Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were my first in half marathon training.

Yes, that’s right.  I’m running the Seacoast Half in November.  I haven’t run a half in 2 years so I have zero expectations.  One of my BRF’s, Kyle, had been talking about running her first half so I said I’d train and run the whole thing with her.

No goal expectations – just have fun!

The Seacoast Half is one of my favorite local road races.  It was my first EVER race and first half marathon.  I think I’ve done it 5 or 6 times. It’s mostly flat and follows along the New Hampshire seacoast.  Plus, part of the proceeds goes to a different local charity every year. Love when running can make a difference in my community!


4.4 mile run, 9:05 avg/pace

Easy miles to start the week off.  This was my third day of running in a row.  My PF felt achy afterwards when I was at work but I was able to stretch it out enough that it wasn’t even noticeable in the afternoon. Just another reminder that I can’t slack off on keeping up with stretching and strengthening no matter if the PF is feeling better.

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Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

My gym was closed today for equipment upgrades so I opted for an at home workout. I’m so out of practice with home workouts that I was bored after 5 minutes.  How did I survive without a gym membership for 7 years?

30 minutes bike w/ 10 x 30 sec surges

Bosu burpees

Monster walks

Med ball push ups

Lunge matrix with med ball rotation

Side plank to single leg balance


30 minutes Arc Trainer

10 minutes Stepmill alternating 1min forward, 1 min left foot side steps, 1 min right foot side steps

Strength training:

DB bench press

Curtsy squats w/ barbell

Reverse grip barbell row

Hip thrusters w/ barbell

Pull up shrugs + eccentric pull ups

TRX lunge w/ reach and hop

SL KB deadlift

Med ball slams

Stability ball trunk rotation

Stability ball plank roll up

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Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

5.2 mile run, 8:29 avg/pace, 219 ft elev gain

1.5 mile warm up, 2 miles @ comfortably hard pace, 1.7 cool down

This was a fun workout despite wanting to puke at the end of the last comfortably hard mile.  It was totally an error in judgement to think that Kyle and I would be done with our last mile before heading up a mega hill. We weren’t and we still had a little less than a half mile of climbing up that beast.  Hence the wanting to puke. Note to self: never trust my mileage judgement.


Rest day!


4 mile run,  9:01 avg/pace, 222 ft elev gain

Easy miles to shake out the legs.  And my legs definitely needed some shaking.  That first mile was rough!

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8 mile run, 8:51 avg/pace, 320 ft elev gain

I must confess that 43 degrees felt chilly at first but turned out to be rather lovely. Crisp, blue skies are what all fall running should entail. Kyle and I decided on a relatively flat route but added an up, over, down and up on two big hills near the finish to simulate the Seacoast Half Marathon course.

Despite not even trying, we negative split the whole thing too. The funny thing is that I was telling Kyle that I’m horrible at negative splits too.  Maybe putting it out in the universe helped? Lol!

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

How was your week in workouts?


16 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. That’s exciting that you will be running a half-marathon! I love going back to the half-marathon that was my first race. I think I’ve done it 4 or 5 times now. Looks like a great week of workouts! I hate when I’m off on mileage and end up running hard up a hill.

    1. There’s something comforting about going back to the first. It’s also one of my favorite running routes so why not run the race?

  2. Nice job on your first week of training! I love all of your cross training too.

    I agree that the weather this weekend was great! I was also a little cold when I first started running on Saturday but I warmed up quickly.

    My first half marathon was the Michelob Ultra 13.1 in Queens, NY. I ran it twice but unfortunately the race was discontinued a few years ago 🙁

  3. How exciting that you have an upcoming half! I love half-marathons 🙂

    You are always so inspiring with your solid mix of workouts! I need to follow your lead.

  4. Now I’m SUPER bummed I can’t make it to Seacoast! It’s the same weekend at Las Vegas RnR!! Not sure why you all wouldn’t rather be in Las Vegas but…LOL!! I’m so happy for you and this goal and I really hope it goes amazingly well for you – you certainly deserve it! Have a great time tonight 🙂
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  5. That’s so exciting that you are running Seacoast! I am hoping to run my first half marathon again soon – there’s something so fun about repeating that same first race. Looks like yuo had a great week of workouts!

  6. How exciting to be back at half marathon training! And…with a friend. That would make a huge difference in motivation for me. Look at the color of your fall leaves. I’m so jealous! Thanks for linking.

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