Trying new stuff: 12/31-1/6 Weekly Wrap

Training Week 5: Best Damn Race Savannah Half

The new stuff is down in favorites, although I did end up running on unpaved paths/non technical trails a couple of times this week. The snow is still bypassing us, so you have to take advantage of that!

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home and sharing my start to 2019.

WWSki-Orange

Workouts update

  • Monday: Dogwalk, DM Total Body (15 minutes)
  • Tuesday: Bill Hogan 3.5ish Mile Race (recap coming next Tuesday)
  • Wednesday: 4.25 miles easy
  • Thursday: YFPR Flexibility & Flow (30 min), TBL Pilates (30 min), Dogwalk
  • Friday:   8 Mile LSD
  • Saturday: Dogwalk, YFR Hamstrings
  • Sunday: 5 miles easy, Dogwalk, Iron Strength Abbreviated

Mileage: 21 (+1)

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

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Running Updates

Tuesday
Even though I was bummed this race was canceled last year, I also enjoyed staying cozy at home. This year I braved the crazy winds with several friends. Read more about that next Tuesday.

I don’t come here a lot, but it’s so peaceful when I do

Wednesday
Finally! Some sun! A colder day than yesterday, but no wind so it felt much better. Headed out for a unpaved/trailish run, with no thoughts but recovery on my mind. This run was great — no doubt due to recharging my solar batteries!

Friday
Finally a Friday with decent weather. I went to the upper end of the bike path, to shake things up a bit, and was glad to see that only one of the short tunnels under the overpasses had ice in it — with our back & forth weather you never know. My butt was feeling yesterday’s Pilates, but it was another good, strong run.

I threw in some strides mid run, which combined with the slight downhill made it a speedy mile, but surprisingly the last mile was my fastest.

That’s a hiking boot. Hanging in off a tree. With twigs & lichen. WTF?

Sunday
We met up at a path further north, and the day couldn’t decide what to do: rain, sleet, or let the sun come out — all day. I started with someone else later than the main group, since I’d done my long run on Friday, but I turned back the other way after a mile because the path was icy and finished up alone. It did allow me to run my own pace, though.

Favorites of the week
We tried out a Japanese crepe restaurant that opened relatively recently. It has both savory and sweet crepes, and the combinations are interesting. I had a shrimp avocado crepe and a banana chocolate mini crepe.

They were good! The restaurant was quite busy, though, and there aren’t really enough cooks to handle that many people. So service, while good, was slow.

Let’s get the conversation started:

Ever heard of Japanese crepes? 

Are you in the snow belt? I am glad we aren’t, for once! But still missing the sun . . . 

How’s 2019 treating you so far?

Wrapping up 2018: 12/14-30 Weekly Wrap

Training Week 4: Best Damn Race Savannah Half

I’m beginning to add in some speed work, but am being somewhat conservative in my training. In fact, I’ll probably continue to go back and forth between three days a week and four days a week.  Mostly it will depend on the weather and how my body feels. I’ve also finally began to add in a little weight training too. I love Pilates & Yoga and think both are really beneficial for runners, but I do think lifting is important, too — just how to fit it all in?!

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home and sharing my last week of training in 2018 — I’ll share my wrap up of 2018 on Tuesday.

WWSki-Orange

Workouts update

  • Monday: TM Speed Intervals (6 x 1:30/30), Dogwalk, TBL Pilates (30 minutes)
  • Tuesday: DM 4 Minute Fat Blaster & Flow (25 minutes total), small dogwalks at parents
  • Wednesday: Dogwalk, Balanced Life Pilates (30 minutes)
  • Thursday: 10 Mile LSD
  • Friday:   Dogwalk
  • Saturday: 6 miles easy, Iron Strength Glutes
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, hopefully later . . .

Mileage: 20 (+1)

JY = Jasyoga
PB = Killer B
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

Monday
Snow again in the morning. Nothing much to write home about, but when I saw a truck sliding around the neighborhood, I knew I’d be better off on the mill. Again. It did melt later on, but I had to get my run in in the morning.

Increased the time of my speed interval, decreased the pace just a bit, and it went well.

It snows, it melts — which mostly works for me

Thursday
There was lovely sunshine in the morning, but by the time I was able to run in the afternoon, it had turned cloudy and raw and I chose the wrong jacket. OTOH, it was a strong run and one of my fastest 10 mile training runs.

Had I known the predicted rain on Friday would fizzle pretty early on, I would have run on Friday, but maybe it was a good thing, as my knee had this really weird ache afterwards. Felt fine while walking but every time I had to lift it it hurt. No cyst and definitely not runner’s knees or IT problems. Just weird.

My kingdom for some sun!

Saturday
It may have been warm for December in upstate NY, but that wasn’t exactly warm. Since I’d already done my long run I started after the group did, as I only wanted to run 6 miles. The knee was back to normal — the only thing I can think of is that my compression socks, which I always wear when it’s cold, somehow caused some muscle ache.

I totally meant to add in some strides at the end of this run and I totally forgot about them. Oh well.

Not the jackets again!

Favorites of the week
Mostly feeling good (had a weird day Friday but was fine by Saturday), strong running, little to no snow — life is mostly good.

Saw two good movies this weekend. One on Amazon, which we missed in the theaters, “Wonder”, which we both enjoyed and wasn’t quite what I’d expected. And we went to see “Green Book” today which I highly recommend if you’re in the mood to laugh and be moved.

Just Lola 🙂

Let’s get the conversation started:

Happy New Years! Any NY races? I do one on NYD. Pretty sure it won’t be canceled this year like last year was due to cold — and that’s not a bad thing!

Are you busy signing up for 2019 races? I am wide open, mostly

Quiet night in (yes) or party animal?