Weekly Run Down for 10.2.22-10.9.22: Recovery Week

Another racecation has come and gone. This one was to run the Maine Half Marathon in Portland, ME.. As in all my other racecations, the highlight of the weekend was not the race course or the medals or finish times. It was all about the friendships forged. So thanks to my nine “Sole Sisters” for the memories and laughs.

After Sunday’s race, it was great to relax. Of course there were still some easy runs and other activities….

And the week ended with volunteering at a big local race.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Maine Half Marathon.

I won’t lie, it wasn’t easy but the course was beautiful and everyone who ran finished.

It was a very long day. Our marathoner started at 6 am, the half marathoners and relay runner #1 started at 7:45.  We also had some cheerleaders who endured a very windy and cold wait until everyone was done… around 1:30pm??

After some snacks and massages, we headed back to our house for showers and a big celebratory dinner out in Old Orchard Beach.

  • Monday – Some of us got up bright and early to watch the sunrise on the beach (although our rooms had a great view so it wasn’t necessary to get out of bed.)

Then we embarked on a road trip back to Portland to view three lighthouses and have lunch.

when in Maine, eat a lobster roll (or two), right?

When we got home, some of us decided to venture out to explore Old Orchard Beach…

We had brought so much food with us that we decided to stay in for dinner…

hanging out by the fire was so much fun (there may have been some Fireball involved)…

  • Tuesday – Last day of vacation….

Of course, it started with viewing the sunrise…

it was spectacular…

While everyone was packing up, I snuck out for a run in town.

no time for a beach jumping photo so I insisted on a group photo before we left (you may notice that we lost one person… she had to leave due to a death in family but we are already planning next year’s race-cation. Stay tuned.

And then we left in separate cars.  My car made a pit stop in Northampton, MA for lunch and to visit a knitting store.

  • Wednesday –  Back to reality and work…

I was not disappointed to see rain.

But after a quick trip to the office, it had stopped so I changed my clothes and went for an easy run.

my legs felt a lot more tired than the previous day…

  • Thursday – One more after work run. This time back at the end of the rail trail.

It felt like summer…crazy weather!

  • Friday – Rest Day!!
  • SaturdayLong Run Saturday.  Not too long a run – only 8 miles on the Nisky bike path with friends.

Again it felt cold at first but actually perfect as was brunch.

  • Sunday – Boating season has ended.  So I signed up to volunteer at our local Marathon/Half Marathon race.

so fun handing out water to the half marathoners and speedy marathoners…even got to see my friend BQ!!!

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  HOLIDAY – DAY OFF – run, hike, wake (friend’s FIL)
  • Tuesday – rest day, hair appt
  • Wednesday – run, dinner out with tennis friends
  • Thursday – run, trails
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Great Pumpkin Challenge 5k (+ more miles in the park)
  • Sunday –   hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Maine Half Marathon Race Report
  • Friday – Why I hate Fall

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any races run or planned? Has the weather been fall-like where you live? Please share.

26 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 10.2.22-10.9.22: Recovery Week

  1. Looks like you all had a fabulous time in Maine. Wish I could have stayed longer. Congrats to all of your friends for finishing. Have a great week ahead!

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  2. The Maine trip sounds REALLY fun, and I’m looking forward to the race recap! I’m also looking forward to your Friday post (Why I Hate Fall”)- actually I’m kind of laughing at that title. It sounds like you’re enjoying fall! Seems like you have some great running weather.

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  3. What a great girls trip! A few of my friends are scheming for a winter getaway…not sure of the actual “when,” or the “where” yet, but we GOTTA get out of this place, LOL

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