My week in workouts focused on hitting the weights, squeezing in some faux hill training and trying to figure out what to wear on all my runs. Why can’t I remember what to wear from last year. Seriously, you’d think I never ran outside in cold weather before.
30 minutes Arc Trainer random intervals
10 minutes Stepmill
TRX push ups
Single arm cable row
Lat pull down
Eccentric pull ups
Cable tricep ext
Cable bicep curl
Bench step ups (front, lateral, step down)
DB Curtsy squat
Stability ball hamstring curls
Stability ball elbow circles
SL stability ball planks
Med ball chop
8.15 mile trail run
Running in a cold November rain (see what I did there?) is not my idea of a good time. BUT that doesn’t mean I’m hitting the treadmill. Thankfully, I met up with two friends who wanted to be wet and chilled to the bone on the trails. Since it was the first time Jen and Kevin had been out to the Stonehouse Forest trails, I got to be the tour guide. I prefaced the run multiple times with warnings that I had only been out on the trails twice before so I didn’t know exactly the distances and where we’d be going. I had to reference the map a few times but we all got out safe and sound and with just a tad more miles than what we had planned.
The scariest thing was coming upon an older man sitting on a stump with a shotgun hunting. He saw us before we saw him and said hello. Now, I know there’s hunting in that area. And I know how most hunters hunt. They don’t set up shop right on a marked, well traveled trail that people use with their dogs. It usually scares the animals away. Needless to say, the guy scared the shit out of us. Thankfully, we were all dressed in bright clothing and talking very loudly so he saw us.
30 minutes Stepmill intervals
10 minutes treadmill hill climb (Start @ incline 6% and increase 1% every min. Adjust speed as needed for duration to maintain run)
Eccentric pull ups
TRX bicep curls
TRX tricep ext
DB Lateral lunge w/ SL balance press
DB reverse lunge w/ SL balance
Overhead Plate split squats
5.5 mile run
Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi
How many layers do I need to run at 12 degrees? That was my thought as I got dressed Thursday morning. I think I dressed appropriately. I’m glad I grabbed a Buff at the last minute. I started off with it just around my neck but decided to pull it up over my head and mouth like a Balaclava after a couple of minutes. I thought I’d take it down once I warmed up but I kept it on for the whole run.
Kyle and I both kept on laughing throughout the run because we couldn’t get our mouths to function with the Balaclava around our chin and our faces were frozen.
Like it or not – Winter running is here.
5.5 mile run
My original plan was to do a part road part trail run. When I started off on the trail section, things didn’t seem right. I almost felt like I was being watched. I didn’t see anyone but I didn’t like the way I felt so I promptly turned around and settled for all roads. Even though I had Max with me, I still felt uneasy. It was probably nothing but I like to go with my gut feeling.
10.5 mile run
The temp said 18 degrees. The real feel said 9 degrees. The sun was out with no clouds and a little wind. What do you wear?!?!
I had taken Max out for a short walk before meeting up with Kyle and was freezing. I grabbed my vest and some hand warmers but started to regret it within a few miles. I was sweating way too much! But then I got cold. And then I got warm again. Ugh! It’s so hard to dress this time of year. Must remember – less is best for me.
How was your week in workouts?
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