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Monday, May 31, 2010

Another let down

Well, I just ran the Indianapolis Geist half marathon and low and behold.....I quit the run!!

Now I finished the race but when I hit mile ten I "quit" the run....meaning I walked. And I didnt just walk for a minute or two I walked for about 10 minutes and even nabbed some runners to pout with me. I walked for over 10 minutes and chit chatted with other runners turned walkers. I had not trained hard but figured I had ran a few of these and it would just be a piece of cake... I will never make that mistake again. I finished in 2 hours! My PR is 1:44 and I was hoping to be right around that mark, not even close! I am excited to say that now I have that weight off my shoulders and I can start adding more sprint work with the long distance to my Crossfit training. Unfortunately I had been traveling to Detroit for work and have not had the time I would like to devote to traing.

We are closing on our new house tomorrow and that should help so I can set up my new gym area. I love having a place at home that i can work out at whenever I fell like it.

So after all is said and done we now have learned to train for distance runs but if you can't finish try to bring people down with you!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


So, after hanging my head for awhile about not making the Crossfit Regionals I have upped my training in preparation for next year. The Crossfit Regionals for the East Central just ended this weekend and 3 athletes moved on. Hopefully next year I will be one of those. I know I have a lot of work to to do and plenty of time to do it until then.

I needed to place 20th or better to move on to Regionals out of 180 athletes and I ended up getting 26th overall. I was in the top 20 until the last workout which showed a weakness of mine, chest to bar pullups. I had to do sets of 15, 12, and 9 and I struggled.

The Final WOD was :


155lb Clean & Jerk - Chest to Bar Pull ups - 24' Box Jumps
Then pull a 120lb sled by a rope from a seated position 40 yards.

Complete the workout as fast as possible doing 15 reps for each exercise in order and then starting over at 12 and then again for 9 reps and then pulling a 120lb sled from a seated position 40 yards. It was brutal, 11:54 was my time.

I went very fast through everything else but when I got to the pullups I was unable to string them together like most of the other athletes. Therefore, I have dedicated myself to do them every day. I am starting at 20 a day and every day adding 1 pullup until I reach 50 and then I will start over until I can do 50 straight. In order to be elite I have to become efficient at doing these. It is a staple of crossfit and one I never worked on until now.

I will put in the work!
I will be prepared for next year!