Fruit & Veg

Marathon Training With Crossfit Wed 15th January

Today’s Training

I enjoyed this workout even though I didn’t finish it. The deadlift was fine and maybe I could have gone the full 100kg but I hadn’t done multiple deadlift reps before so I decided to gauge this one. I was kind of glad in the days afterwards given that my back and hammers were feeling it.

My lower back muscles were tested and I had tightness for a couple of days afterwards. It is a familiar feeling when you’ve pushed the boat out a bit in training. After a few days everything is honky dory, no injuries. The trick is to be able to recognise the difference between muscle ache from working your ass off and a genuine injury. There’s a world of difference.

If someone spends most of their time on the couch I certainly wouldn’t recommend going straight into deadlifts or any weight work until assessed by a pro. A good trainer is needed and that’s where the Crossfit guys come in. Great coaching at a pace that is in line with your stage of fitness.

Here’s the workout…

Gymnastics Warm Up
8 minutes, alternating:
Kettlebell Snatches


15 minutes to establish a 2RM Mid-Hang Clean & 1 Jerk (2 UB cleans, then 1 jerk after the 2nd clean).



21-15-9 reps of:

Deadlifts 90Kg
Handstand Push Ups or most challenging pushing movement

Today’s Diet

I need to find a nutritionist who can help me refine my diet. I need to get military on this shit… At the moment I’m picking up some good habits and maintaining others I’ve adopted over the years but what I need is to take a more professional approach so the search is on. If any of you reading this know a sports nutritionist, preferably one who has experience in ultra endurance then drop me a note in the comments below.

1 x Apple
1 x Banana
1 x 90g Protein Shake
1 x Coffee

1 x Bowl Porridge

2 x Chicken Breasts
1 x Multigrain Pitta
1 x Cup Tea

4 x Energy Balls
1 x Cup Tea

Large portion of Chicken & Veg Bake
1 x Cup Tea