I’m super paranoid about getting injured while training. In case you missed it: I’ve registered for my first 100K! Plus I have a 60K race, three 50Ks and a 25K race on my document for 2018. It’s pretty aggressive for me but I am so excited to challenge these distances and races this season.
A big part of my training plan is total body strengthening. I need to be able to hold my body up for hours on end. When I used to do crossfit four to five times at week at 6 a.m., I was never injured. I didn’t have to do hill repeats. Man I was strong. But that was then and this is now. I am a total weakling right now.
Joining GoodLife Fitness is supposed to change that. I have been doing my own mini WODS when I can fit it into my schedule. Right now I am going twice a week to work on core and my bum right leg. Eventually I will throw in some upper body stuff too.
I mean business when I am in the gym. My goal is to be in and out in an hour (and that’s with a steam). I don’t have time to waste and I am not really into that whole – I am going to strut around the gym scene. Enough people in the gym do that already. In the spring, I hope to get to the gym more often. There’s so many things I want to try – the cycling classes, yoga etc.
My pal Patty joins me on Mondays for some partner strength work. It’s a lot of fun and we can hold each other accountable. It’s nice to have some company because doing core work is not sexy. I have been very consistent and I am happy and crossing my fingers all this hard work will pay off.
Lately I have only been running on the treadmill because of the cold temperatures. Saturday, however, gave us a little reprieve with temperatures hovering around -10. I had a nice run around the city on plowed and not-so plowed trails. You never know what you are going to get in the winter. It snowed Saturday night and temperatures were back in the area of -24C. I went for the treadmill again. (Hey I bought it last year for these days. Why would I suffer for a couple hours when I could suffer inside watching Netflix.)
It’s supposed to be warmer this week so I will get outside for some quality runs. Today I focused on “climbing” while I ran on the treadmill. I hope to get in some hill repeats this week outside.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!