And so today the training begins ,for the SF 1 day run.Yes, I'm signed up for the 24 hour run and we all know how much I dislike running flat roads. So training began today with a 6 mile out back and a loop to make up my 6 miles.
I have to keep positive and think the crossfit way ,you must pick something you don't like and are not good at ,and work on it until you get good. So I pick flat trails. The Alameda creek is a flat gravel road with some pavement. I have a few weeks to get good.
Of course each mile I picked a crossfit exercise to do and did 25 reps. Here I am doing bench jumps instead of jumping on a box.
Even though it's flat it's beautiful and I can still see Mission Peak from the trail so it's all good!
Practicing dips and I'm no good. Weak upper body. I really need to improve on my upper body.
Finally always stretch after. Better do do it after when the muscles are warmed up.
Don’t overload yourself with any more thinking. This is more a time of resting before action takes place. Intellectual reasoning only leads to frustration or leads you away from the direction you should be taking. As this is a re-orientation period take time to evaluate your goals, they may not be the same goals that you started with. Trust your feelings more, future success is at hand.
© Stephen Haynes