Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday's Workout

Our gym is closed for the rest of the week. The owner/coach is out of town, but he left us with WODs to complete in his absence. So before dawn, a couple of us met in the parking lot of the gym, rubbing the sleep out of our eyes, ready to do our homework.


3 Rounds:
  • 20 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 Jump Squats
  • 2 100-meter sprints, increasing speed.

For time:
  • 1K Run
  • Recover for 3 minutes
  • 1K Run
Results: 3:49 for the first 1K run, 3:51 for the second.

My jaws, hands and stomach were all clenched from the morning chill, and even the jump squats and all that sprinting couldn't get me warm. My legs felt like lead. By the end of the workout, I was drained -- but I must admit that I got one hell of a workout. It didn't look like much on paper, but I now know not to turn my nose up at sprinting down dark roads in the early hours of the morning.

This WOD didn't take long. When it was over, I drove home, changed into my PJs, and crawled back under the covers. It was still dark. I don't think my icy hands had yet defrosted when I drifted off to sleep.