After coming to our in-house competition this weekend I was SO motivated this morning I think I jumped out of bed at 5:30 a.m. to go to the 6 a.m. class.
Ok, maybe I wasn’t THAT peppy as I’m still nursing my hangover from SATURDAY after the competition, but I was pretty pumped to get in there today and do work. I’ll post separately about how amazing the event was this weekend, but suffice it to say here that I am more motivated than ever after watching our amazing peeps throw down, set PRs, and do some serious work this weekend.
Warm Up: The usual. My body felt so heavy at first, but once I got about half way thru it was like my head cleared and everything just loosened up instantly. Amazing.
SWOD: Tall Cleans 4×3
1×5 muscle cleans @33
1×5 front squats @ 33
1×3 tall clean @ 33
1×3 tall clean @ 43
3×3 tall clean @ 53
These felt really good today. I felt like my elbows were really fast, and I felt really comfortable at the base of my squat. My last set I was bouncing a little bit too much getting under the bar, but I think it was fatigue at that point.
WOD: 4 RFT
Clock set to 3 minutes
200 m run (row)
with remaining time bike/jump rope/ski/burpee (basically do another form of cardio)
1 minute rest
No score, goal was just to keep moving.
This was AWESOME! I admit, I’m kind of a cardio queen. Not that I’m FAST by any stretch, but I would rather go at a steady pace with cardio for a looooooooong time over “redlining” it any day of the week. That’s my comfort zone, and this WOD was very much in my comfort zone… so I pushed myself out of it a bit.
On the rower I made myself keep an under 2:00 pace on every 200, which for me was pretty fast. I was breathing heavy at the end of each of those.
Round 1 I did the bike, and decided I didn’t want to do that again, as for me that was really easy. I do a lot of cycling, and can go pretty long and hard without getting winded.
Round 2 I did soft “box” runs, up and down on one of the soft 8 inch mats. About half way thru my right achillies reminded me that any sort of jumping on it makes it hurt so bad I want to puke, so it turned into a run up run up run down step down with the cranky foot. Can’t do that again.
Round 3 bikes and ski machines were taken, so I just started doing burpees. I figured, I hate the movement, it’s all cardio, it doesn’t hurt my foot, and therefore it serves the purpose of the WOD. I did the same for round 4 and was comfortably uncomfortable, and happy I had chosen to do them.