Actually training, week 1: weekly rundown

First week of a new training plan – which I didn’t get around to writing a post about. I have today off, though, so I will start writing it today and get it posted by Wednesday.


6.1 miles easy.


3.2 miles with 6x hill sprints. I planned on ~4 miles total, but I always forget how much time hill sprints take (because of the recovery intervals).

Lower body strength workout.


35 minute cycle class.


5.1 miles easy. It suddenly got very windy on the top of this hill and I kept getting snow blown into my ears.

Upper body strength workout.


Active rest day – went for ~1 hour of snowshoeing with Kara. The snowshoeing aspect was a bit disappointing, because I chose a trail everyone recommends for snowshoeing but the trail was packed and there wasn’t actually any need for the shoes.


9.6 easy….ish miles. I planned to run 10 on a trail I knew was packed down for a pretty long way, but looks are deceiving. Around the 2.5 mile mark the trail starting getting more soft and uneven – still good for hiking boots, but really difficult to run on.

I turned around at 3 miles and finished the rest of the run on the road.

Weekly totals

24 miles, 1500 feet elevation gain, 2 strength workouts, 1 cycle class.

Linking up for the Weekly Run Down with Kim and Deborah


19 Comment

  1. So I am jealous of the snow shoes! I have not had a chance to pull mine out at all this winter. No snow to speak of around here. Nice week of training for you. Thanks for linking up

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I am still looking for good places to use the snowshoes! Trails get packed down so quickly here.

  2. Jenn says: Reply

    That’s crazy elevation! When you live at sea level, it’s hard to imagine anything so high!

    Great job this week!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      That’s spread out over the whole week – the per mile gain is pretty moderate! We actually have a trail here where you gain that much elevation in a single mile (definitely NOT running that one).

  3. Wendy says: Reply

    I have yet to try snow shoes–our winters are so unpredicable that I’m afraid if I bought them, we wouldn’t get any snow. But I’d love to try it! Looks so beautiful.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I bet you could find somewhere to rent them!

  4. Kim G says: Reply

    You had a really great week of training! I haven’t tried snow shoes yet but it looks like so much fun!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It can be!

  5. Nice week! What are you training for?
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It’s a secret…well, not really, but I haven’t posted about it yet. I will have a post up later this week!

  6. Despite being “sick” of the cold lately, I’m actually jealous of your runs! That snow looks so beautiful! I wish I could see it in person…maybe not live in it, but just visit somewhere that had snow 😉
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I recommend the snow, personally😉

  7. The top of that hill looks . . . uninviting, I gotta admit. I am so over the gray days! That’s really too bad the snow shoeing was a bit of a bust too. I keep saying I have to try snow shoeing, but there just never seems to be time.

    Sounds like your first week of training went really well!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      If it’s not snowing here it’s sunny more often than not, so the gray is not so bad. The wind, on the other hand….

  8. Honestly, you have the most beautiful pics…even if there’s snow in them 🙂 I hadn’t thought of the snow-shoeing thing if the snow was already packed. That’s why I’ve never bought Yak Trax…even though we get plenty of snow, the roads are usually cleared enough that the coils of the Trax would be more of a nuisance than a help.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Oh, I’m not a fan of the coil style traction at all. I use nanospikes when I need something.

  9. renée says: Reply

    wow great week 1 ! and once again amazing nature photos! LOVE!

  10. I’d love to try snowshoeing! It does look very tiring though, so it’s gotta be a good workout!
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  11. You had a great week! What are you training for? All that snow looks so pretty but I am happy when we don’t have it here. 🙂
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