Race week!: 5/9-15 Weekly Wrap

This week did not start out well. Too much to do, too little time, and a shattered phone. But did it end well? I guess you’ll have to read on.

I’m wrapping up my race week with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin. You don’t have to be a runner to participate in the Weekly Wrap — just a supportive, active blogger. It’s a great way to get to know other bloggers!


Workouts update

  • Monday: Dogwalk, Iron Strength Abbreviated, PT Exercises x 2
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk, 3 miles (speedwork 7 x 1 min fast, 2 min recovery), PT Stretches x 2
  • Wednesday: Dogwalking & traveling
  • Thursday:  Dogwalking,  3 miles east, PT Stretches x 2
  • Friday: Dogwalking, PT Stretches x 2
  • Saturday: Shipyard Maine Coast Half, PT Stretches x 2
  • Sunday: Dogwalking m, PT Stretches x 2

Mileage: 19.1 (+3.1)

TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief

Running update
Let’s just say things weren’t going my way before we left for my half. First I shattered the screen on my phone the day before leaving (by dropping it on carpet — c’mon — who does that?).

Then Tuesday was finally really gorgeous only I had to wait around for a couple of packages that needed signatures, so I did my speedwork on the treadmill. It went fine.

I realized I forgot my glasses 10 minutes after we left Wednesday so we had to go back. 

The forecast for race day when we left? 59 & rain. Actual race weather? Started at 60 & went up to the mid 70s. 

Lets just say it most definitely wasn’t a PR, but hey, I finished. 

Favorites of the week
Meeting up with a USAFit friend before the race.  

Chatting with a girl in my wave who is also trying to run a half in every state. 


Running near the ocean 

And that’s a wrap!

How do you put disappointing races behind you?

Would you rather have heat or cold for a race?

40 thoughts on “Race week!: 5/9-15 Weekly Wrap

    1. Not so much smiling at the finish! Oh well. The real bummer about the phone is that we had a very II expensive plan that worked for us that’s no longer available. That is, it still works but you can’t activate new phones.

      Phone is still working for now at least. Not sure how long.


      1. I you get to Zagg protective covering, the phone will never break. I know I’ve dropped mine several times while running. The covering breaks and they replace it for free for the life of your phone.


    1. The phone isn’t so bad, really, it was just the timing. I was running around trying to find a place the day before we left & it wasn’t happening. I got some protectors that didn’t quite fit it and we slapped it on & it still works. And I found a place that will repair it, but it will take a few days (not a big deal).

      Yes, I am 1/5 through the country now! And New England is finished!

      I knew it wouldn’t be a PR going in, but I’ll get into the circumstances that really po’d me in my recap.

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    1. Let’s just circumstances were really against me. One was a bad decision on my part, but I learned my lesson, and the other were things beyond my control.

      I knew standing on the starting line it wouldn’t be a PR, it was far too warm for it, but I really didn’t know what lay ahead of me.

      Good thing!


  1. I definitely prefer cooler temps ! I broke my phone twice (well, two different phones, each broke once) by dropping them on the marble floor. The screens shattered. I just invested in a new one and I am babying it.

    Can’t wait to read your race recap ! Hope your ankle held up.

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    1. Yeah, the screen shattered but the phone works. We should hopefully have it fixed by this weekend (they have to order a new screen) and it’ll be good to go for the next trip!

      Ankle is fine. Well, still on & off but no worse. Probably better since I’m not running until Saturday!


      1. Believe me, I knew I wasn’t going for a PR when I lined up.

        Seriously nothing was going to make the second part of this race fun — unless maybe I was running with someone, although the streets were so narrow in most places that was pretty impossible!

        I did have someone actually recognize me from the blog & I’m not quite sure who it was! So that was kind of cool.


    1. I knew that day it wouldn’t be a PR because of the weather. I just didn’t know that circumstances were going to seriously derail the race.

      Well, it wasn’t a DNS or DNF so I suppose it’s all good.


  2. I prefer cold because I warm up quickly when I’m running, and I don’t do well in heat. I almost melted in Florida one summer day, and I wan’t even running that day.

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  3. Wow, beautiful views!!
    I hate when things don’t go like you hoped, but hey it is still a half marathon! I try to tell myself that, but I know how it feels.
    I will take cold any day! This is depression time for me…opening the door to stagnant humidity day after day, just kills my fun.
    Meeting a friend is the best!

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    1. We really don’t get that much humid weather up here. People will complain about it being humid, but after living in TX so long, I can assure you it isn’t most of the time.

      But I’m with you, I do much better in the cold.


  4. Running in Maine in sunshine would be wonderful, but I certainly can empathize with you when the weather is hot. It actually bothers me more as I get older and 70’s is really rough for a half marathon. You did finish with a smile and earned a beautiful medal though!

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  5. You worked so hard. You deserve a better outcome. But you can’t do anything about the weather. Not being injured and having beautiful scenery is the plus. Plus you & the buddy had a vacation! It’s all good.

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    1. Believe me, it wasn’t all good, and that really had nothing to do with the finish time — but you’ll have to wait for the recap.

      Some of it was definitely out of my hands, and I made one very bad decision — but I learned from it, too.


  6. I actually find it difficult for me to put disappointing races behind me and I don’t like that. I want to just run/race for fun and not worry so much about time. My last half marathon did not even get a recap because I don’t want to talk about it! lol oh well. When it goes well, I can’t wait to recap! That’s cool that you’re trying to run in all the states. How many have you completed so far? Congrats on your race and great pics!! Enjoy the week ahead!

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    1. I’ve only done 10 states so far. I typically do about 3 a year, so for me, it’ll be a loooooong process and one I might not accomplish, but I’ll have fun trying.

      I always recap, good or bad.


  7. I am so sorry to hear about your phone! The same thing happened to my brother, he dropped his phone in the carpet, it had a screen cover, yet it shattered. He said that he might have had a crack before, and that made the phone shatter.

    I’m sorry to hear you had a disappointing race, but it’s another Half in the books, and i’ll applaud to that any day!

    last time I had a disappointing race, I drowned my sorrows in lots of carbs, I felt better after that.


  8. I’m sorry your race didn’t turn out as planned. Running in the heat is really tough for me and just slows me down… It looks like you had a great view during the race though!


  9. congrats on finishing another half- that is what it is all about! Looks like a beautiful run too! I love to run in the 50’s- I only find that every so often here πŸ™‚

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  10. I spent about 10 minutes being disappointed with my last half and then said “I’m done”. You’ve just got to realize you RAN A HALF MARATHON. This is what I say to myself: If you were injured and couldn’t run — you’d be thrilled to have the opportunity to run any race, in any conditions, and at any pace. Sorry to get all soap-boxy on you πŸ˜‰ Be proud! You deserve to be. Thanks for linking with us Judy.

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    1. It wasn’t the pace that bothered me (sort of); you’ll just have to wait for the recap to see what did bother me. πŸ™‚

      But I also can’t change it, so like I tell Mr. Judy — let it go!


  11. My phone has been giving me fits! I have a Note 4 and need an upgrade bad! What are you getting/ using?
    Can’t wait to read about your race! I know I’m short this week, getting a late start on my reading due to my vaca. πŸ™‚

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    1. Sorry, can’t help you — I’m just getting my screen fixed. I hate my phone, but we love our plan, and the truth is we’ll save a lot more by staying on it.

      It’s a plan that’s no longer available, so the only way for me to get a new phone is to do a new plan — we’re not power users and that’s one of the ways we save money.

      It seriously costs us less than $30 for BOTH of us each month.


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