With the summer in full swing its time to up my workout schedule. Not only will I be increasing the miles but introducing a number of CrossFit workouts and sprints. The schedule is as follows:
Monday – Pull-ups, CrossFit
Tuesday – Run
Wednesday – Pull-ups, CrossFit
Thursday – Run
Friday – Pull-ups, CrossFit
Saturday – Sprints, CrossFit
Sunday – Run
This schedule does seem a little packed but with a lot of sleep and great nutrition I am confident I will see gains.
I will be following a Hal Higdon schedule for my running and aiming to be at half marathon distance in around 6 weeks time.
I will be utilising CrossFit and also a CrossFit playing card deck for the strength training.
For pull-ups I will be following the 20 Pull-Up Challenge.
So thats the schedule I post mainly to open the doors to any friends, friends of friends, random readers of the blog that would like to read more
Today my guide runner and I decided to continue our adventure into CrossFit.
Now for a little background I have completed the P90X program recently. It is a great program for building the glamour muscles, the biceps, triceps and shoulders. It is also a pretty good workout for people with low vision, as the audio instructions are reasonably precise. So I would definitely recommend for low vision people looking to get fit.
However preparation for a return to CrossFit it is not. I fatigued so quick today it was laughable. Also turns out isolated triceps movements are pretty useless prep for real dips.
The workout consisted of:
I fatigued in round 1 and barely made it through the supposedly quick routine.
After finishing we decided to regain some confidence and go for a little run. A steady 1Km warm up read more
I was reading blindgal’s blog yesterday and came across the story of a blind fifth grader running unassisted.
Thanks to a guide rope that is attached to a pole in the centre of the track, holding onto the rope allows Hunter Hall to run unassisted.
This is a simple idea and one I have had in the past. If I ever have the opportunity to have my own running track you can be sure I will have such a setup.
After reading this story I figured I would give an unassisted run a shot.
In the fields behind my house there are two football pitches that run back to back. I figured if I set myself in the centre of one of the posts and ran I should be able to achieve around 200m without running into anything. So with the aid of Nike+ to give me audio distances feedback, I went for it.
To make things even more interesting I decided to make the run todays Crossfit WOD.
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