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Dead. Tired.

We've been doing some longer workouts at Crossfit and it has taken a toll on my body. Today will be a rest day of some sort for me, I just haven't decided which "sort" that is. I've got a triathlon on Saturday and if I feel a fraction of how I feel now, I will fail to even start.

If you're a Crossfitter. It's important to remember that a majority of your workouts should be done in a specific intensity and time domain. It is wise to stray out of those boundaries once in awhile, but you can do damage if it is done too often. If it feels wrong (and you know what I mean), then you probably should take a breather or modify the workout.

I was reading about cheating the workout on my friend's Fit Effy blog. There's something to be said about knowing your limits so you can make appropriate modifications. Sometimes, you may be overstressed or you may need the rest because you actually have a sport to train for (CF is not for the specialist, no periodization) and need to lower intensity, weight, or time. Other times, you may have not noticed your awesome gains in strength and conditioning and you underestimate what you can handle. Blowing over any of these factors can affect your output to be either too much or too little.

Rather than expecting those programming the WOD to know every detail of you, help them work with you by realizing where you are at in terms of fitness, ability, and other training. If things don't work out the way you wanted, make notes and learn from the lesson. Know your limits, program your periodization if you are in training, and BE GOOD TO YOURSELF.
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