It’s less than 3 weeks until my next half marathon so I really should have gotten serious two months ago, but better late than never? I’m really going to test the whole crossfit makes you a better runner thing in Chicago.
So lets talk training, the past few months I’ve run very little, maybe once a week, plus the runs in crossfit which is usually around a mile or two a week. The last couple weeks I’ve started upping that, to two or three runs a week plus crossfit 2-3 times a week. I’ve been trying to do a long run (which really aren’t that long) once a week as well. My body really wasn’t feeling the distance but this past weekend I finally had a distance break through and ran 8 miles. It wasn’t perfect but I was mentally strong and was able to push through, I hadn’t done more than 4 miles recently. I really needed this run to go well and it did. I needed the confidence boost and I know I can finish 13.1 in 3 weeks, it won’t be fast and it won’t be pretty! But it will happen even if there is some walking (hopefully no crying). And afterwards I looked really hot…
And since I don’t have access to a 7-11 for a slurpee I had to make due with a freezoni or freeztini or whatever it’s called from QuikTrip
The next day I went to crossfit and I was happy to see exercises I could do without modifying the movements. That’s rare for me, anything that involves gymnastics or pull ups is a struggle for me (I can’t even do a cartwheel, seriously) and I have to modify. I eventually want to be able to do these movements but I really have to improve my upper body strength.
This week I ran 3 times and went to crossfit 3 times! I’d say I had a successful week and am finally getting serious about training! And one of those runs was with Bart Yasso, but he deserves his own post, which he’ll get but probably not for a week or so.
I hope you all have a great holiday weekend! My parents are coming up to Atlanta, my mom and I are running the Peachtree Road Race on Thursday! Then we head up to Tennessee for zip lining, white water rafting, boating, slip n sliding and relaxing! I CAN NOT WAIT!