Monday: 5 rounds- 1000m row, 15 weighted squats (50lbs), 20 alt lunges w/med ball twist
Sunday’s long run was unexpectedly incredible. I went into it feeling like I’d die out around mile 6, just because I’ve been doing much shorter distances lately and because I waited until the last possible minute to actually get outside and run (like 3:30ish). Since I figured it was gonna be a rough one I turned my Garmin on, hid it under my sweater and listened to my body to pace me for the day.
Surprisingly I kept a really even pace. I focused on my breath, my footfall, the turnover– picking up my feet quickly instead of heel striking– basically all the little things CrossFit Endurance has been drilling into my head. The two lights I stopped at, i checked out the Garmin juuuuust to see where my pace was. Each time my watch read 8:22. I’ll take it. I laughed that the average pace never changed, but knew this was the easy pace my body wanted for the given day. I chose to respect it, enjoy the outside and fall into Jack White’s album, Lazaretto.
Mile 6 came and went. I figured I’d get tired soon, I always get tired near the end. Who wouldn’t? Yet again to my surprise, I didn’t tire. The cold got to me a bit, but the running was fantastic. Every uphill wasn’t a challenge, just a different footfall, arm swing, and breathing pattern. Every curve on the trail was a chance to practice tangents. Each person in front of me was a target to push just a little harder, to pass.
It was just a good run. Nothing special except I was mentally alert, and aware of my body for a full 10 miles. I almost always fall in and out of body consciousness while running. Sunday I was present in the best way possible. I’m a runner and I’m ready for new things to happen in 2015.
And even though my mile splits ranged from 8:00-8:35, my average ended up a solid 8:22. Haha.
Mon: 5 Rounds: 500m row, 8 body weight dips, AMRAP* TRX triceps extension, 15 each side lateral wall ball slams.
Tues: 4m easy 8:20/pace, AMRAP TRX chestflys/pushups
Wed: 4m easy (but hard because of the wind) 7:34/pace, 15 min running drills/ 5min bare foot running
Fri: 5.5m race pace treadmill workout, warm up 8:45, marathon pace 8:15, 1/2 pace 7:19, 10k pace 6:53, 5k pace 6:27, half mile cool down
Sat: 5 Rounds: 15 wide grip rows, 15 close grip rows (30lb barbell), 15 sit ups
Sun: 10m long 8:22/pace
Total Miles: 23.5
Any notable runs lately?
Who’s ready for the Holidays and a few days off???