Last week’s workouts had me thinking of spring. The temps were warming up, the snow melted and mud season was in full force on the trails.
And then Saturday night it snowed 8 inches of fluffiness and had me thinking of winter fun again.
30 minutes Arc Trainer
15 minutes Stepmill
banded pull ups
eccentric pull ups
kb plank rows
Turkish get up
single leg step ups with KB shoulder press
KB single leg deadlift
7 miles, 8:36 avg/pace, 366 ft elevation gain
Easy miles on a sunshine, blue sky day. It was one of those runs where everything felt good and right. That’s just what I needed after Sunday’s sucky miserable run.
60 minute Morning Flow yoga at Bending Bodhi with a 15 minute yoga nidra at the end. I know it’s supposed to be relaxing but I don’t think it’s supposed to put you to sleep. I was o-u-t as soon as I closed my eyes. I guess I needed that!
20 minutes Arc Trainer
20 minutes Step mill
cable ext row
cable push press
eccentric pull ups
pull up shrugs
TRX single leg row
TRX push up
Trx single leg lunges
Smith press single leg squat off bench
squat curl press
6-7 mile run,10:58 avg/ pace, 528 ft elevation gain
I needed a mental health run on the trails. There’s only so many days of pounding pavement and dodging cars before something’s gotta give.
The trails were a mix of ice and mud. It felt and looked more like late March than mid February. I still wore my microspikes for the majority of the run because the last thing I need is a broken wrist.
My watch died at some point during the run but I started up Strava just so I could get some data from the run.
5 miles, 8:42avg/pace, 264 ft elevation gain
Easy miles before transporting kiddos to gymnastics and basketball. After waking up super early Monday-Friday, sleeping in on Saturday and Sunday feels really, really good.
10.1 mile, 8:31 avg/pace, 477 ft elevation gain
Saturday night we got about 8 inches of snow. Rather than tackling snow, ice and slush, a group of us decided to meet closer to midday for a long run. I’d much rather get my run done first thing in the morning, but having company on a run was way more enticing. And it helped me push the pace a little without it feeling hard. Why do group runs feel effortless? As soon as I split from the group for the last mile, I felt like I was running in glue.
It was a solid week of training and I’m feeling great!
Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.
And now for something really cool!
Over the years, I’ve transitioned away from running with music or listening to anything. But when I’m on the treadmill, the track or working out at the gym, I NEED music or a podcast or noise in my ears. I finally got a pair of wireless headphones a couple of years ago and it was life changing. My life was changed yet again by wireless headphones when Jaybird sent me the new Run True Wireless Sport Headphones. (affiliate link)
- Interchangable tips and fins for a secure + comfort fit for all ear sizes
- 4 hour play time + 8 hour with the small charging case (a 5 minute charge gives 1 hours play time!)
- Custom sound and location finder (if you lose the buds) using the Jaybird App
One of the reasons why I stopped listening to music while running outside is I wanted to be aware of my surroundings at all times. If you feel you must run with music, I’ve heard the suggestion of running with only one earbud. That’s kind of hard to do if you’ve got wires. What’s cool about the Jaybird Run is that they are COMPLETELY wireless. You can wear the right earbud alone with ease while still being aware of what’s going on around you.
I had serious doubts that these headphones would actually stay in my ears while running. Those doubts disappeared after finding the perfect fit. They are so lightweight that you don’t even notice the earbud once you put them on. And that’s great because who wants to be messing with wires and earbuds while working out? FYI – did you notice the buds in my ears in Wednesday’s gym pic?
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