Last Week’s 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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4 Cross Training Workouts for Runners

AngelaCross Training, cross training for runners, elliptical workout, Running, swim workout, Workouts

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Before running became such a big part of who I am, I was a gym rat. I loved cardio equipment, weights and classes such as step and yoga. I loved having a variety of workout options so I never got bored. Then I got rid of my gym membership right around the time running and […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

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

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It appears we are sticking with the roller coaster theme for last week’s workouts. When you start the week off with shorts and 60 degrees to single digits and winds bowling you over by the end, you don’t know what’s coming up around the bend.  My mind doesn’t know what season it is anymore. Monday […]

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6 Essential Strength Training Exercises for Runners

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If you are a runner, you know you should be strength training. Now be honest, do you actually strength train consistently? I know how easy it is to forget about strength training. Believe me, I get it. We are runners, we want to run ALL the miles. It’s very true that you need to run […]

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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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Drop the Excuses

Angelaexercise excuses, exercise for life, fitness goals, Goals, Life, Running, Workouts

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While I was driving in the car yesterday, the DJ on the radio talked about a recent poll that said 40% of Americans believe they are “too old” to work out. First of all – WHAT?!?!?!? Want to know what the “too old” age is? 41 Yes, that’s right, 41. And that’s not 41 in […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaCross Training, Running, Strength training for runners, winter running, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts were back to the usual routine, with my usual food, my usual work schedule, and usual day to day life. Sigh.  I love it but I’m already looking forward to the next big think.  Which sadly, isn’t for awhile.  Oh well. Bring on the routine. Monday After wondering where all the January […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

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

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I don’t know about you, but I was so happy to be back into the routine of things for last week’s workouts. I love the holidays but I’m so over it. My kids do best with routine and structure and as much as I like to be a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of gal, I do too. […]

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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

AngelaBoston Marathon, Running, Saucony Peregrine, strength training, Strength training for runners, trail running, Workouts, Yoga

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Another week of workouts is done.  It’s hard to believe that the year is winding down.  I’m in the in between season and having fun, doing what I want. My only complaint?  Why does December feel like February?  I’m so cold ALL.THE.TIME!  At least the rain has stopped.  Can we get some snow again? PLEASE? […]

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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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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

AngelaLast week's workouts, Running, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga, Yoga for Runners

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Last week’s workouts were all about recovery from the Seacoast Half Marathon.  I don’t have any other races lined up (except for the family Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving) for the rest of the year so all my miles are now just for fun. Monday Rest day Tuesday Morning Flow Yoga at Bending Bodhi was just […]

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Last Week’s Workouts

AngelaRaces, Running, Seacooast Half Marathon, strength training, Strength training for runners, Workouts, Yoga

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Last week’s workouts were kept mostly easy in anticipation of the Seacoast Half Marathon. It’s crazy that it’s been two years since I did a half (and 5 years since I ran this race) when for years the 13.1 distance was my jam. I’m rusty on racing (and rusty in racing in general) those so […]

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