Second of all, Shawty is on FB now – Check, it out.
Third of all – we’ll be doing arts and crafts tomorrow – SPARTAN style – and making our own sandbags for an upcoming WOD next Tuesday! For around $20 you too can have your very own sand bag.
Now back to business…
WOD: “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”
— Henry Rollins
Let’s destroy our legs. w/u jump rope 10 minutes. Run 2 miles. 100 lunges. Run 2 miles. 100 squats. Run 2 miles. Sprint 400m. c/d one mile
She says: “I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to be able to lift your arms above your head, right? Yeah…. I can’t.”
Okay, so when I saw this post and was told I was doing 100 lunges (that’s 100 per leg) I nearly threw up… (That came later.) This was a fun one for me. I have strong legs and really like to destroy them so I welcomed this WOD. The first two miles I took it pretty easy but then I got after it. My friend Katy McCabe (who’s doing the Death Race and is a crazy awesome CrossFit and endurance athlete) convinced me to include wall walks (3 sets of 10 reps) as part of my WOD. If you don’t know what they are… peep this:
So, I ended my legs workout with three sets of six. Yes, you read that correctly. I didn’t get to ten but I will. I took a massive drink of water on my way out the door and quickly deposited it into the grass steps from the door. Yep.
Soundtrack: Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd (From The Wall)
He Says: “Brother, I have a 53 mile trail run in a week…. if I do 2 miles of lunges that won’t be good for race day.”
She says: “Brother? And it’s not 2 miles it’s 200 total.”
He says: “Okay, 200 lungs… whatever. Does an 8 hour training session on Saturday count?”
She says: (sigh) “Yes. I think that sufficiently covers today.” Prepping for our respective events involves taking care to understand the events and the demands those will place on our bodies. If you recall I tapered last Saturday before my triathlon to keep my legs fresh. Different events require different pre-race routines to help athletes perform ath their optimal level. Neglecting proper rest is irresponsible as a competitive athlete and can lead to overtraining and injury. Jason is competing in the upcoming Peaks 53 Mile Ultra Trail Marathon. It’s a point to point race on a beautiful course – in the Green Mountain National Forest for 42 of the course’s 53 miles. It’s remote and rugged and training is intense.