This week has been an ass kicker in terms of workouts, and I know this upcoming weekend will be no different. Three runs and three WODs will cap out the week for me, so I’m curious to see how my body feels with the higher volume. Time will tell eh?
This week’s CrossFit workouts were really challenging for me, and as I type this on Thursday night, I’m still vaguely sore in my upper body. Honestly, I’m not sure if it’s from Wednesday’s lactate threshold workout or still lingering from Monday’s pull-up beat down, but regardless, my body is feeling it!
Monday’s workout at Big Horn:
In short, we did 100 of each exercise on the chart, including the freaking pull-ups. Yes, I did band assisted pull-ups, but it didn’t matter; those last 10 were killer! And typically, double unders are no problem for me, but I was getting so darn tired from the push-ups and pull-ups that I was struggling to string more than 5-7 together after the first round! My final time for Monday’s WOD was 14:14, and I was totally happy—I worked my booty off for every single one of those minutes!
Wednesday’s Big Horn workout:
Y’all, rowing is so not my thing and I have yet to become efficient at that exercise. However, my one redeeming factor in this workout was that I tend to recover quickly, so I was able to bounce back pretty quickly within the allotted minute of rest. My overall time for this WOD, including the rest, was 10:28. However, when I finally figure out this whole rowing thing, I know I can do better!
The other exciting thing about this week’s CrossFit workouts was that I finally got to try out my brand-spanking-new Reebok Nano 3.0 shoes!
Reebok sent them to me in this month’s package, and I was beyond psyched—I have been coveting these shoes ever since I saw them at the Games a few weeks ago. I’ve worn the Nano 2.0 to CrossFit for the past year and was completely happy with them, but still curious about the new version. I feel like sometimes updated models of shoes rock my world but other times, totally fail. But guess what? Digging the 3.0 model! They seem to be a bit more cushioned but a tad lighter with more flexibility. They still have a nice roomy toe box too, which I love!
What’s the longest you’ve been sore from a workout?