Last week’s workouts brought me another week closer to Mount Washington Road Race. The thing about running this race for the second time, I know what to expect. It’s not going to be easy. It’s going to suck. Three years ago when I ran it, I remember hitting a low point when the road turns to dirt. I’ve been working on strategies so that I don’t end up as part of the “Walking Dead” on that section again.
30 minutes Elliptical
Bullet proof legs + upper body circuit
55 minute run, 9:04 avg pace, 485 ft elev gain
I had planned on hitting the gym for a treadmill climb run but when I woke up to an absolutely gorgeous morning, my plans changed. Max and I headed out for an easy morning run and soaked in the glory. We’ve waited so long for this weather than I couldn’t pass up the chance. Max hit a PDR of 6.1 miles. He’s such a good runner!
30 minutes Stepmill
DB bench press
DB renegade row
Band pull ups
TRX fall out
Bench step ups
Lateral lunge with DB pull/balance
Med ball Russian twist traveling lunges
Med ball slams
53 minute run, 9:32 avg pace, 818 ft elev gain
Kyle, Charles and I hit up the big hill in town for repeats this morning. Usually, when we run it, there is nobody there that early. Today, it was a par-tay. I recognized 7 people from the early morning gym crowd running repeats up the hill AND the observation tower. Good for them but you won’t catch me running up the tower. My heart rate would be sky high. Not from running the steps but from the height. I’m not a fan.
When we first started doing the repeats back in March, running up gave me the feeling of wanting to puke and poop my pants all at the same time. Now, that feeling is gone (thankfully!!). It’s by no means easy but it’s more doable now.
Thankfully, this is NOT a pic from our run today. It’s a throwback pic from a sub zero, dark and early morning run. Remember those day?!?! They’ll be here before we know it.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
I love when the class knows exactly what I need – lots of hip openers. So freakin’ tight!
A much needed and appreciated rest day! My legs were quite fatigued after Thursday’s run.
2:03 trail run, 2,477 ft elev gain, 15:20 avg/pace
I hit up the Rowe, Gunstock and Belknap Mountains for another gorgeous, blue bird trail run. This week, it was the badass lady gang of Kyle and Andrea. Even though I felt good last week, I felt even better this week. I felt strong on the climbs and had plenty of gas left in the tank when we finished up. I wanted to run more!
41 minute run, 8:55 avg/pace
It’s finally beginning to feel like summer…I mean spring. Whatever season it is, I’ll take it! Temps were already in the 60s by the time Max and I took off for our easy, recovery run. We stopped mid run for a dip in the river, for him, not me. Summer running is here!
How was your week in workouts?
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