CrossFit Endurance Training Week 6

We’re another week into training and I gotta be honest…I’m not feeling too confident.  I definitely have doubts about our CrossFit Endurance plan, but just have to sit back and trust in the training.  The biggest issue this training cycle has been my mental game.  I’m not sure how only building up to a 15k during training will give me confidence to run 13.1.  I also feel a ton of pressure to hit certain paces or times, so I’m getting anxiety before workouts.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my post about exactly that this past weekend.  I had major anxiety and didn’t make it even 1/4 mile down the road before panicking, crying and turning around.  Granted, all of my anxiety is not from running.  I have some other life stuff going on too!  Anyway, I stopped, dropped and yoga-ed to get my head right.  It happens!  So with that awesome intro, here is last week’s training:

Monday: CrossFit.  We started with some back squats and then a 14-minute AMRAP (as many rounds/reps as possible) of 5 Chest-to-Bar pull-ups (modified), 30 wall balls (14 lb for me) and 50 Double Unders (100 singles).  I finished 3 full rounds plus 38 reps.


AM–> 5-6 x 400m with 300m recovery.  Humid summer mornings are just the worst, and this one was no exception!  Despite sore legs and buckets of sweat, I felt okay on these repeats…{1:59, 1:57, 1:56, 1:59, 1:57, 1:54}


PM–> Yoga.  Instead of hitting up the gym again, I opted for yoga and somehow convinced boyfriend to join.  We did a 50-minute class on (my go-to for at home or travel yoga).  I knew my legs would be sore and I’d be travelling Wednesday, so I’m giving myself a pat on the back for getting in yoga!

Wednesday: Rest.  I was out in Seattle for work, so between the cross-country flight and meetings I opted for a rest day!

Thursday: Run…4 miles total with 5 x 800m with 2:30 rest between.  I had to squeeze this in on the hotel gym treadmill, so I sped up to my average 800m pace for the 0.5 mile intervals and walked/jogged the 2:30 minutes.   


Friday: CrossFit- I did a quick workout with KB swings, push-ups and burpees.

Saturday: Failed run attempt, turned yoga & meditation session.  Bright pants=bright attitude, right?! 

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Sunday: 2 x 5k with 10:00 rest between.  The first 5k went great and I finished in 28:19, but I fell apart on the way back.  My hip felt tight and seized up, forcing me to walk a little between miles 2-3.  I finished the second 5k significantly slower in 31:02.  Not a big fan of this workout, but it ended with a chocolate milk cheers, which I do love! 🙂

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Time to put last week behind me and start fresh.  I’m back in the gym tonight and looking forward to lifting weights rather than running! 

What do you prefer…long easy runs or short and fast?  How do you build mental confidence?