The big news of the week was that I found out that I did not get into the Mount Washington Auto Road Race this year. I’m so freakin’ bummed! I was banking on that being my goal race for the year but now that it’s not happening, I’m kind of fumbling about what to do.
Maybe I should do the New England Mountain Series so I get a guaranteed entry for Mt. W in 2019? Maybe I should make Loon my #1? Maybe I should do something totally brand new that I’ve never heard of before?
I’m feeling the itch to train for something. I know what I DON’T want to do. The problem is I don’t know what I want to DO. Hmmmm…
Last week’s workouts
20 minutes Arc Trainer
20 minutes Stepmill
Banded pull ups
Eccentric pull ups
Pull up shrugs
Turkish get up
Smith press bench single leg squats
KB single leg deadlift
TRX single leg mountain climbers
TRX pike plank
I had planned on running at least one day while we were at Sunday River for our mini vacation but our condo was kind of in the boonies with no roads except a pretty busy highway.
Besides, my legs were so sore from snowboarding. Riding in mashed potato snow will do that to you! Even my forearms were tight. But you can’t beat bluebird skies and temps in the 55-60 range. It was amazing!
Riding alongside my kids is so fun! Even when we take them down a double black diamond on the first run of the day. Whoops. We had planned on taking a blue trail down but we found out it was closed when we got to the summit. The only way down was double black. It was crazy steep but both kids took their time and made it down like champs. Phew!
And there was the time that we lost Lukas for 15 minutes out on the mountain too. Whoops.
7 mile run, 8:43 avg/pace, 319 ft gain
After three days off from running, it felt good to get the legs moving again. And with the sun shining and the birds singing, it totally felt like spring.
3 mile run, 9:13 avg/pace
Have you ever tried to run after a strength training session? I felt like Bambi for this quick run in the wind and rain of the Nor’easter that slammed us on Friday. It’s crazy that we got boat loads of rain while places to the south of us got snow.
banded pull ups
eccentric pull ups
pull up shrugs
kb plank rows
reverse grip rows
single leg step ups with KB curl/press
single leg cable extension and pull
And still no unassisted pull up for me. I feel like I’ve been on the cusp of getting it for a couple of weeks. I really think having a pull up bar at home helps too. Every time I go in the basement to do laundry, drop off the recyclables, clean the cat’s litter box, etc, I do something on the bar. Consistency is key!
4 mile run, 8:38 pace, 220 ft gain
I enjoyed sleeping in and had a short amount of time before it was time to jet off to gymnastics and a day date with my daughter. So I squeezed in what I could and called it good enough. A perk of not having a training plan to follow – no stress over missed mileage in runs!
12 mile run (8 with the girls, 4 solo), 8:59 avg/pace, 721 ft. gain
I met up with Kailey, Nicole and Julie for a tour of ALL the hills in town. This was my longest run since July 2017 and longest run post ankle injury. I felt really good for the duration of the run which had me thinking that I really need to find something to train for soon. The question is, what?
Linking up with Hoho and Wendy for the weekly workout wrap up.