Cleveland 5K Training-Week 6 Recap

Well, week 6 is where the wheels started to fall off.  I knew that it was inevitable at some point in training; that life would happen and I wouldn’t be able to fit it all in.  This was definitely the week for that! My father in law is critically ill at the moment and in the ICU. During the first few days of his illness, my husband was spending 18 hour days in the hospital, and training went to the back burner.  I was able to return to the gym once Chris starting sleeping at home (so thankful for those 5am classes!) but running didn’t happen in the way that I had planned.  And truthfully, I am ok with that.  I’m grateful that I could be home with our son so Chris can be with his dad.  We don’t know what the outcome will be even now over a week later so training may continue to be impacted and flexibility will be necessary.

Here is my week in review:

Monday: Complete day off.

Tuesday: This was a killer workout: Partner DT-1 minute on, 1 minute off of 12 Deadlifts, 9 hang cleans, and 6 push presses. I worked with Jessica and we just hammered away.  DT has killed me in the past and today was no exception.  We made it through but holy crap was it tough.  We then did 1 minute on 1 minute off alternating reach 150 wall balls with 3 burpees at the start of each round.

In the afternoon, I ran 5 miles with Liam in the stroller.  I had hill repeats scheduled but no desire to attempt it with a running stroller! Instead we ran a slow out and back.  I am so grateful for my running stroller and a kiddo who enjoys being pushed in it!

Wednesday: Back squats, bench press, barbell row and core.

Thursday: Rest day

Friday: We did a little circuit style workout with bulgarian split squats, inverted ring rows, assualt bike calories, med ball slams, and push ups.

Saturday: Crossfit Open workout 18.5:  7 minutes amrap of thrusters and jumping pull ups ascending from3-6-9-12-15 etc.  I made it through the round of 18 and got 14/21 thrusters.  Very happy with this result! Also thrilled to have completed my first open and even though I did it all scaled, I was really happy to get a taste of the competition.

After I finished that workout, I quickly changed and headed out for 5 very cold miles! It was nice to be able to do both workouts at the same time and be done for the day by 8am on a Saturday.  I was also grateful to have the time to get this run.

Sunday: 5 miles for the RockCF Foundation, organized by my friend (and teammate) Abbie for our MRTT group.  This was also the first MRTT organized run that I’ve joined since I think November.  It was so lovely reconnecting with some women who are really important to me.  After the stressful week, it was nice to have a bit of socialization and downtime-much needed.

Total Mileage: 15 (should have been around 17 with one day of speed)

Total Strength: 4

Spoiler alert: This week is already starting off a bit rough with a diagnosis of strep throat for me and an ear infection for Liam on Monday (yesterday).  It’s still early in the week but this may be another example of just trying to do what I can, when I can.

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