Last Week’s Workouts

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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 on TV or spectating?  I’ll have at least one TV turned to the live coverage at work and I’m sure I’ll be fielding all the usual questions yet again.

Last week’s workouts were a cutback week.  Easy miles with some climbing, gym days and two days of Max miles.  I’m loving having a 4 legged running buddy again!


Strength training:

DB chest/shoulders pyramid

TRX inverted row

Band pull ups

Bench step ups w/ balance

Lateral lunge and reach

Reverse lunge w/ balance

Band skaters

Med ball slams

30 minutes Stepmill intervals – 1 min up/1 min down x 10

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35 min run, 8:50 avg pace, 187 elev gain

Max wanted to run with me so we hit the pavement for some easy miles.  I’ve never had a dog that enjoyed running on the road.  Rudy and Cooper only loved the trails so this has been a nice treat.  I haven’t taken Max running on the trails yet.  He still needs to work on his leash skills and I don’t think we are ready to let him off leash just yet.  We’ve had some close calls where I’ve nearly did a face plant because he decided he wanted to smell what was on the left side of the sidewalk not the right. Having that happen on the trails would surely cause some damage…to me, of course.

Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi


Strength training:

Mountain Legs Circuit

Bench press

Cable flys

Cable row w/ squat

Band pull ups

Med ball slams

Mobility + Core

30 minutes Elliptical Intervals: 10 min w/u, 2 min on/1 min off


38 min run, 10:09 avg pace, 735 ft elev gain

Kyle and I met up for some early morning hill repeats up our favorite beast.  Last time we did this workout about a month ago, we did 5 repeats (in addition to warm up and cool down) in the allotted time.  Today we got in 6.  Training is working because I felt stronger and even snagged a hill PR on Strava.

Morning Flow Yoga @ Bending Bodhi

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Rest day!


52 minute run, 8:50 avg pace, 427 ft elev gain

Kyle and I had planned on running the trails early in the morning before our kids full day of all things baseball (Opening Day ceremony, practice and a scrimmage).  That changed when we both woke up to the sound of pouring rain.  We decided to hit the roads in search of the hilliest route to keep it simple.

Of course, as soon as I got home, Ron told me Opening Day was cancelled.  And then an email came through an hour later than practice was cancelled.  And then 30 minutes later, the scrimmage was cancelled because the fields were too wet.

Whomp, whomp, whomp.

Ironically, the sun came out in the afternoon and the temps got into the mid 70s.  It was gorgeous!

Oh well. We had a great plan and then it fell apart. Never fails!


33 min run, 9:02 avg pace, 262 ft elev gain

Easy Max miles for Sunday morning.  It was a glorious 60 degrees – perfect for my first shorts and tank run of the season. It’s crazy that it snowed on Tuesday and it was a balmy 34 degrees on my run Thursday.  Spring in New England at it’s best!

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