Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday's Workout

Out of the 22 tasks I have to accomplish to achieve Level One status at my CrossFit gym, I have only 3 left: a 800-meter sprint in less than 4:20, a 2000-meter row in less than 8:10, and 25 unbroken Wallball reps using a 20-pound ball and a 10-foot target.

The sprint should be a piece of cake, but I'm worried I won't be able to pull off the other two. Wallball throws are more difficult than they look, especially when you're as uncoordinated as I am. And I'm a terrible rower -- and short to boot, which exacerbates the inefficiencies caused by my poor technique. I'd be lucky to finish a 2000-meter row in 10 minutes.

The good news is that I have two more weeks to get this done. So I'm going to try to practice Wallball throws and row at home on each off-day (i.e., each day I don't go to my CrossFit affiliate for a workout). With luck, I'm hoping to quickly progress to the point that I can eke out enough Wallball reps and sufficiently increase my rowing efficiency/power/speed to pass these last two hurdles.

So today, my garage workout consisted of:

  • 1000-meter row
  • Handstand practice
  • Wallball practice (using a 20-pound ball, but only an 8-foot-high target)
  • 1000-meter row

I hope this works. My fingers are crossed.