Saturday, December 14th, 2019
8am OPEN GYM or YOGA
9am COACH PAUL’S TEAM WOD
NEWS & UPDATES
WE RUN ON A PUBLIC STREET
This is Joel. Joel enjoys long weighted runs on the side of the road. Be like Joel.
Here at Rebels we have a decent run set up. We can utilize our back door to run to our straight, flat road and go down and come back without any hills, obstacles or obstructions.
Here are some situations our coaches have experienced while visiting other boxes on vacation:
-Have had to run down/up stairs leaving and entering the building
-Have massive hills as part of their 400m (talk about slowing your times)
-Crossing train tracks at a busy intersection
-Big rocks and gravel to be avoided
-Running through bushes to get to the trail that is the actual run path.
All these things can make your run much more challenging and a lot scarier. We’re not running on a residential road, so there are no dogs chasing us. But this is a public road so we have people flying to and from work at all hours of the day. All we have to do here at Rebels is KEEP OUR HEADS UP and STAY OUT OF THE STREET! …And wear the occasional reflector when it’s dark out.
We all know how tired we can get while running, especially a few rounds into a workout. Being on a busy road like we are we ask that you keep your head up and be vigilant while you run. It is the cars job to avoid humans and it is the humans job to make themselves easily avoidable. =-)
If you were driving to work at 7 in the morning and it was still dark out and you are half awake would you be 100% ready to avoid someone running in the road? This is how we have to think. It is a two-lane road, metaphorically and literally. So let’s hug the side of the road as closely as possible.
(SMART: SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ATTAINABLE, RELEVANT AND TIMELY. SMART goals. As you set your training goals, make sure you use the SMART priniciples to setting actions plans to achieving them)
CrossFit is hard. It’s also strategic, though it may seem “constantly varied”. It’s supposed to be:
- hard and fast,
- sometimes light,
- of a high level of skill that needs to be practiced and drilled often,
- grounded in basic fundamental skills that are simpler to learn,
- long and sustained,
- taxing to multiple body parts with compound movements in one WOD,
- taxing to the same body part with multiple movements in one WOD,
- need the ability to tolerate high volume training without always “competing” at high volume training
…in a nutshell, sometimes you have to be smart about your WODs and know, for you, if you should go heavier in a WOD with maybe a slower time, or go faster in a WOD with a lighter load. Why? If your metcon ability is good but your strength is not, going heavier might help you depending on what the rest of the week looks like. If your strength is good but your cardio is not, then going lighter and faster might help you.
Your coaches work with you every day and know your body, know your abilities and your strength and weaknesses and very likely “what” you should do. Keep that in mind the next time you hit a WOD and your body is feeling run down. Think about that as you think about your training and all the facets: strength, cardio, SKILL (both on the barbell with your Olys and your gymnastics skills)…time to dial it in and think about your fitness as a “whole package” versus just beating the shit out of yourself every day. That’s not what CF is…and that’s not what our programming is all about.
Talk to us and let us help you. The weekly programming is released in advance to help you plan your week. Use it!