Hey guys! It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? I currently sitting at home, brushing fur off my laptop. I’ve made it to spring break!

I’m going to save my buildup of food pictures for tomorrow, but for now, let’s talk fitness (ok, and some food). I was excited to be coming home Friday-because my home Crossfit does the Open workouts on Fridays, it doesn’t interfere with my work schedule so I can go! I was pretty excited. I watched the live announcement on Thursday night and was happy to see cleans featured in 15.4. Because I can’t do handstand push ups, I of course did the scaled version.

My thoughts:

-The scaled version was a lot more boring than the Rx version. I thought it was strange they changed the rep scheme. That being said, it was nice not to have to try and figure out all that weird counting.

-It was harder than I expected. I thought I was just going to fly through. That being said-I can’t remember the last time I worked on cleans, and my Crossfit near school almost never does barbell movements in WODs. I have an incredible lack of wrist strength as a result and that tends to be what burns out first for me in this type of workout.

It was awesome coming back to my home Crossfit. I got the glowing introduction of being the person with awesome lifting technique, so the pressure was on to keep up quality reps throughout the workout!

The 8 minutes passed quickly. (15.4 was 8 minutes of 10 push presses at 65# and 10 cleans at 75#). It was hard but not as painful as 14.5 last year-neverending thrusters and burpees was the worst.

I ended with 4 rounds+3 push presses. I’m not sure how that compares to anything though!

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It was a great way to kick off spring break!

After that, I met up with a high school friend for dinner.

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I had a crepe with mozzarella, chicken, sundried tomato, olives, and pesto.

We stuck around chatting long enough for the restaurant to close, so we headed out for ice cream.

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Chocolate malt frozen yogurt with heath pieces. We closed that place as well! It was so, so nice to catch up.

Fast-forwarding to Sunday, I had my 11 miler on the schedule. Traditionally, my 11 mile runs have been the worst runs of my training cycle, for some reason. Maybe it’s because I

m still tired from the volume of running 10 miles the week before, but I don’t have the fitness that I do by the 12 miler?

Either way, this run ended up being my fastest 11 mile run to date.

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(Note this is a recycled picture but this is where I went.)

I tried to run at a comfortable pace without looking at the numbers too much-for better or for worse. I reached the halfway point with a 9:39 average pace, which is pretty fast for me for a long run. I think the speed cost me a little bit on the second half, but I still finished with pretty good stats.

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This run kind of knocked me out afterwards though! I think I didn’t drink enough water, so I’ve had a vague headache since then, and my foot is less than happy.

In terms of this race, I’ve said this before, but I’m definitely not trying to PR. I just want an enjoyable race where I don’t fly at the beginning and die at the end. I seem to always kill my legs by going out to fast, and then it’s just not fun at all.

Stay tuned tomorrow for lots of delicious food 🙂 For now, here’s a little selfie action.

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Did you do 15.4? Thoughts?

 

 

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