WOD – 7-23-14

Posted: July 23, 2014 in WODs
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WOD @ allandnieva.me

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” -William Faulkner

Whatever event you have coming up, the one thing that needs to be prevalent in your training is the ability to run.  Granted, the runs are broken up with obstacles but you will be on your feet the entire time.  Even if you walk for 3 hours, your body will be used to being in motion for that amount of time, so it won’t be as much of a shock when you spend that much time moving on the course.

In my case, my training is for another Tough Mudder.  I average about 3 hours for a Tough Mudder, so I aim to run/walk for that amount time during training.  I had to work up to that point.  My first time ‘running’ lasted a half mile and I thought I was going to die… Seriously.  My knees hurt.  My back ached.  My calves were screaming for mercy.  I wish I was exaggerating, but having been a power-lifter for so long, my body was not accustomed to constant movement.

Today’s WOD is focused exactly on that.  You need to incorporate runs, and continue to increase the amount of time you spend running.  Note that I said, “time”, not distance.  Tough Mudders are not about speed.  They are about stamina and endurance.  You need to be able to push when you’re tired.  Training your body to work up to being in motion for that amount of time is the goal.

With that said, here’s the WOD!

WOD 7-23-13

RUN.

Start by walking for at least 5 minutes.

Pick up the pace at regular intervals, and keep going.

Have a goal in mind, whether it is for time or distance, then get to it.

That’s it!

Stay hydrated and make sure you stretch out and recover with a good meal.

I’ll see you on Friday!

allan

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