Last week’s workouts saw the most climbing I’ve done this whole training block. And with that climbing, I got a boost of confidence that my fitness is going in the right direction – UP. The elevation runs were hard work but I felt strong. Three weeks till Mount Washington Road Race!
40 minutes Stepmill
Strength training – Bullet Proof Mountain Leg Circuit + upper body TRX, DB and KB
If you want to see someone sweat a ridiculous amount, come see me at the gym when I’m on the Stepmill. It looked like I had dumped a pitcher of water down the front of my shirt from all the sweat. But you know what? That beast is prepping me for Mount Washington and Upper Walking Boss at Loon Mountain. Bring it!
50 minute treadmill run, 9:31 avg pace
Last week I mentioned to my coach that I didn’t feel like I was getting enough sustained climbing. Even though I’d much rather run outside, I knew I had to make at least one of my runs during the week on the treadmill to get the climbing. This run was actually enjoyable…hard AF but fun because I felt pretty good about my speeds. The incline varied from 3-12% and I adjusted the speed as needed. That meant 12% felt like a crawl but I refused to slow to a walk.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
Thankfully, the class was back to regularly scheduled programming and there was not 30 minutes of breathing exercises and Skull Shining. #PraiseBe
30 minutes Stepmill
Mountain Legs Circuit (Barbell squats, lunges, SL deadlifts, step ups, lateral lunges, etc)
Decline push ups
Band pull ups
Single arm cable row/tricep extenstion
TRX fall out
52 minute run, 8:44 avg pace, 343 ft elev gain
You gotta love a run where your feet move as fast as your mouth. Kyle and I inadvertently hit up some fun hills and chatted the whole way. Of course, it had to start sprinkling during the run because we can’t go a day without some rain.
FYI – this pic is from our run on Sunday morning where we had a lot less clothing on and it was a lot later in the day but oddly enough, a very similar picture.
1:50 trail run, 2,252 ft elev gain
After a million days (or so) of clouds and rain, the sun came out for a picture perfect, blue bird day. Jen, Kevin and I met up at Gunstock mountain to chase some vert up part of the BRT. There was lots of climbing for a fun filled morning on the trails. We went on a portion of the BRT that I had never been. It was so beautiful with vibrant green moss, a cushy trail of pine needles and the sun filtering in through the trees. I can’t wait to go back again!
44 min run with Kyle + 1 mile run with Max, approx 9:00 min/mile
My quads, glutes and calves were sore from Saturday’s trail run and my stomach was a little off after going out for dinner and drinks to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary Saturday night. I kicked off the morning with another chatty, easy pace run with Kyle. Once I got back to my house, I ran a super chill mile with Max to let him burn up some energy since we’d be gone all day at the Red Sox game.
It was the kids first Sox game and hopefully not the last. It was pouring rain when we got to Fenway so we bought overpriced ponchos. Of course, as soon as we put the ponchos on, it stopped raining. Now we are the proud owner of $40 worth of Boston Red Sox garbage bags, I mean ponchos.
How was your week in workouts?
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