Did I race this week?: 4/18 – 24 WRD

I’m doing a play on my Did I run there posts (here and here). So did I race this week?


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and running from Winter to Spring — again!

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga AM (30 min), hiking Montgomery Place & Falling Waters Preserve, drive home from moms, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga AM (30 min), rest day (no dogwalk due to snow)
  • Wednesday: Yoga AM (20 min), 4.5 miles + 7 x 20ish strides, Dogwalk, Yoga PM (20 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga (30 minutes), Dogwalk, Barre (30 minutes)
  • Friday: Yoga (30 min), 4 miles with .75 mile of pick-ups
  • Saturday: Yoga (50 min), Barre (30 min), Dogwalk
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), Kingston Kiwanis Classic 5k (plus .5 mile WU), Yoga PM (20 min)

Running Mileage: 13  (+1

PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike

Running Update

Another 3 season week — with lots of wind!

Wednesday Intention: “taper” + foot turnover — remind legs they can go fast at the end!
Weather is looking good for Sunday but I’m still holding off on signing up. I ran 4.5 miles in the hood and man my legs felt heavy. The pace wasn’t horrible and I’m trying to ease off on intensity this week anyway. Then I picked it up for some strides to finish off the 5 miles. I do not expect a fast race by any means, but it’s good to remind the legs they can move faster.

Some tall grasses

Friday Intention: fast finish
Another day battling the wind! The wind seems to be winning this week! I ran easy for almost 3 miles. Then did pick-ups or a fartlek for roughly .75 mile in the middle towards the end, if that makes any sense. The first 2 miles were basically the same pace, and the last 2 miles were basically the same (slightly faster) pace.

Exploring pre race

Sunday Intention: it’s race day!
Yes, I wrote this subhead on Wednesday. I’m thinking positively. Yes, first RL race in 3+ years. Perfect weather!

My power card this morning was perfect

Favorites of the week
Part of the reason I decided on this race was a friend (who didn’t run the race in the end) had brought it to my attention and my sister was out of town. What does that have to do with anything? My sister was taking a break from mom duty, and this race was somewhat on the way to my moms, so it allowed me to swing by and make a brief visit.

ICYMI: Yoga in bed seems to be popular, so you’re welcome! This is a short Yin Yoga practice that is aimed at relieving hip and lower back stiffness. Join me here.

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m sharing my race recap. On Friday it’s already time to cozy up to the runfessional!

21 thoughts on “Did I race this week?: 4/18 – 24 WRD

    1. Of course it doesn’t HAVE to be done in bed, LOL! People seem to like these videos though. It actually is pretty much what I do before I get out of bed at the moment.

      The race went well. Definitely not one of my faster races, but I wasn’t expecting it to be and was still pleasantly surprised by the finish time. Thank you!

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  1. I knew you would do this one!

    Hope it went well. It was a little warm for a race but could be worse.

    Delmar Dash was fun and I love a local race… the crowd was much smaller than usual. I think a lot of local runners had just run Boston, h2h or went to Brooklyn today.

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    1. We are much cooler, but Summer running isn’t really my favorite. Love the Fall races! And right now I don’t want to have to be inside before a race, either.

      So this fit the bill nicely!


  2. Aha! So you did race! I’m looking forward to the recap. I’m planning a race for Mother’s Day and I’m doing kind of the same thing you are- throwing in little bursts of speedwork here and there. I’ll still be slow- I should copy your power card for that day!

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    1. The power card was perfect! I was definitely on the slower side, but that’s ok. Mother’s Day I’ll be with family, though, and I’m trying to avoid larger races anyway. I hope that you have a fun race! Nice way to celebrate!


  3. Like everyone else, I’m also eager to hear how you did 😉 It does feel good to pin on a race bib and hit the start line, right?

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    1. I left that part out of my recap unintentionally — I have race belt with clips for the bib. Only one hole tore immediately.

      So I just put one through a top hole, the other through a bottom hole. It looked weird but of course it worked!


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