Week 10 of training…AKA the week I lost all my confidence. I’ve had a great training cycle, up until this week when my runs were just plain bad or non-existent. I no longer feel like I’m capable of my Brooklyn goals (which I’ll be posting soon). Someone tell me this is normal and I’m not totally crazy! Let’s recap this past week:
Monday 5/5: CrossFit. We did more squat lessons, then a tabata workout that didn’t look so bad at first glance…but was actually pretty brutal.
It was 8 20 second rounds of each: squats, KB swings and flutter kicks with a 10 second break in between. Holy crap…my hips, abs and lower back were on fire after this! And in a post-WOD blur, Liz and I finally signed up for CF…dun dun dun!
Tuesday 5/6 (AKA My Birthday!) Coach had 5 miles with ten 1-minute pick-ups at 8:00 pace on the sched. I did nothing like that. I was super sore, didn’t feel well and was tired the entire time. I did 5 pickups (barely getting down to 8:00 pace) and then mentally gave up. I even ended up walking my last mile because my mommy called and I chatted with her instead. Oh well, shitty runs happen…right?
Wednesday 5/7: CrossFit. You guys! This was supposed to be the very last beginners class for us…THANK GOODNESS! But I was in no mood for it. The classes had become repetitive for CF buddy Liz and I because of the way we were able to attend them and I just wasn’t interested in push-pressing a PVC pipe anymore. The CF gods must have been listening to us before class, because Logan (owner/coach) told us to just jump in with the regular class! Woohoo! I was pumped at first…and then realized I had gotten just what I wanted. I wasn’t push-pressing a PVC pipe…I’d be doing it with a real bar (plus weight) 150 times. Ha! The WOD was:
A) 5 RFT with 4 minutes rest between each round:
30 Push Presses (I used 35lb)
20 KB Swings (I used 25lb KB)
B) 3 x 400m run with 4 min rest between
Score= Slowest of A+B
For me, that was 3:24 and 2:24.
Although I’ve done “real” classes before, this was my first one with CrossFit 516, which I feel marks my start as a legit CrossFitter. Onward and upward from here! 🙂
4 easy + 4 strides Rest. Oops. I was just exhausted and had a lot to do….and didn’t feel like it.
Friday 5/9: Rest. I had to drive upstate after work, so no time for a workout!
Saturday 5/10: The plan was 8 miles (6 easy, 2 @ 8:45). The reality was awful. I was upstate for my friends baby shower so I headed over to the Auburn Trail, an awesome 9 mile stretch that crosses streams, a golf course, etc. It’s really pretty.
Great place to run…awful run! Here come the excuses: I headed out a little late, and it was already 72 degrees when I started running. I was still tired, probably from working 8 hours Friday then jumping in the car and driving for 6.5! My first 2 miles felt okay, there was a little bit of a breeze so it wasn’t too warm. Then I fell apart. I got hot, I had no water, my head hurt and I knew there was no way I could do 8 miles. Oh, and I stepped on a snake! So I once again, I quit. I just wanted to be done and get back, get ready and celebrate with my friends. A failed last long run is a good sign, right?
Sunday 5/11: Rest. And 6 more hours of driving. But I got to spend some time with my family and see this little guy too:
That’s that. 5 DAYS UNTIL BROOKLYN. And hopefully plenty of sleep til Brooklyn! 😉
Have you had a bad week of training? Tell me I’m not totally crazy and my race will be fine….PLEASE.