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– By Ultra Mama

If you’ve been following along on these posts, I’ve been documenting my experiences training for my first ultra.   Last week I was experiencing some major pain in my big toe and it didn’t let up this week.   So as hard as it was, I set out to take the week off running and just focused on cross training.   But just as the toe was starting to feel a bit better I was hit with a bad cold, so even though I stayed active, I didn’t get the 30-35 miles a week my training plan was calling for.
Experiencing injuries and illness can be frustrating when you are training for an event but it is also all part of the journey.   Read my latest post in collaboration with Dr. Kelly on how to deal and cross training ideas when you can’t run HERE.

biking with kids
Biking is great cross training. Especially when you are pulling an extra 90lbs behind you up hills!

Here is a quick recap the last 2 week’s workouts: 

Week #7:

Monday:
OFF

Tuesday:
Biked 8 miles solo

Wednesday:
Biked 5 hilly miles pulling the kids + workout at the playground (down and back on the monkey bars, inverted rows, knees to chest, push-ups, dips x 10 reps x 6 sets)

me shoes
Just taking a break and kicking my feet up. I wore my extra cushy Hoka shoes this week to give my toe a break.

Thursday:
Pi-yo class, 60 minutes on a spin bike + bootcamp class (weights + bike intervals)

Friday:
OFF

Saturday:
Biked 8 hilly, windy miles pulling kids in bike carrier

Sunday:
Hiked the stairs at Red Rocks 60 mins + body weight strength (push-ups, dips, seated reverse crunches, inverted rows x 10 reps x 8 sets)

Week #8: 

Monday:
OFF

Tuesday:
OFF

Wednesday:
4 mile bike + strength training workout

me on trailThursday:
pi-yo class + 7.5 mile trail run

Friday:
Took my son skiing!  He is 4 and this was only his 2nd time so I hiked up the bunny hill and ran along side him down.   Doesn’t really “count” as a workout but I will take it since I was out there being active at altitude for a good 2 hours!

Saturday:
Sick : (


Sunday:

4.5 mile hike

– Lauren Jones, aka Ultra Mama

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