Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were so fun!  I’m still not training for anything but I’m slowly adding mileage and workouts for when training time comes along.

Side note: I’m going to be so tired in the morning. Who stayed up late for the Super Bowl AND This is Us AND The Tonight Show special?  Why so much good TV in one night?!?!


30 minutes Arc Trainer

15 minutes Step Mill

Single leg glute step ups on Smith machine

Single leg deadlift with shoulder press

Banded monster walks

Single leg lunge with shoulder press

Bench press

Reverse grip bent over row

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

Bar hangs

KB plank rows

Med ball squat toss

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Morning Flow Yoga

6 mile run with hill repeats; 2 mile easy run to hill, 9 x 45 sec repeats, 2.5 mile easy run

I’m not ready for running the full length of the big ass hill that I do repeats on just yet.  It’s a 12-16% incline that can take 2-3 minutes to climb from base to summit. Instead, I did 3, 45 second repeats from the base, 3 repeats from the mid point, and 3 repeats from about 1/4 down from the summit.  This run felt really good!


6 mile run

Six mile easy but hilly run with Kyle in single digit temps.  It’s a good thing we talk the whole time to distract ourselves from all the hills we covered.

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20 minutes Arc Trainer

20 minutes Step Mill

Single leg glute step ups on Smith machine

Single leg deadlift with shoulder press

Single leg balance/cable row

KB plank row

Rope bicep curl

Rope tricep push down

TRX bicep curls (single leg)

TRX row (single leg)

TRX push up

Eccentric pull ups

Bar hangs

Banded pull ups

2.5 mile trail run

I had zero intention of running today when Cooper and I went on a snowy walk on the trails. He seemed to have excess energy so I thought I’d test out his running endurance.  He surprised me big time by running roughly 2.5ish miles. I say ‘ish’ because I didn’t have my GPS going to time us. It was so fun and hopefully something we can do more often.  Although with less ice underneath the snow.  I was fine with my microspikes but Coop had a couple of wipe outs that could have been dangerous given that he’s a geriatric doggie.

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Rest day!


10 mile run

Saturday morning’s are quite busy with kid activities.  After waking up early every single day of the week, the last thing I want to do is wake up early on the weekend. Especially since I’m not training for anything!

I had a 1.5 hour window midday to get my run in.  Initially I thought I’d run 6 miles.  But then I got to 6 miles and thought, “what’s 4 more?”  So 10 miles for the day and my long run was done.  Boom.

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2.8 mile trail run

Sunday was the last day of ski club for my kids. The forecast was calling for rain around midday.  Skiing/boarding in the rain is not my idea of a good time. Rather than paying for a lift ticket for snowboarding, I decided to run while my kids were in lessons. Of course, the forecast was completely wrong (it was snowing when we go there) and the rain didn’t start to much later in the day.

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Regardless, I had so much fun running/power hiking up to the cell tower at Gunstock and for a short bit on the trails. At 16% grade, it was a real lung buster! My only regret is that I didn’t have a whole lot of time to run more.

Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.

16 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. You’ve had such a strong comeback! I bet all the variety will really help you to get stronger and stay healthy. I love the thought process behind the 10 mile run- I already did 6 why not 4 more? Haha, Ive totally done the same thing.

  2. I mean, half the battle is these forecasters getting the f*$#@!ing weather right!? It’s so frustrating!!! But it sounds like your body really wanted to run this week! And I love that you felt like “what’s 4 more?” because sometimes it’s like “omg I cannot run one more step!”
    Here’s to a full week of school and more great running!
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    1. The forecasters have been so far off this year! And then when they start forecasting a HUGE storm a week in advance to start the panic. Ugh!! So irritating!

  3. It’s so great to see you back at it and in such strong form! I feel you on not wanting to get up early on the weekend. My running partner Steph always wants to run early on Saturdays and I want to stay in bed. The struggle is real!

    1. I really don’t mind the early wake ups if I’m training for something or if I’m meeting someone. But if it’s just me? I’d rather get a little extra sleep.

  4. Great week of workouts! It’s so tough to plan around ice, snow and school delays… but those snowy trails you get to run are beautiful!

  5. Your comeback has been so strong! Those long runs where you can just keep going are the best. I love that Cooper got to run! Dogs always amaze me with their endurance.
    Our ski center actually goes along the Pacific Crest Trail, so we’ve hiked it in off season… but never with significant snow! That sounds like such a fun and challenging in a good way workout!
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    1. I’ve run the trails that runs along Gunstock before but never in the winter. We don’t have a ton of snow but the trail is packed down enough that it’s run-able with microspikes. I wish I would have had more time to go farther!

  6. I bet that 10 miler felt fantastic! It’s good to see you healthy and strong. Your snow pictures are so pretty this week. Cooper looks like a great training partner too. Thanks for linking!

  7. Great week of workouts! I love all the strength you have in the mix. Your hill description gives this flatlander anxiety. Yikes but so beneficial all at the same time.

  8. Nice approach i am very inspired by you very motivational post. Health is the most important part of life nothing is more valuable than good health and workouts on daily basis helps a lot to improve health nice post very informative thanks for share.

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