I tried to call in “sick” for this one until I found out we’d have to make it up tomorrow.
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Okay. Not really. I just dreaded it more than I have any other workout on the board. Last time we did a 5k, we had the option to do a scaled version (see post) so I chose the scaled version. This time we were not given the option (and they probably wouldn’t have let me opt for a scaled anyway…) so I had to run the dang 5K.
I started off good. I was really trying to put to use Brian MacKenzie‘s techniques (of CrossFit Endurance) that we learned at the CrossFit Endurance Seminar last month. I did okay for a little bit but then I started getting really tired. Ended up walking a bit on Sparrow and then it just started to hurt…really bad. My lower calves, ankles, arch of my foot, my butt…everything. By the time I was about halfway to Brazos (see map here, we made the loop twice) I could only run a few steps at a time because my ankle and calves were hurting me worse than they ever have. When I got to Brazos and Swallow I stopped to stretch them out for a bit. From there all the way back to Swallow, I walked and ran intermittently. When I got to Swallow, I decided that I had to just keep running. Honestly, I wasn’t winded hardly at all. Most of the reasons I was stopping was because my legs and feet were hurting so bad. By the time I was back at Garden Ridge on my way back to CFDC, I had to walk most of the way back. It was just too painful. Then, once I got to Moccasin, I ran all the way back in. I was upset that I wasn’t even winded when I got back. I should have been able to push through it but it was just too hard and hurt too much.
Maybe next time I can at least run the whole thing. Slow or not.
Leighton did great by the way. He was convinced it would take an hour for him to finish a 5K and he finished in 32 minutes!! He did awesome!