OUCH!

Today was my first workout in over a week. I had a coached running session with the triathlon club. I thought that it would be no problem because I could go at my own pace, which I mostly did. However, the workout was really hard. We did a circuit session with a 200m sprint in between. The exercises we did were split jumps, push-ups, crunches, back extensions, and toe hops. This is how it worked…
30 seconds of split jumps
200m sprint
30 seconds push-ups
200m sprint
… well, you get the picture. We did that twice. I will repeat myself… OUCH! After the first set my stomach was so not happy and I had to sprint to the bathroom to relieve myself. I felt a lot better after our second set, but I still felt like I was going to throw up.

Also, after we warmed up, my chest started to hurt a little. It went away, though. I couldn’t help but hear my mom’s voice in my head telling me to get my heart checked out before I do the Ironman (I have an irregular heartbeat that I’ve had checked out before and it is perfectly fine). But I didn’t have it the rest of the time, so I think I’ll chalk it up to just muscles jamming on me.

After the drills of death, we did some hurdle work. Since I am significantly shorter than most of the triathlets in our club, I had a lot of trouble with it. Luckily, I am extremely flexible and could get my legs up very high to get over the hurdles. However, it’s the crotch thing that gets me with hurdles. It’s just really uncomfortable. I hope I don’t have any bruises! We basically did a lot of leg lifts and leg kicks. I’ve discovered that I can kick really really high. Good to know.

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