I signed up to Yancy Camp (If you do OCR and you haven’t checked it out, I strongly recommend it) again this week. I’m excited, but also nervous. I know the training plan will be rock solid, but I’m also worried about how I’m going to fit this into my hectic schedule.
Started the fitness test and my baseline numbers are better than my numbers from a year ago. Two mile run is down a minute, pull-ups are up from one to five. Not too shabby. New goals are going to be centered around beating these and the other fitness numbers, in addition to my in race OCR goals. I’ll update my goals in the beginning of May.
I love having set workouts every week that are OCR related. The only area I feel the need to add more in is with Yoga and maybe continuing the 20 pull up challenge I was doing. I feel like I’m going in a good fitness direction for my next OCR race.
Already sore, but this is the good kind of sore.
Yancy Camp workouts are intensive and far from being simple. There’s a lot of different exercises, moderate amount of equipment needed and can’t all be done from the quiet of my bedroom.
That’s mostly a good thing, but it can also a bad thing. Last time around, I quit because I had a hard time working the workouts in my real life and felt like I was wasting money paying for it every month.
This time, I’m planning on taking each workout and splitting it up into manageable chunks:
- If it has running, I can separate it out and do it in the gym in the evenings after my son goes to bed…or maybe the local park as the sunset gets later. I’m also debating bringing my sandbell and free weights to my gym to incorporate additional parts of the workout. My gym doesn’t have any free weights (nor a pull up bar), the only drawback.
- Bodyweight or exercises with sandbells or dumbbell exercises without jumping or pull-ups – I do in the mornings before he wakes up.
- Workouts with jumping, I can do in the backyard in the evenings.
- Pull-ups, I’m separating out and will do in the evenings in my bedroom or in the local park.
So far so good, but I still have to complete the fitness test before I can even more on the workouts and this week has been rough. A certain 4 year old is fighting sleep almost every night. Makes me want to try a 24 hour gym, but that costs more money.