Runner’s love to talk about the weather. Every single outdoor run revolves around it. Even our indoor runs are usually dictated by the weather.
Shocking to no one, last week’s workouts revolved around the weather. It is winter in New Hampshire after all.
30 minutes recumbent bike
Quick strength training in the basement. After staying up later for the Super Bowl, I opted for a little bit more sleep than heading into the gym.
Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi – There was a sub teacher who loves to use ALL the props. It wasn’t the yoga class that I had gone in for but it did leave me feeling more relaxed.
7 mile run, 8:39 avg pace, 334 ft elev gain
For years I thought I was the only crazy runner who would wake up ridiculously early to get my run in. Now, I love that I can put a plea out in a text to friends or on local Facebook running groups, I’m bound to find at least one fellow amazing runner who doesn’t mind meeting up in the dark and cold.
6.1 mile run, 8:52 avg pace, 289 ft elev gain
Another dark and cold morning run with Kyle before the snow started to fly. You know you are a mother runner when 1 mile into your run you get the phone call cancelling school and then proceed to discuss what in the hell you are going to do with the kids on yet another snow day for the entirety of the run.
Btw – when did school’s start cancelling hours BEFORE the first snow flake falls? It didn’t start snowing till 11:30 at least.
Picture from last week because this week’s pic was too dark!
Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi – Prop lady was subbing again. One class was nice. Two classes had me watching the clock.
The gym was a ghost town in the morning because of the snowstorm that turned to freezing rain overnight. I’m glad I opted for a gym day rather than a run outside first thing.
25 minutes Arc Trainer
15 minutes Step mill
Banded pull ups
eccentric pull ups
Reverse grip bent over row
unilateral reverse lunge shoulder press
Smith press single leg squat off bench
TRX pike planks
TRX mountain climbers
I had planned on a trail run with Cooper in the afternoon but Ron came home from work just as we were leaving so we opted for a trail walk instead. Even though the snowstorm on Wednesday night eventually turned to freezing rain, it left every thing sparkling (see first pic).
5.1 mile run with 3 hill repeats thrown in for fun, 9:05 avg/pace, 394 ft elev gain
I really wanted to get my long run in today but I ran out of time before the kids morning sports. And then in the afternoon we went for a little hike and some sledding.
6.3 mile run, 8:50 avg/pace, 254 ft elev gain
This run was flawed from the beginning. I was supposed to meet a group of Six03 Endurance friends for 10-11 miles. But a scheduling snafu with Ron meant I missed it entirely. I didn’t start out till 11 a.m., it was raining, 37 degrees, icy, slushy, the road was covered in puddles because there was no place for the water to run off and I don’t know how many times I got splashed by a car. Basically, a complete disaster. My mind decided I was done way before my body. I think at mile 1 I said F@ck this sh!t!
I’m not training for anything so why am I putting myself through this crap? So 10 miles became 6.3. It’s funny that last week, 6 miles became 10. You never know.
On a positive note, I’m in love with my new hat from Six03 and sweatshirt from Runner’s Alley.
Live free and run…no matter what the weather is!
Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.