Juniper’s Training Log – 02.15.2015

Yes, there is a week missing from my log, and no, you didn’t miss anything. I did not post a training log last week because I was sure I was dying. Ok, ok, I’m being a tad melodramatic, but that flu was a real butt kicker! This week is a short week for me as I was still recovering the first few days, but I managed to end the week on a high note, and that includes trying something new and fun.

Monday – Thursday: Absolutely nothing…but I did think a lot about training.

Friday: CrossFit

Oh yeah, I drank the Kool-Aid and it was delicious. To be fair, I’m not technically doing full-blown CrossFit (no Olympic lifting for this girl). I’m actually doing some one-on-one personal training with one of the coaches, but eventually I will move into the group work. My first workout, albeit short and simple, was very intense. After Cody, my coach at CTOWN, taught me the correct form for the four basic CrossFit moves – the squat, the push-up, the sit-up, and the pull-up – I did a 10-minute AMRAP workout (as many rounds as possible), which entailed 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 squats per round. I started with a 30-second buy in of sit-ups, and then I was off. I managed to complete 5 full rounds plus 8 (5 pull-ups and 3 push-ups). By the end of the 10 minutes, I was a sweaty, panting mess. It was awesome.

Saturday: Walk and stretch

Not wanting to push myself too hard as I was getting back into the swing of things, I walked two miles on a steady climb (got all the way up to level 9), which took me about 35 minutes. I finished the workout with 1×12 clams, one-leg bridges, and prone glute squats. I also did 20 vacuums, and followed that up with oodles of stretching, including couch stretches, which Cody wants me to start doing every day to help loosen my extremely tight hip flexors.

Sunday: Run

Oh man, did it feel good to get on the ‘mill today! I ran a slow two miles, which took me about 24 minutes. I then hopped over to the elliptical for a fast and hard 16 minutes to get in an even 40 minutes of cardio. I wrapped up with a warm-down including high knees and butt kicks, and then headed to my cool-down which included couch stretches, weighted ankle stretches, and my “favorite,” foam rolling.

I’m a runner, CrossFitter, and coach. I write about 5ks, strength training and nutrition. My current goals are to PR in my 5k and continue to grow in my strength conditioning.

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