My body likes vigorous exercise. It really does.
I've been packing, moving, cleaning, and going to CA for the interview over the past week so my schedule has been turned upside down, and I haven't been getting my normal dose of crossfit. The last time I went to crossfit was last Wednesday, and we ran. It was kind of a grueling run because I went in the afternoon, and it was kind of hot. Anyway, I'm annoyed that I haven't lifted weights for pretty much a whole week. I did some sprints Friday night, then went out for a short run Sunday night. Did some pushups and chair dips here and there. Lots of moving around slowly--moving, cleaning, and walking.
Finally, this afternoon, I went to the gym for a bit during lunch. Ran 1.5 miles, did some heavy back squats, then ran another 1.7 miles. The 1.7 miles included four 40-second intervals @ 10 mph with jogging rest intervals. And I felt GOOD afterwards. It's the best I've felt for days! All that traveling and lack of structured exercise was making me feel sluggish. And the workout really energized me. Wish I had more time to do more though. Oh well, I'm going to try to make it to crossfit tomorrow--if it's not a run day, that is.
My coach realized that a lot of his top crossfitters have shitty endurance so he's programming a lot of running all of a sudden. It's kinda annoying to me cuz I'm very capable of running on my own, and I don't like the sun and heat so don't like to run outside during the day. Crossfit endurance was different back when we did it once a week cuz it was only once a week AND it was just different cuz it was intervals and I pushed myself harder than ever because I was doing the intervals with other people. I also push myself harder when doing these steady-state runs at crossfit, but they're annoying somehow. I think it's because he's making us do it several times a week, which is way too frequent. I'd rather do crossfit stuff at crossfit and supplement it with running on my own.