4 weeks down…8 to go!

I’ve been following the Tough Mudder workout for 4 weeks now.  This week begins week 5 and they are starting to kick it up.  Here’s what I did this morning:

Do as many rounds in 12 minutes:

  • 10 push ups
  • 20 burpees (I fuckin’ hate burpees)
  • 20 mountain climbers

That was this morning.

It being Tuesday, this afternoon was Orange Theory.  Today at Orange Theory they tried to rip my already sore triceps out of my body.  In other words, today was arm day.

So the question I have to ask myself is how do I feel?  Before I answer that…let’s talk about last week.


Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were big workouts.  By the time I got home Saturday, I was toast.  I couldn’t think, I was restless, I kept asking myself why the hell I was doing all of this.  Part of my struggle is trying to figure out food.  I can’t figure out what to eat and how much to keep myself fueled properly.

Saturday night was dinner with friends and then I took two sleeping pills and slept for 12 hours.  That right there did wonders for me.

Sunday was all about compression shorts as well as compression for my calves and doing as little as humanly possible.

By Sunday evening, I was starting to feel human again.  Thank goodness!

So…back to the question…how do I feel.  Honestly?  I’m probably getting into the best shape of my life.  I can tell improvements in my running ability, my lifting ability, and my energy.  My fear now is what happens once Tough Mudder is over?  How do I keep all of this going?   I don’t want to lose what I’ve worked so hard to gain.

What do you do once you train and hit the “big race”?  After recovery, then what?  Do you pick back up?  Start over with the training?  Let me know in the comments.

Oh…and for the record, here were the workouts for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Thursday:  15 minute circuit: 8 Jump Lunges, 10 V Ups, 15 Bench Dips (I was able to do 5 rounds plus weights)

Friday: [Stupid 5AM workout…that’s yet another post] Run .25 miles; track the time.  Use the time it took to run .25 miles do max reps of V Ups, Push Ups, Air Squats.  I could run .25 in an average of 3 minutes, so I broke it down to be 1 minute for max reps of each exercises.  This was for 5 rounds.

Saturday: Trail run.  This was not my best run.  I think I stopped at 1.9 miles.  I just lost steam.  See above regarding trying to start thinking and figuring out my nutrition.

I’m thinking about doing a post on motivation.   Let me know if y’all would be interested in that and I’ll start putting something together.




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