A recap of my weekly workouts from the previous week.
I think we are about 4 weeks into marathon training now. Running used to be my thing. It was actually all I would do when working out. Back in college and for about year and a half after, I would probably run 30-40 miles a week. Every single week. Most of time I felt pretty good running, even on my longer days of 7-10 miles. I found CrossFit about 4.5 years ago and things changed. I started to focus on getting stronger. I would still run, but wasn’t as committed to it.
Well running this much these past few weeks has been a little tough. The longer runs (especially those that are 10+ miles) are getting tiring. After running 16 miles on Friday, I can’t really imagine running 10 more miles to complete a marathon. I think I need to change up my nutrition a little bit and really let my body recover. I just love CrossFit so much that it is hard to balance them both. Does anyone have any good advice?
Sunday – rest day/so sore from my CrossFit comp
Monday – CrossFit WOD
5 x (hang snatch + snatch)
KB Swings (70/53)
Still super sore but figured I should move around some. Worked up to 75# in my snatch and finished the workout in 5:26 (I think) using 35#.
Tuesday – training run
5 miles mid tempo pace (7:40/mile)
Wednesday – Crush Workout – total body
Thursday – CrossFit WOD
Partner WOD for time:
*alternate every 750m
We finished in 25:13
Friday – training run
This wasn’t the best run. We ran 13.5 and then ran out of trail so we decided to go to Crush to finish the last few miles. We forgot there was a class though and had to wait about 35 mins. I got 16 in, but it was broken up too much and our overall pace was probably about 9:00/mile and that is too slow if we are trying to run at an 8 pace on marathon day.
Saturday – event at The Lab
Was supposed to be a rest day, but AFBA had an event at The Lab and I have been dying to try it out. It is a new fitness facility downtown that has HIIT, spin, pilates, and yoga classes. The facility is gorgeous. I loved the pilates class and am thinking of going back this week! After we did 20 mins in each type of class, we sampled food from The Honest Bar, their in house smoothie, juice, and healthy on-the-go food bar. The food was super tasty and they have a dietitian making the menu so you know they really think about different nutrients to help replenish your body. Talk about such a fun job for a dietitian!