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Cross Fit and Long Distance Running

I tried my very first class at Cross Fit Advance last Thursday. These girls at cross fit are no joke. We started out the class with a 500m dash, slice of pie. Then we did a few other warm up stretches. After that they started us with the kettle bells. I have never used a kettle bell before so the coach was very patient with me and helped make a modification for me. The workout felt great but was very challenging. We did the same routine for 6 minutes. When it came time to put the equipment back I immediately felt soreness in my legs that I have not felt before. We continued on with the class. At this time we split in to teams and had 6 different exercises to do. I got paired up with Robin. This chick is bad ass her energy kept me motivated during the routine. We were at each station for 2 minutes and then moved on to the next. Our goal was to see how many times we could do each exercise. I had a lot of fun.

I know I need to start adding some additional work outs to my running routine. I am going to start slowly. I may buy myself a kettle bell or two but I will not be going as hard as they went in that class. My legs we so fried. This was not a really smart decision for me to make knowing I had to run 20 miles on Saturday. I must have be insane to think that I would have been fine after that class. My run that weekend was rough. The entire time I was running I had to keep telling my legs to shut up. I was certain that I was going to take a spill because it was so hard to keep lifting my legs up to hop over tree roots and rocks. I swear the universe was having a great laugh that day because I have never seen so many down trees on the trails as I did this weekend. Climbing over fallen trees with dead legs is not fun. I toughed it out and Im glad I did. It is now Tuesday and my legs are finally back to feeling fresh. I did an easy run yesterday and then some hills repeats this morning. I'm looking forward to my long run this weekend. I'm hoping 26 miles feel amazing after what I did to myself last week.


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