Thursday, March 29, 2012

No Thank You Yasso Barfo, and Good Riddance!

Earlier today on Facebook, where probably half of my 'friends' are runners, a few of them are gearing up to run Boston in a few weeks.  One of my dearest runner friends posted that his workout for today (speed) was 24x400m and that he need crutches.  I know him well enough to know he did each and every single one of those ballz to the wall.

You know what?  If ever there was any doubt (which there hasn't been), about whether or not I would miss running/marathoning, I sure have my answer now.

The most repeats I have ever had to do was 10 on some 800's and that was stupid enough to me knowing that it truly was not going to be some damn indicator of whether or not I could do the marathon, but for someone, anyone of non-Elite status to even entertain the thought of 24 laps around a 400m track at a speed that is redonkulous is just ludicrious to me.  It was before and its even more so now.

But...I know...different folks, different strokes.  Boggles my mind like so many choices 'people' make but eh...

I will keep my 400's and 800's to 4-5max thank you very much and interspersed with the lifting and gymnastics of CrossFit.  Sure I want to be able to go faster for my WOD time to be better, but thats a far cry from why I use to want to be faster.  ;o)
The best feeling is knowing that I could kick any number of peoples ass up one side and down the other.  Best.  Feeling.  In.  The.  World.


Short, easy run before heading over to Crossfit:  4 miles


Warm Up:
10 minute Jump Rope Skill Sets
Med Ball Warm Up (30/20#) (eff that, I'm still using the 14lb'er! Maybe another 2 weeks or so and I can use the 20lb'er for some work i.e. not wall balls!)

WOD: (called a 'ladder')

100 DUs (or 300 singles; which is what I had to do; better to start them as if you tried for DU's and aren't that good at them, it can end up taking you much longer than 300 singles)
20 Burpees
30 Goblet Squats (55/35#)(I used 25lb)
40 Butterfly Situps
50 Push Press (75/55#) (I used a 45lb rack; up from my usual 35!)
40 Butterfly Situps
30 Goblet Squats
20 Burpees
100 DUs (again 300 singles for me! I'm getting really good at them, and avoiding a break in rhythm for at least 50-75 at a time)

For Time! 
23:12!  VERY happy with that time!  
Most of the girls were 25+ except for the ones that have been there for a while.  Amber KILLED it coming in under 15minutes!  ANIMAL!  She Rx'd it too in that time!  Incredible!

Tabata Plank
Tabata Hollow Rock


Want to make your chicken or tuna salad not only healthier but also Paleo?
Smash up 1/2 an avocado and use that instead of mayo!
That's what I had for dinner and it was yummy!  Egg, chicken and avocado.  Mmmm Mmmm good!


Xaarlin said...

Yeah. 24x 400 I don't get either. I'll do a max of 10 x800, but I don't think it's a good indicator of marathon times. I could run 800's at 3:30 pace all day and haven't come close to running a marathon in 3:30, yet...

I like the idea of mashing an avocado as a sub for mayo. I will try that soon! Yum!

Junie B said...

I use to know a guy that made it with mustard and I tried that a few times and its DISGUSTING. I was so glad to have found out about this way instead.