Skipped 6 a.m. and considered skipping all together because the WOD made me think being waterboarded would be fun. Coach called out the “cherry pickers” on the website around mid-day, which of course meant I had to go. Couldn’t allow myself to be called out like that. Damn it.
Went to 5:30 p.m. along with a million other people. Evidently I wasn’t the only one who felt called out as I really do think this was record attendance.
SWOD: Deadlift 4×3
1×10 @ 63 warm up
1×5@ 83 warm up
1×3@ 143 (PR!)
1×3 @ 133
So I managed 1 set at 143, but when I set up for the second one, I could only get it off the ground once. As 143 was my previous 1 RM I didn’t want to do too much on a Monday before a long WOD, so I stepped it back to do the last set.
800 m run/ 1000 m row
1 minute plank hold
Time: Don’t remember- 15 something I think
My right Achilles/heel is a total mess right now. It went from being sore to outright pain, which likely means whatever injury I had that plagued me for a few months earlier this year is back. Bummer. I’m going to have to go and get it looked at methinks, and I hate that.
The good news is, rowing doesn’t aggravate it at all. I was one of 10 or so who was rowing, so it wasn’t a lonely workout at all.
But that didn’t change the fact that it sucked. There is nothing fun about that much time on the rower.
Good news was, I kept a really consistent pace the entire time. I started pulling around 2:10/500 and ended my last 1000m at 2:14/500. I was a little nervous that I had started out too strong, but I didn’t struggle any more than I expected to keep the pace. I was struggling in my lungs more than my body by the end.
I also think I goofed the plank on the first round. I thought it was 1 minute off the rower whether you were holding the plank or not, so I probably did about 30 seconds total of plank and the rest spent panting on all 4s.
When I hopped back on the rower though I realized that people who had finished rowing before me were still toughing out their plank hold. I felt kind of bad, as it was then clear that it was supposed to be 1 minute of total plank hold regardless of how long it took you with breaks. I corrected it for the last two.
I suck at plank holds.
Despite all my complaining, I’m glad I went. I always love the way I feel when it’s over, and it’s always exciting to realize I’m getting stronger than I realized.