Week 2 (of 2) of increased work hours and missing more weekday runs. Fortunately, this was a cutback week.
9/25: Rest day. Felt a little beat up after 17 on Sunday, but felt pretty good. I’m hoping to do more recovery runs the day after my next super long runs.
9/26: Easy 4 in the morning.
9/27: After bowling with coworkers for an event I had planned, I took off for a runcommute to meet with the Brooklyn Beer Runners. I made it over 3 miles the less-pretty way (aka not along Kent Avenue and the Greenpoint/Williamsburg waterfront, but along McGuinness then Nassau then Union) then hopped in the G. Ran home, grabbed cash and sour patch kids and a protein bar, then made it to the bar for a delicious W3 (wheat beer with hibiscus) from Transmitter Brewery (which I had just run over an hour before when along the Pulaski Bridge).
9/28: I woke up early to go on a run but skipped it then had a 14 hour day at work, hopefully for the last time. Ouch.
9/29: Rest day
9/30: 11 beautiful miles, mostly on trails in Richmond. I did all of the Buttermilk Trail and loved it. Falling leaves, mountain bikers, and water. Also hit up Belle Isle and Brown’s Island and some pedestrian bridges.
Went to Publix after for a sub and was not disappointed in it or their sweet tea or their raspberry lemonade. Then ate a lot of Italian food and drank a lot of Pinot Grigio at my Dad’s retirement party.
10/1: Rest day. Stopped by Richmond Running Company, which is a JackRabbit affiliate, and used $45 of my $60 store credit to get some Brooks Chaser 5″ shorts. Excited to try these bad boys out this week! Long sleeve and shorts running weather is finally here.
Total: 19 miles out of a planned 28. If this is my lowest mileage week of 16, so be it.
5 thoughts on “Week 10 of Richmond Marathon Training, 9/25-10/1”
The trail run sounds wonderful. I associate long sleeve and shorts with Carla. Did she hook you onto it?
You know it! I think I can keep up the shorts thing until it’s below 40F but it’s nice to have your forearms and hands be less cold.
Ha, who knew I was a trendsetter?
I do like the long sleeves and shorts time of year. It doesn’t seem to last long at all.
Yeah, it’s still tank and shorts weather in the middle of the day for sure but I get to dabble with sleeves later nights and early mornings. Maybe.