Shamrock Half Training 3/2-3/8 – Week 7

March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

And just like thatless than two weeks until Shamrock weekend!

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Image: Shamrock Marathon

Monday 3/2 – Rest day

Tuesday 3/3 – 1 mile + 60 minutes personal training

Wednesday 3/4 – Rest day 

Thursday 3/5 – 1.65 miles

Friday 3/6 – 1.1 miles

Saturday 3/7 – 9 miles + 60 minutes personal training

Sunday 3/8 – 60 minutes yoga

Total: 12.75 miles

While work has still been a bit busy, I am glad I was able to get some mileage in during the week (although shorter than planned).  A few of them were snowy walks from work to home. 

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The fitness highlight of the week was the 9 mile long run on the Capital Crescent Trail.  I met my friend Rachel in [frozen] Georgetown.

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We ran north towards Bethesda and turned around midway.  There were more patches of ice/slush on the DC side of trail, but pretty clear compared to other trails in the area.

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The scenery was beautiful…but I hope these are the last snow pics of the year.

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The next day I volunteered at the Fort Hunt 10K, hosted by the DC Road Runners.  

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I checked people in prior to the race and was a road marshal during the race.  The course consisted of 5 loops around the course – how mentally challenging! It was also nice to see Courtney there (she ran).

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Following the 10K I headed back to DC for some hot yoga.

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And enjoyed some post yoga dumplings (sooooo good….indulged with the fried ones).

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Ended the evening with some Mexican food with Cliff..unfortunately service was a bit slow and disappointing. 

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I also received some fun mail this weekend – my St. Pat’s Double medal.  Recap coming tomorrow!

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Today I am linking up with Tara at Running n’ Reading for her Weekend Update.  

Do you have a favorite type of dumpling?

How was your weekend?

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      1. Run Jenny Run

        Thanks Kelli! It will be my first Shamrock weekend – very excited. I hope you have a good week!

    1. Isn’t it the best to finally be in taper mode?! I have my marathon next weekend and I’m ready to run! Good luck at Shamrock!! And I hope that you see less snow soon. 🙂
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        Good luck Melanie! I look forward to read about it. Hope you have a restful week.

    1. Good luck with the rest of your training- that Shamrock race looks fun! Your training pictures are beautiful! I know you are tired of the snow- but we don’t have any in Florida so I love the pics! I can’t say I am a dumpling fan- but I think that is because I haven’t tried them 🙂 Have a great week- I hope it is warming up for you!
      Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…#NoTextRed kind of weekend!My Profile

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        Thanks Mary Beth! You should definitely try them 🙂 I do love when the Floridian bloggers post pics of beaches and palm trees. Have a good week!

    1. I always truly admire those who can run long distances, and stick with it. It’s a talent, skill, and strength I do not possess, so kudos to you! That mango looking drink seems so tasty! As for me, I’ve never had a dumpling, and had a lovely, relaxing, meal prep filled weekend!
      amber recently posted…Roasted Pork TenderloinMy Profile

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Thanks Amber! I definitely need to work on my meal prep. Everything looks so organized on your page – very inspiring!

      1. Run Jenny Run

        These were pork and napa cabbage filled, there are so many combinations. I am easy to please 🙂 Hope you get to try some one day.

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Oooh you should try – so many varieties (beef, shrimp, pork, combination, and veggie). Yesterday was so beautiful – hope it continues to stay warm.

      1. Run Jenny Run

        They were yummy. I’ve been so impressed with your ability to balance everything! Hope you get some rest this week… or spring break soon?

    1. Whoa! Look at that medal! I love it, Jenny! I’m so glad you had a nice weekend; I’m also thankful to folks like you who are willing to spend a Saturday morning, in the cold, supporting and cheering on runners during a race. Volunteering is tough work! I think running the race is much easier – ha! Thanks so much for linking up today; hope your week is off to a great start.
      Tara @ Running ‘N’ Reading recently posted…Weekend UpdateMy Profile

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        It was nice snail mail – I thought it was a pretty cute one. I was very impressed with all the runners – five loops on the same course seems tough…I thought about your track 10K the other day! Hope you have a wonderful week.

      1. Run Jenny Run

        That is how I like it! Hope you are enjoying your rest before RnR.

    1. That’s awesome you got a nice run in on the CCT! Beautiful photos! I ran a little outside this weekend, but the icy patches scared me, so it was back to the treadmill. Haha. Can’t believe it’s less than two weeks till Shamrock (which means less than two weeks till my race!). Eeek. Time is flying!

      Not sure if I have a favorite type of dumping. I love them all! 🙂
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        You are right…they are all pretty good! I want to find some yummy xiao long bao. I’ll see you soon for Love Run! I am changing my plans for that weekend and may head up Friday night (extra day of foodie stuff haha). It was a bit tough navigating though some of the black ice.. by the end of the run it was basically slush.

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Of course – I probably will volunteer for this one again next year haha. Oohhhh I think I’ve been there when we use to go to UVA for the MBA softball tournaments.

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Turns out that National Parks clears out the DC side and Montgomery County clears out the MD side. Hope the snow on your trails/sidewalks have melted the past couple days.

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Thanks Sherry! We were pretty lucky the trails were clear. Other ones in the area were still really icy. Hope you are having a good week resting up before NYC.

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        Thanks Stacey! Hope to see you there. I’ll be volunteering at the J&A expo following the 8K ( and maybe on Friday).

    1. I love pork steamed dumplings, but those look pretty tasty too. Congrats on the new medal for your collection, looks like a pretty nice piece of bling for your double race day. Fingers crossed no more snow for the east coast this winter. You all have had more than enough for one winter!
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        Pork steamed dumplings are delicious. These were pork and napa cabbage – next time I plan to get the steamed versions. Hoping for warm and sunny days!

      1. Run Jenny Run

        Thanks Sharon. It is a very nice trail and links to Bethesda and Silver Spring in Maryland. Hope it is warming up in P-ton 🙂

    1. I was just talking to Mar earlier and I can’t believe Shamrock is so close! You had a great week of training and those dumplings look amazing! I wish I had some of those after every yoga class!
      Salt recently posted…NJ Marathon Training Week 11 RecapMy Profile

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        Thanks Salt – March came by quickly, huh? I was telling my friend Rachel I am glad that its close by.. but still far enough that I am not there buying dumplings all the time 🙂

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        Close… its sister… Lauriol Plaza! I do like their frozen peach margs or mango margs 🙂

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