On Monday I went to CrossFit where the focus was Squat Cleans for the weightlifting part of the workout. I am slowly getting better at the Olympic Lifts. As I get stronger it is easier to maintain form and I am starting to be able to add more weight. For this workout I maxed out at 83 pounds. The second part of the workout was the FRAN which I completed in 8:14. I made some modifications. For weight I used 53 pounds and I did pull-ups using a band. Someday soon I’ll master regular pull-ups (at least for a few repetitions!).
Tuesday: Running. 4 easy miles.
CrossFit again! This was a killer workout which I was still feeling on Thursday and Friday too. I haven’t done a lot of squats lately so my legs were feeling this one. i am working on my squatting form. I need to get in better position to work my hamstrings more and to put less pressure on my knees. The lunges were reverse lunges done with 65 pounds using the barbell and plates from the rack. I am definitely weaker on one side so need to continue to work to improve this. I am wondering if this imbalance is due to so many years of running on the road?
Thursday: Day off
I think I am a little obsessed with CrossFit at the moment. I went to CrossFit again on Friday. My favorite coach Alaina was coaching. This was a killer workout day. We started off with Squat Cleans building up the weight. I am slowly getting better at my form on these. I ended up with 85 pounds for this round. After that we did a HERO WOD called the Badger in honor of Navy Chief Petty Officer Mark Carter. The Badger is for time with 3 rounds of 30 Squat Cleans, 30 pull ups and an 800 meter run. I modified and kept my weight at 55 and did banded pull-ups. My finish time was 31:16 which I was pleased with. This workout was tough and I was feeling it all weekend.
Saturday: 4 Mile Run with Teddy Bear
This was a nice and easy four miler with my dog. I use a Rad Dog lease which clips around your waist so you can run handsfree. He does really well on the lease only trying to chase the occasional squirrel.
Sunday: 13.5 mile Run/Hike up Mt. Moosilauke (4000 Footer) and the surrounding trails.
Sunday was an adventure day with my good friend Bridget. She always plans incredible adventures for us to run and I was up for the challenge. This was my longest mileage in a while so I was a little worried but I handled it. We carried a lot of water because it was hot (temps reaching 86 on Sunday) and humid. I also carried a Country Archer turkey stick, a baby food pouch, some bars and gels.
Bridget also brought along her husbands delicious homemade bear jerky (yes you read that right!). I need a lot of fuel when I am exerting myself and was happy we had everything we brought. The first part of the adventure was hiking up Moosilauke which is steep and rocky. Once we reached the summit and soaked in the gorgeous views we headed down a less traveled trail on the other side to make a giant loop back to our cars. It was somewhat runnable on the way down and then the final portion was a beautiful runnable trail that passed beaver ponds. We had a great day and spent most of the time talking which is the best part!