Hard work can pay off: 10/5-10/11 Weekly Wrap

After months of training it was time to test all the training with my fall half marathon, Green Mountain Half.

Today I’m linking up with Holly from HohoRuns and Tricia at MissSippiPiddlin and their weekly wrap linkup. So how was my running last week?

  • Monday: Dog walk (2), Core Essentials L3b, Yoga for Runner’s Foundation, Yoga for Pain Relief Knees
  • Tuesday: Dog walk (2), 3 miles speedwork (1 mile WU & CD), 5 x 1 run/2 recovery, Yoga for Pain Relief Align & Alleviate
  • Wednesday: Dog walk, Core Essentials L3b (pulled a back muscle!) Yoga for Pain Relief  Knees
  • Thursday: Dog walk (2), 3 miles easy, Yoga for Runners Foundation & Back
  • Friday: Yoga for Pain Relief Align & Alleviate & Back & a measly 4000 steps, Yoga for Runners Foundation
  • Saturday: Yoga for Runners – whole DVD (50 minutes)
  • Sunday: Yoga for Runners, Foundation & Hamstrings, Green Mt Half

Mileage: 19 (+4)

Race week!!!
I took it mostly easy before my race, especially since I managed to pull a back muscle on Wednesday. Although it was bothersome, I knew it wouldn’t effect my race & it didn’t. Lots of yoga, a chiropractor appointment, a massage & icing helped — but it was still a little sore on race day.


Our first home
Our first home
Carb loading, old haunts, & a course preview
Carb loading, old haunts, & a course preview

We spent the day before the race visiting old haunts in the Burlington area; we lived here 30 years ago as newlyweds. 

Green Mountain Half, coming to the finish line
Green Mountain Half, coming to the finish line
I’m not going to delve into the race much because I’ll be writing up a recap. I will say it was well run & BOTP friendly. 

Spoiler: it was also a PR. 

Almost lost my Run Happy hat to the wind!
Almost lost my Run Happy hat to the wind!

What do you consider ideal race weather?

29 thoughts on “Hard work can pay off: 10/5-10/11 Weekly Wrap

  1. Yay for a PR! Visiting old haunts is always nice. Hope your back is feeling better. Perfect race weather…..low to mid-50’s….same as perfect running weather πŸ˜‰

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  2. How fun to visit the “old” neighborhood! Cannot wait to hear about your race and PR! WOoooot! Ideal conditions for me are what I had in Twin Cities. Low to mid 40’s to start, not heating up past mid-50’s. No wind.

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  3. WOOHOO! So happy for you. You deserve it. You work hard.

    I think my race had ideal weather – sunny, breezy, 50s. But the weather was the only good thing, I think.


  4. Well first things first……CONGRATULATIONS on yourPR that is super awesome!!! I’m so very glad it went well for you and Darlene said it best you so deserved this one! I can not wait to hear the details! How neat to reminisce in your old neighborhood. I’m fortunate that my grandmother at the ripe old age of 93 is living in the house I grew up in so when I go see her I always walk back to my old room and try an remember how things were then. Thank you for linking up with us and enjoy your week of rest after your great race! πŸ™‚

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  5. Definitely prefer cooler race weather. 50s ? Except waiting in the cold… HATE that. Even more so when it rains. Congrats on your PR.

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  6. Congratulations on a fantastic race, Judy! And a PR too! WOW. I’m glad your back didn’t cause any problems. Did it feel strange visiting old places? I’ve always had a hard time leaving any place I’ve lived. I get attached, I guess. My ideal race weather is upper 40s or low 50s, sunshine and no wind. I can’t wait to read your recap. Thanks for linking up with us!

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