Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday's Workout

Woke up feeling good 'n ready for a 5 a.m. beat-down.

Strength Skill:
  • Deadlifts (3 sets of 5, 2 sets of 3)
After cranking out (what felt like) a bazillion 245-pound deadlifts in a metcon last week, I thought I’d have no trouble heaving that bar off the floor today, but I was wrong. Even just 3 reps at 255 pounds felt heavier than normal this morning.

Lesson: Time to get stronger.


For time:
  • 400-meter run
  • 30 burpees on a plate
  • 400-meter run
  • 30 pull-ups
I didn’t get a good start out of the gate, and my running remains pathetically slow. (My running style is more "LURCH" than "POSE.") But I was surprised to find that the burpees weren't half bad -- it turns out that burpeeing onto a plate is a breeze compared to burpeeing onto a plyo box. And it felt good to rip out some pull-ups again, though I wish I could say I did all 30 unbroken like the Terminator. I managed 21 in a row before I lost my grip; by then, my cyborg friend had wrapped up the WOD. I wish I'd hustled back up on that bar -- by pausing too long (wheezing takes time, folks), I lost an opportunity to go sub-7.

Result: 7:00 (on the nose!) as RXed.