Running in the Cold

Busy day on Tuesday – couldn’t get a workout in. I didn’t even stay home and play Civ V, I actually had a business dinner I had to attend that evening.

Last night (Wednesday) went to the 7:30PM class coached by Ben.  I almost didn’t go, but since I was a lazy ass and slept in on Wednesday morning – I didn’t really have an excuse not to go.  In my defense, I am still having trouble falling asleep.  Any way, workout was AMRAP 20: Run 400, 10 DB squat, 10 DB push press, 10 sit-ups.  No idea what weight to do, so I looked on the board and saw Dickson had done 22.5 – so I went with that.  I was going to puss out on the run (1) because of my ankle and (2) because it was effing cold.  Ben challenged me a bit on the running, so I decided to go and see how it felt (since the 200m runs felt good last week) and if it was terrible, I would do air dyne.

Speaking of air dyne, Jarrod is haunting me from his class because he gave Ben the awesome idea to make us all do air dyne sprints as a warm up.  They were terrible.  Then, we had to do couch stretch and I couldn’t even stay in the position.  I opted to stretch my calf / ankle muscles instead.

Happy to say, I’m glad Ben challenged me a bit because I ended up doing the whole workout with the run.  I managed to squeak out 4+200m run in the 20 minutes.  Transitions were a bit slow because i was putting on my sweatshirt in between running outside and the inside movements.  Running was slow and steady (and cold!) – it’s just going to take conditioning and I also have to come to terms with, for the time being, for running workouts, I’m likely going to be one of the last to finish (or get the lowest score).  But all we are is competing with ourselves, right?  I mean, that’s what all those internet memes say and I believe everything I read on the internet.



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