Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were all about the count down to Mount Washington Road Race on Saturday. Things were great with a little bump in the road on Thursday because let’s be honest, it’s my signature move to have something stupid happen around a race. Monday 30 minutes Stepmill Intervals Strength training/core/mobility – One last lift […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaMount Washington Road Race training, mountain running, Running, Strength training for runners, trail running, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts had me fully enjoying the taper for Mount Washington Road Race.  My running time decreased but there was still some heavy climbing. With all my spare time I was able to fully freak out over the fact that there were two snowstorms at the summit last week.  I spent way too much […]

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Running Without Music

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When I first started running in high school, I felt like I always needed music to get me going. I would carry my Walkman or later on Discman (stop laughing) in my hand as I slogged along for 3ish miles. Btw – the struggle with running with a Discman is real.  I think I spend […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaMount Washington Road Race, mountain running, Running, Strength training for runners, trail running, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts meant peak week of training for Mount Washington Road Race.  It’s taper time! Monday 40 min bike ride Strength training It was a gorgeous Memorial Day and I had zero desire to hit the gym.  Instead I opted for my first outing on my bike of the season and a backyard strength […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaMount Washington Road Race training, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, trail running, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts brought me another week closer to Mount Washington Road Race.  The thing about running this race for the second time, I know what to expect.  It’s not going to be easy.  It’s going to suck.  Three years ago when I ran it, I remember hitting a low point when the road turns […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaMount Washington Road Race training, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, trail running, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts brought me another week closer to Mount Washington Road Race.  The thing about running this race for the second time, I know what to expect.  It’s not going to be easy.  It’s going to suck.  Three years ago when I ran it, I remember hitting a low point when the road turns […]

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Rise and Run – How to Wake Up Early to Run

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Rise and run is how my body naturally functions. I’m one of those super annoying people that can jump out of bed and be ready for a run no matter how early it is and what season. I think it’s in my genetic make up. Growing up, my dad would say the day was half […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaCross Training, mountain training, Running, Strength training for runners, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts saw the most climbing I’ve done this whole training block. And with that climbing, I got a boost of confidence that my fitness is going in the right direction – UP. The elevation runs were hard work but I felt strong.  Three weeks till Mount Washington Road Race! Monday 40 minutes Stepmill […]

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Is Running Losing the Popularity Race?

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There’s a half marathon in my area that sells out months in advance of its annual running in mid-May. It’s been that way for years. It’s a flat, fast course along the seacoast of New Hampshire.  What’s not to love about that? It’s easily one of my favorite local half marathons. I was shocked when I […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

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

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Last week’s workouts saw a down week but the hills and miles keep on piling up. I’m knocking on wood because everything is feeling good with 4 weeks left till Mount Washington Road Race.  It’s hard to believe it’s so soon! Monday 30 minutes Bike Mountain Legs Circuit + upper body strength training I woke […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

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

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Last week’s workouts saw a down week but the hills and miles keep on piling up. I’m knocking on wood because everything is feeling good with 4 weeks left till Mount Washington Road Race.  It’s hard to believe it’s so soon! Monday 30 minutes Bike Mountain Legs Circuit + upper body strength training I woke […]

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18 Things No One Tells You About Running

AngelaRunning, Running Gear, Running shoes

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I have a friend who just started running.  She’s been picking my brain, asking me questions about shoes, GPS watches, training plans, and all the other things that runners get hooked on once they get the running bug. I’m so excited for her but there’s a part of me that wants to say, “Girl, lemme […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaMount Washington Road Race, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Six weeks out from Mount Washington Road Race has me feeling sore yet seeing progress.  Last week’s workouts had me running farther and gathering more vert.  As I was running on Thursday, I had an AHA! moment that training is working.  Hills that would leave me feeling drained back in March are now nothing but […]

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Name That Runner

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Every runner has a story. A story of what they are training for, how long they’ve been a runner, their best race ever, or a tale of the most horrible race that you would never wish on your worst nightmare. War stories of injuries, running in a driving rain, crawling across a finish line or […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaMount Washington Road Race training, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, trail running, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts ramped up a bit.  My training time is increasing and I’m trying to find more hills for elevation. I feel like I’m slacking off on hill training so with about 6 weeks left in training, now is the time to step it up! Monday 40 minutes Stepmill 60 minutes Strength and Mobility […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaMount Washington Road Race training, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, trail running, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts ramped up a bit.  My training time is increasing and I’m trying to find more hills for elevation. I feel like I’m slacking off on hill training so with about 6 weeks left in training, now is the time to step it up! Monday 40 minutes Stepmill 60 minutes Strength and Mobility […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaRunning, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga, yoga for runners. cross training for runners

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Seven weeks to Mount Washington Road Race meant last week’s workouts started heating up.  Thanks to my new coach, this training cycle is all about time rather than distance or pace.  It’s kind of a nice change but I’m not going to lie – I still look at distance.  If I’m close to hitting 5 […]

