Friday already? No idea how that is even possible, but I will take it! Since this week’s blog posts have talked about weekend, CrossFit, and food recaps, I thought today was the perfect day to touch in on my CrossFit and running workouts so far. Also mainly because this was going to be posted yesterday, but I have had such an insane week at work that I had no motivation to write after the day I had on Wed & Thurs. Woof is all that I need to say about it! Counting toes with this munchkin and quality time with his parents made it all better though!
I really debated this one for a solid 10 minutes in bed when my alarm went off at 8:10. When you have to be out the door by 8:30, 10 minutes is comparable to an hour. I really didn’t want to go. The workout looked gross, I wanted to run, I wanted to sleep in, but I recalled something I had said to Mat when I left the box on Thursday. “I’ll see you Thursday.” Damn commitments!
The workout was tough, and when I say tough, I mean a two-faced biznatch. This was a workout that I thought I was going to puke. No really, on the last leg of the run, I tested it by “burping.” Luckily it stayed a burp and not a barf, but if the humidity had been about 1% higher, it would have turned out differently. This one left my lower half very sore the next morning.
I woke up incredibly sore, and decided to sleep an additional 2 hours in hopes that my body would be just a little bit less sore than it was at 7 am. Nope, no luck. I was determined to get my run in, so I took my time on my foam roller, before heading out for my run. I am on Week 10 of my 10K Training, which means that I had this for my workout:
Repeat 3 times:
- 15 minute run
- 1 minute walk
Both with a warm-up & cool down walk of 5 minutes each. Total time running: 45 minutes
It was sweaty and tiring halfway through the 2nd round, but I completed it 100%!
I woke up too sore to go to CrossFit and too sore to run, so instead, I got my toosh outside, and enjoyed a 30 minute walk in the crisp, fall air. I had plans for a fartlek run after work, but by the afternoon, my body was feeling pretty tired, so I took this as a sign to use Monday as a full on rest-day. Now that I am in a really great running groove, all I want to do is run. It’d be so easy to get back into that unhealthy place I had with running where I was running every single day, but it’s been about 9 months since I’ve ended that unhealthy habit, and I had to remind myself on this day that rest would be more beneficial for my goals and my body than getting out there for a run.
Again, I chose to sleep in instead of working out in the morning. I have never been one to struggle getting out of bed for a workout, but for some reason, the darkness and chill outside before 6 am is not inviting. I hit up the gym with my coworker on our lunch break (yay to having your work pay for a gym membership!). In times where I can’t get to CrossFit in the morning, it’s nice to know I can still walk across the street to do something. I know some CrossFitters abhore the idea of a normal gym, but ya know, what, whatever! Sometimes you have to work with your schedule, and if that means hitting a regular gym over CrossFit, so be it!
I played with the free weights (dumbell thrusters, gross!), and then ran a mile. After work, I met up with Lindsay at Head’s Pond and we had planned on doing a fartlek run, but we did our own thing with it since we had no motivation. We sprinted to random trees, and used the recovery as a walk. We did that to the end of the trail, and walked the way back. No one mentioned sprints on the way back, so we just went with it!
CrossFit, finally!!! This one was a good one! There was a strength portion, along with two 7 minute AMRAPs, that include box jumps, slam balls, wall walks in one WOD, and then doubles, sit-ups and something else that I’m forgetting in the other WOD.
Got my training run in for the day. Same as Sunday.
Repeat 3 times:
- 15 minute run
- 1 minute walk
On the last round of the 15 minute run, I used the last 9 minutes to do fartleks. I knew I could handle 9 minutes of it, and I didn’t want to do them early on in the run in fear of tiring myself.
I don’t like going to CrossFit without knowing what the workout(s) will be. Partly because I like to be mentally prepared, and also so I know if I need to wear my burpee pants (you know, the ones that stay snug the best). Well, the workout wasn’t posted, but I sucked it up anyways. Why did I go?
We had a hero workout, which are a lot harder than your typical workout.
My lower half is ringing in soreness.
What was your best workout of the week?
The training run on Thursday hands down! I can feel that my runs are getting stronger!!
What do you weekend workouts look like?
I’m hoping for another training run, along with more fartleks! 🙂