The week is off to a much better start than last week.
But I did my first week of my Crossfit Endurance half training plan. And it just so happens, that it corresponds perfectly with the 6 Month Running Challenge. The basics of the Crossfit Endurance is to make each run count. No recovery runs or maintenance running. They are based on speedwork and high intensity interval training. By combining the strength and power endurance from regular crossfit workouts with spedwork from the endurance program, a runner should be ready for race day. Considering that I’m slower than cold molasses in a frozen tin jug, anything will help.
Here are the workouts from last week
Tuesday: Short Intervals: 16 x 200m, 8mph on treadmill.
Thursday: Long Intervals: 2 x 1600m, 5.5 mph on TM
Sunday: Tempo Run: 4 miles, 75% of 5K pace. This is the closest to a “long run”.
I’ll be honest. Speedwork sucks. But I think I’ve been propping up in the comfort zone for a few…years. Having a plan is good, and knowing I’ve got some tough races and mountain climbs coming up is just the reason I need to not give up and take the easy road.