One more sleep until race day!
I’m still hesitant to have any kind of finishing time in mind. I’m a slow runner as it is, and I’m still even slower since starting back running, and it’s a trail run. As I said before, I’ll be happy to finish upright and smiling.
I ran on one of the many golf courses in Uxbridge Thursday while I was at my parents’ house for the afternoon. This isn’t the golf course the race will be held on, but the golf cart paths and grassy areas were a nice change from road running, and the hills really worked my legs (and lungs). It was a gorgeous day, and even thought I got lost on the golf course (who does that?) I still had a great run.
I picked up my race kit from one of the local Running Room stores Thursday evening. It had a lot of stuff for a smaller-ish race, and I was surprised to see that they actually had samples.
The race shirt is really nice as well, and it was lovely that they had men and women’s sizes, and not just unisex like a few of the smaller races I’ve done.
Since this race is sort of a “comeback” (I guess – I was never really anywhere before, ha) and the start of something new, of course I had to come up with a new playlist. I’ve been running with the same songs on my old playlist for far too long. The new stuff definitely makes running more fun (for me – I know a lot of purists won’t run with music), and even hearing the songs on the radio makes me want to hit the pavement – er, trail in this case.
On the CrossFit end of things, I had 3 great workouts this week, particularly yesterday’s. The workout was:
3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x3 of bench press
6-5-4-3-2-1 of cleans (increasing weight each round, up to 90% of 1 RM)
Between each round, do 5 box jumps
I suck at bench pressing, but managed to do 60lbs for 3 reps. My cleans were as follows: 65lbs – 70 – 75 – 85 – 90 – 95, which is a new PR for me – I had never cleaned 95lbs before! Not only that, but my box jumps (at 20’, not on the tire for once, but used a smaller box and 35lb plates to get up to 20’) were solid, AND I finished first for once, in 10:26. I’m normally the slowest. It was a killer workout, and talk about a CrossFit high – I don’t think I stopped smiling all afternoon.
Besides the race on Sunday, it’s also my mom’s birthday (hi Mom!) – she comes back from Florida today, and brings with her cinnamon bears for me. I’ve never had them but have heard a lot about them, and now my desire for cinnamon-y, gummy goodness can be satiated. I’ll also put the finishing touches on my try-a-tri training plan which I will start on Monday. Oh and I also added a page for the dogs at the top of the blog – check out their cute faces!
So many workouts, so little time.
Have a great weekend!