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Odds That This Workout Will Be Hard = 9:1
It’s Monday and that means it’s the official kick-off of birthday week and “no official CrossFit classes” week, and “I’m getting myself back on track” week.
The Spartan Challenge starts in just 12 days, so Dave and I put together a training schedule that includes CrossFit workouts, running, and pushups to get us from here to there. This week looks like this:
M – Hard Eight
T – 3-mile run + pushups + abs
W – Bootcamp
Th – 3-mile run + pushups + abs
F – The Murph
S – 4.5-mile run + pushups + abs (+ rock show!)
We chose the Hard Eight — one of Crystal’s inventions — for today because it puts lots of focus on legs and we wanted to save our upper bodies for pushups tomorrow (and the Murph on Friday).
20 jump squats
20 walking lunge w/PVC overhead rotation
20 PVC snatch
30-second isometric squat
We found a 100-yard hill near our house and after a regulation CrossFit warmup and the pushup assessment (me = 16; Dave = 20), we got on it.
Eight rounds is a lot, people. We’d given ourselves a 30-minute cut off, but at 30:30, we only had one round left, so we kept going. Final time: 35:11.
My legs are Jell-O. It’s pretty sad when you’re desperately looking forward to a hill sprint.
Now I’m off to be a guest lecturer in a “Sociology of Sports” class at Huston-Tillotson University. The class has been reading my book (!), and I’m stopping by talk about what’s been happening in the world of Roller Derby since Rollergirl: Totally True Tales From the Track was published, and to share what playing sports has taught me about life.
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