I wanted to do a run after my regular workout, and I was thinking an 800 m run would
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
Make sure your recovery workout is just that: a recovery
Listen to your body: don’t overdo it
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 today because I had the pacing off.
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.