Monday, June 7, 2010

I'm still here!

I realize it has been a loooong time since my last post!  And my rowing meters have been suspiciously stagnant for the last couple months.   So I thought I would check in and let folks know what I have been up to.

As typically happens in the late spring, most of my attention gets pulled into triathlon training and CrossFit.   This year is no different.  Though I did branch out a bit and ran the Segahunda trail marathon relay race with some CrossFit friends. 

 Our marathon team the "Power Snatchers"

I ran the final leg of the marathon - in Inov8 trail shoes, not VFFs this time.

That was a great experience!   The course was challenging and running a relay marathon was lots of fun -- I've never run a race with a team before.   Our co-ed team placed second amongst the co-ed teams, so I felt pretty good about that.One of the credos of CrossFit is to "try a new sport" regularly.  For me, the trail marathon fulfilled that requirement for me.  And now I have at least two other trail races planned for the summer/fall, including the Northeast Warrior Dash.

I've also been moving my CrossFit Endurance focus from the rower to running.  We've been running CFE running classes three nights a week at CrossFit Rochester.  Teaching the classes has really had me working on my running technique, and I've been spending a lot of time running in my Vibram Five Fingers  (including a great new pair of Bikilas I got!!)   I really feel like my transition to a more "barefoot" running style has made huge strides thanks to the CFE classes and the Vibram shoes.  I really can't recommend them highly enough!

Vibram Five Finger Bikilas!!!

But with all this going on, fear not!  I have not forgotten my quest for a million meters this year.  I plan on getting in a few rowing workouts over the summer - though not at the March Madness pace I set earlier in the year.   With a little over 300,000 meters to go, I am certain I will be able to get the rest of them in once the summer begins to wind down.  Even if it means some "Fall Madness".  I'll be up for it!!

My apologies for being silent (I haven't even been on twitter lately!!!) and for seeming to fall off the face of the blogosphere (does the blogosphere have a face?)  I'm still here - keeping busy and working out like a maniac.  I'll be back on the erg before you know it.