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Old 09-25-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
Andrew Trueblood
 
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Three 1/2 months of religious Crossfit, mixed with 2-3 runs a week (only 3 >10 miles), and I finished the Chicago Half Marathon in 1:38 today. That's 10 minutes faster than my time last year, only then I trained exclusively with running. This also goes without mentioning my <6 hours averaged for sleep and 80+ hours of work/ week over the last three months.

Two other things stand out here. First, I had enough in the tank at the end to outsprint the three other runners who tried to overtake me in the last 400m. Not so much last year. Second, I felt fresh and recovered within minutes of finishing; definitely not true of last year's race. In fact, I plan to get the WOD in later today.

Figure that if I keep this up through the winter, I should be able to get into the sub-7 mile range for races next year.

This stuff works.
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Old 09-25-2005, 04:40 PM   #2
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Andrew,
I noticed that you did indeed get the WOD in today and in a great time. STRONG WORK! Kudos!
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Old 09-25-2005, 05:44 PM   #3
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Congrats on the run man. Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:20 PM   #4
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congratulations! I am hoping to do something similar at the end of October at the Nike half. You just inspired me that I am doing the right kind of training at a time when I was beginning to doubt my crossfit heavy training sessions.
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