Weekly Run Down for 10.9.22-10.16.22: Back to Shorter Distances

I have break from running half marathons.  My next one is not until Nov 20 with a 15k the week before.

So why not run a 5k race two weekends in a row?

The first one was this past Saturday.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Our boat is away for the season so I took advantage of the free day to volunteer at our local half/marathon.

I had so much fun!!!

hanging with some other volunteers

My assignment was to give out water at the finish line.

I got to see all the half marathoners finish.

I got to see the speedy marathoner including the winners (with course records.)

The best part was seeing a friend PR and BQ, I got to give him his medal and a big teary hug.

and the weather was PR perfect

  • Monday – A Holiday so a Day Off!

I started the day with a run at Vischer Ferry Preserve.

followed it with a walk on many of the trails. 9 miles for the day and the country store was closed so no post-run/hike snack 😦

Ended it with a wake (for my running friend’s FIL.)

  • Tuesday – Rest Day since I was busy at work and I had a hair appt after work.
  • Wednesday – Squeezed in a run at lunch

Looks like Fall, feels like Summer!!

and then after work, I met my tennis friends for a dinner out.

even though I no longer play tennis, it’s nice to keep connected with these ladies at our monthly dinners.

  • Thursday –  I had planned to go to the office and then after work drive to Six Mile Waterworks and run the loop.

With thunderstorms predicted, I decided to squeeze in my run at lunch and then go to the office.

windy and humid but NO RAIN!!

I did make the right decision as it started to rain when I got out of work.

  • Friday – Rest Day #2.  Evening mah jongg and getting my #flatme organized.

this is the race shirt from this race 8 years ago!

  • SaturdayGreat Pumpkin Challenge 5k

I’ve run the 10k several times but this was the first time for the 5k which was held in Saratoga State Park. We had perfect weather and it was so much fun hanging out with friends.

my legs felt like lead but still managed 2nd in my age group.

It was too nice a day to go home so I wandered around the park… some running… some walking… some driving

geysers, springs, waterfalls, pumpkins and more…

  • Sunday – Early morning train to NYC to meet my college buddies for lunch.

Park Ave Tavern - Review of Park Avenue Tavern, New York City, NY - Tripadvisor

We plan to spend the afternoon in the Morgan Library looking at the Belle and Little Prince exhibits.

I had booked a hotel room for an overnight stay so I will be free to explore the city.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Experience Ticket | New York City

Summit ONE.!!!

And of course, I plan to meet up with Cari. Stay tuned (and check IG for pix.)

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  DAY OFF – run in NYC, train home
  • Tuesday – run
  • Wednesday – drive to Rochester (for work), run?
  • Thursday – run?, drive home
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Summer Smith Memorial 5k (+ more miles)
  • Sunday –   hiking?

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Great Pumpkin Challenge 5k Race Recap
  • Friday –  Girls Weekend Race-cations

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

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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.

32 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 10.9.22-10.16.22: Back to Shorter Distances

  1. Oh, wow, you certainly packed in a lot this past week! And I love all of your beautiful fall pictures.

    Congrats on your 2nd place AG finish in your 5K – I’m looking forward to reading your recap. How fun to volunteer at the half/marathon and see friends finishing!

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  2. I agree with all the other commenters- your photos are beautiful! That race looks really fun (I love the pumpkin theme.) I’m looking forward to the recap, as well as your time in NYC!!! Hope you’re having a great time.

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  3. Wow, those trees look gorgeous! They are just starting to turn here.

    Yay for volunteering at the race and being able to give a friend his medal — very cool. And yay on having a fun time at the 5K.

    Enjoy NYC!

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  4. The race finish line is so full of emotions. What a fun volunteer job! Especially for your friend with the PR and BQ. Do you ever play pickleball? They just opened some courts close to me and I’m looking forward to giving it a try (after I learn how to play and buy some equipment. haha!).

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