Saturday, July 27, 2013
Last week I decided to switch up my run a little bit by going down THAT road instead my normal road. It didnt add any distance or elevation to my routine so I didnt think much of it. But it just so happens that I ran right past a CrossFit facility that is 1/2 mile from my house.
A few months ago, Runners World (I think, it might have been Outside) did an article about using CrossFit to prep for a half marathon.
I've been doing some research online. Basically it comes down to Short bursts of High Intensity instead of Long Slow Runs (LSR). Results depend on whether or not you have "drunk the kool-aid". Essentially, from what I can find there are either people who *love* this type of workout (CF, Insanity, P90X) or those who dont. I find reports of injury and success.
The cost of joining this gym is substantial: $150 per month. And while I love the pictures of the super cut trainers and would love a bit of support and @$$ kicking to do the strength and intensity workouts I need to do...you have to ask yourself - will this be worth it?
Truthfully, I dont know the answer and would love some input. Perhaps there are questions I have not considered. So I toss it out to you, Sparkers.
Generally speaking my training has been going a little less formally than last year. I had a good run of 6.3 miles this week and shaved 5 min from my 11.7m bike ride yesterday. Swim has been regular mile with no repeat of the *pain* when I bruised my ego in the pool. (We'll see what today's swim across the Hudson feels like after!) I've done precious few bricks. I'm having a consistent pain in my hip that is really hindering me and I dont know if its a repeat motion injury, stride weakness or what. But if I cant figure it out, doing the HM in Sept will be out because I cant make the distance. I did LSR 7.5m once and I was in hip agony by the end.
I wish you all successful, happy weekends filled with active pursuits and healthy choices.