Weekly Wrap 65 Racing Again in New Orleans

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Weekly Wrap 65 Racing Again

Woo Hoo, it has been a while since I’ve toed the line at a half marathon race, right at 6 months to be exact! While there have been a few shorter races here and there it hasn’t been many. I was back in New Orleans this weekend and ran in my 19th Half Marathon! What?? 19 really, I still get nervous at each and every one!

Before I get ahead of myself let’s check out what happened or didn’t happen this week as far as activity:

In Summary

Keeping up with my accountability of activity, this is how my week looked like:


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Fall Training Week 7

This was quite a quirky week for me. The plan was to run on Monday,  but it just did not happen! We got home late from our trip and I woke up feeling the effects of too much fun and not enough rest for sure! I did not get too much of a scolding from Coach Ho. Some other things fell apart and Monday just was not a good day anyway you look at it.

I tried to redeem myself come Tuesday when I had a 4-mile progressive run (Target 10:30 / 10:20 / 10:10 / 10:00 and with my head hung in shame, I only got in 3. Womp – womp. After a vehicle creeped me out right after I started my first mile, my pace was way faster than it should have been. I knew I had to try for negative splits and low and behold I DID IT!! 10:03 / 9:56 /9:44 Woop that’s 5k pace for me! The weather was crisp at 46 degrees too so it definitely helped! Oh and Holly did give me a pardon 😉

She wanted me to take a rest from running the rest of the week in light of my race on Saturday so an easy HR 3 mile run was done on Wednesday.

My Weekend

We headed back South to New Orleans on Friday after lunch. We rushed to pick up our race packets and found food. It was quite interesting to see all the people dressed in costume for Halloween activities and I was a bit jealous.

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Traditional pre-race fuel: Calzone

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Now sure on this one

Race Day!

I hope to do a more detailed review later but I did want to hit the high points:

I had a goal in mind of 2:20 and I’m happy to report my official time was 2:20:09. YES! It was 74 when we started with 83% humidity so I will take it.

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Jazz Half Marathon and 5K

Again I do love visiting this City. There is so much to see and do away from Bourbon. I hope you follow my Instagram account I do try and post quite a bit, probably too much, while I’m away from home.

Today, (Sunday) we are headed out to snag a Saints game. We got lucky and found some reasonable tickets. After the game we will be headed home. It is an early game so hopefully, we won’t be too late getting in.


Hope you didn’t miss:

I was on a roll this week and posted twice again!!

Until next week, that is going to do it for this week’s Weekly Wrap 65 Racing Again. I am happy to be back racing with this the first of 5 planned before Christmas.

Tell me something great about this week, did you race?

Anything fun for Halloween?


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  1. You have 5 more races this year ? Wow !
    Congrats on hitting your goal this weekend.
    Sorry there was a car that creeped you out. Stay safe ! All the talk on the Runner’s World article this week kind of made me feel uneasy. I NEVER have had a problem here. But I never run in the dark and rarely alone.
    No Halloween racing this weekend, it is not celebrated in France.
    Karen @ Fit in France recently posted…The Final CountdownMy Profile

  2. I’m exhausted just reading this! Great job on hitting your goal for the race. I don’t have any goals yet for PCB–I have a lot of things to factor in–the heat/humidity and my foot, to start!

    Enjoy the game! How fun!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…The Color Runs…My Profile

  3. I love your running costume! Congrats on a great race and getting your goal with that heat and humidity!! Have fun watching the Saints!
    Sonia recently posted…NYC Marathon Training Week #19My Profile

  4. Congrats on hitting your goal, I love your costume! It looks like you had so much fun, I’m jealous.

  5. Wow, congrats on hitting your goal in the half with that kind of heat! That’s impressive!! I ran a 5k this weekend and probably should have figured out a costume… it definitely makes it more fun, but I was entertained by the ones around me.
    Laura recently posted…Weekly workouts between marathons + Meal PlanningMy Profile

  6. I have 8 more races left but only ONE half – PCB.

    Congrats on your half time!!! I love your costume too. I would love to go to NOLA. Maybe next year for Best Damn Race.
    Darlene recently posted…TOTR: Race RewindMy Profile

  7. Congrats on hitting your goal! Love that city! That pre race meal looks delicious. I always say with all the good food that’s in the city I feel like I need to run a race after time I go to visit.
    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…Weekend Wrap Oct 30thMy Profile

  8. Wow congrats on hitting your goal! I love New Orleans but have never done a race there. 80+ % humidity sounds awful, way to go! And umm that calzone looks amazing!
    Good luck with all the other races this year. Wow!
    melissa recently posted…Weekend EssentialsMy Profile

    • For some reason Calzones have become my pre race meal. So far so good too! Why fix something that isn’t broken right! Nola is a fun city!

