CrossFit: When a CrossFit Recovery Workout Turns Into a Workout

I wanted to do a run after my regular workout, and I was thinking an 800 m run would

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Well, there’s a workout I have been wanting to do all week that is 2 rounds of a 400 m run and 21 thrusters (a front squat into a push press) at 65 lbs.

Why not do this one, I thought.

Not the best idea. Even though I love thrusters, after DT yesterday (a CrossFit Hero workout that involves deadlifts, hang power cleans, and push jerks at heavy weights), it wasn’t the best idea. Luckily, it was a short workout.

3 Lessons Learned from Recovery Workouts

  1. Make sure your recovery workout is just that: a recovery
  2. Listen to your body: don’t overdo it
  3. Make it light, easy, and fun

The best part about working out is how you feel afterwards. Enjoy the work, but then celebrate the accomplishment!

I Didn’t Push Myself…And I’m Pissed About it

I didn’t push myself today because I had the pacing off.c63867518e8936494600c4cb25f77b09

I’m pissed off about it and will re-do the workout tomorrow.

I know I can do better and it sucks.

Two things I’m noticing:

1) I have nothing in me on Thursdays.  I was swimming on Thursdays for active recovery but can’t resist a good CrossFit workout,but now I’ve decided after today to just do the workout on my own if it’s good.  I HAVE to take Thursdays off and get back in the pool.  Period.  Otherwise, I just go to CrossFit and my workout sucks and it pisses me off.  This is the second week this has happened.

2)  When no one shows up to work against, I become lackadaisical.  And I hate that.  I have to find a way to push myself even when no one is at my level.  And I just haven’t found that yet.

Lessons learned only through experience.  My body needs rest.  AND I have to push myself even when I’m way out in front.  I have to.  Now finding that inner drive will be the hard part.