Weekly Run Down for 8.21.22-8.28.22: Taper Time


It was a busy week. But I am beginning to think they all are.

I fit in my runs and so training is done!

One more week until Half Marathon #60!!

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday.

It threatened rain but the rain never happened.  Lake George is a perfect place to beat the humidity.

  • Monday – Love my Mondays off. I planned to run first thing but again the forecast was for rain (that never appeared.) My friend and I debated where to go and it seemed less likely to rain in VT so off we went.  We had a lovely lunch and then hiked up to a waterfall.

1000 feet of climbing was worth it for the waterfall at the end.

5 miles for the day ended with ice cream…. No run, though.

  • Tuesday – I got up very early and met a friend for a run on the rail trail.

new sights on the rail trail and we got 6 miles done before the rain!! (yes, I usually only run 3 but I had to make up for yesterday’s missed run)

My post-work walk plans got rained out so I headed to the library and grocery store (trying to stay dry.)

  • Wednesday – Another pre-work run. Today was solo and in the hood and VERY VERY HUMID!!!!

Mums already? I dressed to match my cat LOL

No rain today so I was able to meet friends for a walk on the rail trail after work.

the artwork under the bridge is almost done

  • Thursday – I took today off from work for an annual breakfast and track day. My former co-worker and I have been doing this every summer since the 80’s!!!

don’t you love that sign?… it was for the Travers race on Saturday.

As usual, I didn’t win much money but had a great time.

Unfortunately I got back too late to join my running friends at the last ARE-sponsored weekly trail run.

  • Friday – Another rest day because I never run the day before or after long runs and races.

And I was hosting mah jongg … gotta shop and clean…

  • SaturdayLong Run Saturday.

Just a taper of 10 miles.

I arrived early and ran 2 miles (in the rain) and then joined my friends for 8 more.

not the whole group.. missing 3 and the dessert plate…

To celebrate, we gathered after at the home of one of our running friends for brunch and mimosas.

yup, it was so nice that everyone could attend. What a fun bunch of “Sole Sisters.”

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday.

It promises to be another gorgeous summer day.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  run, walk
  • Tuesday – run, hair appt
  • Wednesday – run, walk
  • Thursday – rest day, trail walk
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Rave 4 the River Half Marathon
  • Sunday –  Boating Sunday

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Share Four Somethings July/August
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

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33 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 8.21.22-8.28.22: Taper Time

  1. OMG, “just” a 10 mile run is something I will never say!

    Love that artwork under the bridge — looks like they would have needed major scaffolding to do it.

    Enjoy the water today!

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  2. I love that you have so many running friends to hang with, even if you’re not running. Of course, I love the artwork under the bridge too! We have a similar underpass on the edge of town, but it usually has graffiti (and not the “good” kind).

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  3. I love the pictures from your five mile hike, and I love how you ran 6 miles on Tuesday to make up for missing the run on Monday.
    Every long run should end with brunch and mimosas! Sounds like you’re ready for your half. Enjoy your day at the lake!

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  4. I swear the summer rain keeps evaporating before it lands. Yay VErmont. We were going to come home via NY, but the ferry wasn’t running so we skipped Burlington and drove the long ass way home, not that they aren’t both.
    Glad you had such a fun week. You’re going to kick the race’s ass next week. When you ran your first did you ever think you’d catch up to your decade in Halfs?

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