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Overview of the Week

Before getting into each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…



Cycling: 20 miles
• Average speed: 14.9 MPH
• Bike: Specialized Roubaix Comp
• Surface: paved
• Elevation gain: 577 feet
• Start time: 9:19 AM
• Location: W&OD Trail Ashburn/Herndon loop
• Weather: 78° and cloudy, climbing to 86°
• What I wore: bike bibs, s/s jersey, and fingerless gloves

My husband and I enjoyed riding to a nearby town for lunch the previous weekend so much that we decided to return for breakfast – who knew that some breweries open at 6:30 AM for breakfast?!



Strength training: 1 hour of total body



Cycling: 52 miles
• Average speed: 14.3 MPH
• Bike: Specialized Roubaix Comp
• Surface: paved
• Elevation gain: 2,418 feet
• Start time: 7:50 AM
• Location: Thurmont, MD, Emmitsburg, MD, Gettysburg, PA
• Weather: 71° and sunny, climbing to 87° (feels like 91°) and partly cloudy with a 1-minute rain shower about 2/3’s into the ride
• What I wore: bike shorts, s/s jersey, and fingerless gloves

Driving to Maryland for a covered bridges tour on our bikes on Independence Day morning has become as much of a tradition for us as running in the Firecracker 5K in past years. Two friends were able to join us for a fun-filled morning on a new course which not only took us across three covered bridges, but also through the Gettysburg battlefield. Since it was a new course for us, I plan to write recap in the upcoming week.



Strength training: 1 hour of total body



Walking: 5 miles
• Average pace: 15:12 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: 213 feet
• Start time: 6:01 AM
• Location: neighborhood streets
• Weather: 72° and sunny, climbing to 78°
• What I wore: shorts, tank, and visor

While out on my virtual walk with Kim, it took a while to get a high five picture for our collage without any cars driving along the parkway in the background or drivers thinking I was trying to stop traffic with my hand up in the air. LOL

Collage credit: Kim


Strength training: 1 hour of total body

Walking: 1 mile
• Average pace: 14:51 minute/mile
• Elevation gain: N/A
• Start time: 8:13 AM
• Location: basement
• Weather: 69° in basement
• What I wore: shorts and jog bra

With extra time in my schedule, I probably would have gone outside for a longer walk, but with the temperature already at 85° with a feels like of 92°, I opted for a quick walk on my treadmill (affiliate link) in our cool basement.



Cycling: 30 miles
• Average speed: 11.7 MPH
• Bike: Salsa Warbird
• Surface: gravel
• Elevation gain: 2,001 feet
• Start time: 7:25 AM
• Location: Philomont loop
• Weather: 73° and sunny, climbing to 82°
• What I wore: bike shorts, s/s jersey, and fingerless gloves

My husband and I met a friend at the Philomont Community Center for one of our favorite gravel loops – a favorite because of the made-to-order sandwiches we buy for lunch at the little country store next door after our ride. We kept it chill and had a fabulous time!


Last Week’s Blog Posts

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…


  • • How did you celebrate Independence Day? ~ After our ride, we attended a block party complete with fireworks in our neighborhood. We left early because we were so tired (and hot) from being out in the sun/heat for most of the day.
  • • Which workouts were your most enjoyable, toughest, and/or memorable? ~ Our Independence Day ride was the most memorable because of the beautiful bridges and solemn ride through Gettysburg battlefield.
  • • Did you run in race over the weekend or on Independence Day? ~ No


And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!




I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but those of the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!


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