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How to Be the Best Race Spectator

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How’s your running inspiration right now? Mine is through the roof after watching the Boston Marathon coverage on TV and tracking friends on Monday. It’s crazy the wide range of weather that rolled through – thunder/lightening and torrential rain, then sun, warmth and humidity followed up with more heavy rain.   For a lot of my […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

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

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Monday is the most RUNderful day of the year!  While I have zero intention of running a road marathon this year, I still get all the feels for Boston.  My social media feeds were filled with blue and yellow all weekend long.  It’s hard not to get excited for it all.  Will you be watching […]

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Boston Marathon Thoughts

AngelaBoston Marathon, marathon, Marathon Monday, Running

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In a few short days, it will be Marathon Monday. The Boston Marathon. A race that every runner knows about. A race that even the non-runner knows about. Like every year around this time, I have Boston Marathon thoughts pop up more  more often than usual. I’m getting the question, “Are you running Boston this […]

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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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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

AngelaMount Washington Road Race, Running, running bloggers, Running Workouts, strength training, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were capped off with an amazing weekend in Vermont hanging out with some of my OG blogger friends. Week 3 of Mount Washington Road Race training is in the books and my legs are feeling it after running in Vermont for two days. If only I lived closer to all those wonderful […]

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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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How to Learn to Love Hills

AngelaHill Repeats, hill running, hill training for runners, Running, stepmill

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Years ago, when I first started running, I would purposely avoid going north out of my driveway. Why? That’s where all the hills were. It’s crazy to think that I used to hate running hills.  I would do anything to avoid them. If a race description said “hilly” or “rolling hills” – nope.  Not doing […]

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How to Learn to Love Hills

AngelaHill Repeats, hill running, hill training for runners, Running, stepmill

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Years ago, when I first started running, I would purposely avoid going north out of my driveway. Why? That’s where all the hills were. It’s crazy to think that I used to hate running hills.  I would do anything to avoid them. If a race description said “hilly” or “rolling hills” – nope.  Not doing […]

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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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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaRunning, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were kept on the lighter side as this week begins my training plan for Mount Washington and Loon Mountain races. It’s been a long time since I followed an actual training plan so I’m excited to get back into it.  I’m even more excited because I finally hired a coach. Yes, that’s […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaRunning, Strength training for runners, Workouts

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Last week’s workouts were kept on the lighter side as this week begins my training plan for Mount Washington and Loon Mountain races. It’s been a long time since I followed an actual training plan so I’m excited to get back into it.  I’m even more excited because I finally hired a coach. Yes, that’s […]

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How to Warm Up Before a Run

AngelaDynamic Warm Up for Runners, glute activation exercises, Mini Band Exercises for Runners, Running, Running tips, warm up exercises, Warm up for runners

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The warm up before a run. Do you skip it? I admit, I’m guilty. Even though I know how good a quality warm up makes a run feel, I still skip it every so often. My run time is precious! We all know we should do it. But how many times does it actually happen? […]

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How to Warm Up Before a Run

AngelaDynamic Warm Up for Runners, glute activation exercises, Mini Band Exercises for Runners, Running, Running tips, warm up exercises, Warm up for runners

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The warm up before a run. Do you skip it? I admit, I’m guilty. Even though I know how good a quality warm up makes a run feel, I still skip it every so often. My run time is precious! We all know we should do it. But how many times does it actually happen? […]

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How to Warm Up Before a Run

AngelaDynamic Warm Up for Runners, glute activation exercises, Mini Band Exercises for Runners, Running, Running tips, warm up exercises, Warm up for runners

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The warm up before a run. Do you skip it? I admit, I’m guilty. Even though I know how good a quality warm up makes a run feel, I still skip it every so often. My run time is precious! We all know we should do it. But how many times does it actually happen? […]

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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

Angelacross training for runners, Fitness, Running, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Workouts for Runners

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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

AngelaRunning, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga for Runners

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Another week of workouts is done! It’s hard to believe that the end of February is near.  Just like every other week so far this winter, the weather has been all over the place.  I was hoping for more snow for great skiing and snowshoeing while my kids have school vacation, but we’ve had more […]

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10 Must-Watch Running Documentaries

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There’s nothing like a great running documentary to get me pumped up. Whether it’s something to pass the time while I’m on the treadmill, resting my butt on the couch after a long run, or if I’m looking for inspiration to get that same butt out the door. Running documentaries give me ALL the feels. […]

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10 Must-Watch Running Documentaries

Angelamarathon, Running, running documentaries, running movies, trail running, ultra running

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There’s nothing like a great running documentary to get me pumped up. Whether it’s something to pass the time while I’m on the treadmill, resting my butt on the couch after a long run, or if I’m looking for inspiration to get that same butt out the door. Running documentaries give me ALL the feels. […]

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