I've finally got my new routine laid out on paper. At this point it becomes a matter of implementation. The hardest part, in my experience.
Now, I want to get it laid out on my blog - for accountability.
2011 "A" Races (*tentative until registered)
Publix Georgia Marathon
Rev3 South Carolina*
2011 "B" Races (*tentative until registered)
Rock 'N Roll Savannah Marathon
2011 "C" Races (*tentative until registered)
2011 Lofty and Non-Lofty Goals
- Smash the hell out of my marathon time
- Smash the hell out of my half iron time
- Drop a significant amount of weight
- Finish 2011 with a solid fitness base to head into iron distance training in 2012.
M - AM CrossFit PM XT
T - AM CrossFit PM TNR (Run)
W - AM CrossFit PM XT
R - AM Cross Fit PM XT
F - AM Cross Fit PM XT
S - AM Long Run PM Off
S - OFF
So yeah, I started CrossFit - at CrossFit Pulse in McDonough. I've hemmed and hawed for years on CrossFit - with the biggest problem that I wanted to do it early in the morning and until I found this affiliate, required a significant drive in the pre-dawn hours. This location is only like 4 miles from my house, which makes it very easy to get to, well, as easy as getting to a class that starts at 5am can possibly be. I need some strength - I need functional fitness - and the family rate is great. James is going and we think (eventually) we're going to allow the boys to go.
I realize I'm only running twice a week, but I think that will be okay. The problem isn't the mileage at this point - it's a matter of training my heart rate to stay aerobic for these distance events. My heart rate stays too high during most events and I suffer/struggle at the end because of it. I think it's very important for me to spend a good part of 2011 dealing with this heart rate issue - otherwise, I'm really just fighting a losing battle.