Fitness Friday + Obstacle Race Training Book

June 13, 2014

How was everyone’s week? Mine seemed to just drag. Work has been slow, I came down with another little head cold (ugh!) and I’ve just been feeling exceptionally tired this week. Happy the weekend is finally here!

Before I get started with this week’s workouts, I have something to share for anyone doing any obstacle races this year! I received a copy of Obstacle Race Training: How to Beat Any Course, Compete Like a Champion and Change Your Life
by Margaret Schlachter through my partnership with FitFluential. While I haven’t fully read through it, I have given it a good flip through and am impressed with just how much knowledge is packed into the pages. It goes through how to create a balanced training plan along with a diet and mental preparation. It has tips and techniques to master common obstacles found on the courses. There’s a 100 day burpee challenge, to prepare you for the penalty of failed obstacles. There’s a chapter dedicated to race day essentials and how to prepare morning of, and recover afterwards. It’s a great resource for anyone, whether you’re running your first obstacle race or your tenth.



Obstacle Race Training

Obstacle Race Training

Now for the week in workouts:

5k Run

Crossfit WOD: 4 rounds of 30 sec alternating lunges, 30 sec wall sit, 30 sec plank hold, 30 sec rest.
Didn’t seem like it would be too tough but it burned!
Followed up with a 15 minute core series via Reflexion Yoga


Crossfit WOD: AMRAP 15 minutes 3 pullups, 6 pushups, 9 squats. I used my dip station to do body rows instead of pull-ups.

Dip Station

I’m hoping to get out for a run with Liam after work and either another Crossfit WOD or some yoga, depending on how I’m feeling after.

Not too sure what the weekend will hold, but hoping I can fit in a run and some yoga. If anyone is interested in sharing their #SundayRunday this weekend, email me at becky at thebexfactor dot com and I will include you!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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    June 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    My week seemed to go by soooo slow too! I was planning to run Saturday but just heard the Running room has organized a virtual run for one of the fallen Mounties from Moncton who was an avid runner. It’s happening Father’s Day at all Running Room locations at 8:30am. Proceeds will go into a trust fund for the families of the fallen officers. Even if London and I can’t make it to the store, we’ll be registering for this!

    Have a great weekend!!

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