This time last year, I just completed my second half marathon and had fallen woefully off the wagon in terms of training/running. I had put in my time and now was focused on my shiny new road bike instead of logging miles in my running shoes.
Now, I have a much different workout schedule and stopped being afraid of weight training thanks to an introduction to CrossFit. Have you ever heard the joke: “How can you tell if someone does Crossfit? – Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.” I went a whole paragraph in a fitness article without mentioning it- HOORAY! In all seriousness, incorporating this workout into my routine (that also still includes running, biking, Pilates, and now yoga) has given me strength in ways I can actually measure and further confidence to keep trying new things in all areas of my life… not to mention it’s made me a stronger runner. It’s also given me some bada$$ tunes to jam to whether I’m in the gym, hitting the pavement, or just enjoying my drive to/from work. Crossfitters know how to put together a playlist.
With that inspiration and my running DNA leading the way, I’ve compiled a Summer ’17 version of last year’s OrthoCarolina 10k Training playlist here.
Enjoy and happy running!