Last week’s workouts were purposely kept on the easier side because I had a race on Sunday. Not just any race, a mountain race. And the first race bib I’ve put on in 10 months.
4 mile run, avg pace 9:09, 156 ft elev gain
Since it was Memorial Day, everyone was home, it was cloudy and cool, and we were all being lazy, I took the opportunity to do a short 4 miler run. Kept it easy and enjoyed the alone time.
Morning Yoga Flow @ Bending Bodhi
30 minutes Stepmill
DB bench press
DB pull over
single leg balance w/ tricep kickback
cable squat and bicep curl
cable reverse lunge with row
rope overhead tricep extension
pull up shrugs
banded pull ups
bench step ups with KB shoulder press
6.2 mile run, 9:28 avg pace, 766 ft elev gain
2 mile warm up, 4 repeats, 2 mile warm home
Kyle and I tackled the big hill today. I wasn’t feeling super jazzed about the run because my legs were fatigued from lifting yesterday. I thought for sure our times were going to be slower than previous but Strava let me know that we are trending up in getting to the top quicker. It never will be easy but we are stronger than when we first started the repeats back March. Back then, my fastest repeat was 2:18. Today it was 2:09. I call that progress!
Morning flow yoga @ Bending Bodhi
One hour trail run, 5.2 miles, 12:09 avg pace, 332 ft elev gain
Lori was in town and wanted to meet up for a run. She had just run Pineland 50 miler on Sunday so was looking for some easy miles. We hit the trails for some soft dirt and morning chatter.
Later in the evening I got in some strength training:
side plank to single leg balance
med ball slams
KB single leg deadlift
plank ups on bosu
30 minutes Elliptical, 30 minute walk with Cooper, floating on a Unicorn raft
I woke up Saturday morning with itchy eyes and zero motivation to run (actually swim) in the humidity. Instead I opted for some time on the elliptical followed by an easy walk. The rest of the day was spent at kid sports and floating on a unicorn raft with a cold beer enjoying the gorgeous day.
Cranmore Mountain Race, 6.2 miles, 1:36:41, 2,380 ft elev gain
Surprise! I ran a race on Sunday. The good news: I didn’t break myself (again!). The bad news: I suck at running downhill. Race recap coming soon!
Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.
How was your week in workouts?