Monday, October 4, 2010


It feels like I've slept many, many moons since my last post and unfortunately also since my last workout! On Thursday of last week I did the CFS partner WOD with Coach Chance- the WOD (one person may work at a time- partition the reps as you wish) was:

Run 100m
30 Deadlift, 185/115lb
Run 100m
50 KB Swings, 55/35lb
Run 100m
20 Hurdle Burpees over 12″ Parallette
Run 100m
20 Tire Flips
Run 100m
50 Single Leg RDL’s, 55/35lb
Run 100m
30 STRICT Pull Ups (From A Dead Hang)
Both Partners Run 400m Together

I love team workouts. Whenever you're training alone, it's so easy to feel sorry for yourself and let off the gas; do the same with a partner or in a team setting and you let other people down as well. That ain't cool. Chance definitely didn't disappoint when it came to his performance and giving it his all- our time was 11:01.

After taking Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off to get some chores done around the house and eat like a pig, I looked forward to training like a psycho today. At noon, with a great push from Seabiscuit and Grant, I did the 10/4/10 CFS WOD: Row 200m, then 5-4-3-2-1 Squat Clean & Jerk @ 155lb & Muscle Ups, and finish with 400m Row. Going into this one, my strategy was to hang onto the bar and the rings and get as much of the squat cleans and muscle ups done unbroken or consecutively as possible. I'm not really sure if it was the best strategy as after getting the first 5 of each, my body started to reject the work I was trying to impose on it. I had one missed muscle up that Grant said may have cost me 20 seconds. Regardless, after what felt like the LONGEST 400m row ever, the end eventually came. My time was 6:40 and my lung function now feels like it's hovering somewhere in the vacinity of 30-40%. It's probably the combination of the WOD being a gasser and the cooler weather.

To make sure I sufficiently punished myself for crashing the CrossFit Springfield "Girls Night Out" outing this past Saturday (Jenny figured that I'd be more than metro enough to hang...and boy was she right), I followed up today's noon session with none other than "Murph" at 1pm. Not the smartest thing I've ever done for myself when it comes to my training, but I figured, "Don't be a weiner, dude. You deserve this." The conditioning was great but there was nothing glorious about my time. It took me 40:31- which is somewhere around 6 or 7 minutes slower than my PR- which is prrretty slow to begin with :). Should sleep excellently tonight.

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