My coach specified that once we started a set of 30, we couldn't stop or we had to add on an extra 400 meter run with our wall ball. Um...no thank you! I will NOT be stopping during a set! The set that killed me was the thrusters. I think I have done thrusters everyday this week so I found my shoulders pretty "thrustered" out.
I'd made a plan to meet some of my CrossFit buddies at the gym Saturday morning, and then follow that up with my long run.
|Grr! Ready to rock some Saturday workouts!|
3 rounds for time:
400 meter run
Oh well, I still had fun! And since it was a running-based workout, I finished second in my class =) AND after the workout, someone came up and praised how good my pullups look! I was so excited I just about hugged her!
After Crossfit, my friend Beth and I headed out for a run. I was debating how much I wanted my "long run" to be this weekend and decided on 12 miles. I figured my body could use a bit of a rest after the half marathon last weekend, but I wanted to keep my mileage up. Beth stuck with me for the first 3 miles or so and I was thankful to have a friend there to get me through those early miles. Once I hit 4 miles or so, I finally felt loosened up!
I ran along the Burke-Gilman trail. This is such a great multi-use trail for runners, walkers, bikers, roller-bladers, etc. that stretches all round Seattle for miles. Last time I tried to follow it, I got lost somewhere near the U-District, but luckily, this time I was able to stay on the trail!
More on this in another post, but one of the injuries that put an end to my dance career was a Morton's Neuroma. I don't feel it much anymore since I had surgery to remove the nerve between my toes, but when I am breaking in new running shoes, it is downright painful. Saturday was my first long run in my new shoes and by mile 6 I had to stop, take off my shoe, and move my toes around. The pain I experience is very odd. Sometimes it just hurts and feels like a sharp pain in my foot and other times my foot "clicks" as well. Every mile or so after that I had to stop again to shake it out. I literally thought about running home without my shoe on, but definitely made the wise choice to nix that decision since I was still about 6 miles away from my car.
Luckily I made it through and ran home to eat, take an ice bath, shower and get to work. I am a recent ice bath convert.
|I'm cold but excited! Recover faster legs!!|
The next morning, I got in 3.5 recovery miles before heading into work again. When I got to the gym, I was excited to find a wall of my cookie cutter workouts! I've been working on these for awhile, and am excited for people to sign up so I can take them through the routines!
I also got in 5 miles this morning. 3 before opening and the gym and 2 after. I was still feeling slow and like I was still in recovery mode and once I stopped, it was hard to get my pace moving again! The sun was also being a bit slow this morning as the sunrise didn't even start until I was finished. I guess it's preparing me for winter when all my runs are going to be in the dark again.