Friday, February 11, 2011

Holy Cats!

Greg and I slept in this morning, so we missed our 6am class, but made it to the 7am CrossFit class. Today is a mainsite rest day, so Tyler designed the WOD:

3 sets of 4 Rounds for time of:
7 Deadlift (135/95)
7 Knees-to-Elbows
7 Pull-ups

Rest 2 minutes between sets

I did this WOD as prescribed. My deadlift was 95# which was a good weight, but got pretty darn heavy pretty darn fast. I was doing 2-3 DLs at a time. Knees to elbows I did using my new kipping technique which allows me to do them pretty fast but it's harder on your hands. Plus, I need more development in my lats to consistently get my knees to my elbows. Half were to my elbows, half were to my chest. I also stunk on pull-ups which I was doing 2-3 at a time. My results:

total with breaks 27:42

(Compared to Angie in our class who rocked it: 5:24, 6:27, 6:20 for a total time of 22:11. Amazingly consistent and fast!)

My hands were very tender and sore even before this workout. So just jumping on the bar each round was seriously not fun. I would hang out in front of or underneath the bar trying to convince myself to grab the bar and GO. Just touching the bar hurt. I was aware early on that my sore hands were likely to get blisters and if I was lucky, they would not tear during the workout. I tried to baby them between reps/rounds, but ended up with huge tears on my left hand, blood blisters, and just plain old blisters.

Good WOD. Tough on hands.

Of note - I do so much better when I find a corner of the gym where I am by myself, and can focus on just my workout. No distractions. Today I had Greg behind me and a new girl in front of me who was doing a different workout. I found this very distracting and did not get into my zone - a place where I can blank out everything and everyone around me - where I concentrate on just counting my reps - where I can focus on form. My zone is where I work best and perform best. I have to figure out a way to find my zone despite where I am located in the gym. Why am I so scattered when others are around me? Why do I waste time watching others when I should just be doing my workout? This is definitely something to work on because there isn't always going to be a corner available just for me :)

CFE Workout:

So instead of 3x800 meters (which I was thinking of doing this morning) I did 4 x 5 minutes with 3 minute rest between. Rounds 1 and 3 have a slight decline in elevation while rounds 2 and 4 have slight incline. I'm unhappy with the distance covered in 5 minutes:

1- .70
3- .71
4- .60

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