Weekly Run Down for 4.24.22-5.1.22: Just More Races

Another week, another race. LOL.

Last Sunday I ran a local 5 miler

and today I ran a local 5k.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Delmar Dash 5 mile Race. Unfortunately not a lot of runners ran the race but it was still fun and the weather was perfect. (You can read the recap here.)

I even won my age group (my competition did not show up 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 (lost a leg in Boston bombing & hit by a car in 2019) made me forgot about my blisters…

  • Monday – #neveramonday. First the gym…

Then I joined the FTC group run after work…

I left the Advanced  group and ran on my own… too pooped for a fast 4 mile loop tonight

  • Tuesday – Rest Day.  Busy work day and a rainy one so just a walk after work…
  • Wednesday – Another gym morning.

and no, I do NOT use the treadmill… just the machines

After work, I again volunteered with the STEM runners. I arrived early to run a little… It was insanely WINDY!!! And cold!!

Back in the winter garb -beanie, gloves etc

  • Thursday – Back to the gym for day #3 but no running or walking today since I had a hair appointment after work.

I saw snow flurries!!!!

Winter has made a return…

This was around 9:30 am. It was colder when I went to gym but did warm up a little later in the day and again the WIND was insane.

  • Friday – Believe it or not, I took the morning off from work so I could do my 11 mile long run. I had planned to meet up with Stan but he had to leave early for NYC. (I am training for a half on 5/22 and he is training for one on 5/21). So I was left to run alone.

I chose a different route and started earlier..  I ran from the 11m point of my last half marathon uphill 5.5m and then back again.  I was overdressed (due to the sunshine) and it didn’t feel downhill this time.  Thanks to Ali’s podcast for keeping me sane.

it was in the 30’s but somehow felt a lot warmer…

But since I was able to finish my run earlier, I had time for a bucket list trip to Stockbridge, MA.

at Naumkeag

I wish I could have stayed longer but work was calling…

It was a beautiful weather day for tiptoeing through the daffodils (More pics on FB and IG)

In the evening, as usual, I played mah jongg.

  • Saturday – Instead of running, I met my running friends for a walk followed by brunch.

I took advantage of the new hours at the gym and worked out first…

I spent the rest of the day gardening… weeding and trimming bushes were more tiring than my long run.

  • Sunday –  Race Day!  Sasha’s Super Hero 5k – a new race for me and one that raises money for Ukraine.

The weather was perfect and over $30,000 was raised. It wasn’t an easy course but I did win my age group.

After the race, I plan to do some hiking or more gardening.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – gym, Freihofer Training Challenge Run (FTC)
  • Tuesday – rest day, walk
  • Wednesday – gym, STEM run
  • Thursday – run, walk
  • Friday – gym, rest day, mah jongg chez moi.
  • Saturday Prospect Mountain Road Race + 6 miles running down
  • Sunday –  Mother’s Day – Tulip Fest, dinner with fam, packing

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Sasha’s Super Hero 5k Race Recap
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races run or planned? Have you had any spring temps yet? Please share.

26 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 4.24.22-5.1.22: Just More Races

  1. Your race outfit is awesome! I hope it goes well! There’s a huge tulip fest this next week, in Pella (about 40 miles away), and I’m wondering how many tulips will actually be in bloom. Spring has kind of been a no-show in Iowa.

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  2. I think this week’s weather, even with its challenges, was much better than in a long time. I got to sit outside multiple times this week!

    Congrats on your AG win. You have definitely had a good string of good weather races lately.

    The Stockbridge area is very nice! We like heading out that way sometimes.


  3. I hope you had a great race this morning! Congrats on winning your AG two weeks in a row!

    Did you enjoy your quick trip to Stockbridge? We spent a week at The Inn at Stockbridge many years ago when it was owned by the parents of a close friend.


  4. So in this weekly rundown post you ran two races, won two AG awards, and did two long runs. I’d say that’s a pretty good week! Nice job on the AG wins- it doesn’t matter how many fast runners were there- you definitely beat the people who didn’t show up!
    Whose podcast was Adrianne Haslet on? I want to listen to it.


    • Ali on the Run. She is so inspiring.

      Thanks. You’re right. I beat those runners who stayed home.

      Still need to work on speed and endurance. I walked 5 times during the 5k. Lol.


  5. You nailed the superhero running outfit! It’s absolutely spring here, in fact, we’re at the point where we’re starting to see summer-like temps here and there; fortunately the humidity hasn’t ramped up yet but that’s not too far behind.

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