It’s another week short on activity, but man, I needed that! The last couple of weeks before my half were not the least bit restful and I was feeling extremely run down and just praying I could make it to the half healthy (actually, praying I would make it at all — but that’s a story for my recap, which might be out on Tuesday) and remain healthy afterwards.
- Monday: Tackling the 832 steps at Watkins Glen
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, Rest Day, JY Recovery Yoga
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Rest Day, JY Whole Body Recovery Yoga
- Thursday: Dogwalk
- Friday: Dogwalk, DM Pilates, Better Belly Yoga
- Saturday: 6 mile LSD (is it really an LSD if it’s your only run of the week? And does it really justify all the carbs afterwards?)
- Sunday: Dogwalk, DM Booty
Mileage: 6 (-13)
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Our Wineglass group has already splintered. Running buddy J is out in TX minding her grandkids while her daughter is running Chicago today. Some got together at 7 am to run. Too early!
I met up with Darlene after her race midday. I was a bit concerned it would be too warm, as things have warmed up again, but it rained on and off which cooled things down. As always, an easy recovery run for her; faster for me, but not too fast. The first two miles were consistent, slowed way down the third mile, but then we did have negative splits for the last 4 (which includes the slower third mile). Not sure what you call that.
Favorites of the week
The day after our half Running buddy J and I conquered Watkins Glen. From the Website:
Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen’s stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge.
There are also some 800 odd stairsteps to climb. Race shirts were everywhere. Some were nimble, some were obviously hurting, but it seemed a lot of the race was there. My mom tells me I’d been there when I was young, but I didn’t remember it. Running buddy J forgot she’d been there a few years back, but thank you for indulging me and going again!
I want to get together a little travel recap at some point (of course I had grand plans to do that with UT, too), so I’ll only share a few photos of Watkins here. And I really must remember to take photos more often — I tend to forget to do that!
Bandit update: I leave all the furkids together when I run around the neighborhood on a frequent basis. No food is involved. I’ve been a bit stumped about how to try it for when we go out and leave them with kongs/chews.
We decided to try them out yesterday when we went out to dinner, close to home. Mr. Judy has a webcam, so we used that to check on in with them. Took a while to find them, but both dogs were barking. A lot.
Well, at least we came home to no messes and intact furkids.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you have a favorite state park?
Would you have tackled that walk before the race?
If you raced today (hello, Mohawk Hudson — they had atrocious weather — and Chicago) how did it go?