Sunday I did something I pretty much promised myself I would never do, I ran a half marathon. This was so far out of my comfort zone and I just thought I’d take a moment to share my FEELINGS.
1. It hurt. I’m not going to say that it was a walk in the park (or a zoo in this case). My legs felt like tree trunks, my lungs felt like whoopie cushions, and at one point I thought I lost circulation in my hands and that they might actually fall off and trip someone behind me (true story). A special thank you to Katie Crowley for running with me and telling me to keep going when I said that I thought I was dying. And Joe Bracken for yelling along the way!
3. Support helps. My racing experience is limited but having the spectators along the side was a big morale booster. Just like having a coach or classmate cheering you on during a WOD, getting a high five from some random child with sticky fingers on the side of the road or seeing a dog that kind of looks like Badger definitely lifted my spirits.
5. CrossFit makes you fast. CrossFit Endurance makes you faster. Combining CrossFit training and interval training (combination of short and long) twice a week allow you to maximize your training time. Just like how CrossFit workouts are generally shorter to keep the intensity high, endurance workouts should be similar. And if you think about it, it’s just common sense. Running 5 miles at a slow pace isn’t going to make you any quicker. But doing 400m or 200m repeats trying to maintain a fast split will train your body to hold your sprinting pace for longer. If you want specific endurance workouts or a plan feel free to ask me or Eric, otherwise just go faster.
NOW IM GOING TO SLEEP FOREVER.
October 15, 2013
Strength: Front Squat 2-2-2-2-2-2
600m Run (1 lap around block)
15 Wall Ball Shots (20#/14#)
15 Kettlebell Swings (24kg/16kg)
Yulefest 5k - Join the CrossFit Fenway team on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 for the Yulefest 5k. The race starts and finishes in front of Harvard Yard and is immediately followed by an epic block party on Brattle Street that’s sponsored by three local craft brewers. It’s put on by the same folks that did the Sasquatch and Big Bad Wolf trail races, and it’ll be great if we can get another big, competitive team together. Register here!