Last Week’s Workouts

It was another round of heat and humidity for last week’s workouts.

I feel like I’ve talked more about the weather than anything else lately.  Which made me start to wonder – Do you think runner’s talk more about food or the weather?  I really think it might be a 50/50 tie. Maybe bathroom/digestive habits beats it all?


5 mile run, 8:47 avg/pace, 277 ft elev gain

After taking the weekend off from running, my body was itching to move.  Starting another week with a sunrise, sweat and a smile makes Monday’s a whole lot easier to handle.

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20 minutes Step Mill (5 minute w/u, 1:00 alt right/left side, 1:00 quick pace, 1:00 recovery x 5)

20 minutes Arc Trainer

Strength training:

DB bench press

DB pull overs

DB step ups

Hip thrusters

KB single leg dead lift w/ curl press

Cable running girl

TRX reach and pull

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

Lat pull down

Rope bicep curl

Overhead rope tricep ext

Plank/side plank to single leg balance


5.2 mile run with hill repeats, 8:58 avg/pace, 485 ft elev gain

Kyle and I hit one of the steeper hills (not THE steepest) in town for 4 hill repeats.  I made the mistake of hitting the pause button rather than the lap button for the first repeat.  Ugh!  I hate when I don’t get all the data.  My PF felt good during the run and throughout the day.


30 minutes Arc trainer

Strength training:

Rope pulls (1:00 hard, 1:00 easy x 4)

Battle ropes with reverse lunge

Eccentric pull ups

Pull up shrugs

Cable rows with squat

Goblet squat

Plank w/ KB pull thru

Lunge matrix

TRX bicep curl

TRX tricep extension

TRX mountain climbers

TRX oblique crunch

One thing I love about New Hampshire is that we can hit the beach and the mountains all in one day.  After my workout at the gym in the a.m., we went to the beach for 1/2 the day.

Evening hike: 3 miles, 1113 ft elev gain

With my parents visiting, Ron and I hit Mt. Major for some solo hiking time. It was ridiculously hot at 95 degrees but the breeze at the summit felt amazing.  And dried the sweat dripping off of every single inch of my body.

*see first pic above for one of the best views in the Lakes Region.


5 mile run, 9:03 avg/pace, 79 ft elev gain

I met up with Lori for some early, easy miles on a super soupy day.  Thankfully, she entertained me with recent Vermont 100 race recap otherwise I would have bailed on my own. I think my sweat was sweating.

But…I’m not complaining because winter will be here soon enough.


Rest day!


8.1 mile hike, 3,934 ft elev gain

It had been 10 years since Ron and I hiked Haystack, Lincoln and Lafayette.  It’s one of my all time favorite hikes.  Since my parents were still visiting, we took advantage and made the trek north.  I was so excited for the spectacular views from the ridge.  As luck would have it, all three summits were socked in with fog.  There were no views.  Womp, womp, womp.  Of course, a mile down from the summit, the fog started to lift.  Oh well.  A day in the mountains is good for my soul view or no view.

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How was your week in workouts?

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13 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. What gorgeous views! Escaping to New England this week and hoping the weather settles. It’s truly testing my old theory of New England in summer and Florida in winter.

  2. I love that you can go to the beach or the mountains so conveniently! The weather has been so gross lately. I’m pretty sure I talk more about the weather than anything else when it comes to running.

  3. I would love to go to the beach or the mountains any day – how awesome to do both. We did a great hike in CO once and could not see a thing when we got to the top there was so much fog. Since we hadn’t been before we didn’t know what we were missing. 😉

  4. I think super soupy describes most of the country right now. But you’re right, once its gone it’s GONE! Great week of workouts for you. How great to be able to hit up beach and mountains in one day!

  5. I love that you can climb mountains and go to the beach in one day! Looks like a beautiful week in spite of the weather. We’re all sweltering!

  6. A hike just the two of you sounds so nice! I agree- lots of weather talk and while I complain about the humidity, I’ll take it for now because I really don’t like freezing!

  7. Those views are gorgeous! It’s awesome how you can do beaches and mountains in one day. It’s been unreasonably humid here – I actually found in more tolerable when in Indiana, which is saying something. I’m fairly certain I talk about the weather more because of running!

  8. I admit it…I can only talk about the weather! That is some serious elevation for an 8 mile hike. Too bad it was foggy that day, but I bet it still made for some pretty cool views. It’s also nice to get a kid free adventure. Thanks for linking!

  9. Gorgeous views! Don’t forget to add injuries to the discussion list, so that’s weather, food, innards and injuries, 25% each I reckon. A lovely range of workouts for you this week!

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