Half #15, State #13: 3/20-26 Weekly Wrap

Lucky 13?

Racecations are both terribly exciting and a little bit crazy, what with all the work that goes into the front end. For some reason this time I found myself oddly calm. Was it all the meditating? Getting so used to “traveling” every week? Getting really organized because of my extra “travel”?

No idea, but I wish I could feel that way before most vacations.

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin and actually hope to join up with Tricia in the flesh this week.


Workouts update

  • Monday: Iron Strength Abbreviated, Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: DM Flow, Travel
  • Wednesday: 6 miles steady
  • Thursday:  4 miles easy
  • Friday: JY Running Efficiency Boost
  • Saturday: JY Reset Foot, Hips &  Calves 
  • Sunday: Best Damn Race NOLA Half

Mileage: 23 (-1)

JY = Jasyoga
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners*
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
YTU = Yoga Tune Up Lower Body*

*Disclaimer: Amazon affiliate links; I will make a small amount of money if you buy through these links

Running updates 


My first run in NOLA. It was hot & hard, but not as bad as I feared. 


Started out slow but picked it up last 2 miles. 

This run gave me some confidence that I would handle the heat. Good thing I didn’t know how hot & humid race day would be. 


Hot, humid, but flat – a hard fought PR. 

Favorites of the week
Except for race day & one day with some rain, the weather was awesome. 

Actually race day was nice weather–just not for racing. 

All the carbs. 

And that’s a wrap 


This week I am also linking up with the Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup brought to you by Ilka @ Ilka’s Blog and Angela @ Marathons & Motivation.

Let’s get the conversation started:

Do your PRs surprise you? 

39 thoughts on “Half #15, State #13: 3/20-26 Weekly Wrap

  1. Surprised? Coach + solid training + flat course = PR.

    I think we both do not do well on hills. My last 2 Prs were on flat courses too. Unfortunately my next one is very hilly I am told.

    I rarely expect a PR and never train for one. But if the course is flat, I know that it’s a possibility. For me the course seems to matter more than the weather (cold for one PR and warm for other PR).

    Anyway, congrats. You deserved it.

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    1. Some of my previous PRs were on very hilly courses. But my body definitely enjoys flat! My next few won’t be but I’ll probably dial training back a bit & target Wineglass for my next big goal race.

      No matter how hard I work, I never assume anything about a race. Except VT (also very hilly, also a PR) — that one I did just have a feeling about.


      1. I did have PRs on hilly ones in the beginning but I mean my really fast times – under 2:10. But yes, flat is easier on the body. Too bad, we don’t live in Fla. (except for those nasty bridges.)

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      2. My 2nd was 2:22. My last one was 2:18. My first was 2:26. So 17 minutes.
        I am still happy with my first half time actually. I’ve been slower many times.

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  2. Congrats!!!! I have had PR’s surprise me (more often than not), and those are the ones I appreciate because they’re usually on tough courses, or in adverse weather in races that I’m just “giving my all” and trying to fight the circumstances. As I’ve said, anyone can PR an easy race on a “perfect” day, but it’s the hard-fought ones that mean something 😉

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    1. Stay tuned for where we ate tomorrow 🙂

      We’re back to cold & grayness, although much of the snow is melted and it’s much warmer than when we left. It’s hard to leave all that lovely sunshine!


    1. The next run wasn’t anywhere near as good as that 12 miler, plus the whole heat & humidity thing . . .

      It was the worst day of the trip as far as that went. The good news was that it was mostly cloudy for much of the race and there was a lot of shade on the course.

      I was still pretty surprised I pulled it off!


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