Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were so fun.  Lots of sleeping in thanks to the holiday week, running a Turkey Trot and hanging out with friends. If it’s not fun, why do it?  Lol.  Thanks Ben & Jerry’s for that nugget of wisdom.


40 minutes Stepmill with 30 sec sprints and 90 sec recovery x 10

strength training:

DB bench press

DB pull overs

Eccentric pull ups

Banded pull ups

Single leg deadlift to bench step up

TRX pistol squats

Half kneeling rope reach and pull

Renegade rows


Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi Yoga

4.8 miles, 9:18 avg pace, 243 ft elev gain

I was so excited for my first run of the year in fresh, fluffy snow.  I put my trail shoes on and enjoyed the winter wonderland. With the temp right around 30 degrees, it was perfection.  If only everyday of winter running could be like this!

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I made the mistake of leaving my car outside overnight. When I went to leave for the gym in the morning, I found that my car was completely iced over.  Rather than chop at the ice and waste gym time, I opted for a basement workout.

30 minutes recumbent bike

strength training:

Bosu single leg balance

Bosu Burpess

KB windmill

KB swings

Single leg lunge matrix with KB press

Side plank to single leg balance

Bosu jump squats

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3.1 miles, 7:46 avg pace, 140 ft elev gain

Originally, the plan was to run the Turkey Trot as a family like we’ve done for the past 2 years.  However, the temp was 8 degrees with a wind chill of -10 on Thursday morning.  The thought of doing a run/walk with the kids was painful.  The thought of running a fast 5k was also painful but at least it would be over with sooner than the run/walk.  Let me just preface this with the fact that I haven’t run a 5k in 4 years.  And the funny thing is that I actually kind of liked 5ks back then.  Not anymore.

Maybe it’s because my legs were frozen stumps for the first 1/4 mile?  Whatever the case, I did it.  It wasn’t my fastest but it’s what I could eek out with sore legs from Wednesday’s workout and not much speed work in the past year.  And I got 3rd in my AG because the sane people stayed home and stayed warm.

Of course, Kyle and I finished the race together synchronized because that’s what running buddies do.  Haha!

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8.7 miles, 8:51 avg pace, 371 ft elev gain

Along with my first run in fresh snow of the season this week, I also got my first lashicles (frozen eyelashes) of the season. Kyle and I met up for another balmy single digit morning with a wind that went through every layer I had on.  My face was numb and I swear I didn’t warm up all day even though the temps finally did.

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Rest day


9 miles, 8:58 avg pace, 418 ft elev gain

I will always jump at the chance to run with friends even if that means having to drive almost 30 minutes to meet up in the rain.  Holly took the runner girl gang on a great hilly route that had a mix of pavement and dirt roads.  However, the dirt roads were completely iced over which made for some treacherous conditions. We all survived but Sarah barely survived Jess trying to take her out during our group runfie at the end.  Lol!

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How was your week in workouts?

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


9 comments on “Last Week’s Workouts

  1. Girl, I’d be over the moon with your 5k pace! Congrats on the age group placement. You and Kyle got a great finish picture out of it too! Your winter wonderland looks spectacular. I wished I’d taken the opportunity to run while it was snowing on the very few opportunities I had. I just get really nervous about slipping. Thanks for linking!

  2. That final pic of the five of you running is epic 😉 Now, if I was in the pic, I’d either be the one wiping out, OR I’d still be wiping out in my efforts to avoid the other gal who started it all. Yes, I am THAT graceful. AS much as I prefer the heat of summer, I do enjoy a nice snowy run like you described….total tranquility.

  3. Congratulations on the 5k! I love/hate 5k’s 🙂 But want more of them next year.

    Looks like a very fun-filled Thanksgiving week with a ton of variety. Good for you!

  4. Don’t sell yourself short on that AG placement! You’re doing great. I used to love 5ks back in the day but I’m thinking I need to embrace the shorter distances again since I’m having so much trouble running long!

  5. I love that last pic!
    Lashcicles is the perfect word. I wimped out of the ALbany Turkey Trot for that weather reason.
    When You first said leaving your car out I thought you’d have an incident like I did – autumn in the car via the sun roof.

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