5th day in a row of training this week. Ready for a break. I wanted to go hard because I knew that I was going to need to “taper” next week. Honestly since I don’t train like regular runners I’m not really sure what “tapering” is…I just know I’m supposed to back off a little bit starting next week. Or something like that… 🙂
This morning went like this:
- 5,5,3,3,1 (60kg, 70kg, 74kg, 76kg, 80kg)
AMRAP 20 Minutes
- 5 Pullups
- 10 Pushups
- 15 Squats
Got in 18 Rounds + 5 Pullups and 4 Pushups. Not bad. Still trying to go easy on my shoulder so I wasn’t really attacking the pullups at full force.
Next week begins my descent into race week and the Ouachita 50 Miler in Arkansas. I’m pretty excited about it. I also start coaching my first class at Desoto Crossfit at 6am Monday morning. Should be a fun experience for me!
Lift Heavy Run Long!
Hi Von, thanks for the validation!
I have contended for quite sometime, against the supposed scientific evidence, that it is possible to accel in strength, power, and endurance. In discussion with traditionalists, I would cite examples now near extinction such as pre-industrial miners, lumberjacks, and the like. I spent years fiddling around with my own workouts finding some slow successes, but not significant. I still rationalize that I can find gains in both, albeit slower gains than if I concentrated in one area. At my age (40), I can now accept that. It doesn’t matter what I do, I know that I will never be a top endurance or power athlete.
I did find great gains with SEALFit about three years ago. I had a specific goal in mind at the time. I didn’t reach that goal and have since put it with SEALFit training to rest. SEALFit is great training, but for me the duration and intensity of each session is too long to pursue without that goal any longer. However, SEALFit was my introduction to CrossFit.
Now I train CrossFit Football and CrossFit Endurance. I don’t do them on the same day as CrossFit Endurance prescribes. I do equal Football and Endurance workouts. On Endurance days, I do also do a pushup, situp, pullup, or plank routine before running. On Football days, I do a random 10 minute yoga or pilates routine from youtube as a warm up. I am far from putting up the numbers that the beasts on CFF post, and I have yet to break a 20 minute 5k, but I am seeing gains nearly weekly. I am dedicating the rest of this year to training and hoping to hit some competitions next year.
Keep up the good fight!
Thanks for coming by Dennie. At 37 I’m just right behind you age wise. As long as we continue making improvements I think we are on the right track. 🙂