Organic Runner Mom

Run Green. Eat Clean. Laugh Strong.

Workout Recap Week of September 10, 2018

Monday: CrossFit

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!).

CrossFit Workout 9/10/18

CrossFit Workout 9/10/18

Tuesday: Running. 4 easy miles.

Wednesday: CrossFit

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?

Back Squats, Ring Rows, and Lunges Oh my!

Back Squats, Ring Rows, and Lunges Oh my!

Thursday: Day off

Friday: CrossFit

Badger-HERO WOD

Badger-HERO WOD

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

Running with Teddy Bear

Running 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.

Mt. Moosilauke Adventure

Mt. Moosilauke Adventure

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.

Country Archer

Country Archer

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!

Running Adventures with Running Friends

Running Adventures with Running Friends

What was your favorite workout or running adventure this week?

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinteresttumblrmail

10 responses

10 responses

  1. I love how much you love CrossFit! It’s definitely a great workout, especially if you love the people and coaches.
    That hike looks fantastic! And I’m really hoping we can get rid of this heat and humidity and have FALL!!

  2. Dang! You were busy! I did a HIIt awhile ago that had a lot of squats and lunges, and I felt that for a good five days. I’m easing up on those kind of moves for the remainder of my marathon training (race is Oct. 13) because I cannot to have DOMS cramping my style LOL

  3. Beaver ponds???? Oh gosh, I would love to see that!!!!

    I really can’t find it in me to commit to cross fit, but I have been doing a lot more work in the gym. My weights are still on the lighter side, but I can feel myself getting stronger and about ready to boost to the next levels. It’s all about consistency, I guess.

    Great job out there!

  4. Great job on the CrossFit! I enjoy it too but I laid off last week and this week because I’ve got half marathons on consecutive weekends. You could say I’m “saving” myself. Haha! Looks how cute Teddy Bear is! I need to try that leash.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge