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.
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!
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.
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.
30 minutes Elliptical Intervals
Rope pull down
Band pull ups
Eccentric pull ups
Rack position KB step ups
Walking lunges w/ Russian twist
TRX split squats w/ hop
SL KB deadlifts
Med ball slams
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!
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.
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.
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!
Bloggers caught in their element!
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?
How was your week in workouts?
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