Our first day was pretty basic and I made it even more basic for myself. After a quick intro and warmup on the spin bike we did a tabata style workout. 20 seconds on followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times.
Our workout was pretty straightforward
Straightforward or not, it was still pretty tough! In fact, I was kinda tired just after the warmup stretches! I quickly realized that my limiting factor is going to be my back pain and lack of flexibility, rotation and core strength. I've been working hard on my core but I'm still not very tough in that department! I'm going to have to make sure that I am very careful to modify when necessary and protect my back until I strengthen up a bit.
It was short and sweet and I pretty much made fun of myself the whole time but I really enjoyed it. Strength training is definitely a weakness of mine so I look forward to using crossfit to work on that. Afterwards we stopped off at a local park so the boys could run around and I could lay in the grass...
And now the big question, how do I feel today? Well the old thighs are a bit stiff from those squats but nothing I'm too worried about. I've been stretching diligently anyway and know they'll loosen up throughout the day.
In other news I'm heading downtown today to meet Solana and her mom and volunteer at the BMO Marathon Elite Runners Luncheon. I've never volunteered at this type of event before so it should be interesting. If nothing else, I can provide physical support for Solana if she faints because her idol and running hero, Bart Yasso, will be at the lunch and she's hoping to meet him. Should make for an interesting blog post tomorrow!
I'm pretty excited that the marathon weekend festivities are upon us, my doubts have slid away and now I'm just feeling pumped and happy that I get to be a part of such a fun event with so many amazing people.
Do you do crossfit? How do you find it works with your running? Does it get easier as time goes on?
I'm linking up again with the Running Bloggers Fitness Friday so be sure to check out some of the other great posts linked today...