As if it is September! Where did the summer go?! So sad. I hate running in the cold. It’s not cold yet but I know it’s going to come eventually. Friggin Canada. I am already annoyed with all things pumpkin. People, it’s not even October. I seriously don’t get the obsession. Yes I eat it on occasion and I do like it but no you will never see me posting a pic of my #PSL – or drinking a PSL (or any latte ever for that matter). I watched the saddest/most wonderful movie last night – The Book Thief. Have you seen it? Oh my gosh. So many tears. Such a wonderful film. I need to start reading again for pleasure and not just nutrition stuff. Anyways, I got back into the swing of my workouts last week. How I missed CrossFit. I’m sorta coming to terms with the fact that I am really not going to improve that much in CrossFit stuff as I am focusing on running/marathon training. Such is life.
We warmed up with some mobility stuff and then did a circuit of front rack lunges, box jumps and hollow rocks.
I switched to using the red band for pull ups because it has less resistance than the one I was previously using… yay! So I seem to actually be getting stronger in this area. I am starting to work on my kipping pull-up motion – it’s so awk. I don’t remember what I got per AMRAP but I totaled 242 reps.
Warmup: 1 mile run
7 rounds of: 400m hill sprint + 5 push-ups + 10 tricep dips
Cool down: 10 minute bike
The hill is just at a park by my house – it is not very steep but still offers some resistance.
We worked on our snatch from 3 positions and then did a 14 EMOM of one rep. The heaviest I went was 55lbs. Such an awkward movement but I am getting there. Sean was helping me with my technique – especially my starting position. Stay low, shoulders back, butt down.
Death. I friggin hate double-unders (I have not been practicing). And pull-ups are still my weakness. So I reallyyyy need to work on them. I did 46 wall balls (with a 14lb ball), got through 40 double-unders and 6 rounds plus 1 pull-up of Cindy. Red band for the pull-ups… getting better. 367 reps. Meh.
15 minute bike + afternoon walk.
I really wanted to take it easy today and rest my legs to get ready for long-run-Saturday.
Boo yeah! I’ve never run this far in a training run (I only ran up to 10 miles when training for my two halfs) so this was kinda cool. And the best part? It felt awesome and easy! Yes, easy. If I wasn’t meeting Marisa and Noah for brunch, I would have gone longer. But brunch was so delicious and our meet-up was so fun! I love good runs.
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been to the Sunday Oly class. We warmed up with a 1km run and then did some mobility. Next, we worked on our squat snatch technique (mine sucks… need to keep the bar closer to my body).
Then we warmed up our power clean, hang squat clean and jerk before doing this EMOM:
It looks confusing but basically it is 3 continuous minutes of: 5 power cleans, 3 hang squat cleans, 1 power clean and jerk then 2 minutes rest x3… increasing weight each round. I used 55lbs then 65lbs then 75lbs.
To finish up, we did this WOD:
I used 45lbs for the power snatch complex and finished in 4:53. Yes I was last. With the lightest weight. Yes everyone was still cheering me on. Yay CrossFit.
Questions of the day…
Are you pumpkin obsessed?
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