  9. No racing, but I smacked (with the assistance of my running buddy) an 18-miler Sunday morning…negative splits and a final mile that kicked booty. Quite a pleasant surprise because last week’s 16-mile nearly kick MY booty.
    Kim Hatting recently posted…It’s almost Taper Time!My Profile

    • What a confidence builder to do that great on an 18 miler no doubt!!! I am learning to shoot for negative splits. I really surprised myself last weekend with my half too. Your in Taper now so enjoy it before your big race!

  10. Nothing fun for Halloween other than giving out candy to the kiddies, but I do have something up my sleeve for our annual Thanksgiving Day race! Instead of being a pilgrim this year, I’m going to be an Indian princess. 🙂

    Thanks for the linkup!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Grateful For Every StepMy Profile

  11. You were right on with your goal, great job!! Heat and humidity makes racing so hard. So cool that you got to go to a Saints game too!
    Sarah @ BucketListTummy recently posted…The Best Recovery Foods for Endurance ExerciseMy Profile

  12. Way to nail your goal! That’s fantastic! Half marathons can be so challenging!
    Coco recently posted…I Survived Orange Theory Fitness Hell WeekMy Profile

  13. I saw your IG post about your race and am thrilled for you! That is awesome, especially in warm and humid temps. Congrats!!! I look forward to reading more details!
    Jennifer @ Dashing in Style recently posted…Marathon Training Week 17: Race WeekMy Profile

  14. No specific Halloween plans for me! Chicago celebrates Halloween on the Saturday before, and we’re out of town this weekend. So maybe we get a few trick or treaters tomorrow when we’re back? But they’ll be off from the typical saturday trick or treat. … more post-race candy for me!
    Lauren recently posted…I Did Not Beat OprahMy Profile

    • Ha you sound like my husband he went and bought all this candy knowing we’d have most all of it left over. I think it was his plan all along!

  15. Congrats on your 19th half!! And on hitting your goal time! Sounds like a great race and a great weekend! I’ve been watching on Instagram and it looks like you had a fun weekend! I am always impressed at how active you are. It’s very motivating! 🙂
    Tara @ Run and Live Happy recently posted…One Tough WeekMy Profile

  16. Way to nail your goal in that heat/humidity Tricia! I love that Mr. Sippi is racing too! Thanks for the linkup!
    Marcia recently posted…Mexican Hot Chocolate Protein BitesMy Profile

    • I’ll be glad when Mr. Sippi gets cleared by the Dr. on his PF. Don’t tell him but I signed him up for another race in the Spring. Hey he is all about the bling too!

  17. Great job hitting your goal!! I saw your pics on IG – looks like a fun weekend!
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…Weekly Wrap – Training and a 5KMy Profile

  18. Whoo hoo! Great job on meeting your race goal! I’m proud of you!
    Teresa recently posted…This Week’s Gallivantin’: Mile after MileMy Profile

  19. Wow! That’s a lot of races coming up! Way to get your goal time! Congrats!! Cool you went to the Saints game!!
    Sherry recently posted…Last Week’s Workouts Recap and Weekly Wrap (10/24-10/30)My Profile

    • We got lucky the tickets were not that much either, we looked about a month ago and decided we didn’t want to pay that much and really didn’t think about it again until the day before we left and they were half the price we saw the first time!

  20. Sounds like you did really great in your race- congrats on hitting your goal time! Im sure New Orleans is lots of fun for Halloween.
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted…Same Story, Different BlogMy Profile

  21. I think I want my pre race meal to be a calzone now!

  22. As far as I’m concerned, that’s a great time in those conditions (especially being that first half back). You looked so cute in your outfit, too!

    My week was low key & now I’m busy getting ready to go away again — I’m turning into you, LOL!
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Respecting my body:10/24-30 Weekly WrapMy Profile

  23. Great job, especially in those conditions. I know I would like to do a race in New Orleans at some point, but maybe when it’s not supposed to be too humid. I know it’s going to be humid, so I’ll have to decide when the best time would be.
    Lesley recently posted…Monday Musings 10/31My Profile

    • Oh goodness Lesley, when would it not be humid in nola? Maybe Feb?? It’s still iffy even then. But don’t let it stop you it’s a fun city to race in!

  24. Five races before Christmas?! That’s great! I have three races planned over the next two months in preparation for the big one(s) in January.
    Sounds like you had a great week!
    Heather recently posted…Dopey Challenge Training – Week 18My Profile

  25. I had one training run that did not go as planned either- it happens! I loved your costume- so cute and the fact that the hubby did the 5K- that is awesome! Jealous about all this time in NOLA- you are a round warrior! Have a great week!
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…Week 4 and Mom, I have a Surprise!My Profile

    • Hey I have created a monster, a bling monster with hubby! All he asks when I tell him they have a 5k is do I get a medal? Spoiled!

