Warm Up: the Usual
Mobility: Hip bungee cord stretch
Shoulder mobility with lacrosse balls
12 minute AMRAP
150 Wall Balls/ 14 lbs 9 foot target
90 Double Unders
30 Muscle Ups
Score: 95 Rx
Cool Down: 5 minute- 1000m row
This was humbling, but at the same time, awesome. This is now the third workout that I have been able to Rx, which isn’t something that I’ve pushed myself to do before, though I’m discovering that I’m clearly capable.
That said, this sucked. I mean really really sucked. I just posted maybe a week ago that I knew it was time to step up my wall balls from the 10 lb to the 14 lb ball, but to do it with a goal of 150 was probably a little aggressive.
I won’t lie, I wanted 150 wall balls. I thought I could get thru them, or very very close, in the 12 minutes. I knew I wouldn’t make it to the double unders, which is just as well since it would have been comical trying to do them with T-Rex arms anyway.
I was completely humbled when I had got through 50 and looked at the clock I realized I only had 5 minutes left to go. I knew I wouldn’t hit the 150.
But… and this is huge for me… I was NOT defeated. I didn’t quit. In fact, I did my last 45 faster than I did the first 50. I only “no repped” 4 the whole time. Two because I lost my balance on the squat and didn’t have the momentum for the throw so I didn’t even try it, and two because my throw didn’t cross the line.
It’s possible I could have pushed a bit harder, but today I’m satisfied with the fact that I pushed the whole time. I’m excited for a chance to do Karen on her own and see my time for that benchmark… and then blow it out of the water next year.