Weekly Run Down for 4.17.22-4.24.22: Racing Close to Home


It is rare when you can run to the race start. But that was the case for today’s 5 mile race.

the last time this race was held was in 2019 (and even Judy ran it)

Last Week:

  • Sunday – A cold blustery day where we even had snow flurries on and off all day. WTH?

(Boy, did I get lucky with the weather for Saturday’s Half Marathon)

Thumbs up for NO RAIN!!

I rested my achy quads, filed our taxes and then we went to my MIL’s for a family Easter Dinner.

for Italians, dinner usually consists of lasagna and meatballs…

  • Monday – In the 20s when I woke up!!  So I went to gym…

you always sweat there..

Though I did have to work, I kept sneaking peeks at the Boston Marathon while tracking a few friends.

I debated whether or not, my quads would be ok running at the FTC group run that evening.  In the end, I did go…

I ran with the intermediate group and NO foot pain. We pushed through those nasty wind gusts and finished before the rain arrived!! Win. Win.

  • Tuesday – A snowy morning (yes, snow!!!!) but all I had planned today was the gym before work..

 not amused and neither were my daffodils

nasty driving so I waited until lunchtime… and I do use the machines (not just stand there and smile. LOL

and a walk after work (in the mall.)

  • Wednesday – I slept in today but ran a short distance after work before volunteering with the STEM training group at UAlbany.

slower than usual since the (fast) girl I usual run with had oral surgery … phew!.

I stopped at the library on the way home…

what’s wrong with this photo?

  • Thursday – A busy work day and it was insanely WINDY so all I did today was walk in the mall with my BFF.
  • Friday – Another before work gym workout

my last gym selfie… they converted this room to a spin room

and then a neighborhood run after work before the evening with the mah jongg ladies.

actually a nice day… sunny and breezy

  • Saturday – Long Run Saturday got changed to a walk with my running friends since I had a race the next day.

great to be together again – there were 7 of us for brunch!!

After brunch, I stopped off and got my race bib/shirt.

cute shirt with a recycled LA half bib

I had thought of hiking but instead did the usual stuff that doesn’t get done when you work all week (laundry, cleaning, shopping, etc.)

may be too cold for a skirt but so tired of tights and capris that I’ll chance it…

  • Sunday –  Race Day!  Delmar Dash – a neighborhood 5 mile race.

I started running this race back in 2011…

Unfortunately not a lot of runners ran the race but it was still fun and the weather was perfect.

I even won my age group (may have been the only one lol)

After the race, I ran 5 more miles so I could count it as my 10 mile long run.  That run was miserable but it’s done.

lots of walking but listening to a podcast interview with Adrianne Haslet (who lost a leg in Boston bombing & hit by a car in 2019) made me forgot about my blisters…

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – gym, Freihofer Training Challenge Run (FTC)
  • Tuesday – rest day, walk
  • Wednesday – gym, STEM run
  • Thursday – gym, rest day, hair appt.
  • FridayLONG RUN (11 miles), mah jongg
  • Saturday – rest day, walk/brunch with running friends
  • Sunday –  Sasha’s Super Hero 5k 

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Delmar Dash Race Recap
  • Friday – Runfessions

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30 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 4.17.22-4.24.22: Racing Close to Home

  1. Well, I’ll be interested to hear how the 5 miles after your race went! I hope you got some decent weather.
    We also had lasagna for Easter dinner (my husband’s family is Italian.)
    Sounds like you had a great week!

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    • a windy week but nothing got rained out so that was god.

      My legs were feeling it and I got blisters (God I hate my feet) but considering all that, it went well.

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  2. Wow, that snow! We had about an hour of snow (Easter Sunday) but none of it stayed (thank goodness!!!). You’ve done well hitting the gym! I opted for shorts for my race today (temps were in the mid-40’s at race start). I was only cold before (and after)…I’m also done with loggings and tights for now.

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  3. Congrats on your race! That looks like a nice prize too. In my old neighborhood I could run to a few race starts, but none start that close to where I live now.

    I do hope our NYC trips align one of these days. This is my first since Feb 2020 …

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    • I don’t travel to NYC for work anymore but I can take the train in anytime to meet-up.

      I could have run to the start but I have different clothing items in my car…

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    • I’m really to be consistent with the gym. So far so good.

      It does help that the weather in the am has not been stellar… stull pretty chilly.

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  4. Racing too much is generally not one of my problems. Oddly enough I wore the same capris from the photo from the old Delmar Dash in yesterday’s race! Yes, it was warm enough for a skirt but the logistics of being in capris just worked better for me.

    Congrats on your AG win. If I’d still be in the 50-59 group I most definitely would not have placed.

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  5. Ugh on the snow!

    Congrats on winning your AG in your race! Heading over to read your race recap in a bit…

    Tacking on mileage after a race is the worst! I’ve done it before and hated it. I’ve also planned to do it and skipped it because I just couldn’t bring myself to anymore running. Good for you for getting it done!

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  6. I can’t believe you got snow!

    I would love to get to run to a race start. There is one venue that is probably five miles away, but it’s not well lit so that would b a no.

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    • Spring is crazy here… you never know if it will be 20 degrees or 80.

      Most races are not close to my house so I do love this one.

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