Last week was the most intense group of workouts I’ve had in a long time. My mileage was a little higher than I’ve been doing lately, but nothing crazy. It was CrossFit that kicked.my.butt and pummeled my quads. (I’m gonna post this and then go finish the CrossFit post to share with you this week!)
W – rest day; my legs were absolutely destroyed from Monday and Tuesday’s workouts, and I could barely walk!
Th – Christmas Day run! 10.55 miles, 1:23, 7:52 pace
F – 5 miles, 38:00, 7:35 pace + 2 mile cool down jog with the pup (8:48 pace)
S – Pure Barre (I don’t think I have ever sweat so much in a Pure Barre class before. I loved it!)
S – 7 miles, 51:45, 7:20 pace
Total Mileage: 33.2 miles
How I feel: My legs have been absolutely destroyed this week. I never get sore and made the mistake of bragging about that to some friends…and then I could barely move for days! I really don’t remember being that sore since I ran a freaking marathon.
I got a massage Friday night and even my masseuse (whom I see each month) had commentary about how EXTRA tight and stiff I was…and she always lectures me about being too tight and stiff. My body needs some variety; apparently it’s too used to running and Pure Barre, and Crossfit did a number on me. But I kiiiind of love being sore. Tell me I’m not the only one.
Did you workout on Christmas Day?
Do you get bruises when you lift? I’ve noticed over the past few years that my quads and hamstrings get bruises when I do a lot of squats or deadlifts. Is that normal??