When you train low miles or in my case, do little running beyond the occasional 400m track workout, getting back into big miles gets scary and a little daunting.
Mr. Dad has requested I begin training with him for an ultra marathon. A 50 mile train wreck of a race that scares the poop out of me.
Luckily, we don't plan on committing to a race this year but will narrow it down to a race in 2014. None the less, we must get back to higher average miles asap.
We got out on the pavement for one lonely mile a grand total of one time this week. Mr. Dad and I did put a few other miles in during CrossFit Workouts but only one consecutive mile. I don't know about you but it takes me about 4 miles to really get in the groove. That mile hurt. It was slow. I hated it.
Since I'm stubborn and kind of crazy. I am constructing a training plan to ramp up my miles for the Austin 10 miler in April. Three months should be plenty of time...right? RIGHT!
In CrossFit news, I'm only 2.5 months from my Olympic lifting certification and I really want all my lifts to look kind of acceptable by the time I get there. This week I have been training the squat clean and deadlift with a few power cleans for technique thrown in. Changing form to a more "efficient" stance has proven frustrating because I can't lift as much and I did with my crappy form from a few months ago. My hamstrings hate me but I can feel the growth back there. That makes me thing my growing bootie is helping out too. When I get my body weight on the clean, Im going to do a little bootie dance in the gym. A body weight lift deserves a bootie dance.
Much like when its Peanut butter Jelly time.
Current PR on my lifts:
Power Clean 140lb
Squat Clean 120lb
Push Press 135lb
Strict Press 100lb (old!)
Snatch 85lb (technique in progress)