Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mental Strength Training For A Dummy

After finally completing the bigtime tasks of moving the gym and moving my home all in the same week, today was the first day in a while that I arrived at CrossFit Springfield and felt both mentally and physically ready to train and train hard. I've been nursing what is either just a metatarsal head bone bruise or a stress fracture in my foot over the past few weeks. Nagging injuries tend to take your mind out of the game from the outset. Today I was determined to not let anything detract from me getting some quality work done. This morning I did 5-5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1 Backsquat and Bench Press. I reached 325lb on backsquat and 295lb on Bench- both numbers under my PRs for the lifts but I'll take'em considering my sub-par diet and spuratic training regiment as of late. I immediately followed up the strength WOD with CFS's daily WOD of 5 rounds: 30 Wallballs @ 30lb and 30 Ring Rows. I felt good about my ability to push through the workout and finished in 18:36. After running a few errands, this afternoon I did "Randy" (75 snatches @ 75lb for time). I hadn't done this WOD since last year - my time then was 4:02 and today I PR'd with a time of 3:26. It was interesting to see the progress. Even though I think I was physically stronger a year ago than where I'm currently at, I can tell that my ability to tolerate pain and continue to push through WODs has improved. I'm hoping for a good night's rest and looking forward to embracing more pain tomorrow.

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