Last week’s workouts left me feeling strong and ready for spring. It was week 2 of Mount Washington training and I’m falling back into the swing of running uphill. FYI – you can learn to love hills too!
The temps are slowly getting warmer even though we had a hint of snow on one morning. I can always tell when I’m done with a season – all of my workout clothes look horrible. I’m over tights, long sleeves, vests, jackets, hats and mittens. Once the temps hit 40 degrees, I’m in shorts. I can’t wait! My legs need to breathe!
30 minutes Elliptical
TRX inverted row
TRX split squats
KB SL deadlifts
KB SL bench steps ups w/ hold
Lateral lunge w/ press
Reverse lunge w/ balance
45 minute run, 8:56 avg pace, 298 ft elev gain
An easy paced run that had a brilliant sunrise and I saw something I’ve never seen before – turkeys high up in trees. I had no idea turkeys could fly and that they slept in trees. Who knew?
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
30 minutes Arc Trainer Intervals
Bullet Proof Legs
DB bench press
DB renegade row/squat press
Eccentric pull ups
Band pull ups
Lat pull downs
Anti-rotational cable pull
Med ball slams
46 minute run, 8:45 avg pace, 312 ft elev gain
Kyle and I went in search of the hills in town and attacked them as best we could. I must have had some charge in me because I got a segment crown on Strava on one hill. Not sure how that happened but I’ll take it!
Morning Yoga Flow @ Bending Bodhi
I was hoping for an easy going gentle class but Sarah decided that we need to awaken the body for spring. That meant lots of hops, jumps, chaturangas and chair pose. Not quite the gentle class I was hoping for but it was still good!
7 mile run, 8:50 avg pace, 504 ft elev gain
With the trails nothing but a mix of snow, slush, mud, and water, I opted for searching out a hilly route on the roads. There will be plenty of time for trail time in the upcoming months. The winds of March will blowing like crazy. There were times when it felt like someone grabbed hold of my ponytail and pulled it straight back. The first mile, my stomach didn’t feel too happy. But it got better as I moved along. I picked a route that I knew had plenty of hills and even did one mega hill twice (because once just wasn’t enough – lol!). I felt strong and smooth and even grabbed a PR on one hill that brings back flashbacks of a girl dry heaving in front of me during a race a few years ago. I can’t wipe that memory from my brain for some reason – haha!
42 minute run, 8:44 avg pace, 275 ft elev gain
This was supposed to be a 40 minute very easy pace recovery run. Ummm…not so much. It still felt relatively easy but I should have been running a whole lot slower. I blame Kevin. We hadn’t run together in a long time so the more I talked, the faster my legs went. Why does that happen? It should be the other way around, right? Oh well.
How was your week in workouts?
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