I leave for Tough Mudder TODAY!
My last couple workouts before the big race…
Last Wednesday my track workout was 8×400 at 5K pace with a 200-m recovery run between… nothing too difficult but was definitely a good lesson on knowing what my pace feels like.
Last Thursday I was late to class so got to do a fun 20 burpees, 10 pushups, 10 squats and 10 situps to start the morning! After working on our DB full snatch form, we hit the WOD which was 4 rounds of 1 min. burpees, 1 min. situps, 1 min. single-arm DB full snatches, and 1 min. rest going for max reps. My tallies were as follows: 20-28-8-15-26-8-15-26-9-17-28-9. Finished with tabata lunges — 10.
Friday I had an 18-min. run to do and banged out 2.23 miles. Was pretty pumped at the 8:04 pace there, and it didn’t even feel too difficult.
Saturday at running club we paired up and did some relays so that was a fun change of pace… ended up getting in 4 200s, 2 400s and a 550. I paired up with my friends Kristen and Lindsey for the team WOD… we left the gym and ran back to the park with a 35# KB, a sandbag, and our waterbottles for an outside workout because it was GORGEOUS out. Once we got there we had 50 burpees, 100 sandbag clean and jerks, 150 KB swings, and 200 squats to get done. My team KILLED it. We split it up evenly but I jumped in to help finish our extra squats at the end and we were still the first team to finish. Raf wanted us all to run back together so we then hopped in and helped the other 3 teams finish their stuff… I ended up doing 50-60 extra squats and 50 extra KB swings but it was so nice out and such a change of pace to be in the park that it was a blast. After the workout Raf let us try tossing the KBs, we got some funny looks from cars on our jog back to the gym, and then he let us play with the BIG tire and we did partner tire flips the length of the gym and back. Fun day!
Tuesday we did a 1-mi. time trial… I unofficially PR’d my mile again at around 7:10, but I told JP that I don’t think it was quite an entire mile. To finish up we got to do either 3 handstand pushups, 5 ring pushups, or 7 regular pushups every minute on the minute for 7 minutes. I did ring pushups which was a fun change of pace and I definitely felt it in my shoulders a little on Wednesday.
Wednesday was my last track workout for Coach Steve and he gave me a quick and easy one! 6×200 90 seconds rest… breezed through it with all my times in the low 40s.
Yesterday was my final workout before the big race! Took it seriously easy… the WOD was Grace — 30 C&Js for time. I used outrageously light weight (45#) because I was really just trying to stay active and not kill myself before Saturday, but it was kind of nice because I got to work a lot more on my form than I otherwise would have. My jerk is pretty fancy, but my clean really needs some work. We finished with 10 box jumps on the minute every minute for 10 minutes (20″ box).
Today is my REST day, and tomorrow we will see how I stack up against the Tough Mudder! If all else fails, at least we’ll have a good-looking team photo in the shirts I made for everyone 🙂