- Deadlifts (2 sets of 3, 3 sets of 1)
Then, after we put away the barbells and plates, things got interesting.
- 100 double-unders
- 1000-meter row
- 800-meter run*
* There were more class members than available ergs this morning, so some folks ran before they rowed.
It's no secret that I am not a fan of rowing. And although I recently learned how to string my double-unders together, they're not my favorite, either -- mostly because I haven't yet figured out how to do 'em without killing myself. Instead of hopping softly in order to conserve energy, I'm still leaping a foot off the ground with each rep.
Thanks to my overzealous double-unders, my right glute seized up shortly after I began rowing. (In other words: Charley Horse. In my butt.) Then, after I completed the 1K row and dismounted from the erg, my legs turned to mush, and I almost face-planted before I caught myself and limped off to finish my run.
But strangely enough, I enjoyed this one. It was a ridiculously effective metabolic conditioner, and I ate it all up. Aside from a few long pauses to untangle myself from my jumprope, I kept up a relatively speedy pace. And honestly, I can't think of a better way to keep my heart lodged in my throat for 10+ minutes.
Result: 11:32 as RXed.