Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, hill training for runners, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts had highs and lows. I felt good during the actual workouts. That was the high.  The low point was that I was battling a cold/sinus congestion all week.  I felt ok for exercise (and actually felt better during it) so I didn’t feel the need to take extra rest days.  On Thursday, […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, hill training for runners, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts had highs and lows. I felt good during the actual workouts. That was the high.  The low point was that I was battling a cold/sinus congestion all week.  I felt ok for exercise (and actually felt better during it) so I didn’t feel the need to take extra rest days.  On Thursday, […]

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I Ran Home

Pierre Van Zylfeminism, Fitness, heart wisdom, Mindset

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Throughout my childhood, I was teased and bullied quite a bit. Being one of only two Persian kids at my elementary school (my sister being the other), my ancestry and name (among other things) were the source of many playground taunts. Growing up in LA…

Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Mount Washington Road Race training, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts left me feeling strong and ready for spring.  It was week 2 of Mount Washington training and I’m falling back into the swing of running uphill. FYI – you can learn to love hills too! The temps are slowly getting warmer even though we had a hint of snow on one morning.  […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were week one of Mount Washington/Loon Mountain race training. As I mentioned last week, this was also the first week with my new coach.  I decided to go with Ascend Endurance Coaching after multiple recommendations from friends and chatting with Chris.  He’s got the education (Clinical Exercise Physiologist like me! In fact […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

Angelacross training for runners, Fitness, mountain running, Running, strength training, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts were week one of Mount Washington/Loon Mountain race training. As I mentioned last week, this was also the first week with my new coach.  I decided to go with Ascend Endurance Coaching after multiple recommendations from friends and chatting with Chris.  He’s got the education (Clinical Exercise Physiologist like me! In fact […]

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8 Tips for Overcoming Gym Intimidation

AngelaFitness, gym intimidation, overcoming gym intimidation, Workouts

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I remember the first time I stepped into a gym. It was the summer before my freshman year of high school. I tagged along with my two older brothers who were prepping for football season by hitting the weights. I had no idea what I was doing.  What’s a lat pull down?  What am I […]

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Get out of your own damn way

Pierre Van ZylFitness, heart wisdom, Mindset

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Have you ever wanted something so badly, while simultaneously believing that you can’t have it? That you’ll never “get there?” That it’s just not possible for you? I got my first muscle up at 35 years old, with absolutely no gymnastics background, and …

Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts had it’s ups and downs thanks to the weather (F-you wind!!) and a mini staycation.  Our original plan for February school vacation was to go skiing at Sunday River but since we just got Max less than two weeks ago, we didn’t think it would be a good idea to ship him […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts had it’s ups and downs thanks to the weather (F-you wind!!) and a mini staycation.  Our original plan for February school vacation was to go skiing at Sunday River but since we just got Max less than two weeks ago, we didn’t think it would be a good idea to ship him […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts didn’t involve a heat wave but I brought the heat with upping the intensity of my workouts.  With my Achilles feeling SO much better, I’m gradually increasing the intensity to prepare for spring, summer and fall races.  Last week opened up the lottery for the Mount Washington Road Race. I put my […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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I wouldn’t be a runner if I didn’t bring up the weather from last week’s workouts.  While New Hampshire didn’t have it as cold as the Midwest, it was c.o.l.d. And now this week will feel like March. The roller coaster continues. Monday 5 mile run, 8:52 avg pace An easy peasy run to kick […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, mountain legs workout, Running, snowshoe running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were a roller coaster. Not because of the actual workouts but because of the weather.  We went from snow, sub zero wind chills to rain and 50 degrees, back to normal winter temps in the 20s.  All the snow we got last weekend?  Completely gone with only sheer ice left. What gives, […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts weren’t terribly exciting nor were they dull.  I guess I’ve got the mid January blah’s with the holiday’s over and nothing exciting happening any time soon. I wanted routine and I got it. Monday 30 minutes Arc Trainer hill focus strength training: bench press split squat reverse lunge cable row side bench […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, Workouts

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Oh man. Last week’s workouts…where do I begin? With family visiting all week, all the Christmas festivities (i.e. eating and drinking All the things), our dog Cooper unexpectedly passing away and practically everyone in my house getting sick, you can say that it’s been a week.  Needless to say, my workouts were put on the […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts were a good mix of running, strength training, yoga and doing whatever I wanted.  I’m purposely laying low on mileage because my Achilles is still puffy.  It’s not hurting (thankfully) but I’ve upped my eccentric calf stretches just to be on the safe side.  And with my parents in town for Christmas, […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga for Runners

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It’s the most RUNderful time of the year! I tried to take things down a notch in last week’s workouts.  I meant to do that immediately after the Seacoast Half in early November, but plans with friends kind of took over. This week I stuck to the lower mileage plan and still had a great […]

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How to Find Your Running Mojo {Just Run}

AngelaFitness, Just Run, motivation, Running, running motivation

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It’s another edition of Just Run, where each month a group of my running blogger friends gather with their tips, tricks and thoughts on all things running. In case you missed the previous editions: Tips for the New Runner Instagram Tips and Tricks My Worst Race Ever My Best Race Ever 5 Things I’d Hate […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga, Yoga for Runners

