Last week’s workouts had highs and lows.
I felt good during the actual workouts. That was the high. The low point was that I was battling a cold/sinus congestion all week. I felt ok for exercise (and actually felt better during it) so I didn’t feel the need to take extra rest days. On Thursday, I had a mega sinus headache that had me going to bed super early. I woke up fine on Friday but by mid day, I just wanted to close my eyes and rest my head against something to take the pressure away. I finally caved and left work early to head home. I slept for two hours which did the trick. Blech. Sinus headaches are the worst!
I’m feeling much better after a weekend of extra sleep. Here’s hoping this week is much better!
40 minutes bike
Lat pull down
DB pull over
DB SL deadlift w/ press
Plate squat press
Band pull ups
Eccentric pull ups
Med ball slams
45 min run, 9:00/mile
I didn’t plan to run with Max this day but when he started barking at me while I was getting ready, I knew I had to or the whole house would wake up.
Of course, during the run he pooped and I realized I had left the poop bag at home. So I quickly ran back home with him, dropped him off, and went back to the scene of the poop to pick it up. I couldn’t leave it in someone’s yard! I’d be livid if someone did that to me.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
I had to be to work way earlier than usual so I opted for a rest day rather than hitting the gym at an even more insane hour of the morning.
60 min run, 1012 ft elev gain, 13:17/mile
Kyle, Woof (I love her nickname!) and I hit up Mount A for some trail time. It was a beautiful but super windy spring day. I was shocked how dry the trails were. I thought for sure we’d be running through “I lost my shoe” mud. However, there was way more ice than expected. We spent quite a bit of time picking routes off the trail to avoid the ice and then sliding down on our butts, which was actually really, really fun. Lol!
Yoga for Runners
30 minutes elliptical w/ 1 min up/1 min recovery intervals
Mountain Legs + Upper Body DB Pyramid
Med ball slams
Band pull ups
6.2 mile run, 8:20 avg/pace, 337 elev gain
This run was all about attack the hills and recovering on the flats/downhills. I picked a moderately hilly route but wished it had more rollers. It was a fun run despite sinus congestion and running past at least 6 people out for their morning smoke and dog walk. It’s so gross to run through a cloud of smoke!
41 minute run, 9:06 avg/pace, 238 elev gain
Max had an endless supply of energy Sunday morning so I took him along with me on my run. The Red’s Race 5 miler was going on so I thought we’d find on spot on the course to spectate and cheer for friends. Seeing everyone kind of made me wish I was racing but with my sinus congestion, running fast sounded horrible. In all our running around, Max hit a PDR of 3.5 miles before dropping him off back at home so I could finish my run. He did so good!
How was your week in workouts?
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