Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts |

Last week’s workouts were full of my favorites – friends, road, dirt, mountains, vert and dogs. It was the last big week of workouts before a short taper for Loon Mountain this week. I’m ready to see the Boss!


30 min Stepmill Intervals

10 min Arc Trainer Strength Intervals

Strength Training – Bullet Proof Leg Circuit + various upper body, core, mobility exercises


61 minutes running, 7 miles, 8:47 avg/pace

An easy hour of running, cruising around town with Kyle, chatting away the whole entire time. I love summer running!

Last week's workouts |

Later in the day, I hit up Bending Bodhi Yoga for a nice and flowy class that hit up all the right places. Ahhhhh.


30 min Stepmill Intervals

Strength training – Mountain leg circuit + Upper body, core, mobility


50 min running, 5.26 miles, 722 ft elev gain

Kyle and I visited the big hill in town for some repeats. Her training plan called for 60 sec sprints while my objective was to gain as much elevation as possible.

My legs felt like lead and had zero spring. I’m not surprised after lifting heavy the day before. And it was the first really humid day of the summer. The temps were in the 60s but it was soupy AF. Post run, we were feeling a little wacky.ย  I have no idea what is going on in the above pic. Hill repeats will do that to you!


Rest day…kind of.

One of my fav things is back for the summer – Bending Bodhi’s Sunset Yoga Hike. It was a gorgeous night for a short hike to the summit followed up with some yoga. If you’ve never practiced outside with the wind tickling your arm hair, the sun warming your face, the sound of birds chirping everywhere and the steadiness of the earth under your feet, you are missing out.

photo cred: Bending Bodhi


88 minute trail run, 5.2 miles, 2009 ft elev gain

I made the trip to Gunstock Mountain in search of dirt and vert. I found both plus lots of horseflies and mosquitoes. It’s that time of year, after all. It was humid AF but then it started to rain. As much as I hate running in the rain, it cooled me off. Thankfully, it wasn’t a down pour and didn’t make the trails a sloppy, muddy mess.

The training plan called for 60 minutes but I wanted a little bit more of climbing after taking it uber easy down Gunstock. It’s full of big, ankle rolling rocks. I don’t need that in my life right now. I hit Mt. Rowe for some more climbing and found a new alternative route up to the cell tower that was AHHHHMAZING. Major score!


31 minute run, 3.3 miles

My knees and quads were a little sore (I’m looking at you, downhill) so I rolled and stretched a bit before hitting the road for easy miles with Max. After 1 mile, I felt good as gold.

Max knows the drill – the phone comes out, it’s Blue Steel time!

I’m feeling strong and ready for Loon. Bring on the taper!

Linking up with the Weekly Run Down.

12 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I appreciate your comment about rolling after your tough leg day…I need to do a bunch of that tonight (that hilly bike ride totally toasted my quads…in a good way LOL). Our Max seems to have that camera sense, too, and knows just how to cock his head ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy your taper!!

  2. I need that yoga class (or any yoga class) in my life!! And just reading about horseflies and mosquitoes is making me itch!! I always have some Ben’s insect spray in my gym bag during the summer just for that reason.
    Sounds like your training is right on and you’re ready for Loon!!! Go get it mama!!!
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  3. Great week for you! What a gorgeous place for a yoga class. You’re a total pro running up mountains by now! Awww look how pretty Max is sitting!

  4. That yoga class–it’s breathtaking! I do yoga out in the backyard and altho the views aren’t great, just being outside, listening to the sounds of nature is great!

  5. Blue Steel time. Love it
    Soupy AF is so true. Sometimes I think New England can be just as bad as NYC — other times it’s glorious. Cannot wait for some Vermont running

  6. Max has perfect picture skills! Sunset yoga sounds amazing, especially with the views from the hike. You are gearing up well for Loon – another strong week of training!

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