Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday's Workout

Woke up feeling tired but happy. Last night’s tasty dinner at Marlowe with M and the kids might have had something to do with it. Plus, I’m just one day away from driving down south for the CrossFit Games. (Y'all are going to be there, too, right?)

Strength Skill:
  • Weighted Pistols (3 sets of 3, 2 sets of 1)
I worked my way up to a 53-pound kettlebell, but my left leg still feels substantially weaker than my right.

The women’s class at CrossFit Palo Alto is starting a pistol challenge in August: Each member is picking a doorway in their home, and every time they pass through it, they have to grab the doorframe and crank out an assisted pistol with each leg. I think I’m going to do it, too. My left leg certainly needs the practice.


For time:
  • 12 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
  • 50 double-unders
  • 10 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
  • 40 double-unders
  • 8 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
  • 30 double-unders
  • 6 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
  • 20 double-unders
  • 4 thrusters (135lbs / 95lbs)
  • 10 double-unders
I didn’t have much trouble with the double-unders today. I was facing Kyle during the WOD, and it helped to try to match his cadence. (He’s crazy-good at double-unders.)

The thrusters, on the other hand, were another story. At first, everything seemed fine. I went with just 105 pounds (rather than the RXed 135), and the first round felt great; my punch-outs at the top were pretty strong, and I managed to finish the first nine or ten reps without pausing. But completing my first 50 double-unders and heading back to the thrusters, I hit a wall. I wasn't able to bust out more than three or four thrusters at a time without dropping the bar. And towards the end, I found myself taking them one or two at a time.

Who knew that thrusters and double-unders could combine to form such a potent punch to the guts?

Result: 13:09.