Training Week #2: Stick a fork in it…
..because its done.
Saturday morning started off really great. Not only are Saturday’s my long run, but my wife’s as well. On top of that, I go to CrossFit where the trainer on Saturday’s pushes us like no other. She is tough, kicks our butts, and I freaking love her for it. I love that my wife is running and training for the half-marathon as well. When I know she is on her long runs, I get excited about seeing her when she comes in, because I know how awesome it feels. So being on the same sheet of music is great. Her training is a little different in mine, in that her long runs go for time and mine I go for distance. So this morning she ran 70 minutes straight (her longest to date) and logged a little over 6 miles. I was so proud. Once she got back it was off to CrossFit.
If you look at the number of rounds, you can see some smudges. Our trainer, about 2 rounds in, said we were doing 5 rounds instead of 4. I freaking love her. Today marked a different day for me at CrossFit. Instead of feeling like I was going to struggle through it like I did when I first started, I craved more of it, regardless of how hard it was. I actually wanted to be pouring sweat and exhausted. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back.
My score: 144. Which was 576 singles. I am still a bit away from double unders. I really wanted more, but the last 2 rounds were killing me. The last round, especially, I had a hard time with. Mentally I was there but my legs were just jello. I tried to push as hard as I could the first 2 rounds because I knew I would get tired to toward the end. All in all, it was a great WOD and after, Peto and I did some bench to round out our time.
The wife and I got a night without the kids, which was great. We went to eat and then stopped at Starbucks. Knowing I had my long run, I went easy on everything tonight as I did not want to feel too heavy running. When we got back, I grabbed my gear and hit the road. The weather looked like a bad storm was coming in and it was actually not horribly humid and hot for a change.
I brought a ziploc bag just in case it started raining so I could put my phone up. Rain or not, that long run was going to freaking happen. I really enjoyed the run. I know that my long runs are to be “long slow distances” and a pace about 30 to 45 seconds slower than my normal, but I honestly have a hard time doing that. So I just ran at what felt comfortable. Turns out I had my best pace for this distance, and even beat my Peachtree Road Race time by 6 minutes, and tacked on a few miles as well. I know I am not the fastest out there, but this was an accomplishment for me. The last time I ran this distance my pace was 12’57” per mile.
I had 7 miles scheduled to run, but according to my Nike+, I was sitting at 192+ total miles on the app. Running 7 would have left me a little shy of turning over to 200 and I didn’t want that to happen, so I tacked on a little extra.
Training week #2 is in the books and I am looking forward to icing my knees, some chocolate milk, and a great rest day tomorrow.
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- runningwithguts said: So much HERO STATUS worthy stuff going on here, Jason. Seriously. Awesome wife, awesome CrossFitting, awesome run! It’s all just so. Damn. Good.
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- nerdinout said: damn nice work
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