Monday was my first crossfit class.
My workout looked like this:
500m row (on rowing machine-duh!)
40 squats (all the way down past parallel)
30 butterfly situps (feet together, legs spread like butterfly/frog, all the way back w/ hands over head touching floor, all the way up touching feet)
20 pushups (chest to floor, hand release)
10 pull ups (up: chin past bar, down: arms fully extended. I needed a band for assistance as most women do)
Total time: 8:59 (The goal is to repeat this beginning workout every 4-6 weeks and improve your time with each try.)
I was a little dizzy off the rowing machine headed into squats, and my arms felt like jello after 20 pushups and 10 pullups; but, I didn’t die and I felt great the next day--not sore at all! So there’s that.
I really enjoyed how quickly I was fatigued and how hard I worked in such a short period of time. I also love crossfitters' bodies, which means that I am absolutely diving head first into this crossfit trend (yes, I said trend and yes, I'm jumping on the band wagon!). This means that my previously posted training schedule is going to change a bit. I will still be doing my best to maintain my weekly runs (*I maintain the right to change my daily schedule as needed per life's interruptions); however, all of my strength training workouts that were designated to a NTC, Body Rock, or Women's Health routine will be replaced with crossfit. I am still not sure about my cross train days, though. I know that cross training is recommended for runners, but I just don't know if I can justify a second gym membership for two days of spin class per week. And trust me, I do love me some spin class!
I'm also hoping that big changes will come in the shape of my body, and my running speed. Along with having the crossfit body that I love so much on others, my ultimate goal is to create a stronger core and stronger legs as a means to improve my speed for running my next half marathon (and all that follow).
I shall keep you all posted...