My week in workouts were status quo. Fun but nothing out of the ordinary. I was feeling a little blah later in the week but capped off the weekend feeling a little rejuvenated after a day of skiing and riding.
10 minutes Stepmill
20 minutes Arc Trainer Hill Intervals
6 mile trail run with Jess and Jen
I had a trail date set with Jen but got a bonus surprise to see Jess there too. I hadn’t see her in forever! We spent an hour of chatting, running and trying not to slip on the ice. We definitely could have used Microspikes in shady spots but there were plenty of snow/ice free sections that it didn’t feel necessary. I’m happy to report there were no falls or slips and we all came away injury free!
It’s always funny when you show up to a group run and you are run matchy with your friends. Apparently it was camo/vest day!
20 minutes Stepmill intervals
21 minutes treadmill hill climb
I spontaneously decided to hit the treadmill for some sustained hill climbing at 8-15% while maintaining a run speed. I was a super sweaty mess! Side note: I distracted myself for those 21 minutes of treadmill hell with watching “Sister Wives”. WTF? That show just blows my mind and makes me say “ewwwwwww”.
6.63 mile run with Kyle
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
It was a balmy 14 degrees with a real feel of 6 degrees when I headed out to meet Kyle for our run. Of course, it was mild all week long in the early morning UNTIL Thursday. I’m not going to lie…it was cold. I was fine to start but got a chill when we were almost done. Even after I took a super hot shower, I still was an icicle.
Thankfully, Charlene had the heat cranked way up in yoga class so I finally felt warmth again. I’m missing the snowy winter weather but the cold still stings!
6.07 mile trail run with Max
I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get any trail miles in on Sunday so Saturday was the day. I really should have done a longer run but didn’t plan accordingly. Oh well, such is the training plan free life!
The trails were a mix of ice and dirt. It’s crazy how much snow is gone. It’s February after all! With the melting snow, it revealed a TON of dog poop everywhere on the trail. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves (see what I did there!) when dog owners don’t clean up after their animal. I get that sometimes you forget a bag or your dog poops more than the one bag that you used already. I’ve been there! But don’t leave it in the middle of the trail. Find a stick and flick it off to the side at least. The sad thing is that dogs are going to be banned from the local trails soon if this keeps happening. It’s sad just because some people are irresponsible pet owners. I LOVE dogs but I don’t love stepping in dog poop. Be a good pet owner and clean up! *end rant!*
6.06 mile run with Max
I woke up early to squeeze in a run before we headed out to the mountain to ski and ride. I really wanted to run longer but I also didn’t want to set my alarm any earlier. Ha! Six miles hit the spot.
We finally were able to hit the slopes. I can’t believe it took us until February. January was a wacky month of weekend activities, horrible weather conditions for skiing (rain!) and Ron hurt his back two weeks ago. The stars aligned and we made it happen. The conditions weren’t too bad considering that we are severely lacking snow but it’s just weird to look off the ski trail and see bare ground. I had fun tracking my runs with my Suunto watch and laughing at how slow I am. I think a 90 year old granny passed me multiple times. Lol!
How was your week in workouts?
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