It’s Fall, y’all. We are just a little bit past peak here in our neck of the woods, but this post will be a bit more photo heavy since it’s just so pretty out there (when it isn’t raining, like today).
I traded in an easy run for a hike this week. I continued to run on trails occasionally, but when there was a forecast for a Noreaster and 100% chance of rain today, when the trail race was, I got together with runner friends for a long run on Saturday.
They’re not usually wrong when they make that kind of forecast (and they weren’t). I’m bummed — I really wanted my second pair of trail race socks and it’s a Halloween-themed race with people in costume popping up and/or chasing you — or so I read, as I haven’t done it yet. Maybe next year . . .
- Monday: Dogwalk, 4 easy trail miles
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 5 miles easy treadmill miles
- Wednesday: YFR Hamstrings, Dogwalk, Swim 20 minutes
- Thursday: 10 Min Yoga Stretch, Dogwalk, DM Booty
- Friday: DM Abs, Dogwalk, Hike Vromans’ Nose
- Saturday: YFR Foundation & Hamstrings, 7 Mile LSD, DM ST, Dogwalk
- Sunday: Rainy rest day
Mileage: 16 (-3)
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I continue to train as if I’m going to run the trail race this weekend, even though the weather looks kind of sucky. Really hoping it clears up by the weekend!
So I got back out for 4 miles on the trails. And it still feels way harder than on the road. I went a different direction than last week — flatter — and my time was 2 minutes faster, despite the little detour I took on what looks like they’re breaking ground for a new trail? It was taller, more unkempt grass on that short portion and hard to run on.
You know my rants against weather apps/radar; they struck again. I could’ve run in the morning but it didn’t look that way on the radar. In the end I obviously ended up on the treadmill (and the skies did open up). It was also really humid in the house — I actually should have gotten the AC going!
I always figure that the treadmill is kind to my joints, and allows me to control my pace better. I run on the road about 90% of the time, maybe more.
Many of the Wineglass girls got back together for our long run. One lucky woman is in Australia (much rather be there!), a few are injured unfortunately.
We did different mileage, different paces, some solo, some together; then met up for breakfast afterwards (including one of our injured friends).
Favorites of the week
I talked running buddy J into come with me and the dogs to hike Vromans’ Nose. We had a beautiful day, Bandit tried to mark every tree he saw, we picked up lunch-to-go at Under the Nose (where we also got to sample delicious fudge). A good time was had by all.
I also told Mr. Judy last week that I’d really like an Amazon Echo Dot (affiliate link). I’d been thinking about it forever, but wasn’t exactly sure what the various Echos do and don’t do. We did some reading, and I said, yes, I really want one. Mr. Judy, of course, found a deal for that and Logitech Harmony Hub (to control smart home stuff, which we don’t really have much of at the moment). There’s a learning curve, of course, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to love her.
So far I’ve:
- Gotten the temperature
- Added items to my grocery shopping list
- Played music
- Set timers while doing lots of baking today
- Added blog stuff to a to-do list
Alexa will be earning her keep, I’m sure!
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
What fun, active Fall activity have you done?
Do you mind trail racing in the rain?
Are you intrigued by Alexa or something like her?