Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday's Workout

After waking up sore from head to toe (thanks, MovNat!) and a throbbing left sole (thanks, bumblebee sting!), I thought twice before hauling my butt out of bed for the 5 a.m. class at CrossFit Palo Alto. But who am I kidding? I can't stay away.

Strength Skill:
  • Overhead Squats (5-3-3-1-1)
After playing around with asymmetrically-loaded weights (a.k.a. big-ass rocks) yesterday, it felt good to hoist a perfectly balanced barbell overhead and just squat. But I didn't press my luck shooting for a new PR today. Just like last week, Kyle and I got up to 105 pounds; next week, we can try for more.

(I keep forgetting to ask Tim about the new rep scheme. I like it, though.)


"Helen" - 3 rounds for time:
  • 400-meter run
  • 21 overhead kettlebell swings (24kg / 16kg)
  • 12 pull-ups

I love Helen, and I wish I wasn't feeling like crap this morning during the WOD. The pull-ups felt great after the overhead squats loosened up my shoulders, and the kettlebell swings were fine -- I did 'em all unbroken -- but my running was painfully slow. I'd like to pin the blame on the swollen bee sting on the bottom of my foot, but the sad truth is that I'm an awfully slow runner regardless.

Result: 10:28 as RXed -- a half-minute slower than my last encounter with Helen. Crap.