  26. Congrats on your 19 (!!!) Half-Marathon! Amazing! How awesome that you hit your goal of 2:20 right on! Your race outfit looked super cool Tricia! You are really rockin’ the bandana! Great pic with your hubby!
    Ilka recently posted…Sunday Fitness & Food – the last October issue!My Profile

    • Thank you Ilka, I was afraid I wouldn’t meet my goal after I got up and saw the temp and humidity. I was so determined to beat last year and make Holly proud too!

  27. Sounds like a hot and humid race! Way to go making your goal. I love the way your outfit turned out 🙂
    Chaitali recently posted…Race 13.1 Baltimore training week 9My Profile

  28. I’m so proud of you for hitting your time goal and running the miles progressive with negative splits! That takes a lot of patience and practice. The costume turned out really cute too! Whew! You are going to be so busy between now and the end of the year. But, I also know that’s the way you like it. 😉 Enjoy!

    • Yes I do like it that way, all this travel is my cup of tea but it does wear on you. See that’s why I work to pay for it and lordy to rest in between!

  29. Congrats on #19!! Loved what you wore 🙂 You did great, that is a hot race.
    Your speed work and progression is looking really good too!
    I love calzones…mmmmmmmm

  30. Congratulations on hitting your goal!! that is amazing!

    4 more races before Christmas sounds like a fantastic way to close the year!
    Ana recently posted…Weekly Wrap 10.30.16My Profile

  31. Congrats on your 19th half marathon! That is awesome! Sounds like a good week and way to go on your progression run! New Orleans sounds like a fun place to run! Looking forward to your recap!
    Sharon recently posted…Rock’n’Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Training 10/24-10/30My Profile

  32. I love that you post so much to Insta while you’re on the road!

    Crazy to me that after 19 halfs you still get nervous. But, they’re always kind of a big deal no matter how many you do. I usually only do 1 or 2 each year, but hoping to run more like 4 or 5 next year – seems like if I’m gonna put in a hard training cycle I should race more.

  33. Congrats on achieving your goal! New Orleans is such a fun town! I actually did my first race of the year last weekend!
    Michelle recently posted…Sycamore pumpkin 10k recap and weekly wrap up! 10/24-10/30My Profile

  34. Way to go reaching your goal! I love that you and your hubby support each other by running at the same race, even if its a different distance. Being a fit couple is such a fun way to stay active!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Wine and Dine Half Marathon Training Log – Week 5My Profile

  35. great job on reaching your goals! when will winter get here?

  36. That’s so exciting, congratulations on doing so well in the race!!!!
    Have to tell ya, I am loving those tatoo like arm warmers, I MUST get me some!!!!
    That calzone looks amazing, I am right now wishing I had something better planned for dinner than the Marie Calendars pot pie in the microwave as I type, LOL
    So awesome you and your hubby run and enjoy these races together, couples who race together stay together, right!
    Runaway Bridal Planner recently posted…Me Monday, My Updates and Share Some of YoursMy Profile

  37. Congratulations on your 19th half marathon!!! 19… WOW! Take that times 13.1 and you have sure covered a lot of miles (not even counting all the training mileage!)

    I’m running and there but yoga has been my favorite this week. I’m fighting a cold and relaxing/stretching makes me feel so much better.
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  38. Finally someone who races as much as I do! Lol. I have four, maybe five on tap for the rest of this year. Congrats on hitting your goal for the half! I love New Orleans…Haven’t spent much time there but definitely want to go back.

  39. Way to go meeting your goal! I raced this weekend as well, weather was very similar… 70 & very high humidity.
    vicki recently posted…October Recap & November GoalsMy Profile

  40. I saw that Stay Puft marshmallow man. 🙂 Actually, I saw several around town which was surprising! Sorry we didn’t get to say hi in person during the race!
    Jessica S recently posted…Friday Five: New OrleansMy Profile

  41. Congratulations on a great run!

    I would LOVE to go back to New Orleans (BDR anyone?) but Mr PugRunner doesn’t seem on board for this one. Boo. But i have a big race at home mid-March and then another one out of town the first week of April, so it will all work out.
    Jenn recently posted…october wrap + november goalsMy Profile

  42. way to hit your goal time in that humidity!!!!!! congrats on #19 too!!!!
    LOVE the pic with you and the giant marshmallow man in the background!
    5 races coming up? all halfs? a few 5ks?
    I’m sure the weather will cool off by then and they will seem like a cake walk compared to summer training
    you got this!
    melissa cunningham recently posted…5k recap- wk11 HM trainingMy Profile

  43. Awesome job in New Orleans!! I loved your race outfit too. Can’t wait to see the race recap! Congrats!
    Jenn @ Run with Sole recently posted…Strength Every Runner Should Do: LungesMy Profile

  44. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    I just love New Orleans! It must so fun to race there. That calzone looks awesome, love that it is your pre race fuel!! Thanks so much for linking up and supporting us!! 🙂