Sunday, August 22, 2010

Monday Gameface: ON

Sometimes you go through the weekend and by Monday feel like you never really had a chance to relax, catch your breath, and get your gameface on for the new week. Other times you get invited to the Wistrom's lake casa for the weekend and do nothing for two days except straight up marinate in the sun and stuff your face with fajita's, margaritas, and ice cream. It was definitely a nice precursor to the 6 week CFS paleo challenge which starts tonight. I've decided I'm going to do my best to adhere to it as much as possible for the entire duration. I pretty much did the whole paleo thing for 2 months prior to Sectionals and really felt it benefitted my training and overall athletic performance.

My training as of late has been going well. Last Thursday I did FGB. I was feeling a bit fatigued going into the day, but managed a score of 379 (PR is 385). Based off of having performed the WOD quite a few times now, I could tell I punked out, felt sorry for myself, and held back when I was at my breaking point in rds 2 and 3. On Friday I did a Clean and Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 max effort and reached my PR of 260lb. On my 265lb attempt, I was extremely close to locking it out and just didn't quite drop under the bar enough to make the lift. I did, however, manage to make a complete fool of myself by throwing a temper-tantrum of epic proportions after the failed attempt. After picking up everything I kicked over and apologizing to all those who were witness to my childlike outburst :), I did what any good frustration-ridden CrossFitter would do and took out my angst on a 10min AMRAP WOD of: 4 Burpees, 6 TTB, and 8 DB Snatches @ 45lb. I completed exactly 9 and 2/3 rounds.

Today, in an attempt to punish myself for my gluttonous performance this weekend, I did the CFS WOD from Saturday- "Run, Barbara, Run". I finished it in 28:54 and almost vomited at minutes 15 through 28. It felt good to sweat it out, though.

As I mentioned before, I had a great weekend- it was a blast getting to relax and spend some time friends and family. I also think I found a new past-time to conquer: wakeboarding. I'd never tried it before Saturday. I actually told myself going into the weekend, "Self: Do not attempt to engage in any new watersports because you're the one who always manages to find a way to get injured." Now, anyone who knows me well, knows that if ever there is a new and adventurous deed to be done, I'm the guy who tends to be all in- but I also happen to be the same guy who ends up in the ER. Fortunately, this time at least, I was smart enough to dole off only enough "wakeboarding crack" to get myself hooked and not so much as to overdose and kill myself...but you wouldn't believe it based on Vin's reaction to me wiping out...

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