Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday's Workout

I'm still coughing up a lung over here. But I went to bed at 9 p.m. last night, so I got 7+ hours of sleep, which felt awesome.

Strength Skill:
  • Snatches (3 sets of 3, 2 sets of 1)
The hook grip hurts. But after Tim pointed out that my hands were too far apart on the bar, I narrowed my grip, and it felt better. Not Palmolive-good, but better.


For time:
  • 25 pull-ups
  • 50 air squats
  • 800-meter run
  • 50 air squats
  • 25 pull-ups
"This is right up your alley," Tim said to me. He's right: I love bodyweight workouts like you wouldn't believe. And we hadn't done pull-ups in a WOD in a while, so I was excited about getting up on the bar again.

I'm stoked (holy crap -- I just realized I haven't written the word "stoked" in at least 15 years) that I was able to peel off the first round of 25 pull-ups without stopping. I'm less stoked that I had to hop off the bar five times during the last round.

On another note: My torrid love affair with my new shoes continues. This was the perfect WOD for my New Balance Minimus -- they didn't drag me down on the pull-ups, they gave me a sufficiently solid heel base for air squats, and they were awesome for running.

Result: 7:34 as RXed. Not too shabby, but I think I can do better next time.