Weekly Run Down for 11.7.21-11.14.21: A Taper 15k Race


One week until my half marathon!  That meant that I was in taper mode.

What not run 9.3 miles in a race??

Yes, that’s what I did.

Happy to report that the temps last week were not as cold as the previous week. But turning back the clocks was a real downer!! I am one of those runners that usually runs and walks after work. 😦

Last Week:

  • Sunday – While nervously tracking my friends running the NYC Marathon, I went on two hikes (Falling Waters Preserve and Opus40).  The weather was absolutely perfect for us all.
  • Monday – #nevermissamonday.  I was able to get my run done on the rail tail during my lunch break.

yes, the weather was as beautiful as it looked… I could have worn a skirt and short sleeves

After work, I had an appt to see if I could volunteer my time helping immigrant kids with their homework (I know I complain that I have no time to work out but it’s important for me to help others besides myself)

  • Tuesday  – Another opportunity to run in my ‘hood during lunch. I wanted to be able to walk after work with two friends. Unfortunately with the lack of light, we have to walk around the outdoor mall.

warmer but not as sunny as the day before…still a nice day for a run

  • Wednesday – Rest day. It rained early but it was a busy work day and I was only able to get outside for a walk after work with a friend.
  • Thursday – Day off from work for Veteran’s Day.  It was so nice to be able to linger over breakfast and then drive somewhere for my weekday run. I decided on the Colonie Town Park Bike Path since I hadn’t been there in awhile.

some cute kids were giving away their books for free and if you took one, you got candy…so cute. I couldn’t carry the book but got a kit kat anyway lol

I hung around after and did some exploring on the trails…

it clouded up up but the fall colors were still so pretty

  • Friday – Another rest day.  And a miserable rainy day it was. I walked at lunch and then played mah jongg (at my house) in the evening.
  • Saturday – Normally this is my long run day but instead I walked with my friends and then went out for brunch.

it was a beautiful morning but as soon as we were done with brunch, it started to rain and it rained ALL day.

I also picked up my bib for the next day’s race at our local Fleet Feet store and did some errands (in the rain).

Then I relaxed and carb loaded with pizza and tried to figure out what to wear for the race the next day.

30s – would I be too cold in a skirt an no jacket???

  • Sunday – Race Day! Stockade-athon 15K. It was my 8th time running this race, I always enjoy the varied course scenery, downhill finish and all the familiar faces.  It was harder than I remembered but the weather was great. Now that’s it’s over, I’m glad that I ran it. lol

positive splits per usual… not my worst 15k time but close

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  rest day, volunteering
  • Tuesday –  run at lunch, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – run after work, walk with BFF
  • Thursday – run at lunch, museum and dinner out with tennis friends
  • Friday -rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Sunday – Upstate Classic Half Marathon, pick up Turkey Trot bib, anniversary mah jongg dinner

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Stockade-athon 15k Race Recap
  • Friday – Why I am Thankful for Running

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32 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 11.7.21-11.14.21: A Taper 15k Race

  1. That’s funny, I run at Colonie Park a LOT because it’s just so close. I actually do some of the trails off of the path sometimes — well, I used to last year a lot, but not this year because of all the rain.

    Glad you enjoyed the race. It’s definitely a challenging one.

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    • There’s no lights there so I don’t go often. A nice change of pace from all the usual bike paths.

      It’s one of my favorite courses because of the variety. But those hills. Yikes.

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  2. Your weather sounds a lot like mine. I had a 10-mile race (today) I’ve been on the fence with running. I’m glad I took a pass because it was cold this morning (18F feels-like) and 24mph wind. W also had rain last night, so the air is really damp and miserable.

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  3. Yes, I can see how the time change would mess up your schedule! I like having it light earlier in the morning.
    The weather in your photos looks really beautiful- love all those blue skies.
    Can’t wait for the race recap!

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  4. Awesome! I totally forgot about the time change in my recap! I hate the darker nights and missing all the beautiful sunrises. I was glad to get an extra hour of sleep that night but I’m over it. The best thing is that my kiddo no longer has to ride his bike to school in the dark (he leaves at 6:45 and it’s DARK the rest of the year).

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