Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were capped off with an amazing weekend in Vermont hanging out with some of my OG blogger friends. Week 3 of Mount Washington Road Race training is in the books and my legs are feeling it after running in Vermont for two days. If only I lived closer to all those wonderful (yet exhausting!) hills.

Monday

20 minutes Elliptical

20 minutes Stepmill

My monkey mind could not settle on the Elliptical so I switched after 20 minutes.  That did the trick!

Strength training:

Bulletproof Mountain Legs, MegaPush Circuit (upper body), mobility and core – I did two of my coaches strength training routines.  I modified both a little but it still left me super sore.

Tuesday

45 minute run, 8:57 avg pace, 369 ft elev gain

Winter isn’t completely gone just yet.  It was 19 degrees when I headed out for my run.  My usual cold weather gloves left my hands completely numb.  How is it that I could run in sub-zero temps with those same gloves and feel toasty?  My winter grit has gone away until next year.  I hope the early morning cold takes a hint and leaves soon too!

Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi Yoga – a lovely flow of Warriors to make everything feel good.

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Wednesday

30 minutes Elliptical Intervals

Strength Training:

Bench Press

Cable flys

Cable skiers

Rope pull down

Band pull ups

Eccentric pull ups

Rack position KB step ups

Walking lunges w/ Russian twist

Barbell squats

TRX split squats w/ hop

SL KB deadlifts

Med ball slams

Plank matrix

Thursday

46 minute run, 9:09 avg pace, 470 ft elev gain

Kyle and I visited our fav big hill in town for some repeats to make us feel like we wanted to puke and poop at the same time. Who says running isn’t fun? Lol! I know I’ve complained about the differences between GPS watches and Strava, Training Peaks and Moves Count (Suunto app) but can someone explain how Kyle got over 200 feet MORE of elevation then me?  She did warm up a bit before we met but it was on flat ground.  So weird!

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Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi Yoga – We practiced Chin Stand, the pose I hate more than anything.  It just feels so awkward and just wrong.

Friday

Rest day

I drove to Vermont after work to meet up with these lovely ladies to enjoy a weekend of good food, delicious drinks and amazing conversations. It’s hard that to believe that we all met 6+ years ago through blogging.  Some of us still blog, some of us have gone on to other ventures, but we still keep in touch and try to see each other as much as possible.  I had no idea blogging would give that to me when I started over 7 years ago.  It’s pretty amazing how it all worked out.

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Left to right: Christine, Allie, Sandra, Carly, Laura and Sarah

Saturday

57 minute run, 10:30 avg/pace, 919 ft elev gain

Allie was not exaggerating one bit when she said her condo was at the top of a mega hill.  And when I say mega, I mean it’s at least 2 (or more) miles of straight climbing.  After a lazy morning of sleeping in, eating breakfast and hanging out, we finally ventured out for a run after 1 p.m. We tried to keep it easy but it was kind of impossible given the amount of hill climbing we did even on a snowmobile trail. Some of the ladies ran on snowshoes, some walked and some of us hoped for good enough traction with trail shoes. It was a fun run and I got to wear shorts!

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Bloggers caught in their element!

Sunday

5.7 mile run, 8:40 avg pace, ~1000 ft elev LOSS

Our intention was to keep Sunday super easy so we ran DOWN the mega hill.  My calves were sore from Saturday so I’m sure my quads will be unhappy with my on Monday.  Once we hit the flats, it felt so good to speed up.  And of course, once we started talking, the legs soon followed.  Haha! Why does that always happen?

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How was your week in workouts?

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19 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I’m jealous! I would love to get a Kansas blogging weekend going! So many great bloggers out there to catch up with! Winter showed up this weekend again in KS too. Snow just in time for our local half and full marathon. The CA runners were in awe(and under dressed LOL)

  2. Sounds like such a fun weekend! Crazy that there is so much snow there now and we had temps in the upper 70s in D.C. Of course, it’s in the 30s today ….

    1. Where I live in NH, we don’t have snow either. But I’m sure the snow is going to quickly go away at Okemo this week. It was in the 40s-50s when we were there. WInter is over!

  3. What a fun weekend with an amazing group of ladies! Winter keeps trying to hang on here – yesterday was a high of 30-something – but it looks like spring is finally here!

  4. OMG I love seeing all of you together! You nailed it when you said you had no clue of the connections you’d make and the friendships that would be forged via blogging. I feel the same way.

  5. wow you had a great week but seems an even better weekend!! how nice to get together with running/blogger friends!! I saw a few of my blogger friends (we met I think also about 6 or 7 years ago?) but we were busy stuffing our faces with pasta and wine… to be fair we only had a couple of hours together 🙂

  6. First of all, I am in awe that you got this post up so quickly and a second one already this week… I’m trying to catch up! 🙂

    Secondly, I first read your Monday workout as what you did this past Monday and thought, how are these NH ladies so strong on these hills that it didn’t even phase you?! Glad to hear you felt the result of those hills as well. I’m finally feeling back to normal today.

    Can’t wait to reconnect again in August!

    1. I’m that focused. Hahaha! Actually, no. I had my workouts post almost done before I left and the fear post was in my drafts. I’m so not a planner but this worked out well. Which helped a ton because I’ve been playing catch up too.

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