Weekly Workout Recap Week of July 9, 2018
Trail running, CrossFit, and even a road ride on my bike! It’s time for my latest weekly workout recap!
Rest Day. After the Loon Mountain Race on Sunday my legs needed a break. So for Monday I took it easy and enjoyed taking my dog Teddy Bear for a walk on our dirt road.
CrossFit. I haven’t been doing as much CrossFit this summer because it has just been too nice outside so I have been back to running a lot more. Tuesday I headed to the CrossFit Box for a solid sweaty workout. We started with weightlifting. Hang Power Cleans were the name of the game, working to get a max weight. I am still highly focused on form so not going too heavy so finally my form is improving! After that we did a METCON with an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) in 20 minutes. The workout was as follows: 200m run, 8 hang power cleans, 200 m run, 10 pull ups, 200m run, 12 Toes to Bar, 200 m run, 14 calories-Bike, ski, or row. Needless to say I got my butt kicked but in a good way!
Trail Run. What a perfect day to explore some new trails with my friend Lily. Lily is training for the Spartan Ultra Beast and many other Obstacle Course races so needs to build up her running mileage. We hit the trails on Wednesday for 8 miles in the woods. The trail had some challenging uphills but was mostly gorgeous rolling single track through the woods. I can’t wait to explore on those trails with her again soon.
Hill Sprints. It’s been quite awhile since I attempted hill sprints but I decided it was time to mix it up and to do something a bit different. The dirt road leading to my house is the perfect hill because it is a dead end so no traffic and has a nice grade to it. I hit the hill for 8X 1/10th of mile with recovery in between on the downhill with a warm up and cool down for a total of 20 minutes. Even though it was short this workout did its job!
CrossFit. My second CrossFit session of the week included wall balls, jump roping, overhead cleans, over head squats and pull ups.
More trail running! Yes! This trail run was with my friend Bridget who was one of the women that I first started running with. We ran on 7 miles of gorgeous trails near her house in Danville, Vermont and did some much needed chatting on the run. It was so humid on the run and we were both drenched with sweat by the time that we finished.
Biking. I haven’t been on my bike all summer so it was time. I need to get out on my bike more! I did a 17.7 mile loop near my house in one hour 17 minutes. It felt pretty good to be back on my bike although I am sore in places that I haven’t been sore in awhile today. It was the perfect time to ride. It was the evening so there weren’t to many cars on the road and the temperature was just perfect. On my next ride I get to take out my new Cervelo Triathlon Bike. I am psyched!
What was your favorite workout this week? Did you try something new?