Last week’s workouts had it’s ups and downs thanks to the weather (F-you wind!!) and a mini staycation. Our original plan for February school vacation was to go skiing at Sunday River but since we just got Max less than two weeks ago, we didn’t think it would be a good idea to ship him off to our pet sitter so soon. The poor guy is just getting used to us and then he goes to another home for a few days? Not good!
So we hung out at home, did some fun indoor things around town, and generally had serious FOMO for all our friends on cruises and in Florida. Because the sub-zero windchills aren’t that fun and winter is getting a little old.
But I got big news on Thursday – I’m IN for the Mount Washington Road Race!!!
My initial reaction when I read the email – shit.
My second reaction – woohoo!!!
I was secretly hoping that I did not get in this year. There’s a couple of other fun races right around that time that I was thinking of doing if I didn’t get in. Well, I guess that settles it. Other races out, Mount Washington in.
I have already started to worry about what the weather will be like this year. If only it’s a repeat of three years ago!
1 hour run, 9:13 avg pace
Winter is wearing on me big time. I can tolerate cold and snow but the wind and ice is just too much. My first mile was full of nothing but stop and shuffle over ice patches. Miles 2-4 were perfectly fine although the wind seemed to always be a headwind in every direction – how is that possible?!?! By mile 5, I threw in the towel and ended up walking in sections when the wind was carrying me over into the road. I even was blown backwards on an ice patch. Ugh – I hate you wind!!
30 minute treadmill climb, 9:22 avg pace
Strength training: mountain legs + pull up practice
After my alarm went off, the first sound I heard was the wind howling. I didn’t have it in me to fight the cold, wind and ice so I hit the treadmill at the gym instead.
30 minutes Elliptical
15 minutes Stepmill
decline push ups
Smith press SL bench step ups
anti-rotational cable pull
single arm cable row lunge
single arm KB swings
TRX inverted row
banded pull ups
eccentric pull ups
med ball slams
45 minute run, 9:43 avg pace
I woke up to a few inches of fluffy snow and temps with a real feel of 3 degrees. The one thing that was FINALLY gone? The wind! Amen! I knew it was going to be slick so I wore my Stabil-icers over my Saucony Peregrine ICE trail shoes. The extra traction was needed in spots where I must have looked like I was attempting to do the running man. If you don’t know what the running man is, I don’t know if we can be friends. Lol…kidding. I kept the pace super easy and light and enjoyed the fresh air. My ego even got a little boost when a woman at a stop sign rolled down her window and said she admired my dedication. Thanks, lady.
With the wind finally gone, it was a gorgeous day for skiing and riding. We were kind of shocked about how quiet the mountain was. Probably because everyone was still on their warm weather vacations while we were enjoying runny noses and cold toes.
10 mile run, 9:04 avg pace, 393 ft elev gain
I was surprised to be a little sore from snowboarding on Saturday. That usually doesn’t happen on days that when we go with the kids. I guess that means they are getting faster and I’m having to work harder. Lol!
It was the perfect late winter morning – sunshine and temps in the mid 30s. I encountered some back roads that were snow covered and slippery thanks to the little snow we got yesterday. This was my longest run since sometime in January. After quite a few ‘blah’ longer runs, I finally felt decent. It must have been the sunshine that gave me life!
How was your week in workouts?
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