Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts saw two epic sunrises, two days in the gym and two days of yoga in the studio.  There was also another 10K race.  That makes two 10K’s in two weeks.

I’m going with the two theme and thinking it takes two to make a thing go right.


30 minutes ARC trainer, 45 minutes strength


Squats with shoulder press (45 lb plate)

Single leg calf raises

Single leg step ups with 30 lb Kettlebell

TRX single leg squats

TRX pike planks

TRX push ups

Cable chest press

Pull up prep hangs (3 x 30 seconds)

Kettlebell plank rows

Egoscue exercises

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6 miles run

It took awhile for me to get into the flow of this run.  My legs were dead from Monday’s strength work.  At least there was a gorgeous sunrise!

Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi Yoga

Egoscue exercises

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30 minutes Elliptical, 40 minutes strength

Single leg TRX squats

Kettlebell squat press

Bench side step ups w/ 15 lb Kettlebell

TRX push ups

Bench press (flat and incline)

Box toe taps (3 x 60 seconds)

Rope pulls (3 x 60 seconds)

Cable crossovers

Pull up prep, bar hangs (3 x 60 seconds)

Pull up prep, mini pulls 3 x 6

TRX row

Egoscue exercises

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52 minutes trail running with Julie

We ran into a strange dude on the trails.  We could see his headlamp up ahead. When we got near him, we found him on the ground doing fire hydrant drills.  I said good morning as we ran past.  He said nothing.  Wtf? He was breathing quite hard, maybe he didn’t hear me? Or maybe he had headphones in?  Regardless, don’t you think he would have said good morning even if he didn’t hear me say it?  We were on high alert after that weird encounter.

At least we were treated to a beautiful sunrise when we popped out of the trails into a corn field (first picture).  What you can’t see in that pic is the 6 deer munching on the corn up ahead of us.

Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi

Egoscue exercises


Rest day!


Beach to Beacon 10K

Another weekend, another 10K.  Considering in the previous 7 years, I had only run two other 10K’s, it’s very, very odd. Don’t worry, I’m not running a 10K race next weekend.  But I may be doing a 10K trail race in two weeks.  I’ll have the full recap up on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know now – it was humid AF and I surprised myself yet again.

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After Saturday’s race, a tendon in my left foot (of course!) was feeling really tight.  I’ve been stretching, icing and rolling out my calves in an effort to loosen it up.  I had planned on doing an easy recovery run but opted for a 20 mile bike ride instead.  It was a beautiful morning by the bay.

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It dawned on my yesterday on my drive home from Cape Elizabeth, that fall is quickly approaching.  There are a few races that I want to do.  Do I want to jump back into the training game again? It’s been fun to run what I want and when I want.  But then I think about how well the last two weekends of racing have gone with absolutely ZERO training.  I wonder how I could do if I actually trained?

Something to ponder for sure.

Linking up with Hohofor the weekly workout wrap up

How was your week in workouts?



17 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. Another surprise race- awesome!! Oh those tendons. Why?! Hope it’s better this week.

    I’m starting to pull some fall races together too… I’m getting excited to stick to the shorter distances for a bit!

  2. What the heck is a fire hydrant drill? I’ve run into creepy guys on trails before. Some were doing drugs. YIKES! Luckily, we moved and I don’t run those trails anymore. The ones around here are in parks with sunrise to sunset hours so should hopefully be a little safer. Gorgeous sunrises!

    1. Fire hydrants are a glute activation exercise. It’s called fire hydrant because it looks you are a dog peeing on a fire hydrant. 🙂 Great exercise but not sure why he was doing it on the trail. So bizarre.

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  3. Those are beautiful sunrise pictures! For some reason, the 10k is not my favorite distance. I should do more of them. I didn’t realize it was humid at B2B. I know someone who did really well there — so now I’m doubly impressed. I hope that foot has calmed down by now.

  4. Great job on your workouts! And back to back 10Ks?? Nice work!
    10Ks are my favorite race to run because it’s just long enough but still short enough too 🙂
    Have a great day!

  5. I love the picture from the 10k. I was almost the one not to notice you taking it. It was so great to meet you, I’ve heard all wonderful things from Julie!!

  6. It looks like you had a good week of workouts! I love the two sunrise pictures you posted – the trail through the corn field looks like a beautiful place to run. I love running early in the morning and bringing up the sun It’s the perfect start to a day! As much as I love running how far and whenever I want, I do like the structure of being in a training cycle. I’m in week 3 of my OBX Half cycle right now.

    1. I like a training schedule just because there’s no wondering what to do. Since I’m only 2 months out from a stress fracture, I’ve been easing into running again. I’ve got a half coming up in November so structured workouts will begin soon.

  7. Beach to Beacon 10K is now on my running bucket list – my husband and I recently decided to attempt to run a race in every state (any distance, we’re not picky), so I googled unique races in each state and Beach to Beacon came up for Maine! I will be hopping over to your race recap right after this!

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