Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts |

Last week’s workouts had me feeling a little less blah about running.  I think I was just in a funk.  I’ve got another race on my schedule for early August and the possibility of two more in late August/September. As of right now, none are goal races but it gives me something to say I’m training for.  Plus, with the heat and humidity that kicked up over the weekend and will be around all next week, I’m glad I’m not training for anything super long distance.  How did I ever do marathon training in the summer before?!?!


40 minutes Stepmill

Strength training:

DB bench press

Renegade row

Single leg DL w/ DB shoulder press

Goblet squat

Bench steps ups

Cable row and squat

Cable tricep overhead extension

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

TRX mountain climbers

FYI – if you follow me on Instagram and you live in New Hampshire, you will want to watch my feed on Monday.  I’ll be giving away TWO year long memberships for Planet Fitness!


7 mile run with 1:00 min pick ups at every mile, 8:34 avg pace, 404 ft elev gain

It was a hand numbing 47 degrees when I set out for this run.  4-7 and it’s the end of June.  Wtf?  If I would have worn gloves everything would have been a-ok.  I had a tank and shorts on and was drenched with sweat but my hands were popsicles.  No fun!

Morning Yoga Flow @ Bending Bodhi


4.6 mile trail run, 11:42 avg/pace, 300 ft elev gain

I met up with Kyle and two new friends, Kristen and Sara, for some easy trail miles.  I love mornings that start out like this especially when I can show my friends how awesome the trails are.


40 minutes stepmill (10 minutes warm up, 10 x 30 sec sprints @ level 20 w/ 1:00 recovery btw + alternating 1:00 side steps left and right and double steps)

Strength training:

Bench press

Unilateral single leg deadlift + DB shoulder press

DB renegade rows

Weighted hip thrusters

KB bench steps

Rapid single leg step ups

Reverse grip barbell row

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

Bear crawls

Yoga flow @ Bending Bodhi

Soooooo much sweat from the Stepmill!




6 mile mountain run, 14:24 avg/pace, 2,233 elev gain

The main purpose of Saturday’s run was to climb.  And climb I did.  The Gunstock Mountain maintenance is only 1.5 miles long but is an average 15.6% elevation (and max is 25% I believe?) for the duration. I trained on it two years ago for Mount Washington and was able to run most of it at that time.  This time around I did a lot more power hiking which in the end still had me huffing and puffing. I need to dig in my training journal from two years ago to compare the times. I had planned on doing the climb twice but axed that idea after coming down the road.  It was a painfully slow process because I was afraid of rolling an ankle like I did two years ago the week before Mount Washington. It’s full of just the right size rocks for ankle twisting.  I don’t need that in my life so I opted for a run up the cell tower trail for more elevation.

Next weekend is Loon Mountain race so we’ll see how things go.


5.5 mile run, 9:01 avg/pace, 252 ft elev gain

I had one thought during this run – Thank God I’m not training for a long distance race right now!  The humidity was ridiculous at 7:30 a.m. I was going to run for 7 but called it quits at 5.5.  That was enough!

It’s crazy that we are into July already.  And even more crazy that July 4th is this week.  What?!?!  To all of my U.S. friends, have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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

How was your week in workouts?

15 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. Wishing I could start my runs at 47 degrees!!! Good luck at Loon Mtn! I rolled an ankle in a trail half marathon 2 weeks ago at the 1/2 mile point. Ugh! Was able to finish the race, but that evening it swelled up like a baseball. Now it is still tender. I will look for a race report of your mountain run.
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  2. Ahhh…47! My favorite running temperature. I’ve trained twice through the summer for a fall marathon and now I don’t remember how I got through it. My thought while running today “OMG, I supposed be training for a half marathon right now!” Wow! That’s a lot of elevation for six miles. How much elevation will your upcoming race have? Thanks for linking.

  3. Isn’t it crazy how chilly it was on Tuesday and then super hot by the weekend? It wasn’t quite 47 here but it was maybe 60 which was a nice change from the heat! I have also been wondering how I ever trained for marathons in the summer.

  4. This weather is too gross for words!! I got heat rash on my last run of the week and it was painful and gross.
    That mountain “run” sounds killer!! And I can’t wait to hear about Loon!! That should be super fun…if the weather cooperates 🙂
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  5. I hear ya, I have no desire to do more than 5-7 right now! That’s exciting to have some races on your schedule. I have some tentative 5ks coming up, but it will depend how hot it is … I’m not signing up yet. Glad you are feeling better about your running!

  6. Gorgeous photos! I always say that my ideal snowbirds habits would be New England in summer and Florida in winter. Looking forward to heading up to Vermont in a couple of weeks.

  7. That’s a lot of training when you’re not training for a long distance! I have always trained through my summers, but this is the first summer I actually have 2 long distance races during the summer.

    I’m looking forward to ID, I must say!

  8. It’s been about 50 most mornings for my runs, and part of me wants real summer, but part of me doesn’t mind the chilly mornings. Awesome work on that mountain run! I hope Loon Mountain goes well for you!

  9. That’s a good climb! My hands do the same in mild temperatures – I can be sweaty everywhere else but my hands are still ice.

  10. So cool that you get to run in the mountains! I had a few hills on my most recent 5K and they just about did me in!

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