Weekly Run Down for 1.23.22-1.30.21: Recovery Week

Recovering from my recent HILLY half marathon.

But not too much recovery since I have another one in two weeks.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – An exhausting but fun day in NYC.  I ran the Fred Lebow Half Marathon In Central Park.

It was harder than expected so didn’t do as well as hoped. Still I met my goal.

After the race, I walked with my friends (who came to the race) through the park and to brunch.

Then I walked back to my hotel. (The race ended on E102nd… my hotel was on W 39th.)  40,000 steps for the day.

  • Monday – Though I was quite stiff the night before, I felt good today. I was even tempted to do a recovery run but decided that I should just go for a walk.
  • Tuesday  – Anxious to get back out running especially before the temps dropped. I had to go to the office for a little while so I decided to run at nearby UAlbany.

I usually run here at night so I varied my route since it was daylight… took it slow but the legs felt great.

After work, it was warm enough for an outdoor walk with friends.

  • Wednesday – Frigid but at least sunny. So I snuck out before work and as usual, it was such a nice way to start the day.

10 degrees, feels like 0 didn’t even feel bad since it hadn’t started to get windy yet.

  • Thursday – Another cold day. Even colder in the morning than the day before (-6). I decided to wait until after work to run. I dropped off a book at the library and ran in those neighborhoods for a change.

the wind made this one feel colder than I’d hoped but it was nice to have daylight until 5 pm.

Then I met my BFF to walk around the mall.

  • Friday – After running three days in a row, I decided that I should take a rest day. Just didn’t feel like layering up after work.  So off to mah jongg I went. (Brain workout).
  • Saturday – Today was my normal LONG RUN day but due to possible snow, low temps and the wind gusts, we decided to wait until Sunday. Another rest day instead.  

We made the right decision… woke up to -11 wind chill and snow falling and blowing!!

And when you work all week, there’s lots of chores to do around the house anyway. Sigh.

I did get out later in the afternoon for a walk. Brr.

  • Sunday –  One of our running friends was running a half marathon in Fla so we planned to run with her virtually. Our routes for long runs are limited due to snow/ice so it would be the neighborhoods around The Crossings (again). I woke up to -7 wind chill so we’re waiting before we head out.  My plan is 12 miles but I’ll see how many I get in (before hypothermia sets it lol).

Update, I waited awhile and the sun helped get me through the miles.  But without any company other than my podcasts (due cold temps & injuries), I only ran 10 miles.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – run after work
  • Tuesday – run at lunch. walk after work with friends
  • Wednesday – rest day, walk, dinner w/tennis friends
  • Thursday – run after work
  • Friday -rest day, walk, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run (taper)
  • Sunday – rest day, visit the Ice Castles in Lake George, dinner out

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Fred LeBow Half Marathon Race Recap
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races planned?  How are you dealing with winter running so far? Please share.

28 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 1.23.22-1.30.21: Recovery Week

  1. Good idea to take some rest days between half races. You are the racing machine! NYC looks like it was lots of fun. Can’t wait to do a race there next year

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  2. Those are some chilly temps for your long run! I hope it warms up a bit for you. I had my first real sleep-in this morning (no alarm). I was still awake around 6:00, though, so I let all the dogs out, and just stayed up. I haven’t had a morning walk, in daylight hours, in Iowa for several weeks, so I’ll be heading out soon for that.

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  3. Oh, good luck on that long run today! I want to hear all about it.
    Glad you got in those three days of running before the weather got too bad. Reading your post is making me cold! We’re going to start warming up here after the weekend… fingers crossed for great weather during your visit!

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    • My cat is miserable. He goes in and out every door.

      It’s winter and you do what you gotta do… for me it’s run outside. It’s never as bad as you think it will be.

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        • Well, I’m the only one of my friends besides Karen & Stan training for a half. Otherwise, they’d join me. I also drive to my runs… my neighborhood is pretty sketchy too.


  4. Hope it warmed up a bit for you! It was cold but sunny here this morning for my run, so quite pleasant. Then it was FREEEEEEZING this afternoon when I went to meet my friend at the cafe, and more FREEEZING on the way home!

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  5. I think 10 miles is plenty for a recovery week after last weekend’s half! Maybe the weather saved you from yourself. 😉 I think I’d face the cold if I didn’t have to run in the dark too. This week should be a bit warmer around here. Are you tapering next week for your next half?

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  6. You made the right decision taking 2 days of rest in a busy running/walking week!
    You are an inspiration with all those races.
    Here today it’s rainy, windy and dark but tomorrow the sun will shine again.


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