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Old 11-17-2006, 07:39 PM   #1
Kyla Elizabeth James
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Hi,

I've been lurking on this site for awhile with fascination. I work in the fitness industry and after reading here, I am humbled regarding both my fitness as well as my knowledge.

Distance running is my acquired love. I did my first Boston Marathon this past April and I am a wannabe triathlete. I was a pure anerobic athlete when I was young being a cheeleader/tumbler and a sprinter.

I'm going to be starting out very slow and will be needing some accountability.
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:59 PM   #2
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You should start up a log here. That way if you don't post in it with a workout, we can hound you about it. Plus, if you don't keep a log already (I suspect you do though) then it is great for keeping track of progress.
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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Happy CrossFitting!!
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:00 AM   #4
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I 2nd the start a log vote.
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:50 AM   #5
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Kyla,

Do you plan on continuing with Triathlon?

Brian.
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:25 AM   #6
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Kyla, welcome to CrossFit! Be prepared for some serious results!
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:17 AM   #7
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Welcome to the ranks of the fitness studettes!
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Old 11-18-2006, 04:08 PM   #8
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Thanks for the welcome!!!

Today's workout forthcoming!! I'll edit it in this post

(Message edited by pr323 on November 18, 2006)
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:34 PM   #9
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^^

Okay, started off on the wrong foot by not being able to find one of my many watches to time myself. But, I integrated 800m speed bursts within my run based upon perception of effort.

But, one of my main beginning goals is to re-establish consistency in my strength related workouts as opposed to being a cardio queen.

My main focus will continue to be endurance training. I realize that comes with a trade-off in terms of overall strength. But, I'm hoping that this will help me maintain strength and prevent injury--faster times will not hurt either. I'm thinking that I will get more out of my endurance workouts or even achieve more with the same amount of training...

So, here is today. My first goal is to complete a full warm-up. In the meantime, I will improv to round-out my workout. Weight control is also important. Don't need to lose, but don't need to gain. I am just shy of 5'1" at 102-105 pounds; 11-12% body fat.

11/18

Ashtanga yoga class

3 sets of 6,6,5, on Gravitron (-40, -30, -30)
Tricep Dips 3 x 10
DB press 3 x 10 (25 pounds)
Push-press 3 x 5 (55 pounds)
Lunges 2 x 10 (15 lb)
Bent Row 2 x 8 (55 pounds)
Footwork on pilates reformer

4 mile run}
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:44 AM   #10
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Hey Kyla,
If you're going to run a workout journal (which is a great idea) you need to put it in the Workout of the Day section.

Thanks,
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