Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were a little bit more focused compared to the week prior.  I kicked the post holiday weekend funk and whatever bug that had me feeling super tired and blah.

I also realized that I’m 3 weeks away from running Beach to Beacon with Cabot Cheese.  This race will definitely be more for fun than actually racing since, hello, I’ve done zero speed work.  This will be my first time running it so I’m excited to see what it’s all about.  I’m also contemplating running a Six03 Summerfest 10k at the end of the month.  It’s been a couple of years since I ran this race but the memories of the unrelenting hills and humidity are still strong in my mind.

Racing is back on my mind so I guess it’s suffice to say that I’m over the recovery phase of my stress fracture comeback.

Monday

30 minute walk with Cooper

40 minutes strength training outside.  My gym is still under construction so it was another week of strength at home.  I couldn’t stand to be in the basement on a gorgeous morning so I lugged the BOSU, some weights and therapy bands outside to do this workout plus some shoulder, chest and plank work.

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Tuesday

The plans changed when heavy rain came along and Julie’s foot was feeling wonky. Instead, I hit the road for my run.

45 minutes run w/ 6 x 20 sec strides

Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi Studio

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Wednesday

I was reminded of how much I’ve slacked on getting upside down daily in yoga class Tuesday.  I still very much want to be able to pop up into a handstand.  It’s not going to happen magically by itself so I used part of my morning workout practicing getting my shoulders and hips lined up using the wall and doing pikes on the stability ball.

30 minutes recumbent bike

And this balance workout:

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Thursday

More rain, more trail running plan changes. I thought this week I’d get in the pool for laps and/or pool running but getting in an outdoor pool when it’s only 60 degrees does not sound like my idea of a good time. So a run outside happened instead.

45 minutes run

Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi Studio

Friday

Rest day!

Saturday

6.28 mile trail run with Julie and Lyla, Julie’s chocolate lab. It was cool temp wise but super humid.  My shirt was soaked.  And the horse flies were in full force.  Can’t stop. Won’t stop.  Or get eaten alive.

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I was constantly checking social media and tracking updates on friends running the Vermont 100.  I have zero interest in running 100 miles but I am in total awe of anyone who even attempts that distance.  Congrats to all who ran!

Sunday

50 minute run

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Family hike with blueberry picking at the summit.  There really isn’t anything better than wild blueberries. We consumed just as many blueberries as we picked.  Isn’t that half the fun? Of course, blueberry muffins were made as soon as we got home.

Linking up with Hohofor the weekly workout wrap up.

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19 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. Great week! I’m not quite ready to go balls to the walls yet but being two weeks post surgery today, I am looking forward to getting back into a routine starting with a spin workout!

    1. I can’t even fathom 100 miles but the crazy thing is that seeing all their pictures and hearing the stories kind of makes me want to do it. Thta’s insane… Maybe I’ll just crew or pace next year?

    1. Barre definitely makes the glutes quake and shake. There seems to always be more of something to do to keep us off the injured list. Isn’t less more?

  2. Love your blog! :)

    I’m going to start using the glute strengthening exercises that you have listed. That is so important for core strength (which is one of my big areas of focus right now).

    Great job with your workouts this week & good luck with your upcoming race!

  3. That is really motivational. I am a non runner but after reading your post I will start working out and run in the morning for sure. Thank you

  4. Those blueberries look incredible!
    Great job on your workouts this week!! And thank you for sharing those glute exercises for runners – I need to get on that ASAP.
    I HATE bugs pestering me when I’m running. This is kind of gross but sometimes when I finish my run (especially on warm evenings) I find dead gnats caught in all the sweat on my face, neck, and chest. Yuck :(

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