9 Bostons and 13 Marathons later – I found CrossFit Southie. This will be my 10th Boston. I did a ton of traveling this year and did not train with nearly as much mileage as I normally do , it’s almost half the amount of running! YIKEES! I ran a 3:31 in 2009 and 3:37 in 2010 in Boston. (3:31 is my marathon PR).
I can say I have felt strong in the [limited] training I have done. My core is stronger , my arms are stronger, I am a lighter and my head is stronger, and that nagging hammie injury only flares up occasionally now.26.2 miles is a long way to run and anyone who runs a marathon should feel amazing about themselves. A lot happens, not only on the streets, but also in the mind and to our bodies, between Hopkinton and Boston. So I’m not sure what I will run this year (under 3:59 would be good, under 3:40 would be fantastic). CFS has helped me achieve things that I never thought would be possible. (Remember when I didn’t think I could jump on a valve box!) So I guess I am hoping that helps me to the finish line this year… So I can enjoy some beer and pizza with my friends on Boylston after!”
20 Min AMRAP
2 Dead Hang Pull-ups
6 Pistols (3 each leg)
2 Handstand Push-ups
6 Weighted Pistols (1 pood/.5 pood; in each hand)
2 Handstand Pushups (Ring or elevated)