Back at Crossfit for the 6 a.m. class. Love those guys, and actually missed them. Didn’t so much miss the walking up at the butt crack of dawn and the vomit inducing workouts… ok so maybe I missed that too.
Warm Up: The usual stuff. Coach did tease us that after the holiday’s we’ll be changing it up. Fun. I love when we stick new stuff in the warm up because I usually find a new weakness I didn’t even know I had.
SWOD: Front Squat 3×8
1×10@ 33 for zombie squats to warm up
1×8 @ 53
1×8 @ 63
1×8 @ 73
This wasn’t too bad. I likely could have added a bit more weight for that last set, but I still struggle with the pressure of the bar on my throat during front squats. I really really don’t like choking myself.
Handstand Push Ups
5:06 @93 and regular push ups
This was both a PR in time (18 seconds) and weight (10 lbs) from the last time I did this WOD. I am super proud of that. Gotta love progress.
I also looked back to see what I had to say about the last time we did this benchmarck in August and was really surprised to see what I wrote. Apparently, at the time 83 lbs and push ups unscaled intimated me! Today I didn’t even bat an eye about the push ups, and loaded my bar with 83 right off the bat. With a little encouragement from a class mate I added more, and easily managed the weight.
Progress is really an awesome feeling.
Post-Crossfit swim. Honestly, I really REALLY wasn’t feeling it today at all, so I just hopped in and swam 1500 straight. About half way thru a guy jumped in and raced me. I won.
I have no idea if he knows we were racing or not.
1500m in about 35 mins
11 miles at a 15ish pace with the crew. The 22 mph winds were really a nice touch. Ok, not really. They really blew. Heh heh. See what I did there?