I hope everyone had a great long weekend. It’s hard to believe that it’s the end of May and summer is here. I love summer running and will never complain about it being too hot or humid because winter and frigid temps will be here before we know it. Like over the weekend…it was mid 80s on Saturday and mid 50s on Sunday. Wtf?!?!
Last week’s workouts
6.5 mile run, 8:48 avg pace, 430 ft elev gain
I woke up Monday morning feeling so much better after spending most of the weekend down and out with a cold. So much better that I didn’t even realize I ran the biggest hills in town. Maybe it was the gorgeous sunrise that powered me?
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
20 minutes Arc Trainer
20 minutes Stepmill
cable running woman
rope row and squat
rope tricep extension
TRX pistol squat
TRX pull and reach
KB bench step ups
eccentric pull ups
pull up shrugs
TRX mountain climbers
TRX pike plank
7.1 mile run, 8:46 avg pace, 445 ft elev gain
The plan called for rolling hills and 1:30 pick ups at every mile. When Kyle and I started to running, I joked that I planned the route so we’d hit the base of the mega hills in town right at the mile markers. As luck would have it, we did. Needless to say, the sweat was flowing. A lot!
You smell that? That’s what awesome smells like. 🙂
DB bench press
DB pull over
reverse grip barbell row
side lunge/ DB clean
bench steps ups with DB shoulder press
KB pendulum lunges
KB single leg deadlift
med ball squats
6 mile run, 8:54 avg pace, 254 ft elev gain
I don’t do it nearly as much as I should, but running AFTER lifting always makes me feel like I’m running on Bambi legs aka tired legs.
5 mile run, 8:45 avg pace, 229 ft elev gain
It was so nice to run whenever I wanted and not be rushed to get to gymnastics, soccer or baseball on a Saturday. The temps and humidity were up by the time I made it out the door. Have I mentioned lately that I’m really enjoying the heat? That is except when I run into my super speedy friend during the last 1/4 mile of my run. She’s gliding along effortlessly and I feel like I’m all out sprinting to keep up with her AND to carry on a conversation. Must have been the humidity that made me feel like I was gasping for air. Hahaha!
10 mile run, 9:07 avg pace, 338 ft elev gain
I really wasn’t in the mood to run solo for my long run. It seemed like almost all my friends were running races. But as luck would have it, Kyle had 10 on her plan also so we decided to meet up. Originally we were planning for a rolling hill run but we both felt the need for some Vitamin Sea. The miles flew as we chatted the whole time. We even did some obstacle course training by jumping a chain link fence. Don’t worry, we weren’t doing anything illegal…I think.
FYI – maneuvering over a fence is a lot harder now compared to in my teens or 20s. My hand and leg agree. #ouch
How was your week in workouts?
Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.