Tabata Times...an online article website, mostly focused on CrossFit. I had applied to be a writer for them and was accepted and this post was my submission. Well, they accepted it then blast it out on all of their channels, including Facebook and Twitter, even pulling quotes out and tweeting them. Earlier today, they posted it again and said it was their 3rd most popular article of the week! What's been super cool is clicking on the "shares" from the original post. CrossFit boxes across the country and even the U.K. have been sharing it on their own pages with their members. Like I posted earlier, it makes me downright giddy! :) (image here on the right/above is their Facebook post from earlier today...click on it to read it better...and the photos in the online version of the article aren't mine...they are stock photos)
Back to the actual CrossFit: Last Saturday's 50K in West Virginia was another good test of where and how CrossFit is impacting my endurance and ability to go long in ultra running. After cutting my monthly mileage by far over 50% since September, I was rolling the dice with that mud-pie of a 50K. Finishing 10th overall and under 6 hours and a recovery nearly non-existent is enough of a confirmation to me that I'm on the right track. I was back in the box on Monday morning and had a great 10th week. One thing I learned big time was post-race. I did several squats and really stretched myself out. I could barely touch the ground after the race but after squatting next to the car, I stretched everything out and I recovered that way. Come Monday morning, my flexibility was awesome where in the past, that's been a problem...especially post race.
To close out this post, I thought I'd share this post from the WOD Nation Facebook page from earlier today. It is SO true and this is something seen quite often after a workout...not every day but often. It made me chuckle.