Happy Easter to everyone!
It’s hard to believe that it’s time for another my week in workouts wrap up. The days of the week went by fast before the Coronavirus Pandemic but now they seem to go even faster. Maybe it’s because I’ve lost all track of the days of the week. I’m still working albeit reduced hours and days but I’m still confused on what day it is.
In other exciting news: I ran in shorts twice this week! Technically, I should have run in shorts three days but I chickened out one day and then regretted it mid run. My legs are very excited to get some fresh air!
30 minutes recumbent bike
I thought I hated Burpees but I think I hate Turkish Get Up’s even more. Or maybe it was doing an ENDLESS amount of heavy weighted TGU’s during one workout that sent me over the edge. It sounded like a good idea at the time…until I did at least 30 of them. Ugh. I guess that means I should do them more often, huh?
6 mile trail run, 10:35 avg/pace, 327 ft elev gain
Evening gentle yoga
Max and I set out on the trails in search of dirt and mud. Mission accomplished! I was happy to only see one other person during our 60+ minute run. As long as I go early enough or if the weather isn’t too nice, then I’m usually the only person there. It’s strange times to be excited NOT to see people.
5.15 mile trail run, 11:40 avg/pace, 346 ft elev gain
Max and I found even more dirt and mud today. LOTS more mud for sure. I gave up early on trying to avoid it. There was lots of trying to find the least muddy place to get over the swampy parts. No matter what I did to get us around it, Max would always go straight through the muddiest places. Oh well. He was going to get hosed down after our run anyway!
I really am going to have a difficult time getting back to my usual schedule once this all blows over. My early bird morning hours have become a thing of the past. I mean, I did my strength workout at 4 p.m. today. Who am I?
5.5 mile run, 8:47 avg/pace, 485 ft elev gain
Evening gentle yoga
I hit the road for some hill attacks around town. When I started out, I had a flash of hope that maybe, just maybe, I’d see Kyle out and about running too. Sure enough, we crossed paths as she was just starting her hill attacks and I was heading home. We both agreed that hill attacks are much better with a friend! It made my day to see her even if it was for a minute. I miss my running buddy!
10 miles, 9:08 avg/pace, 1017 ft elev gain
30 minute strength training with mini bands and Bosu
With the Mount Washington Road Race still on tap for mid June (as of now), I’m still trying to get my body mountain climbing ready. Since I can’t head out to the mountains right now in search of vert, I have to find it elsewhere. Even if that means doing repeats on the mega hill in town as part of my long run.
I took Max out for a 3.7 mile run before dropping him at home and running to the mega hill. I was a bit disappointed to see that other people had the same idea. Thankfully, after my first repeat, everyone else left and I had the place to myself.
I was dying after two repeats and had to power hike segments. I haven’t had to do that in quite some time. At first I started to freak that I’m losing fitness from not lifting as heavy or I’m not able to do the stepmill at the gym. But then I talked myself down and gave myself some grace. Training isn’t perfect right now because my mind is all over the place with stress. That’s ok. Besides, if the race still is on for June, I’ve got plenty of time to train. No need to stress!
60 minute trail run, 10:44 avg/pace, 312 ft elev gain
Max and I hit the trails again but this time in search of the Easter Bunny. No such luck but we did find lots of mud again.
I kept the pace easy and enjoyed the beautiful spring morning in SHORTS! Woohoo!
How was your week in workouts?
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