Last Week’s Workouts

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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.

Monday

30 minutes Elliptical

Strength training:

Bullet proof legs + upper body circuit

Tuesday

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!

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Wednesday

30 minutes Stepmill

Strength training:

DB bench press

DB renegade row

Cable fly

Band pull ups

TRX fall out

Bench step ups

Lateral lunge with DB pull/balance

Med ball Russian twist traveling lunges

Med ball slams

Thursday

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.

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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!

Friday

A much needed and appreciated rest day! My legs were quite fatigued after Thursday’s run.

Saturday

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!

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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!

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10 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I’m so glad to see that your runs are going so well! I think you are going to have a great experience at Mount Washington.

    Max is looking like a great running partner!

  2. I’d be curious to see what the Tower looks like 😉 A trail race I’ve done has an observation tower that we can climb (about the equivalent of 2.5 stories), but it’s all open (plenty of bars/grids so you cannot fall through, but nothing is enclosed). You get a special bonus prize for doing it on the race, so I always do LOL Thanks for linking with us 😉

  3. Looks like your runs are going really well- lots of serious elevation training! Mount Washington should be awesome!

    Love that Max hit a person distance record 🙂

  4. Yay!! Summer running is definitely here and I’m glad you’re soaking it all up!!..and that Max is literally soaking himself in the river – LOL!! I waited too long to run yesterday (8am!) and it was SO hot. I was grateful for the sun AFTER my speed work – whew. But I’m not complaining. So glad you can see and feel progress on the hill!!! Mt. Washington is so close!!
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  5. ay!! Summer running is definitely here and I’m glad you’re soaking it all up!!..and that Max is literally soaking himself in the river – LOL!! I waited too long to run yesterday (8am!) and it was SO hot. I was grateful for the sun AFTER my speed work – whew. But I’m not complaining. So glad you can see and feel progress on the hill!!! Mt. Washington is so close!!

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