While I don’t have any big goal races on my calendar for this fall I still want to run strong and track my training.
I shared my race calendar at the beginning of the year and nothing has really changed since then. I will be running the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon and runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon this fall.
Also, I’ve been sharing my workouts everyday over on my Instagram story. I’m using mainly as an accountability tool, but it’s been fun so far!
Since we spent the 4th of July holiday in Colorado I am sharing two weeks in one post. All in all everything was the perfect combination of challenging workouts, active recovery and fun.
I took quite a few days off after we got back from Breckenridge, but that’s okay. I’m still learning to listen to my body.
I will be sharing more about each hike we did while in Colorado this Friday. Don’t miss it. The places were insanely beautiful and even though the pictures don’t do them justice they are pretty stunning too!
Here’s the rundown:
I did this workout and it was awesome. I used my 20lb EZ bar for the supersets and step ups. I am hoping after the next couple workouts I can up the weight. The workout was very challenging for me, but felt so good! I loved how strong I felt afterwards. I took an Epsom salt bath after dinner to help my muscles too. .5 miles
AM: 5 Minute Good Morning Yoga – Yoga with Adriene
PM: More Yoga + Foam Rolling
My goal for this run was to keep my heart rate really low and log some miles. My average heart rate was 123 for this run! I was one happy girl after this. The miles felt easy and it’s my longest run since before we left for Scotland.
5 easy paced miles
I completed this workout. This was my second lower body workout of the week, but this one had more of an emphasis on glutes and hamstrings. It was a tough one, but I was so proud to get it done!
This was also the second HIIT workout of the week. Woot!
2.69 miles total
2 easy miles + 25 minutes of easy spinning
We travelled to Colorado early in the morning, but did a short hike up Hoosier Pass after making our way to the mountains. The elevation was brutal at over 11,000 feet, but the views were incredible.
1.24 mile hike
We hiked McCullough Gulch and Rainbow Lake. It was a blast!
4.48 mile hike
The Mr. and I were finally starting to adjust to the altitude. We hiked the Booth Falls trail in Vail and it was quite the workout. It was really challenging, but the views were more than I could ever try to describe.
5.10 miles with 1,567 feet of vertical gain hike
After hiking Booth Falls we opted to take it a little easier and hiked Tenderfoot Mountain Trail and Sapphire Point. I loved that we didn’t have to work for the views, but missed the element of challenge in this hike. It was still the perfect way to cap off our trip.
3.13 mile hike
I said goodbye to Breckenridge with a 1 mile
run slog around the riverwalk, alpine gardens and main street. Running at 9,800 feet above sea level is tough! I stopped to take pictures, catch my breath and just enjoy being out in the mountain air.
We spent the rest of the day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science before catching our early evening flight. It was a fun day and I got lots of walking in.
Total Miles: 11.19 miles + 13.95 miles of hiking
So that’s it. Not many miles, but a pretty solid first week back at it followed by vacation fun.
How was last week for you?
Are you training for any fall races?