Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday's Workout

"Don't worry if your legs are sore from Wednesday," Tim announced this morning during our warmups. "You won't be using 'em to lift today." I heard a couple of people sigh with relief, but I already knew what he had in store for us:

For time:
  • Run 400 meters
  • 21-15-9:
    • Handstand push-ups
    • Ring dips
    • Push-ups
  • Row 500 meters
This looked virtually identical to the "JT Sandwich" WOD we did a few months back. In March, it had taken me over 22 minutes to complete this workout.

"I can do better'n that," I muttered under my breath. But I'm not sure I believed it.

In the end, I certainly didn't break any land speed records today, and my arms are now just as wrecked as my legs, but I shaved more than two minutes off my previous time. The difference? I FINALLY STARTED KIPPING THE HANDSTAND PUSH-UPS.

Until today, I'd insisted on doing strict HSPUs, but after watching the Terminator rock 'em out with explosive kips, I knew I had to give 'em a shot if I were to have any shot at beating him. I didn't, of course -- he beat me by over two and a half minutes! -- but I was happy to finish in under 20 minutes nonetheless.

Result: 19:52 as RXed.