So I was pretty sure I knew what I was going to do as far as group training for the fall. And then the details came out with an 11:00 top. Nope. I was actually feeling kind of weird about Mile High training anyway as I haven’t really done the classes in a long time and although I’m part of Team MHRC, I have literally never trained with them and was not planning to run for them in November. It’s clearly time to re-think my training plan.
Like Darlene mentioned, I’m planning to do a modified Hal Higdon once everyone quickly and unanimously gave me a heads up on Hanson. But I really want a group to train with. Especially on the long runs, although I did sign up for one of NYRR’s supported long runs. I think I can get by my large group issues if it’s not talking focused, but we’ll see.
On race shirts:
I am not a fan of tanks. I’ve said this before. It’s less an “I don’t like my arms in sleeveless” and more “my arms chafe something awful, no matter how much body glide. I’m not giving them more surface area” and also “I live alone. I can’t sunscreen my back”
tossed a whole bunch of never worn race tanks when I last Marie Kondo’ed my closet and made plans to give this one away even before I got it. I got super excited to see the Women Run shirt, but unfortunately I waited too long for bib pickup and they were sold out. Surprisingly for NYRR/NB gear, it isn’t available on line. The Pride shirt is and I bought myself that even though my cousin is making me one for the race because I know the shirt is a tank.
I know they can’t, it wouldn’t be cost effective, but I wish they’d ask for a tee/singlet preference at registration because I feel it would make everyone happier. Which do you prefer to run in?
On general shopping:
I swear my wallet was running its own race Saturday
I really, really loved the April shoes. Was so glad to find them in black because my one complaint is they’re filthy from spring mud. It’s not that I mind, but rather not do that to another pair. These have proved perfect for long-ish runs and with the second pair should get me through November. NYRR had a 20% off the entire store if you showed your medal/bib.
A prior Posh purchases arrived. Two Gym Girl, one Lioness.
- never miss a Monday: “Friday night, it’s a given. We’ll be L-I-V-N, livin’. We’ll dance on the bar ’til we’re sleeping it off in the car. Monday morning, it’s a given, we’ll be D-R-A-G-N, draggin“‘ I was originally going to post that for last Monday when I couldn’t get off the couch until 6. This week was better, but a pre-work run did not happen. Instead I hit the gym and the LateralX for 35m and a full slate of PT exercises.
- Tuesday: had a fundraiser after work and a late start with a meeting near my apartment, so I got in three utterly serene miles before the day started.
I’m not sure these are cushioned enough for me, but curious to try them at some point.
- Wednesday: Global Running Day 5K. Ran to the start and home from the finish for ~5M before breakfast. Or, as I said to a colleague, I ate the Harlem Hills for breakfast. That early of a start was hard after a late night/poor dinner and found myself fighting a neck headache all day. After an after work event I went to the gym for a really solid stretch, PT exercises and some weights.
- Thursday: what do I know better than to do? Run three days in a row. What did I do? Run three days in a row. This day started off rough anyway as I was wide awake at 4. I pushed through and the office run group went about as well as could be expected given it was 82 and humid. I cratered after Cat Hill and had to stop to get my breath. I opted not to do the Harlem Hills, but met the others at the west end of 102 where I cut through. The Sisters were a serious challenge. I’m not worried — it’s just one of those runs – just hoping it’s out of my system ahead of Saturday. Time to acclimate to summer.
- Friday: off. 100% needed. Eked out step goal, barely. Didn’t particularly care. Got in a pedi and some good reading time although sunset fizzled.
- Saturday: The Women’s Mini is, besides my beloved Frozen Penguin, the only race I’ve done 3x (2018, 2017). I love hate the Mini. In 2019? I LOVED IT. It went perfectly. Recap to come, some photos on Insta. I was a happy clam after this. After the shopping trip I went to sit by the water and read. A perfect Saturday.
- Sunday: headed up to the Hudson Valley to visit a friend. Lunch, hike, sunset. Some combo of all three.
Plan for the Week:
- Monday: Highline & Vessel with Darlene
- Tuesday: morning run
- Wednesday: run
- Thursday: off
- Friday-Sunday: long weekend at the beach. Can’t wait to run the boardwalk