WOD: “Everyone thinks his own burden heavy.” -French proverb
1) Weight up (Jason fills back packs with rocks, Carrie prefers sand bags)
2) Find gnarly terrain. (Stair climber works too)
3) Go have fun for 1 hr. Don’t worry about distance. Repeat tough sections till you cry, or breath deep and enjoy a nice mountain walk. Just weight up, is all!
She says: “The stair climber is my bitch. Well, not quite, but it will be when I’m done!”
This WOD turned into a crazy training day for me! I’m training for a race in the Rockies in August and so I am hitting the stair climber every day! The people at my gym think I’m nuts I load up my backpack with about 40 pounds and did 40 minutes alternating between 70 and 80 steps a minute. Then (while still wearing the backack) I carried 20 lbs. in each hand for a half mile and did 10 steps ups every 100m. Then I ran a mile with no weight on my back. Then I climbed BACK on the stair climber for another 20 minutes. When I was done, I did a half mile in the pool SLOWLY to recover. It felt amazing. Tomorrow I assume I’ll hate my life tomorrow. Love it.
Soundtrack: “Crazy Bitch” by Buckcherry
He says: “Gnarly trail running? You kidding me? Barn Beast owns this mountain.”
I found some pretty technical sections of my mountain to run on. Rocks are becoming a regular fixture in my running program. After a 53 mile race, this run felt relaxing and fun. I’m looking ahead to the Death Race at the end of the month.