Are you training, or what?
As school is starting, I can’t help but start to organize and plan all aspects of my life. If it doesn’t get planned – it won’t get done!
Part of that is meal planning and prepping, but a larger part is planning my training. I’m still circling the idea of running a 5K race this winter, but haven’t found the “one” just yet. I’m toying with the idea of either a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas run — but might settle for something in between. Not a fan of costumes or costume-y races. I just wanna run! LOL!
I do love the idea of waiting until the hot weather has passed to train. Last race I trained for was my marathon last October — and I ended up training all summer long. In the diabolical heat and humidity. Almost passing out from heat stroke was enough for me to feel comfortable with my decision.
What am I doing in the mean time?
Crossfit 3-5 days a week. I attend the group class and then plan to hit up open gym on Saturday mornings to work on my own strength goals. I’m also going to try to include a few days of stretching/yoga in between Crossfit days to aid in flexibility and recovery.
What are my strength goals?
My bestie mentioned the 600, 700, and 800 clubs for power lifters. If you add together your best Deadlift, Benchpress, and Back Squat you get your magic number. If your magic number is 600 – you’re in the 600 club, etc… I’m not even close to calling myself a lifter, let alone a power lifter, but these seems like nice round numbers to target. Currently, my numbers are:
Back Squat: 185#
That makes my magic number 535 — so I figured 600 was a good goal to work towards. I really want to get my benchpress number up to snuff with the rest of my lift-abilities. I’m much stronger in my legs than I am in my arms (duh – cuz of runs) — so I want to sort of “even out” my abilities.