CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Workout of the Day
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Workout of the Day Questions & performance regarding CrossFit's WOD

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-21-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
Melissa Shields
Member Melissa Shields is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenwood Springs  CO
Posts: 2
Frustrated

I have been doing Crossfit since January, I felt that in the past few months I was making gains daily both in weight lifting and endurance. Last month I got a really nasty upper respiratory cold that lasted 2 horrible weeks. Now I am struggling at every workout! I come in last at any running we do and before I would at least be in the middle or one of the first to finish...my trainers are wonderful, they stop me when they see me struggling and give me tons of positive reinforcement. But is them stoping me really helping me or should I fight through it?

I have also been going home and running a mile on the treadmill for time to try and build endurance, is this a good idea? Any endurance suggestions?

Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 10:09 AM   #2
Kent Newland
Member Kent Newland is offline
 
Kent Newland's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bellaire  MI
Posts: 307
Re: Frustrated

Quote:
Originally Posted by Melissa Shields View Post
I have been doing Crossfit since January, I felt that in the past few months I was making gains daily both in weight lifting and endurance. Last month I got a really nasty upper respiratory cold that lasted 2 horrible weeks. Now I am struggling at every workout! I come in last at any running we do and before I would at least be in the middle or one of the first to finish...my trainers are wonderful, they stop me when they see me struggling and give me tons of positive reinforcement. But is them stoping me really helping me or should I fight through it?

I have also been going home and running a mile on the treadmill for time to try and build endurance, is this a good idea? Any endurance suggestions?

Thanks
I had bronchitis twice, once in the desert and once when I got home. These things take a while to come back from, and something that lasted two weeks takes a tremendous toll on your body, all parts of it. I understand how frustrating it is to lose progress, but if you back off the extra work and just do what your box is programming, I'm betting that you'll come back faster than if you just keep pushing yourself. I'm no expert, but this has been my experience.

Kent
__________________
A Resource for Martial Arts and Fitness (WFS)
http://antrimmasp.blogspot.com/
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 10:12 AM   #3
Eric Montgomery
Member Eric Montgomery is offline
 
Eric Montgomery's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego  CA
Posts: 7,413
Re: Frustrated

A few bad weeks do not define your overall training experience. Focus on the big picture and keep making progress and you'll be fine.

I would recommend backing off the extra running. It's unlikely that it's doing you much good. You've gotta consider what you're trying to get out of it...more is not always better.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 11:15 AM   #4
Michael Pilhofer
Affiliate Michael Pilhofer is offline
 
Michael Pilhofer's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Minneapolis  MN
Posts: 163
Re: Frustrated

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Montgomery View Post
...more is not always better.
Understatement of the year. Agreed 1000%
__________________
Michael Pilhofer
CrossFit MSP
/ Minneapolis, MN
www.CrossFitMSP.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
Russell D Wells
Member Russell D Wells is offline
 
Russell D Wells's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Spring  TX
Posts: 29
Re: Frustrated

Melissa,

Don't be so hard on yourself, my daughter, who is only 16 had an upper respiratory infection that only lasted a little over a week, she runs track at her H.S. and the coach had her lay off of the running for two additional weeks. Our CF trainer would not even let her in the box until her coach let her start running again.

Maybe an additional day of rest per week would be good right now.

Just a thought.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 12:34 PM   #6
Melissa Shields
Member Melissa Shields is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Glenwood Springs  CO
Posts: 2
Re: Frustrated

Thanks guys! I tend to be a little hard on myself when it comes to working out. Thanks for putting things back into perspective!:thanx
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Confused and frustrated Ariel DeNoto Exercises 24 05-31-2010 11:51 AM
Frustrated Need Help Ken Zupkow Starting 8 03-08-2010 08:23 PM
Frustrated Jennifer Conlin Fitness 31 10-04-2007 02:33 PM
Just Frustrated Mike Shaw Nutrition 3 10-02-2007 12:27 PM
Frustrated... Frank Menendez Injuries 11 10-24-2006 05:39 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.