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Last week’s workouts were so fun.  Lots of sleeping in thanks to the holiday week, running a Turkey Trot and hanging out with friends. If it’s not fun, why do it?  Lol.  Thanks Ben & Jerry’s for that nugget of wisdom. Monday 40 minutes Stepmill with 30 sec sprints and 90 sec recovery x 10 […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts Monday 40 minutes Elliptical with 60 sec hard, 60 sec recovery x 8 Strength training: Cable flys Half kneeling cable rotation Lat pull down Reverse lunge with cable row Banded pull ups Eccentric pull ups Hip thrusters Side bench step ups Tuesday 5 mile run, 9:03 avg pace My plan was to […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts started off strong and then went south on Wednesday.  It never fails that I get ill every October.  Hopefully, this is just a small blip and I’ll be feeling healthy again soon. Monday Strength training: Plank w/ cable pull down Reverse lunge with KB rack TRX inverted row Single leg deadlift w/ […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, plantar fasciitis, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts saw another step in returning to running post PF.  I was able to bump up my mileage and run back to back days.  Way back in early September I was hoping to run a race over the weekend but with both kids having sports at the same time on Sunday, it wasn’t […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, runner, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts had me feeling good.  I was able to get two runs on trails, I increased my long run distance with no PF talking back to me, and I made it to my yoga studio twice. Workouts are good! Monday 30 minutes Elliptical Strength training: DB bench press Barbell skull crush Reverse grip […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, running friends, Strength training for runners, workotus, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were all about running with friends, having fun and testing the PF (plantar fasciitis) waters . Monday Rest day It was our last day of camping and I briefly had a thought of running later in the day after we got home.  But then I got caught up in putting all the […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, plantar fasciitis, playground workout, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts had me feeling a little bit of a spark that’s been missing in the past month.  My plantar fasciitis is improving (a lot!) and the humidity has decreased.  Things are looking up!  So much so that I started to think that I might actually be able to run some of the races […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, hiking, Running, strength training, Workouts, Workouts for Runners

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It was another round of heat and humidity for last week’s workouts. I feel like I’ve talked more about the weather than anything else lately.  Which made me start to wonder – Do you think runner’s talk more about food or the weather?  I really think it might be a 50/50 tie. Maybe bathroom/digestive habits […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, hiking, Running, strength training, Workouts, Workouts for Runners

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It was another round of heat and humidity for last week’s workouts. I feel like I’ve talked more about the weather than anything else lately.  Which made me start to wonder – Do you think runner’s talk more about food or the weather?  I really think it might be a 50/50 tie. Maybe bathroom/digestive habits […]

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The Ultimate Arms Workout

Pierre Van Zylarms, Fitness, Movement, workout

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With all of the cardio and ab work we do at the gym, sometimes we can forget to give a little love to our arms. I mean leg day was such a big thing that we all forgot to give a little love to arms workout day. And whilst some toned legs are pretty good,…

Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaCross Training, Fitness, Running, strength training, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts were off. Off as in, not as how I had planned. But that’s life!  So I rolled with the punches and did what I could with what I had.  I didn’t freak out about it.  It felt kind of nice to do something different.  And it actually is probably a blessing in […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Loon Mountain Race, Running, trail running, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were stupid hot and humid.  I’m not complaining BUT…it was a little much when you are sweating just getting dressed for your run. Have you tried putting on a sports bra when you are sweaty?  It’s almost as awkward as trying to get it off! Thankfully, things dialed back by the end […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Running, strength training, trail running, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts had me feeling blah…still. I’m not sure why but I slipped into a running funk.  No races sound exciting.  No distances sound intriguing.  I’m still running but I don’t have this burning desire to run hard or to push myself.  Isn’t that odd considering I spent the majority of 2017 wishing I […]

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Quad Squad

Angelabody image, Fitness, mother runner, Running, self love, strong

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It was an ordinary early morning at the gym. I was doing a side lunge with a DB clean in front of the big mirrors at the gym.  As I watched my form, my eyes fixated on my legs and arms. Visible muscles popped out with every move. Damn.  I looked jacked! Was it the […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaCranmore Mountain Race, Fitness, Running, strength training, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts were purposely kept on the easier side because I had a race on Sunday.  Not just any race, a mountain race.  And the first race bib I’ve put on in 10 months. Monday 4 mile run, avg pace 9:09, 156 ft elev gain Since it was Memorial Day, everyone was home, it […]

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Four Workouts to Increase Speed

AngelaFitness, Running, Speed workouts, Workouts

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You want to be a faster runner. You’ve increased your time running. You’ve increased the distance you are running. That’s one of the easiest ways to get faster as you build strength and endurance. But running the same speed for every single run is not doing anything in getting your fix for the need for […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaFitness, Great Wolf Lodge, Running, Strength training for runners, trail running, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were not the norm. My kids were on school vacation and I had most of the week off from work at the hospital. I missed my gym workouts. I missed yoga at the studio. And I started the week with a rest day which felt really bizarre. Monday Rest day at Great […]

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