Weekly Run Down for 6.19.22-6.26.22: Weather Whiplash and a 15k

This week was less hectic than last.

We started out with fall-like weather and then as the week progressed, the temps started rising.

Just in time for my 15k race..

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday! Chilly and windy but always better than staying home.

picture perfect day in the bay. lots of reading and relaxing accomplished!!

  • Monday – Juneteenth celebrated so a day off from work.

I could get used to this… Doing things on my own schedule!! FOMO on you non-working runners!!

Got my weeding, trimming bushes, laundry, grocery shopping done.. all in this cool fall-like morning.

I met a friend for a walk in the afternoon (and the temps had warmed up significantly)

Then in the evening, a group was running in the Crossings so I joined them followed by a Trader Joe’s stop.

  • Tuesday – Back to reality. With rain in the forecast, I squeezed in a run before work.

the cool temp was overshadowed by the humidity but glad that I got it done early.

It rained on and off in the afternoon but my friend was still game for 5 mile walk after work… and we didn’t get too wet.

  • Wednesday – Again rain in the forecast.  So I decided to play it by ear on whether to run or not.  There was a SOAR (Sisterhood Of Athletes & Runners) run scheduled after work at UAlbany.  It’s always nice to have options.

It was a small group but it was fun to chat and not to run alone…

Afterwards, I met my BFF for a walk around the mall.

  • Thursday – Rest day finally!  And rain on and off all day.

After work, I met my friends for the ARE weekly trail run walk. As usual, we had a good time.

There was yoga before (but I didn’t join)

  • Friday – Rest Day #2. Getting ready for the race the next day.

bib for Sunday’s race (just in case)

And the evening with the mah jongg ladies.

  • SaturdayRace Day – Adirondack Race to the Lakes 15k.

A very early morning wake-up since I had to leave by 5:45am to get to the race. I’d like to report that I was prepared for those hills… but I wasn’t.  Still I enjoyed the last two miles and the post-race dip in the lake especially since the summer HEAT and HUMIDITY had returned.

medal recycled from 2020 for my age group award

  • Sunday – Race Day and/or Boating Sunday!

Before Saturday’s race was announced, I had signed up for a fun trail 5k (see bib above). After having run a HILLY 15k the day before and temps in the 90s today… I decided I’d rather be floating in the lake!!

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF – hiking with friends, run
  • Tuesday – run
  • Wednesday – rest day, Van Gogh exhibit, dinner out with tennis friends
  • Thursday – run, ARE trail run walk
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run
  • Sunday –  rest day, boating

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Adirondack Race to the Lakes 15k Race Recap
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

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28 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 6.19.22-6.26.22: Weather Whiplash and a 15k

  1. Congrats on the 15K — sounds like a challenging one. Enjoy the water today!

    We didn’t have Juneteenth off, but we had a lunchtime speaker (via Zoom) who gave a lecture on the history of Juneteenth.

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  2. I do love a 15K distance race but the summer heat just deters me from signing up for any. Enjoy your time off today and hope it’s a nice day out on the water

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  3. Well, the race must have gone pretty well in spite of the heat if you won an AG award- I’m looking forward to the recap! Hope you’re enjoying your day at the lake. It sounds like a perfect way to recover.

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  4. Sounds like a great week. Congrats on your 15k. As much as I try to prepare for hilly races, I feel like I never am. The heat was a killer this week. I also didn’t say anything about Roe vs Wade and it was hard not to…sad, sad day.

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  5. You always manage to get a lot done, rain or shine! I think the 15K is a fun (and kind of unique) distance, but not hardly any of them in my area. I hope you enjoyed your Sunday 😉

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  6. I was in Boston for half of the week and the weather was so windy and chilly! I don’t think it went above 60 degrees any day I was there – definitely felt more like Fall, lol.

    I wish we had more 15K races here – it’s such a cool distance!


    • It was cool here too all week until Saturday!!

      I agree. A great distance but very few around here. I have a local one in Nov and another in Dec (in NYC). Both are hilly lol


  7. You got a nice lot done there! Here, it was really hot Tuesday for our evening club run and Thursday for my morning run (and only getting hotter as we went) but then cooled down for Friday and Sunday’s runs – phew!

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