Weekly Run Down for 3.6.22-3.13.22 – Springing Ahead


Not Spring yet (two days of snow this week):

but we did gain an hour of daylight. Woo Hoo!

Grateful that Trader Joe‘s can provide me with some joy during weeks like this…

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Re-scheduled Long Run and we actually enjoyed spring-like weather.

and yes I celebrated post run with ice cream and yes, I was over dressed. There were runners shirtless today. Check out that cute snowman on the bottom left.

  • Monday – #nevermissamonday became a rest day and a rainy one.

pre-knitting lunch – tasted as good as it looked

Perfect weather for spending the afternoon knitting with friends.  I worked on this hat in support of Ukraine:

It’s not finished yet and I’m adding some accents with gold yarn.

  • Tuesday  – Busy work days mean post-work runs. I try to vary my location each day. Today was on the rail trail (whose snow had finally melted on part of it) But what a windy day!!!

got 1 1/2 miles in before the path turned to ice

  • Wednesday – Another after work run was planned.  The weather did not get the message, Snow/sleet predicted for the evening so I had to run during lunch.  Snow blowing in my eyes… roads getting more slippery by the moment..

the good news was that I stayed upright and it was way worse after work

  • Thursday – Since I planned to meet my BFF for a walk, I ran after work at UAlbany. Fortunately, they do clear and salt the paths.

made a new running friend.. and we planned some more runs together

  • Friday – Rest Day since I had a race scheduled for the next day and mah jongg in the evening.
  • SaturdayElectric City Five Miler – Did I DNS? 

Rain. Snow. Gusty winds. Slippery paths. Oh, my!

I’m not a wimp.  I have run in many a half marathon in the pouring rain.  This was the first local race of 2022. Many runners I know were so anxious to get out there and race.  But I had already run THREE half marathons this year.  And I had a 10 mile training run on my plan.

If the weather were nice, I would not have even hesitated and I would have added on 5 miles afterward.

Yes, I ran it. I convinced my friend Lara to drive. It was lots of fun. The drive home was the worse part.

the finish line!

 After a long hot shower and hot chocolate, finished my hat in front of the fireplace:

  • Sunday – Hooray for an extra hour of daylight each day. This will be greatly appreciated as I do many of my runs after work. (Though I didn’t enjoy losing ONE HOUR of precious sleep last night.)

Since I did not do my long run due to the weather, I planned to run today. It was cold and windy but at least the sun was out.

The problem was that the streets were full of slush, puddles and black ice.  So frustrating. I zigzagged in the roads looking for dry footing but finally quit after 5 miles.  5 miles on Saturday and 5 miles on Sunday = a 10 mile long run, right?

I spent the rest of the day doing errands that did not get done the day before…

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – run, Zoom w/college friends
  • Tuesday – run, Zoom w/running friends
  • Wednesday – rest day, hair appt
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday -rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Runnin of the Green (4 miler) + 7 miles) Virtual NYC Half Marathon (if weather cooperates)
  • Sunday – rest day (unless it is raining on Saturday), volunteer for Freihofer 5k at the Adirondack Sports Expo

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Electric City Five Miler Race Recap
  • Friday – Things I’m Loving Lately

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races run or planned?  Has your weather warmed up? Ever DNS a race due to weather? Do you ever split up your long runs into two days? Please share.

29 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.6.22-3.13.22 – Springing Ahead

    • Yes I may stop off at TJs and get some… that’s as close to spring as I will see today.

      The course was very slippery but you just had to run slow… wish I had thought to wear trail shoes

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  1. i can’t wait to read that race recap! Sounds like the weather was crazy. I can’t believe you convinced your friend to drive. Sitting in front of the fire and hot chocolate afterwards sounds really nice though! Crazy that a week before you were overdressed for your run and eating ice cream afterwards!

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    • Yes that’s March weather.

      The race was fun and I took it slow. I am so glad I did not drive. If I had to, I might not have gone. There were 325 runners who did. I bet over 100 skipped it. They are now allowing virtual entries.

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  2. My race was almost miserable yesterday…and I have run in every kind of weather condition, too. No snow or treacherous paths, but the wind was out of control, the course was hilly and the temps were SO cold. Surviving, and crossing the finish line, was quite empowering!

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  3. I have not DNS’d a race, but if I were signed up for yesterday’s, I absolutely would have. It’s why I wait until closer to a race to sign up (local ones, that is).

    It was definitely a tough weather week to be a runner here!

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  4. Your hat is gorgeous! I would have DNS’s a race in slippery conditions — although it did snow during the Reston 10 Miler once, but it wasn’t snowing when I left my house. Glad you made it to the finish line without slipping and home without sliding!

    I am not a fan of DST — I was enjoying my sunlight runs in the morning!

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    • I thought about a DNS but my friend agreed to drive. I’m glad I did it.

      Yeah it will be dark in the mornings but it was too cold this winter to take advantage.

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  5. I would have run it too, Darlene, you know it! A lot of my runs this spring have been in conditions like that. The trail shoes would definitely have given you more traction. Glad you finished upright!

    Your hat makes me wish I was a knitter!

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    • yay! someone as crazy as me!! I agree. If I had worn trail shoes, I could have run faster. They were in my trunk but I didn’t drive my car d’uh.

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    • Unfortunately yes we still have snow. I’m ready for some green.

      This was a gathering of afew friends who knit. Which I rarely do. It motivated me to start back up.

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