Holy smokes, what a weekend. If you guys read Friday's blog, you know that 12 of us headed down to Huntington Beach to run our way down to San Diego. You read that right, RUN our way down for a total of 182.4 miles. We're a bunch of crazies. I've talked about it before, but I'll say it again, I am by no means a distance runner. The 10k trial we had to do to register for Ragnar was the farthest I've ever run and I was shocked at how well it went for me since I didn't even expect to finish the whole thing. Over the last few weeks training for Ragnar has included a 20 minute tempo run during the week and run practice on Sundays, but aside from that I was just CrossFitting as usual. While my feet haven't exactly enjoyed the increased amount of running I've been doing over the last month (yay, plantar fasciitis!!), I felt pretty good going into my first leg Friday. My feet were pretty sore afterwards but by the time I went out for my second leg, my feet weren't hurting as much. And when I got to my third leg, aside from the exhaustion I felt everywhere, my body felt pretty good. After I finished my last leg, I went and sat in the car a bit dumbfounded that I just did that. The sense of accomplishment was and still is through the roof.
It's a little insane that my very first race was a 12 person 200ish mile relay race. Go big or go home though, right? One thing I know for sure, is that if I didn't have a van full of teammates waiting for me to get back from my legs and supporting me through the whole thing, I probably wouldn't have been able to do this. The team setting allowed me to push passed my comfort zone and kept me from throwing in the towel. Also knowing that we had the support of the whole gym back home, made a huge impact on my mentality when things started getting rough. So a huge thank you to the CF818 Ragnar team and all of you guys for the support! You guys are the raddest.
We did it! And have some really BIG medals to show for it!
A. Every 3 minutes for 5 rounds:
8 back squats
*use the first 2 rounds to find a challenging weight and use the same weight across the last 3 rounds
B. AMRAP 12 minutes:
6 pull ups
12 box jumps (24/20)
24 kb swings (70/53, USSR)
Posted by Megan