The last week leading into spring break is always a little more hectic than most, but this past week was especially tricky to keep up with. As a result, I had to make a few last minute adjustments to my training schedule, but by the end of the week, it all worked out. Huzzah!
I officially RX’d the entire WOD (which meant moving from an 8 lb. wall ball to a 14 lb. wall ball), and I PR’d my sumo deadlift high pulls and my push presses! It was a sweaty, fast-paced, challenging workout, and I loved it. I’m getting stronger every day!
This was the first crazy day of the truly insane week that awaited me. I had to rearrange my training schedule due to some fun life decisions: we bought our dream house! I could probably count the manic jumping up and down that I did once our offer was accepted as an “active” rest day.
Wednesday: Biking…sort of
Track practice ran late, and I was not feeling well at all, so I decided to skip CrossFit and head home. I mustered up enough energy to get on the bike trainer for 30 minutes, but with so little energy, I was maybe pedaling about 13 mph. Wah, wah.
Thursday: Off (sick)
I was still not feeling well, so I decided to chill out and head to bed early.
After a good night’s rest, I was feeling much better. My energy levels were up, and so I headed to CTOWN that evening. I managed to set a PR on my front squat at 95 lbs. I really wanted 100 lbs. and I tried for it three times, but I just didn’t have it in me. I’ll get her next time. The second half of the workout was a doozey, and it took me 18 minutes to complete, but I was able to set a new scale for my pushups. I did 100 (broken into sets) with my hands placed on a 26 in. box. It was challenging, but I did it!
Since I had to rearrange my schedule earlier in the week, I did back-to-back strength days. I was feeling much better and was ready to tackle the WOD. Part of the workout included pull-ups; I normally do ring-rows for these, but in the spirit of setting new scales, I decided to try changing things up by doing “real” pull-ups with the assistance of a band. I of course wasn’t able to get as many I would’ve been able to do with the ring-rows, but that didn’t matter to me. I was just happy to be able to do actual pull-ups!
I ran a negative split of five miles out on the trails. I felt strong and hit a good pace right out of the gate. When I was done, I felt that I could’ve done more, but this season is not about distance: it’s all about the speed! A good run is always a great way to end the week.