The irony of last week’s post about my success in balancing CrossFit and running was that come Sunday, I had nothing left to give my run. This was probably part due to my attempt at a workout Saturday when despite my body feeling pretty good, it really probably needed rest after “Murph” on Friday. I had hopes of an 11 mile run but I told myself 6-8 would still be acceptable, but I just didn’t have it in me. Mentally I was struggling and while I really needed the therapy aspect of the run, I didn’t get it. I set out for a short run Tuesday morning, within steps I knew that wasn’t happening. I got two miles in Wednesday morning and while not easy, I pushed through. And despite waking up Thursday morning not sure I was going to be able to run, I drove myself to the gym and pushed out 6 miles on the track. Woohoo!
We do what we can and we have to listen to our bodies…whether that means an extra rest day, stretching, or stopping a workout early because we mentally or physically are at the point of exhaustion. I know with marathon training, I run the risk of over-training and I want to make sure I’m giving my body and mind what it needs to avoid hitting that point.
Friday 7/44 mile runMurph: 1 mile / 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats / 1 mile : 45:45Saturday 7/52 round WOD: 50 cal row/40 sit-ups/30 supermans50×5: 50 side bends right (&left)/50 side ups (right & left)/50 vtwistsSunday 7/65.25 mile runMonday 7/7Strength: Every :30 for 6:001 power clean + push jerk #50WOD, AMrAP in 10:00: 10, 9, 8….1,2,3…Hang Power Clean (45#)Burpee Box Jumps (20”)reps: 81 (I think, I lost count…)Tuesday 7/8Strength: front squat 3-3-3+ : 85# (3)WOD for time: 11:24 (34# & green+red band)Run 200m2 rounds of:5 overhead squats10 pull-upsRun 300m2 rounds of:5 overhead squats10 pull-upsRun 400m2 rounds of:5 overhead squats10 pull-upsWednesday 7/9Strength: push press – 3-3-3-3 *3RM (60#)WOD for time: 100m sled push / 25 ring dips (w/ green band) / 50 sit-ups / 100 single unders / 50 sit ups / 25 ring dips / 100 m sled push – 11:372.1 mile runThursday 7/106 mile run
The training plan calls for 12 miles on Sunday but i’m going to listen to my body and if needed, will adjust. After all, it’s all about balance, remember?
How was your training this week?
How do you avoid over-training when training for a big event?