Monday, September 10, 2012

Weekend Workouts

My weekend started off Friday evening with a CrossFit workout. This should come as no surprise =) For some reason our class was packed! There are usually around 10 people, but we probably had close to 20 on Friday.

We started off working military press. The Level II checklist requires 3 military press at 1/2 body weight. Apparently, our coaches are getting us ready for a skills test so we did 3 reps with as much weight as possible. I didn't get up to 1/2 my body weight, but I was close! Why is anything with shoulders so difficult?!

Our WOD was all about getting to muscle failure. Our coach put 4 minutes on the clock and for the first round, we had to row 300 meters and then do as many pushups as possible.

Ouch. And it only got worse! And, of course, by worse, I mean it got more fun!

Then we had 4 minutes on the clock to run 200 meters and do as many pullups as possible. I didn't even attempt to do my pullups unassisted and still had to stop to rest at least once!

Then we went through each round for a second time.

Bye bye arms, see you next Thursday! My arms were literally jello by the time we finished. I LOVE that feeling!

Afterwards, I drove over to Greenlake to get my bib for Sunday's Iron Girl 10k and it had my name on it! Never had a bib like this before!

Saturday I got in an easy 4 miles before work and then took the rest of the day easy.

Sunday I woke up ready to run! My plan was to hit 16 miles for the day and I got up super early so that I could pound out 10 miles before the 10k. I was really debating whether I should get my extra miles in before or after the race. I ultimately decided to pound them out before so that I could go as fast as possible during the race and not think about getting in more running afterwards.

My 10 miles flew by. I ran down the Burke Gilman Trail and then up Stone Way to Green Lake. The race was most excellent, but I am going to do a full recap tomorrow. Let's just say I got a shiny new PR and 2nd place in my age group!

Wow, way to blow the surprise there, Allison.

The rest of my weekend was spent mostly studying. I'm working to get my ACE Group Fitness Certification and I am slowly making my way through the textbooks. Studying on my own is not my forte, nor are exams. I have already done my certification for Personal Training, so I know I can do it, I just have to buckle down and get it done!

Luckily, we had some gorgeous weather Friday and Saturday, so I was able to take my books out to the park so I could get in some sunshine with my studying. I also spent some time planning my classes that start this week. I am teaching a Tabata class, two core classes and a H.I.I.T. class each week. It's definitely going to take some planning, so good thing I really enjoy it!

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