the first (caveat: I only bet $1-3 a race).

I couldn’t stay for the last race because I had to rush home to participate in the ARE trail group run. Apparently I poured everywhere excerpt at the race track.  Lucky us. And it stopped in time for the trail event.

This week it was held a new location. Sage Estates. A little muddy but always fun to be outdoors with friends.

  • Friday – Just working at home and putting my kitchen back in order before phase II of the renovation (wallpaper removed and painting done.)

Our mah jongg group decided to have a bi-monthly book club. Tonight before our games we discussed our book.

Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro – Karissa Reads Books

I did not love it….

Then there was a big storm and we lost power. So we played mah jongg with our iphones as a flashlight. A night to remember.

  • SaturdayWhipple City 10K Race. It was warm and very very humid. And hills, many more than I expected. But I met up with some friends and won my 60-99 AG and all was good (except some miserable blisters.)

My plan was to run more miles so I could get in 11 miles as my long run. I tried but it was too hot and humid and my feet were not happy. So I quit and got ice cream instead.

9 hilly miles for the day will have to do… there’s always next weekend

  • Sunday – Most likely a day on the lake to relax and catch up on my reading…

can’t beat the views and the peacefulness

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  FTC run
  • Tuesday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – Ice Cream or (last) SOAR run
  • Thursday – (Last) ARE Trail Run
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – Long Run
  • Sunday –rest day, walk/hike, boating?

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Whipple City 10K Race Recap
  • Friday – Sign up for the FRW 5k

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28 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 8.9.21-8.15.21: Another Week, Another Race, Another Heat Wave

  1. You had a busy week! Congrats on the AG win! The 60-99 thing kind of ticks me off. Once I ran a race that had a 40-99AG. That’s lumping a whole lot of people into one group. I call age discrimination. After I complained they changed it the following year.

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  2. You had a fun and busy week! I am really envious of all of your races. WE still don’t have much here but mine are quickly approaching. Have a great week

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  3. We definitely had the rain on Thursday, but didn’t lose power on Friday. This week wore me out on so many different levels, and I’m pretty sure next week will be quite challenging too. But fingers are still crossed to go on vacation soon.

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  4. Seems like everyone has had rain (and storms) but my area. I’m not wishing for storms (of any kind), but some rain is much needed (preferably in the evening, though LOL). Congrats on the AG win!!

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  5. Yes, I have to agree with Debbie- I’d be kind of annoyed if I were 95 and competing in the same age group as the 60 year olds! I’m guessing it doesn’t come up too often though. Anyway congratulations on your race, and your jam-packed week. Sounds fun, and I’m looking forward to the race recap.

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  6. The heat is just such a run killer. Thank goodness for ice cream!

    With 60 knocking on my door (next year), I don’t think I’d sign up for a race that had a 60-99 age group. I’ve been soundly beaten by a few 60+ ladies. That’s just rude!

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