Last Week’s Workouts

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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!

Monday

30 minutes Elliptical

strength training:

Bench press

Cable skiers

Arnold press

TRX inverted row

Rope pushdowns

Rope curl

TRX split squats

KB SL deadlifts

KB SL bench steps ups w/ hold

Lateral lunge w/ press

Reverse lunge w/ balance

last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comNew watch, who dis?  I’m not going to lie.  The prettiest factor was a huge part in deciding to get this Suunto watch.  Forest green and copper?  I die! 🙂

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

30 minutes Arc Trainer Intervals

strength training:

Bullet Proof Legs

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DB bench press

DB renegade row/squat press

Eccentric pull ups

Band pull ups

Lat pull downs

Anti-rotational cable pull

Med ball slams

Plank matrix

Thursday

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!

last week's workuts | happyfitmama.comStill not shorts weather in the morning!

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!

Friday

Rest day!

Saturday

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!

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Sunday

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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19 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. while I do love my Garmin Fenix, that is a pretty sweet feature there! There are some people who I talk to that make me run faster too then I am totally dying and walking. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Great week! Interesting on getting tired of your winter gear. I never thought of it that way but I have to be careful about going shopping this time of year. I forget how many clothes I have that I just haven’t worn in a while.

    1. So true! I try to stock up on winter gear for next year right now but I’m so tired of looking at tights and long sleeves that I drift to shorts and tanks.

  3. Awesome week of running and workouts! While I’m not a fan of summer running, I am looking forward to running in less layers.

  4. Great week of workouts! Your new watch is so pretty!!! I love the forest green color. I’m looking forward to breaking out my shorts soon also – 40 feels so warm after winter.

    1. I didn’t think turkeys could fly either! I saw them again this morning. I’m not sure I’m going to board on Saturday. After the horrible day I had two weeks ago, I think I should retire. Lol!

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