If you have stumbled across this page, welcome to my Paleo Journey Blog . I am a health and fitness enthusiast who in NO way is an expert in nutrition or health science. I do, however, LOVE to eat and am happy to share the good, bad, and ugly of my expirimenting through the jungle of Paleo cooking. Please let me know what you think of the recipes posted by adding a rating in the comments section and feel free to send in new recipes through email.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday, July 22nd

Training this week -

Still up to date on 100 day burpee challenge..
Runs - on Tuesday ran the 20 minute 90% tempo with Mike B - went well. Today we ran our 8X200's - (38,37,36,36,36,36,36,37).
Crossfit - M,T,W,Th so far this week. All good workouts. Hands ripped, body sore - the usual!
Biking - 20 miles this morning easy on grants trail. less than a week until RAGBRAI - can't wait!
Nutrition - Could be better. Most of my meals I do pretty well, but ice cream keeps calling my name and cookies continue to be my downfall.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday, July 17th

6am - 8.3 mile run at al foster trail - long slow hill and back down again. Good run, felt hard but good.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 16th

5am - banana and sunflower butter
5:30 - boot camp - swiss ball class

7:45 - CFE workout #2 for week 1: 4x400 at the track with 4min rest in between. 1:28,1:27,1:30, 1:28.

8:15 scrambled eggs with turkey, tomato, avacado, and watermelon.
Thursday, July 15th

5am - ride bike to crossfit. filthy fifty 23:45. Ride with Ragbrai gang 38 miles total - HOT!!

Car still not ready! No run today, lunch and a movie with Lexie and resting in the air conditioning. Muny opera - Damn Yankees - still hot! good show, long day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday, July 14th

9:30 - Crossfit - push presses 3x5 and push jerk 3x3 93#s. WOD 5 rounds of deadlifts@123# and 10 burpees 4:44. Rode bike from Glendale chrysler to class and home.

*back a little sore. No running today. Chocolate cake for dessert - bad girl!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday, July 13th

With Ultimate Helen over its time to think about putting the next event on the calendar. I am feeling a little renewed on the running front and have decided to sign up for the Lewis and Clark 1/2 marathon on October 3rd. Usually training for a race I will loosely follow a hal higdon plan and ramp up my long runs each weekend. This time I am going to try something a little different. I found a 12 week Crossfit Endurance training plan for a 10K/1/2 marathon that I am going to follow and keep track of on the blog. I am hoping some of my crossfit buddies jump in and do this with me, since misery always loves company! I will add a tab to the blog with the training plan. Maybe we can plan some group runs as well.

So, the nitty gritty of this training plan - follow your traditional crossfit strength and conditioning workouts 4-6 days a week. They suggest a 3 on 1 off schedule, but whatever has been working for you up till now. Running workouts are 2-3 times a week and are ideally done atleast 2 hours pre or post crossfit workout. I am having issues with this because its easier to get it all out of the way and get on with my day, but will work on that. Running workouts are typically one time trial/tempo type of workout and one interval workout with an optional second interval workout.
Oh yeah and did I mention the 12 week plan starts this week?

5:00am - banana and sunflower butter

5:30am - crossfit - alt bench press, windmills, ring pushups. WOD - 15 min amrap prowler, 10 sdlhp, 10 push press (53#).

7:00am - CFE workout - 3 miles. This was supposed to be a 5K time trial. Did not run this as fast as I should have, one of the drawbacks of not waiting atleast 2 hours. If you are going to follow the program it would be a good idea to get your time so you can chart progress and calculate what your pace for interval workouts.