Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Crossfit Rocks!

A week ago, I decided to try developing a "crossfit" program for myself.  I love to run, but know I need some upper body, etc too.  So how is it going you might ask?  I LOVE it.  And really I meant that in caps.  I decided to simply repeat my schedule seen here: Crossfit Workout.  I won't rest 2 days, I don't think.  But never say never!

Day 1, I alternated a 1/2 mile run with 50 pushups, 3x.  At the end, I added an extended run so that my workout lasted 30 minutes.   I did this workout again today.  I try to do at least 1/2 of each of the pushup sets on my toes, and the other in the girly position :).  By the end of each set of 50, the arms are getting wobbly, but it feels good!

Day 2, I alternated a 1/4 mile run with 50 squats, 4x.  I liked this one because I could do the squats right on the treadmill.  But I am thinking about upping the run to 1/2 mile and only doing 3 sets.  I need to focus tomorrow on squeezing that butt while doing the squat.  I don't think I did my best effort last week.

Post Race 30 min 30 sec!!
Day 3, was a varied routine - 60 walking lunges, 20 pushups, 30 box jumps, and 20 tricep dips, then the 1/4 mile run, 2x.  I have already decided that I prefer the run at the beginning.  It just seems to flow better for me, maybe because I add a run to the end.

Day 4, alternating 1/4 mile with 50 situps, 3x.  I changed this right away to crunches.  I am bad with situps and end up pulling on my neck - not good.  On the second set of them, I did alternating oblique crunches, then regular on the final set.  I think that I might up the mileage on this set too.  1/4 mile just doesn't seem enough.  However, that day, I didn't add a run to the end.  Instead, I did a 5 mile run in the evening.  That was AWESOME - farthest distance ever.  I think I will do this on nights when my husband has business.  Basically, I won't add a run to the end of whichever set, but do a distance run in the evening.  Something to look forward to.  And yes, I have a sickness. :P

Day 5 & 6 - I ended up resting for various reasons.  I totally intended to do one or the other, but it just didn't happen.

Day 7 - 5K - ended up with my personal record on an outdoor run, 30 minutes and 30 seconds.  Woot!!

6 comments:

  1. Great week in workouts. Just starting reading you blog, lovin it so far.

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  4. Great run on your 5K!!!! Who am I kidding, great workout week! I had thought it was the weekend before, that's why I kept bugging you about it. Silly me.

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    1. I actually did one 2 weeks prior too! But it was more for fun. I ran with 2 others, no music. Still out there though!

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    2. So I'm not losing my mind then!!! Good to know. I wonder sometimes! Glad you had a good run. No pictures?

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