Weekly Run Down for 10:31.21-11.7.21: Bye Bye Peloton!

So my trial membership ended. I really like Peloton and the instructors. I think it offers a great variety of workouts. But I used it 9 times in 3 months!!! And I only used it for outdoor runs.  It just doesn’t fit into my schedule. Well, actually I prioritize running and time with my family and friends over Peloton workouts. I won’t say that I won’t try it again (if it’s free)  But there are just so many hours in the day when you work full-time.  And then the $$$ thing. I choose to spend it on racing and brunches.

After a week of rainy weather, I’m happy to report that although it was cold, it was dry.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – With #boatingsunday over for the year, #hikingsunday continued with Taconic Sculpture Park and Chittendens Falls before handing out candy to the neighborhood trick or treaters.
  • Monday – #nevermissamonday. I got my run in at lunchtime so I could walk with friends after work.

the wind made it feel chilly at first but then the sun warmed me up and I found my favorite candy. (another new neighborhood and even had a short trail)

  • Tuesday  – I had originally planned to either run at lunch and then walk with friends after work…or even go to my first Track workout.

My running friend asked me to run with her after work and so I walked at lunch… (And voted, of course.)

and then ran at UAlbany after work with her followed by a chilly outdoor walk with my BFF.

I ran Heidi’s 2:1 intervals and it was nice to company on the run

  • Wednesday – Today I did squeeze in my run during lunch and then met my friends after work for our rail trail walk.

leaves leaves everywhere…soon there will be Christmas decorations – though it was in the 40s, the sun sure made it pleasant out there

  • Thursday – Rest day finally so after work, I could help a running friend move. We worked hard unloading their truck.  Strength training, I say.

how convenient that they moved across the street from the cookie truck. We had ice cream sandwiches for dessert.

  • Friday – Another rest day because I don’t run the day before a long run.  I did walk at lunch time and played mahjongg in the evening.
  • SaturdayLong Run Day!  My 12 miler! Happy to report that it was sunnier than my runs during the week and that I had my friends to run with on most of the miles. Since I wanted to run 12, I ran 3 solo and then carpooled to Zim Smith with Barbara and ran the 9 remaining mile with Sherry.  Due to the cold temps, we decided that we may be done with outdoor brunching for this year and instead I ate inside at a new place with the rest of the Sole Sisters.

I froze on my solo foggy 3 miles but then was overdressed for sunny 9 miles…for some reason this run felt harder than most…

  • Sunday –  NYC Marathon... tracking not running. FOMO. lol  Good Luck to all those running it.  You are all so lucky to have perfect weather.

#tbt 2019.

A hike or two planned, of course.

I had wanted to go to Overlook Fire Tower but somehow my directions took me to Falling Water Preserve.  it was a beautiful day with nice view of the Hudson.

wearing my NYCM beanie & jacket lol

On my way home, I stopped at Opus40 which someone had recommended. It was kinda meh. But again a beautiful day to be outdoors.

it was interesting … just not what I expected

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –   run at lunch, volunteer mtg after work
  • Tuesday – run at lunch, walk after work with friends
  • Wednesday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Thursday – DAY OFF, run, hike
  • Friday -rest day, mah jongg chez moi
  • Saturday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Sunday – Stockade-athon 15k Race

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – What I learned from my worst race
  • Friday – How to pick your next big race

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races planned? What you like about Peloton?  How often do you use it? Are you watching or tracking the NYCM today? Please share.

39 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 10:31.21-11.7.21: Bye Bye Peloton!

  1. I would be in trouble if I moved across the street from a cookie truck, but I assume it moves around and isn’t there all the time. LOL Ice cream sandwiches with real cookies are the best!

    It looks like you’re having a beautiful fall. Enjoy!


  2. I’m excited for NYCM even though I haven’t run it since 2014! Always such a special day. That’s interesting you didn’t use Peloton very much. I am one of the few holdouts who never tried it, but it seems like most people LOVE it. That said, I just read an earnings report and it looks like they missed their forecast by A BILLION DOLLARS. That is nuts!


  3. Today is a fun day to reminisce! I ran NYC in 2017 and loved it. And it was my 6th world major! Its a long day but such a fun one.

    I have the digital Peloton membership only for strength, I have not used it for a run (and I don’t bike). $12.99 for 3 months is way cheaper than the in-person classes I was paying for (or the Discover Strength training I was doing) so it’s actually a money saver for me.

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  4. Oh, good luck on your upcoming 15K. As you know, I get my money’s worth out of the Peloton apps, using the outdoor runs with Scooby, daily core classes, strength for runners … and even a few indoor rides on cross-training days. But if you don’t, then there’s no reason to pay for it!

    There’s a cookie truck that makes the rounds around here, but I haven’t crossed paths with it.

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  5. I think I win for oldest NYC memories… I ran it in 1993 and 1996! And I still teared up while watching the start today. The winners are all done but most of the runners have a while to go! So excited for everyone running it.
    Congrats on your 12 miler. I think you have a half coming up? Sounds like you’ll be ready!

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  6. I can relate to the FOMO of a marathon! It’s been two years since MCM and I get so nostalgic seeing all the pics/posts (even though the event has been virtual these past two years). Great active week for you, as per usual 🙂

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  7. So many leaves! I’m not getting the value out of my Peleton app, esp at the moment as my knee is still sore and the things I want to do like stretching and yoga are hard to do if you can’t kneel! But I’m aiming to do more and should have the time really. Hope everyone you’re tracking in NYCM has done what they wished to do!

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  8. It is great weather for running today! And great weather doesn’t come along all that often.

    Thursday I was driving . . .

    I walked with my friend yesterday. Often we sit & chat in my backyard, but too cold for that. Luckily she doesn’t mind Bandit coming along.


  9. mm. Cookies
    You know I love Peloton for strength & stretching. I don’t use it as much for running as I did in the spring because the 30m and below runs are too short for my runs, but i love the 45/60s. Even if it wasn’t free with my insurance, I found it well worth the $13, half of what my gym cost.

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    • I do wish I could motivate myself to do those workouts. I think they are great and worth the money. My insurance would pay if I used it 50 times.


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