Hi All! I'm looking to start the GSLP in a few weeks, after I run a half marathon I'm signed up for. A bit of background. I'm in my mid-30s and arrived here though CrossFit. Started running with the Couch to 5k program in November of 2010 and then did a women's boot camp at a local CrossFit in April 2011. I've been running 3 days a week and CrossFitting 3-4 days a week ever since. I enjoy the intensity, variety, and challenge of CrossFit, but have come to realize that my weakness is my strength. So its time to work on that. GSLP looks perfect as I'm not willing to totally give up the conditioning or undo all the hard work I did to lose a bunch of fat I had been carrying around.
Until my half, I'll be keeping up my regular schedule and possibly adding some FM pushups and/or chinups. I've got a doorway pullup bar on order!
So this morning I ran 2.7 miles in 22:42. This afternoon I walked to a local park with a pullup bar and was able to do 5 dead hang chins, so I'll use that as my max to start FM work. So I guess start with 3 chins each set? Max pushups before my plank starts sagging is 20, so start with 10 per set?
- Gain enough strength to be able to do the WODs prescribed in better than average times
- Keep my conditioning
- Still a little body recomposition I need to do
- Complete a few of the Villain Challenges - looking at the burpees, pushups, and rucking challenges
Input and encouragement is appreciated!