Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comBefore we get into last week’s workouts, let’s talk about what’s been going on the past few days.

My apologies for ghosting you for the past few days. I’ve been nose-deep in blog/hosting issues.  I hate dealing with that stuff. I’ll be doing a chat with Bluehost and they’ll start spewing out words that I have no idea what it means.  Thankfully, Ron speaks that language so I passed my troubles on to him.

Maybe I should spew out my own terms like PR, DNF, BQ just so they can fell my pain.

I’m back online so let’s get back to last week’s workouts.

Last week’s workouts were all about transitioning from “shorter” uphill mountain races to training for my first 50k. It came as a good time considering I needed some downtime from running to make sure my sprained ankle from Loon Mountain was good to go.


Rest day


Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

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16.2 mile bike ride

With this being transition week, I had the option of doing whatever I wanted to reset and recharge before 50k training officially starts.

Since my ankle was still puffy, I took the opportunity to jump on my bike for a ride down to the Bay. I like cycling but cars are a scary thing.  Why is it so different than running?  Maybe because we are going faster?

Am I the only one who has visions of their front tire flying off while zooming down a mega hill?  Only me?  Cool.


25 minute fast paced dog walk

20 minutes strength training

I thought about hitting the gym this morning but opted for sleeping in and getting a mini workout at home. Next week starts training again so they’ll be plenty of time to hit the gym.

Good news – my ankle bone became visible again today!


4.2 mile SUP paddle

Kyle and I usually meet up once a week to run but with this being transition week and me taking it easy with my ankle, we opted for SUP (stand up paddleboard if you didn’t know) around Duck’s Head. It was a foggy morning to start with water smooth as glass. You know you are among geeky runner friends when we both were so excited to track our paddle with our GPS watches.  If you are wondering, we cruised along the little islands at a brisk pace of 2.0 mph. Obviously, we had a very large wake behind our vessels.

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Rest day!


15.2 mile bike ride

I took my bike for another spin. It was a hazy, hot and humid morning so the breeze on the bike was quite lovely. And I still thought about my front tire flying off while going down hill.

FYI – bike pics aren’t nearly as fun as taking Runfies. #justsaying


30 minute walk turned run

I intended to take Max for a fast paced dog walk but after 5 minutes of walking, I thought I’d test out my ankle with some easy running. It’s amazing how one week off from running can feel so weird those first few steps. My ankle initially felt tight at first but loosened up with time. The swelling is still there but mostly gone. There was no pain so that’s a good sign.

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comThis is definitely not how I had planned on how I’d be kicking off 50k training but I’m excited to get back to a training plan. You don’t hear this much from runners but I’ve missed the strength training and the gym.  Obviously, I’ve missed running, too.  Here’s to running ALL the miles in the next few months.

How was your week in workouts?

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8 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. Glad you were able to get all the blog issues ironed out! Now on to training.

    I need to get out on my bike. It’s just too hot to run!

  2. I feel your pain on hosting issues! I ended up switching off of Bluehost last month due to the same problem. Glad to hear you got it sorted out! SUPing sounds so fun in this summer heat!

  3. I never did SUP, but I would love to try it. There is a lake not too far from me where you can rent the paddleboards. It looks like fun! I hope your ankle is feeling better by the time you begin training for your 50k. I usually find 50k trail races are easier than road marathons, but that’s just me. Which one are you doing?
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