The last time I REALLY ran was when I was training for the half marathon last spring. As in a YEAR ago.
Over the past year I focussed on spinning, bootcamps and now, crossfit.
I had outgrown my love of running and the few attempts at restarting had failed because I found it boring.
However - once I switched over to crossfit full time I reluctantly gave up my membership where I was spinning.
Do you see where this is going? All crossfit, no real "cardio". Of course there is cardio in the workouts at crossfit, but I'm not any purely cardio sessions. And I'm OK with that, really, I am. I love focussing on my strength and increasing weights rather than running.
BUT, as our new gym is under renovations, there is a lot of running involved in our workouts (all our workouts are currently outside). And I'm... slow. And I'm used to being... fast. Not Katie fast, but what I consider fast. And I had endurance.
Now it appears I have neither. We had a 1.2km warm up before class this morning and I was huffing and puffing and sloooowwwww......
I've decided now I need to pick up the cardio again - am thinking of interval training on the high school track near my house. I'm not interested in the long slow runs (boooring), but short, quick, fast interval training (I find the time goes faster when I'm looking at my watch for distance or speed). I'd run to and from the track, so hopefully 6ish k in total?
I'm not exactly looking forward to it, but think it's necessary. I do have new awesome shoes to run in.
Wish me luck.