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I’m doing my best to pretend I don’t have a race on Sunday. A triathlon. And that I still can’t swim to save my life (that’s a lie – I can save my life, just not swim efficiently or effectively or fast or, or, or…)
Last Friday I was supposed to do a long run of 6km, but I woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating stomach pains. They finally went away midday, so I headed to CrossFit for the 4pm class. The WOD was brutal:
50 bench press
25 back squat
I managed the run in 6:03 which I was pretty happy with, given how hot it was and how much I suck at running lately. I did the bench presses at 45# and the squats at 115#. It took around 23 minutes I think.
By the evening my stomach hurt again – I’d even laced up and gone outside to run, but didn’t think I could risk it.
The long weekend happened (I worked), and on Wednesday morning I met up with fellow FitApproach #sweatpink Ambassador Michelle of Push.Pump.Progress for a hilly trail run! It was neat exploring a new area and meeting a new friend, and the hills were ridiculous.
Wednesday afternoon at CrossFit we did the WOD that I am STILL feeling today:
Every Minute On the Minute
100m row penalty for not getting 10 in a minute
I started off with the prescribed weight of 135#, but by the 5th or 6th minute my legs were BURNING and I just couldn’t continue at that weight. We switched plates and I finished with 115#. I love deadlifts, but not 100 in 10 minutes. (And I had to row 200m after, too).
And now it’s Friday and my hamstrings and glutes are still in some serious pain from that workout. It made my long run this morning pretty difficult.
I had 8km planned for today, and the forecast was calling for thunderstorms. I had gotten permission from a friend I’m cat sitting for to use her treadmill, but when by noon the rain still hadn’t shown up I decided to combine errands and running, and run the 4km to my friend’s house, check on the cats, and run home for a combined distance of 8km.
I gotta say that it was a lot more fun to run with a destination in mind. I don’t really like out and backs as much as I like loops, or even better, point to point. My run felt like it had a purpose beyond just covering the 8km.
My screaming hamstrings and glutes made my pace a lot slower than I’d intended, and led to some walking up hills, but overall I was pretty happy to be out running the longest run since my injury in March.
Tomorrow is Fight Gone Bad at the gym – we are doing it as a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. At this point I don’t think I’ll be participating, as I’m sore AND have a race on Sunday, but I’ll bring my gym clothes with me, just in case. In either case there will be lots of pictures and a recap next week!
Have a great weekend!
Have you ever “run” errands before?
Anyone else racing this weekend?