Last Saturday (4/17/2010), we had the finals for the 5k challenge that we had been participating in at CFCP. When we ran this one the first time, four weeks ago, my time was 32:31. This time around, I did it in 30:50. Thatâ€™s 1:40 in savings. Not too much of an improvement, but at least I didnâ€™t go backwards.
The most hilarious part of the whole day was that I won 2nd place for men in my age group. The fact that I won anything that had to do with running is straight up sad. There must have been only 2 of us =)
Over the CFCP group did really well! V got 2nd place in her age group as well, so, now we have matching prize mugs that we toast with while we drink tea. I also won a snazzy marathon towel as a door prize.
There were a few things that really got to me about this run. The first was that I had not even seen â€œMile 2â€ yet when I could already hear that people were starting to finish. Wow, LAME. Next, after â€œMile 1â€, I didnâ€™t see a marker for a while. When I saw another one coming up, I thought, â€œthatâ€™s GOT to be mile 3â€. When I got up to it and saw that it was â€œMile 2â€, it was like someone took the wind out of my sails. Still, I pressed on. Running is mental and itâ€™s a battle for me every single damn time.
Yesterday (4/21/2010), we had the pleasure of doing the â€œFilthy Fiftyâ€. This WOD is a horrible â€œchipperâ€ which means that itâ€™s just a long list of stuff that you â€œchip awayâ€ at. This list consist of:
- 50 Box jumps
- 50 Jumping pull-ups
- 50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
- 50 Walking Lunges (50 steps)
- 50 Knees to elbows
- 50 Push press, 45 pounds
- 50 Back extensions
- 50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
- 50 Burpees
- 50 Double unders
My time was a slow and horrible 36:44. Everything was great and went really quickly until I got to wall balls. I think it took me 15 minutes to do the wall balls and burpees. By the time I got to the double unders, which I already suck at, I couldnâ€™t really lift my arms. I donâ€™t want to do this one again for a LONG time.
In other news, I talked to Dave last night about how Iâ€™m progressing. I am noticing that my pants are all tighter! What? I eat paleo, almost never cheat, and workout 3x/week at CFCP. What the hell is going on?
My body IS changing. I am noticing that I am more solid in lots of spots and even my stomach is a lot less fatty, itâ€™s just, bigger. Maybe thereâ€™s muscle growing under there and still fat on topâ€¦ I donâ€™t know.
At any rate, Dave suggested that I add in Crossfit Endurance 2x/week when Iâ€™m not at CFCP. I am excited about starting this and to see if it helps to increase my results and performance.