Getting back into lifting heavy at the gym and exploring new trails were the highlights. And I made it back to the yoga studio. I think it’s been over a month. Which is WAY too long.
30 minutes Elliptical Intervals
DB bench press
Incline DB bench press
DB pull overs
SA cable row w/ balance
Split squats in btw each exercise (20,15,10,5 reps w/ increasing weight)
Lateral lunge w/ SL balance
Bench step ups/Lateral bench step ups
KB Goblet squat
Reverse lunge to SL balance
Core work: Stability ball roll ups/roll outs, knee balance, bridge roll out/in
It felt great to up the weight for each exercise and to lift heavy again. My muscles were feeling the fatigue later in the day and by Tuesday morning, things were s-o-r-e. I’d say one of my off-season goals is off to a good start!
8.79 mile trail run, 12:04 avg/pace
A new trail system opened up unofficially this week and all of my trail running friends were buzzing with excitement. Thankfully, my friend Anya asked if I wanted to join her for some miles. I’m so glad she did because there’s no way I would have explored that much on my own. There was some signage up but we had to do some of our own navigation to figure out where we were. I pulled out the Gaia GPS app a few times just to get an idea of what direction we were going.
The trails are so nice. They aren’t technical and there’s not a lot of vert but it’s nice cruising trails. I’m so excited to explore more.
This was the longest run post VT50 for both of us (Anya ran the 50 miler!). We didn’t plan on running that much but it was so nice out that we couldn’t help it. The good news is that it felt great!
30 minutes Arc Trainer hills
Bench press to shoulder press circuit
Leg circuit similar to Monday’s workout except instead of split squats between each exercise, I did squats.
Core work: Bridge marches, plank matrix
I contemplated hitting the Stepmill but thought I’d give it one more week before it’s time to start faux hill climbing again. Instead, the hills on the Arc Trainer were good enough.
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi Yoga
Confession: I haven’t attended yoga class in over a month. WHAT?!?! Our power went out Thursday morning from the Nor’easter. I had plans of sitting myself in front of my computer and busting out a ton of deadlines. Obviously, that didn’t happen. Instead, I hit the yoga studio. Man, did my body miss that! Note to self: Don’t skimp on yoga again.
6.1 mile run, 8:48 avg/pace
Kyle and I have been running together for over 2 years at least once a week. Usually it’s an early morning run. How come it took us that long to realize we could actually run in the afternoon on some days? *Insert forehead/palm slap*
It’s a good thing we ran later in the day because there were so many branches and leaves down from the storm Wednesday night that one of us surely would have hurt ourselves. And when I say one of us, I mean me. Because I’m a klutz.
4.37 mile run, 8:47 avg/pace
I had a short span of time to get a run in. And I did just that. I’m not sure who needed that run more – me or Max. We both needed to expend some energy.
Later in the day I did THIS mini band workout.
6.2 mile trail run, 11:23 avg/pace
Kyle and I met up for an early morning trail run. We almost missed the amazing sunrise since it was at our backs while heading into the woods. Kyle glanced behind us and noticed the spectacular view (see first pic).
Not a bad way to kick off a Sunday.
How was your week in workouts?
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