Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comLast week’s workouts were, thankfully, a recovery week.

It couldn’t have come at a better time after the Vermont 100 on 100 Relay (FYI – still working on my recap. I’m soaking up the last days of summer break with my kiddos so there’s minimal computer time). My quads were shredded from all the ups and downs during my legs.  Not to mention the sleep deprivation from the weekend.

Here’s how the week in workouts went down:


40 minutes Bike

60 minutes strength training + mobility

I’m not going to lie – waking up Monday morning to go to the gym was not what I wanted to do. But I did.  I knew my legs would feel better if I moved them. I stuck with the bike for some non-impact cardio. For strength I worked my upper body as usual but opted for light weight or body weight for lower body.  Squats weren’t fun at first but I was walking easier leaving the gym compared to when I walked in.


31 minutes easy run, 9:13 avg/pace

My legs were still quite sore when I woke up Tuesday morning. Max was more than ready for a run so I leashed him up and took off for a nice and easy jaunt. He was extra “stop and sniffy” which was fine by my legs.

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30 minutes Stepmill Intervals

60 minutes strength training + mobility

My legs were feeling semi normal so I hit up the Stepmill. I started off with the Statue of Liberty program and sadly, it last for less than 10 minutes.  Whoever made the programs for the Stepmill is way off if you as me. It must take longer than 10 minutes to climb the Statue of Liberty, right?


34 minute run, 3.4 miles, 486 ft elev gain

Kyle and I tackled the BIG hill in town for some “fun” repeats except we added another hill in the mix to make the hill longer. After running in Vermont last weekend, I realized I need a lot more long hills for the VT50k.  It’s going to be a lot of ups and downs for 30+ miles.

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comApparently, we like to run hills with our eyes closed, too.


Rest day


11.39 mile trail run, 1492 ft. elev gain

I opted for more sleep and hitting up a trail closer to home. We had a birthday part to attend at noon so I didn’t have a ton of time to spend traveling to and from the trails.

The run started off good. It was a bluebird day with cooler than usual temps and quite trails. But about 4 miles in, I tripped and went flying superwoman style. My palms and knees were a bloody mess.  I’ll spare you the bloody pics that I shared on my Insta Stories. 🙂

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comThe rest of the run was uneventful but I just felt blah for the duration.

Two weeks ago, I sprained my ankle on that trail. This week, I took a trip. Next week, I’m definitely NOT running there. Too much negative energy!


30 minute recovery run, 9:38 avg/pace

If Plan A doesn’t work, there’s always Plan B. I was solo parenting for the day so Plan A was for the kids to ride their bikes while Max and I ran.  We made it 5 minutes before we realized Avery’s front tire was flat. Womp, womp, womp. I didn’t want to waste time pumping the tire up so Plan B went into effect.

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We went to the park that has a dirt running track around the baseball field. The kids played at the park, Max and I ran. It was boring as hell for me but it was the perfect solution for what we were dealt with. Welcome to the Circus.

How was your week in workouts?

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16 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. Ummm…you count a “11.39 mile trail run, 1492 ft. elev gain” as part of a rest week? Wow! Nice recovery week. I look forward to reading about your relay recap, but hope you are enjoying the end of summer with the family!
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  2. Hooray for a recovery week! You are a star for heading to the gym after the relay. So sorry about the fall. Ugh. Glad you’re ok.

  3. Awesome week of workouts, especially after your relay event last weekend!
    So sorry to hear about your fall – I’m sure that was scary! So glad that you are okay.

  4. Ouch…totally missed your Insta stories (I was unplugged for much of the weekend). I agree…sounds like the karma isn’t working in your favor at that trail LOL #stayaway 😉

  5. Oh, ouch on that fall! That trail does sound like bad news! I may try to take Scooby on a short run tomorrow, if it’s still cool. He’s too fast for me though! Great thinking on your plan B at the park — it looks like everyone had fun.

  6. I usually have to have a plan C so I’m in serious awe of you and your parenting 🙂 And please stay off that death trail!!!

    I’m positive it would take longer than 10 minutes to climb the statue of Liberty – wth?
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  7. Those well-timed recovery weeks are always enjoyable! Way to go on all those hills this week! Sorry to hear about your fall – that trail does sound like bad energy.

  8. Oh no on your fall! Hope you are feeling better. I’ve fallen on the sidewalk and that wasn’t fun. 10 minutes to climb The Statue of Liberty? Yeah, that definitely must be a mistake.

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