Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts had a Nor’easter, a cutback in running mileage and my 40th birthday.  It was a fun week!


25 minutes Arc Trainer

20 minutes Stepmill

Smith press bench single leg squats

squat press

bench press

single leg dead lift

assisted pull ups with band

eccentric pullups

front/reverse lunge matrix

plank rows

battle ropes

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comTuesday

6.1 mile run, 9:25 avg/pace, 375 ft/gain

The day of Nor’easter #5498.  After waking up and seeing that it had yet to start snowing, I quickly put on my running clothes in hopes to miss the mega snow that was coming.  Of course, as soon as I stepped outside, it started dumping.  The roads and sidewalks quickly become snow covered and slippery.  I wish I had worn my ski goggles because the wind pelted my face with ice crystals that really started to hurt after awhile.

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comWednesday

4 mile treadmill run w/ strength intervals

After 22 inches of snow in a 24 hour period, the roads were an absolute mess. Rather than fighting with snow plows and cars in the early morning darkness, I opted for the treadmill.  I couldn’t get my head to stop throwing a tantrum so I broke up the run with strength intervals using my Bosu, Dynamax Ball and mini bands.

Run 1 mile

Side step with mini band

Med ball squat jump toss

Bosu single leg front lunge with med ball shoulder press

Bosu single leg reverse lunge with med ball twist

Bosu side lunge with med ball chest press

Repeat run/strength sequence as many times as you want

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I woke up with a sore throat and a stuffy nose and promptly shut my alarm off to get more sleep.  I skipped yoga, the gym, and a run for a day of complete rest.  It was what I needed because I felt a million times better Friday morning.


6 mile run: 2 mile warm up, hill repeats x 5, 2 mile cool down, 886 ft/gain

I introduced Mega Hill Repeats to my friend Kyle.  She was lucky enough to get into Mt. Washington so the good friend that I am, I joined her for the good times of running up and down this 14% grade mega hill in town.

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comSaturday

8 mile run, 8:45 avg/pace, 369 feet/gain

I usually like to run some distance that correlates to my age on my birthday.  There was no way I was running 40 miles so I thought I’d do either 4.0 or something that ended with .40.  I decided on 7.4 but then I didn’t pay close enough attention to my watch and bypassed it.  My neurotic runner self couldn’t end the run on an odd number so I ran until I hit 8 miles.


Morning Flow Yoga

3 mile trail run, 13:24 avg/pace, 321 feet/gain

After going out for my birthday Saturday night, I wasn’t really feeling a strenuous run.  Instead I opted for a yoga class in the morning and a Cooper paced easy trail run.  Despite over four feet of snow in the past two weeks, the trails were runable thanks to cross country skier and snowshoers packing down the trail.  There were still a few ankle twisting spots but not so bad.  And my 12 year old pup had a blast so it was a winning situation for everyone.

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6 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. I cant believe how much snow you got last week! It was too warm here for anything to stick lately but they are calling for a few inches tomorrow. We’ll see what happens. Last year I turned 34 so I ran 3.4 miles. Glad you had a good birthday week!

  2. Happy Birthday (again) and I’m so glad you had a good week and shut that cold right down with some rest! I’m also glad that this next nor’easter seems to be missing us…I hope the same is true for you guys. Even I have had enough with the snowstorms at this point!
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  3. The amount of snow you have gotten is out of control! I’m glad you were able to get that birthday run in. PS I loved my 40s!

  4. Happy 40th! I’m in awe that you got out the morning of the storm- so brave! I’ve never been at all tempted to run my age in miles. Maybe that will change some day but I doubt it!

  5. Happy birthday! That is SO much snow to fall in one day – I never liked those days when I lived in Indiana because it meant being cooped inside for so long. I’ve never run my age on my birthday but it does sound fun! I thought about running years in km this year, but that’s probably further than I would want to go if not marathon training.
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  6. Happy 40th Birthday! It will be a great decade! I also wouldn’t have been able to stop my watch on an odd number. Great job on the mega hill repeats. You are a great friend to join someone else for that! 😉 The snow looks so pretty, even though I know most up north are tired of it. Thanks for linking!

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