Last Week’s Workouts

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Last week’s workouts meant vacation was over. After 10 days of waking up without an alarm and running whenever I wanted, it was kind of a shock to the system.

It’s time to get back to the grind of daily living and ultra training.

Womp, womp, womp.


40 minute Arc Trainer Strength Intervals

60 minutes Strength training/mobility/core

The first day back at the gym after being gone for a week is rough. I knew I was going to be sore no matter what weight I used, so I did my usual numbers and hoped that I’d be able to walk on Tuesday.

Spoiler alert: I was sore from head to toes!


5.13 mile run

Kyle and I met up for some chit chat and miles. It felt so leisurely to meet up later than usual thanks to having my mom and aunt visiting for the week. Even though we ran later, the air still felt cool with a hint of fall.  It’s so sad to think that the days are getting shorter now!

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20 minute Stepmill Intervals

10 minute Rower Intervals

60 minutes Strength training/mobility/core


5.17 mile run

The goal of today’s run was to attack the hills and recover on the downhills/flats. I tried to hit up the hillier section of town for some good climbs. I felt good attacking and even earned myself some segment PR’s on Strava.


rest day!


18 mile trail run

This run was a mix of feeling good to not feeling good.  It stayed that way for the duration. Starting out I felt like I was having to work harder than I should have been.  My left ankle felt locked up and didn’t like any type of incline.

Like last week, I started to feel some cramping in my hamstrings around mile 12.  Per my coach, I packed some Spicy Brown Mustard to eat if that happened.  I was hesitant that it would work and even more hesitant that it would taste good.

But guess what?

It got rid of the cramps and tasted pretty darn good.  So much so that I sipped on it throughout the rest of my run.

Who knew?

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The last 6 miles were a little rough. I tripped and rolled my ankle around mile 14. It was a doozey but I was able to walk it off for a bit before I could start running again. Rachel and I tried to stick to less technical trails/dirt road after that just to be on the safe side.

Side note: HUGE thanks to Chris, John and Rachel for pulling me along on my longest long run since Boston 2015 and for my longest trail run EVER.  They made it seem easy!


2 hrs SUP

30 min Recovery Run

My friend Jenny and I hit the water in the a.m. for SUP time. I told Jenny that the water in the bay was always flat and calm. I lied. It was windy, wavy and a struggle to go anywhere into the wind. BUT it was so fun.

last week's workouts | happyfitmama.comLater in the day, I finally laced up my kicks for an easy pace recovery run.  I wasn’t sure how my ankle would feel from rolling it on Saturday but it was ok. Not 100% but ok all things considering. I kept it easy and walked a little to keep it light.

Overall, it was a solid week of workouts.  I’m ready for another hard week that’s going to be capped off with hilly miles for Vermont 100 on 100 with 5 other friends. I can’t wait!

How was your week in workouts?

Linking up with the Weekly Run Down.

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