I hope your weekend was fantastic. I didn't make it to New Orleans as planned, but my weekend was great none the less. Because my trip didn't happen, I had time to grocery shop, spend time with my sweet godson, prepare a Paleo feast that even some non-Paleoers enjoyed (recipes to come soon), and lay by the pool and read 8 magazines. Yes, 8!!! (2 Self, Bon Appetit, 2 Food Network, Garden & Gun, Glamour, and Thrive - a local publication)
Last week, I got in a few really tough workouts.
Monday - off
Tuesday - this WOD. I PR'ed at 155#
Wednesday - off
Thursday - Painstorm. Holy makrel, it was tough! My shoulders still hurt. After my second break, I was really struggling. A fellow CrossFitter who had already finished came over and did more GTO's with me until I finished. He pushed me to finish before timing out and I don't know that I could have done it without him. Have I ever mentioned how much I love the CrossFit community?!?!
Friday -Ran a 10K at CrossFit. Worst.time.ever! I used to be good at running...what happened?!?
Saturday - "HOPE". It was a fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The entry to the workout was $20 and boxes all over the nation participated. This was by far the toughest workout of the week, but was fun because you had a "teammate" keeping your score and cheering you on. (BTW, girls prescribed weight was 55# snatches and 55# thrusters)
Sunday - foam rolled my poor shoulders and legs.
Also, I ate strict Paleo all week. A good week of working out and eating right has me motivated going into this week. I plan on winning the Durio Biggest Loser Challenge!
Here is the plan for this week:
Monday - run
Tuesday - CrossFit
Wednesday - rest
Thursday - CrossFit
Friday - CrossFit
Saturday - run 3 miles
Sunday - run 3 miles or rest
The heat/humidity is killing me on runs lately. My pace is 1 to 2 minutes slower than normal! I did a little research and found that this isn't abnormal. It takes time to acclimate to the heat. See the links below for more running in hot weather information:
Tips for summer running via Runners World
The science behind heat acclimation via irunfar.com
How to acclimate via FitFluential
It's times like these I wish I was a boy and could run shirtless!
Do you move indoors to a treadmill when it gets hot?
What is your favorite hot weather workout gear?