Monday, February 4, 2013

Sprinting and Cross-fitting Weekend

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!

My weekend started on Friday. After I got out of work, I headed to meet a friend at a local track for some sprints.

I was worried how my stomach was going to react, sprinting after a day full of food. It turned out to be fine, though!

We started with 2 warm-up laps around the track, just to get the legs moving. Then we did 6 100-meter sprints. I haven't legitimately sprinted in a veeeery long time, so it was the most bizarrely freeing feeling for me! I learned several things that I need to work on for next time including using my hamstrings to bring my leg up and fire it forward and down, and swinging my arms close to my body.

We finished the few sprints and I was kind of like...that was it?! But holy cow was I sore the next day! Particularly my adductors and my hip flexors. Ouchie!

We had a great Crossfit workout that evening, too. Thank goodness the weather has been good because we have had the chance to run so much lately! After all those months of the dreadful rower, all I can say is thank goodness!

We started the workout with some back squats, and I made sure to take it easy so I didn't tire my legs out too much. I just did single reps and got up to 75 kilos.

Our workout was two rounds of the following:

I wasn't planning to push too hard that day, but ended up starting next to this guy who was in it it win it. Of course, my competitive nature kicked in. I couldn't let him just think he was all that and a bad of potato chips, so I kept up as best I could. I was pretty much right behind him until the second round of pull-ups. I was even using a small band and couldn't do 20 straight through.

I finished the last 300 meter run panting my little face off and came in about 30 seconds behind the other guy. I reaaaallllyyy wanted to smoke him, but it just didn't happen this day. Oh well! I still finished several minutes before everyone else and definitely got in a good workout!

Saturday consisted of a run and Sunday I did another Crossfit workout. Again, more running!

4 rounds:

400 meter run
10 deadlifts (45 kilos)
10 burpees

I smoked this workout as well and came in first this time! Looking back, I probably should have gone heavier on the deadlifts, but I've had such a heavy leg week, I didn't want to wear myself out.

I'm going to lift with my Crossfit coaches again later today. Squat city!

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. kick his ass sea bass!
    Great job! Show that bag of chips you can keep up! haha