A little over a year ago...
Wait a second...maybe I should address my absence from the blog? There is no good excuse. I just sort of lost my drive after Heartland but since then I have done the Goofy (a 1/2 and full marathon back to back) and have continued running I just haven't been putting in my normal miles.
So, a little over a year ago I tried Crossfit. I really did enjoy the intensity of the workouts but, I just got too many injuries, too fast, to stick with it. Since then, I have been missing the workouts and the hardcore nature of the box (crossfit gym). Well, I found a solution. A new box. A different set of coaches. A different way of doing things. While I liked the other box it was a bad fit for me, they were really into competing. My intention was always to use crossfit as a means to cross train. I am now at a box that is really into proper technique, has scaled work outs posted (love that) and has some intense warm up sessions. I think I have found a great fit for me. There is a lesson to be learned here. I think I thought all box's would be the same but they aren't. You might have to look around a bit to find one that works for you.
I have only been back for 3 sessions but I am so excited. This also gives me a little break from running and right now I desperately need a little break. I have lost a little bit of drive for miles. I think shaking it up a little will really help me. I can't shake it up too much because I have a ridiculous racing schedule coming up but, well... it is what it is. I will run what I can and enjoy some intense cross training and let the cards fall where they may. If this year is a bust for ultras then I have to be ok with that. I have been keeping my mileage between 50-70 per week which isn't bad but certainly isn't enough. I will be back training like a maniac soon I am sure but for now, those 30 milers back to back to back are sidelined.
Happy Running All