One of those crazy weeks that you just have to navigate to get through training. But I did.
Training is going well. The workouts may not have happened on the days they were slated, but they all did and the week’s long run felt strong despite some fueling issues. It’s nuts to realize the NYC Half is five weeks away, mostly in the sense of how are we halfway through February already?
10 miles next week is going to be my longest since Juneau and I’m eager to do it. Part of me already knows I can run the Half. But I’ll KNOW it once I hit a double digit run.
50 and humid on Thursday night when I decided to do my long run because of weekend schedule and forecast. I’m honestly not sure whether I’m a morning or an evening runner, probably a bit of both. I do fairly well with fueling for weekday long runs. Late afternoon weekend runs? Not so much. The riverside run was half the length of Thursday’s and felt like double. As I tried to sort out why after I realized I’d had only coffee before heading out around 3:30. Oops
Sunday was fun, and part of why I moved the long run. Whitney fell and broke her knee cap six months ago and targeted this race as her comeback. While I don’t do all the races like I did in 2018 and 2019, I am always happy to hop into a Central Park race if a friend asks, and it’s even more fun when a mutual friend is volunteering it.
No race recap, it’s the same as every Gridiron I’ve run. Probably the only race I can say that for since the last time I did it was just before COVID so I have no COVID-flavored races. It is weird though that when Gridiron switched places with the Manhattan 10K/7M, Penguin decamped to January. I don’t like two race weekends, but it was a weird calendar dance.
Our race plan was entirely dictated by how her knee was feeling, and we walked/ran it including running past Fred and over the finish. Whee! For the first time in forever, I spotted the Cheer Everywhere photographer and look forward to seeing his photos to see if there were any action shots.
As I realized when restaurants reopened, while COVID taught me I can cook I still don’t like to and takeout is just easier. But I do love salmon, so when it was on sale in my Stop & Shop order, well I knew I was making dinner at least once. Of course with the piece of salmon that big it’s three meals which makes it kind of like takeout on the non cooking days.