Juniper’s Training Log – 04.05.2015

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!

Strong mind, strong body, strong runner!
Strong mind, strong body, strong runner!

Monday: CrossFit

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!

Tuesday: Off

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.

Friday: CrossFit

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!

Saturday: CrossFit

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!

Sunday: Run

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.

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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