Cliff Walk Run & Last Week’s Workouts

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Just popping in with a quick post about my run this morning and a recap of last week’s workouts.

In general, it was a good week of workouts, minus a small overuse injury. I had some knee pain and soreness after my 11-mile run on Tuesday, so I took it easy with running for the rest of the week to give it a little break. The time off was exactly what I needed because I ran 4 miles this morning, and it seems to be good as new!

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Sunday: 3 miles + CrossFit

Kerrie and I met at Open Gym and did a WOD together. Alfonso from Angry Trainer Fitness posted a workout on Instagram earlier that morning, so we used it for inspiration.

We originally drew up the workout below, but then we ended up subbing ring rows (pulling) for HSPUs (since we had a lot of pushing movements). It took us close to 18 minutes to finish, but we weren’t going all out. I even stopped to drink water a couple of times, which is something I never do during a WOD. Hey, it was Sunday.

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Monday: Off

Tuesday: 11 miles

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Wednesday: CrossFit

Wednesday’s WOD was short and sweet painful. It was definitely a quad smoker! I did 5 rounds Rx.

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Thursday: Off

Friday: CrossFit

Friday’s CrossFit WOD was a fun one! It included a variety of movements– a couple of which I really needed to practice– so it was nice to try them in a WOD. The HSPUs really slowed me down (I was doing them one at a time), but I am glad that I got to work on them. I ended up finishing in 12:25.

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Saturday: 4 miles

I ended up waking up pretty sore after yesterday’s CrossFit workout, so I cut my scheduled 8-miler in half and ran 4 miles instead. We did weighted Good Mornings the day before, so my hamstrings were incredibly tight. Plus, I didn’t want to push my luck with my knee, so I went for a nice, easy, and very enjoyable run around Newport.

I ran on the Cliff Walk this morning, and it was so beautiful! It’s definitely one of the prettiest runs I have ever experienced.

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My run included a little bit of stair-running too!

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Question of the Day

What is the prettiest run you have ever experienced?

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37 Comments

  1. Funnily enough, I like only 30 minutes from the Cliff Walk and have never been. And I’ve lived in RI for 10 years and grew up in MA before that…so it’s not like I’ve ever been far away. I just hate driving in Newport! HA!

    Prettiest I’ve ever done was in FL when we were there for a friend’s wedding. There was this place near our hotel called Crane’s Roost Park or something like that in Altamonte Springs. It was so gorgeous and there was so much wildlife. It was a mile loop around a pond/lake/whatever that had live music on certain nights. Gorgeous!

  2. I think the prettiest run I ever experienced was when I ran the Nike Half in San Francisco. Your run this morning looks beautiful. I’m excited because I am running the United Healthcare Half in Newport next weekend. Can’t wait to run that course!

  3. The scenery on your run looks amazing – a pretty view always makes a run better. The prettiest run I ever did was in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland three summers ago. Although I had some discomfort from a hike the day before (which ended up being runners knee), I ran just over six miles in a valley with huge mountains and waterfalls on both sides of me. The whole time I kept thinking how lucky I was.

  4. oh wow, the cliff walk looks beautiful! The prettiest run I’ve ever experienced was running the trails in the Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs. So hard since it was practically climbing up and down, but so pretty and fun!

  5. I’d have to say Hawaii. I just ran thru this residential area in honolulu & I was seeing the sun rise thru the palm trees with the ocean behind it. It was pretty magical.

  6. That looks gorgeous! The most beautiful run I’ve ever taken was years ago (6 years maybe?) in Pebble Beach, California. Even though it was so long ago, I still remember running along the gorgeous rocky coast and through the forest. I love vacation runs so much!

  7. Gorgeous! I’d say you didn’t even feel like you were running with all there was to see around you! I had to google a few of the crossfit moves out of interest! What sort of weight would you use for the good mornings? Great for flexibility I’d imagine.

  8. I ran at a park with amazing mountain views this week that was probably a top 5 favorite run. But I’d say the prettiest run I’ve probably ever done was the Steamboat Half. If anyone else has run it — it seriously changed my view on running. So serene!

  9. Prettiest run? Oh man, I’ve had the good fortune to run in all sorts of cool areas – along the Pacific Ocean, Central Park, Seattle, Lake Tahoe, Golden Gate Bridge … but I think my morning runs when the sun is just coming up over the Bay Bridge get me every time.

  10. The prettiest run I’ve been on was in Charleston on vacation this summer. Our second morning, I woke up and ran from our hotel to the Battery, where Charleston overlooks the Atlantic. It was absolutely stunning. I literally stopped for about 10 minutes at the Battery to just take it in.

  11. The Cliff Walk photos are gorgeous! I am so jealous. We have a nice trail that meanders through trees and over a small stream that I really enjoy… But my running trail is NOTHING compared to your views!!

  12. I’ve done a handful of the Angry Trainer’s workouts from YouTube…good stuff!
    The prettiest run was in Maui, on our honeymoon, along the beach – what could be back about that!?!? Glad your knee is feeling good 🙂
    -Sammy @ peaceandloveandicecream.blogspot.com

  13. I love running under/in the forest. Both the Redwoods and Sequoias are the most stunning places I have ran! I always try to get some running in when I get a chance to go camping.

  14. I went to Newport for my best friend’s wedding and we did the Cliff Walk. It was beautiful!

    Two of my favorite runs: When I used to go to LA for work, we stayed in Santa Monica on the beach, and I would run on that beach every morning. The views of the Palisades were breath-taking 🙂 The other most beautiful run was at the Cape, and it was just the sheer simplicity of the ocean and that tiny little cape town.

  15. Running a 16 miler in sylamore , AR up the side of a mountain!! Hardest race I’ve ever run but the scenery made it completely worth the 5 hours it took to finish!

  16. I haven’t ran many places yet, but when I run my parents neighborhood I’m always amazed by how nice it is. With the lakes, and the deed, and squirrels. It’s a great place to run.

  17. I just had a very scenic run during an 8 miler this past weekend but my prettiest run was in Guam during sunrise. It was absolutely gorgeous.

  18. The Cliff Walk looks awesome! I haven’t ran too many places, my favorite is in a metropark in our city – this particular trail has like 5 different “landscapes” and my favorite is through this forest with really tall, almost enchanting pine trees…it reminds me of a forest from The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings. During the winter its breathtaking and the only sounds you can hear are your feet crunching the snow and your breath. Love it.

  19. Prettiest run? I have two. The first is running through Hanalei Bay in Kauai. The second would be my old running route here in Santa Barbara, Ca. I used to live in the hills and there is a downhill section that looks over the city and ocean. On a clear day you can see the islands on the other side of the channel. My favorite time to do this run is at dawn. So gorgeous!

  20. I’ve only ever completed one run so far and it was pretty nice. I don’t really enjoy running so I haven’t incorporated it into my workouts. My bf is a big fan of running though so once I’m in better shape we have a plan to do one of the RunDisney races. I want to do the Disney Princess 10k! My bf doesn’t think he’ll look good in a tutu though. 😉 I think he’d look cute! Haha.

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