Monday Running Update


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Last Week: 

  • Monday –  Winter was back!  It was freezing and soo windy!!! I went for a short walk during work but after work, it got even colder and windier.  I would have skipped my run but it’s was the first meeting of the Freihofer Training Challenge Group.  We froze but ran about 3 miles. This is the 6th year of the group (and my 2nd time).  They run on Mondays at 6:30 am, 1 pm and 6 pm. There were so many newbie runners and my same”advanced group” friends.

bumped in old friends and a SS ambassador

Afterwards, I had my STEM orientation (running group for survivors of domestic violence).  This spring, there are 2 groups and they each run M, W, F, S.  I am volunteering for 10 weeks on Wednesday evenings using the Couchto5K app.

one of my favorite pics from last spring’s 5k

  • Tuesday – Of course, it was warmer and sunnier than Monday (and it is predicted to rain the rest of the week) but it was my rest day. So I took 2 walks and played tennis after work (and our usual after tennis dinner outing).

first signs of spring – tulips by May?

  • Wednesday –  A dreary day but I managed to squeeze out a run during lunch before the predicted rain (that never came.)
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quite humid but I’m not complaining

After work I went to the mall to get my steps in (since I didn’t walk at work.)

  • Thursday –  A busy work day but managed to get one walk in at work and a run after work. Boy, my legs were not feeling the run.

  • Friday – A rainy day (or most of the day) but at least today was another rest day so I didn’t care. I actually took a walk to the park in the rain. Mah jongg was at my house this week. (That means left over junk food.)
  • Saturday – Today I ran the Ice Breaker Challenge 5k race.  The weather was forecast to be nice.  It wasn’t…cold, cloudy, windy.  I was frozen.  But I still had a decent race and won my age group (60-99? WTH?)

27:55 (happy to break 28 minutes even with a walk break and the wind)

After the race, I stayed and was supposed to run 7 more miles with a new running friend. But her son got sick at the last minute so I was solo. By the end of my run, the sun came out and the rest of the day was beautiful. (It figures!!)

  • Sunday – Had a nice Easter dinner at my mother in law’s. The weather was so nice that I went for two walks – one in my mil’s neighborhood and one near home

walked in town & discovered a quilt shop & then walked on the rail trail

19.5 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days. (89,078 steps)

This Week:  (4 weeks until Half Marathon #19) 

  • Monday –  Freihofer Challenge Group Run (3 miles)
  • Tuesday – rest, tennis, GOTR meet your running buddy & orientation, mall walk with BFF
  • Wednesday –  3 mile run, dinner out
  • Thursday – rest, dinner out
  • Friday – 4 mile run, mah jongg
  • Saturday – rest
  • Sunday – 5 mile race + 6 miles
Once again, I am linking up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by Holly @ HoHoRuns and Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin.   See rules here.
http://hohoruns.blogspot.com

Happy Running! How is your running going?  Any races?

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19 thoughts on “Monday Running Update

  1. You thought you were cold last weekend? Just wait!

    I do love it when the forecasters are wrong in a good way, so maybe we won’t get snow but it will definitely be cold. I’m sure my friends are kind of cursing me right now.

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  2. Super job on the AG award!! Seeing where you went to the mall to get in your steps reminds me I do this too, lol. I’ve even walked around Walmart up and down each isle and believe it or not I’ve come out without spending a dime! Thanks for linking up!!

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  3. seems like winter came back everywhere. We have had such crappy weather the past couple days, I had to do a treadmill run today. Looks like the end of the week will be nice for the race though. Almost too hot !
    Congrats on your AG award. You rock !

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  4. You get a lot of steps! Sounds like a great week and congrats on that age group win- love that category- LOL! We were predicted with a lot of rain last week too but just a little here and there! Have a great week!

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  5. Great job on your race and congrats on the age group win! I always think it’s so weird when races do that “60-99.” If they’re going to just lump anyone above 60 together just call it “60 & up.” I ran a 10 mile trail race this past weekend. It was primarily a training run, but it was also kind of a redemption/recovery run as I’m recovering from having the flu recently. In two weeks I’m running my first ultra… a 50K. Yikes!

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  6. Hold the phone! 60-99? Ugh, don’t get me started… And a sub 28? You rock! I’m guessing you beat a lot of those young whippersnappers too (with your walker and all). I told you not to get me started! 😉 I think our cold weather is over. I ran in 37 one morning this week but I bet that is the end. I guess I can start counting down to lake days. Thanks for linking with us Darlene.

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